Antechinus: 50 Cent Folding Microscope

Antechinus

Antechinus

A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that’s just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.

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Jan 31

Sepp Hasslberger: Urban Farming in Kansas

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Is Urban Farming taking off? Here’s a documentary about the Urban Farming Guys in Kansas City… 

Check Out What the Urban Farming Guys Have Been Doing the Last 3 Years. You’re Gonna Be Amazed.

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Jan 22

Jean Lievens: Open Source Cars

Categories: Design,Manufacturing
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Tabby and Wikispeed: open-source cars

Small businesses are counting on Open Source in order to speed up change in the slow and massive automotive industrial sector. Sharing…for greater innovation!

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So for €2,050 (£1,600), you can buy an operational car chassis on which you can build your own car. OSVehicle sees itself as a springboard for innovation, “a starting point for the creation of a new range of vehicles.”

Full article with photos and videos.

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Jan 16

Jeffrey Jaxen: Open Source 3D Printer Relevant to Food, Water, Nutrition, and Medicine

Categories: Manufacturing
Jeff Jaxen

Jeff Jaxen

……is a physical device that can give “people everywhere the ability to be more self-sustaining and self-reliant in four key areas: food, water, nutrition and medicine.”

Health Ranger to release open source 3D printer files for upcoming invention with early 2015 release date

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What’s so extraordinary about this invention is that it requires no electricity and no complex moving parts (no pumps, no circuit boards, no gears, etc.). That means it’s 100% EMP-proof, power grid failure proof and even radiation proof.

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Nov 23