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We like > Hacking households

on 2014-11-14 07:20


'What if everyday objects were produced the way open source software is developed?'
'Realized for the BIO 50 Biennial of Design in Slovenia, Hacking Households is a collaborative research in developing an ecosystem of evolving objects that are designed, developed, and produced democratically within open communities.'

A project by Leonardo Amico, Thibault Brevet, Coralie Gourguechon, Jesse Howard, Jure Martinec, Nataša Muševič and Tilen Sepič

We like > N55 XYZ cargo bikes!

on 2013-05-03 22:10


'XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES enables persons to build their own vehicles for transporting persons or goods. XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES is based on a low cost, light weight, highly durable construction requiring only simple hand-held, non specialized tools to produce. With XYZ SPACEFRAME VEHICLES, N55 offers a new alternative to mass produced traditional cycle products, often made from low grade materials and not made to last or being repaired.'
N55 in collaboration with Till Wolfer and Jesper Rølund

We like > Giffi: Gift for Future Inventor

on 2012-01-12 16:20

Giffi, GIft For Future Inventors let children build their own robots or kinetic sculptures.
It consists of moving parts and support parts.

There are currently three types of moving parts: rotating, linear actuating and sweeping. Each part has its own microcontroller inside, by simply assembling and plugging them in to power with a battery box or
wall plug box, children can quickly build a moving object. There are also many passive parts that enable them to design different forms.

more info on the website of Kuan Ju Wu