To some, this looks like the end. But in reality it's only the beginning: we are shifting from a time-is-money economy of debt-based currency, corporations, and hourly wages, to a real-time "steady state" ecology of alt currencies, creating value through making, and direct p2p exchange. In short, what comes after the industrial age is not the "digital" age, but the Maker Age.
A talk about some of my most recent work in Africa. An introduction to some of my past and current projects and an open discussion on the lessons learned and the hurdles met in building projects and businesses focused on designing for real humanitarian, environmental and social challenges worldwide. These projects have been tested and deployed in developing countries but could very well apply here at home. Some projects were really successful and some encountered huge obstacles making this field tough but also extremely rewarding. There are lots of makers interested in devoting their skills to these causes and this talk is to encourage them.
How to convert used cooking oil into fuel for use inrnunmodified diesel engines, modified heating oil burners, and tuned turbine engines. As well as how to make your own processor using commonly available hardware.
Designers have the powerrnto transform the world.rnProducts of Design transformsrndesigners, educating head,rnheart and hands to reinventrnsystems, create new typesrnof value, and catalyze positivernchange through making.
Build your own ship from Recycled Materials and test it on the ScrapKins Waterway! Will it float? Will it survive the rapids? Monsters, Making & Magic. Great building fun for Kids 6 years and up.
Founded in 2013 in the Myers-Lawson School of Building Construction, Build LAB is focused on applying digital production and manufacturing techniques at the small and medium scale to the big problems of construction. Product development, industrial design, information technology, and DIY have all found innovations using these tools and techniques, buildings are next.
This presentation covers the LAB from founding and benchmarking through establishment and equipping with a focus on the process of creating an intentional community of innovation.
Wider adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles is bringing advances to electricity storage, charging technology and generator management . I'll explain how these technologies can be applied outside just transportation, with applications from urban to rural, overpopulated to the barely inhabited.nI'll describe the enabling technologies and the tools we developed for Electricity Storage applications, particularly our Arduino- and internet-enabled CANbus controller library and device configuration files. We aim to jumpstart a development community for electricity storage that lets Makers create new uses for the technology in many situations
The inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently. Mikey Sklar discusses the technical knowledge used to run a digital homestead, including planet saving projects such as: building a home from waste materials, installing pv solar systems, recovering electric vehicles from the waste stream, and advanced food fermentation with the help of microcontrollers.
The inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently. Alongside their personal story, Wendy presents the discovery of a fulfilling lifestyle that relies less on money. She teaches the art living from waste and from nature and the practical applications of making biofuel, DIY appliances for automating the homestead, structures, gardens, and foraging for food and medicines. Wendy presents reasons for makers to share their innovations and ideas through open source and creative commons licenses.
Use Electric Vehicle (EV) technology and Arduino controls to dramatically reduce the economic and environmental impact of using emergency power generators to compensate for saturated, unreliable, or nonexistent power grids.
Trailer Park: A Mobile Public Park is a portable, natural public park with classic New York-style "Parkitecture" housed inside a 14' x 8' x 8' mobile silver trailer. The interior is fully planted and is a real park!