FabLabs weltweit. Lokale Probleme – nachhaltige Lösungen – globales Ökosystem

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FabLabs weltweit. Lokale Probleme – nachhaltige Lösungen – globales Ökosystem

  1. 1. FabLabs weltweit Lokale Probleme – nachhaltige Lösungen – globales Ökosystem Peter Troxler, Dr. sc. techn., Square One, Rotterdam, The Netherlands w: http://www.square-1.eu — e: peter@square-1.eu — t: @trox Fab Lab – nach dem Konzept von Neil Gershenfeld: http://fab.cba.mit.edu/ Beschrieben im Buch: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication (Neil Gershenfeld, 2005). “What if you could someday put the manufacturing power of an automobile plant on your desktop? According to Neil Gershenfeld, the renowned MIT scientist and inventor, the next big thing is personal fabrication-the ability to design and produce your own products, in your own home, with a machine that combines consumer electronics and industrial tools. Personal fabricators are about to revolutionize the world just as personal computers did a generation ago, and Fab shows us how. http://books.google.com/books?id=Oil3bH6fKBkC Einige Fablab Projekte · Edwin Dertien und sein Roboter (Fablab Utrecht): http://video.fabfolk.com/video/571617/joris-on-open-innovation · Der Postkarten Fix (Fablab Manchester): http://www.prlog.org/10836838-fab-lab-solves-twoyear-old-problem-in-2-hours-and-cuts-costs-by-98-for-greeting-card-manufacturer.html · Doorstep Climber · 50-$-leg · FabFi Doorstep Climber “For the biggest part of my life I've been using a wheelchair to move around. The electric wheelchair is one of the main inventions for people who are physically challenged, to be able to go wherever they want to go. Since the introduction many people who didn't leave their homes up until then found themselves able to take part in the normal things of live. Through the years the most common chair has evolved into a compact machine, capable of driving arround for about 40 kilometres at a speed of 9.5 kmph.But unfortunately a lot of spaces haven't evolved around the use of wheelchairs. Many buildings and public parks are still used to people beeing able to climb up some small steps.To overcome this problem I want to make an attachment to the chair that will enable it to drive over the most common obstacles, like doorsteps and pavements. To acomplish this I was thinking of placing ramps over the wheels that could be slided in front of the wheels, and retracted after use.” · http://fablab.waag.org/node/2401 © 2010, Peter Troxler. This work is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California 94105, USA.
  2. 2. 50-$-leg “The major objective of prosthetics is to restore the functional capacity formerly held by a limb deficient person as closely as possible, while attaining the best cosmetic result afforded to, and deemed necessary by the patient. On the surface, there appears to be little difference in the design and manufacturing of prosthetic solutions between the approaches of "Western" and "third world" countries. However, considering the availability of materials, economical resources, skilled personnel, cultural, social and geographical differences, it seems that "third world" prosthetics might need a different approach. Direct translation of Western prosthetics technology into developing countrys has, so far, proven insufficient due to many reasons.” · http://amsterdam.fablab.nl/node/2094 · http://www.natural-fiber.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=184 · http://amsterdam.fablab.nl/node/1943 · http://amsterdam.fablab.nl/node/2609 Fab Fi Editors Note: This post is written by Amy Sun who is the MIT team leader for the Jalalabad FabLab (and many other of the FabLabs around the world too.) It was on her blog which targets the small group of people who are interested in this sort of thing and designed to produce funding leads. I hope she finds some leads from amongst the FRI audience but the main reason it is posted here is to show yet another example of how effective reconstruction aid can be delivered on the cheap — a fablab costs $35,000 to $50,000 in equipment and about $15,000 to $20,000 per year to operate not including the satcom. All the people flying in next month to accomplish the goals articulated below are doing so at their own expense. They understand fully the risks involved and that the Afghan governments police forces (on which the State Department has lavished 2.5 billion dollars to deliver a force that the people consider worse than the Taliban) is a big part of that threat. Yet they also know what a difference they can make in the lives of children who have very little and are hungry to learn. We are in The Long War and bringing education with the opportunity to interact with the outside academic world may prove to be one of the most powerful tools in our reconstruction arsenal. But you can’t tell that to the geniuses running American reconstruction programs. If you aren’t a DC insider with a 200k PowerPoint to sell don’t bother the boys and girls at Foggy Bottom. They don’t want to hear about workable solutions which do not conform to their ridiculous assumptions about what it takes to operate in Afghanistan. · http://blog.freerangeinternational.com/?p=920 Peter Troxler arbeitet selbständig als Forscher, Konzeptentwickler und -Realisator im Schnittbereich von Business, Gesellschaft und Technologie. Sein Thema sind Open Source Business Modelle. Peter war zwei Jahre lang Senior Project Manager für das erste permanente niederländische Fablab bei Waag Society in Amsterdam als Teil des Amsterdam Living Lab. Systematisch innovieren, 27. Oktober 2010: Personal Digital Fabrication Hochschule Luzern Wirtschaft, Innovationstransfer Zentralschweiz © 2010 Peter Troxler, CC-BY 3.0

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