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Links to an activist network with playfull inflated cobbles April 27, 2016 - 5:59pm

Philip from Climate Games Amsterdam told me about Cobbles Formations, a project designed by  Emil Charlaff

that uses inflated huge 'cobbles' for actions. Their work is called 'Tools for Action'. Right now the internet is too slow to link up to their Facebook page, I'll do so when back in Maastricht.

Reinder

Cloth Pump Research - Topic List April 23, 2016 - 11:18am

This page lists the different articles that describe the research on the cloth pump, mainly magnets and electronics. Most articles don't exist yet!

Tibor's notebook - volume 2 - Transistor timer circuit April 22, 2016 - 12:46am

This is Tibor's second notebook on which he started working back at home. The work shown originated in the time between christmas and exam preparations. It is about reconstructing the electronic timer circuit for the rope pump's magnets, using only transistors instead of integrated circuits. This is not only for cost and availability reasons (in the new design, *any* type of small NPN transistor from scrap etc. should work), but also because those three-legged transistors allow more accessible ways of assembling the circuit, going without circuit boards and maybe even without soldering.

Tile layout March 16, 2016 - 2:03pm

This help-function is under construction

test journal 1 March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

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Tibor's Notebook - volume 1 March 11, 2016 - 12:04pm

Scans of the complete notebook (laboratory journal etc.) that Tibor created during his 3-week stay in Maastricht (25 Aug – 14 Sep 2015).
This album now contains all the pages of the notebook (pages 46-47 have been used for an unrelated LBB project), some related loose sheets are waiting to be converted and uploaded.
To be done by an administrator: Squeeze the thumbnail section (make it scrolling) or move this article down in the "Media gallery" page.

Mini-Workshop how to make wind-friendly banners fast and easy March 11, 2016 - 12:26am

DemoUnits is not about its bamboo sticks. No, it is about being able to show your message high up above the crowd. Specially TV-crews will notice and that’s the best coverage your message ever can get. Go for the higher the better.

Mini-Workshop how to make wind-friendly banners fast and easy March 5, 2016 - 3:09pm

Of course the whole idea of DemoUnits with its bamboo sticks, hooks and cross wires is about being able to show a message high up above the crowd. Specially TV-crews will notice and that’s the best coverage your message can get. Go for the higher the better.

What is the limit? Not the weight or balance of the towers. Weight is little, to ballans it proper you find out while doing it. When found how to balans, then next is to create funny swaying movements with the towers, actually dancing  with it.

NightReader-similars as an Indian government initiative December 22, 2015 - 3:39pm

NightReaders was one of the designs (next to the ComfyNetBed and the Tiles) that Vigyan Ashram wanted me to introduce during this trip to India. I did so at the Ashram. There was interest, student learned the tricks to make it (photo). Now in discussion about a follow-up of this trip I learn that the government of India has also realised that a study light makes sense.

Pecha Kutcha's night for the intro of "Micro Industry" November 23, 2015 - 7:08pm

It all goes to fast! No time for reflexion, let alone for discussion about these issues with friends. So I deplore simplification and unclear description where that occurs.

However this is a splendid opportunity to go for it: introduce the idea of 'Micro Industry'. I'll do so in my Pecha Kutcha talk of tonight. I'll do so within a week in the new site www.microscaleindustry.net.

District Zero November 23, 2015 - 4:35pm

District Zero: One night in a village that sets with the sun

Children hurriedly wrap up homework, parents look up to see how far the dark is, everyone hopes they don’t have to wake up during the night. In Lakatipakana village, in Nabarangpur, the question on everyone’s lips: when will there be light?

Learning Lights November 23, 2015 - 4:33pm

"Learning Lights" is a solar reading light kit put together by children similar to a model building kit. When completed it demonstrates the practical application of solar technology to provide a simple solution. A reading light used for children’s study, women’s handicraft work, adult literacy.

Unite to Light November 23, 2015 - 4:29pm

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Kerosene lamps in rural Tanzania contribute significantly to illness and death due to indoor air pollution and fires. They limit education, without the ability to study after dark, and they introduce significant CO2 emissions. They increase poverty, a large percentage of a village household's income is spent on kerosene, and they limit commercial activities. You can break the cycle of poverty, ignorance and disease by providing affordable solar lighting to some of the world's poorest people.

The Village Projects site November 23, 2015 - 4:27pm

The Village Projects Website will be a ‘clearinghouse’ for information on current projects from the poorest countries in the world engaged in rural electrification, poverty alleviation and social entrepreneurism with a particular emphasizes on energy efficiency and clean electricity.

 

Indicated by ‘The Village Projects Website’:

- LUKE Light (Buy 1, Give 1) at $20,- a piece ex shipping

How to switch off that light November 29, 2015 - 11:17pm

It is past midnight again, 1.02 AM. But a treshold has again been passed. Yesterday I tried an othher way of battery fixation. Not the thin plastic strip, s but thin rubber strips that drew the batteries nicely in the gutter-like edge where they should be.

When a TED-talk competes with the NightReader November 27, 2015 - 9:45pm

Today I took up work on the NightReader, that was left because of the TED-talk invitation that suddenly came my way. Too good an opportunity to let slip, and now also done with good response. It took a few days, that I stole from work planned the introduction of the NightReader on the Pecha Kutcha night, quite soon, Monday the 23d.

The TED-experience has wiped a big part of design grip I had. That had to be regained today. It surprised me that finding back all the small details that now matter was not that easy. But of course I did get it done.

Journal Sunday, November 15th November 27, 2015 - 12:27pm

Today, Sunday 16/11/15 I took up work on the NightReader, that was left because of the TED-talk invitation that suddenly came my way. Too good an opportunity to let slip, and now also done with good response. It took a few days, that I stole from work planned the introduction of the NightReader on the Pecha Kutcha night, quite soon, Monday the 23d.

New frame November 6, 2015 - 10:13am

New frame is finished, Check out its journal:

Bedframe V2.0 November 5, 2015 - 11:10pm

This is a great day for nursing and nurses!

Look here what has been achieved and it is born to become better!

Remember the days of the Commodore computer? October 25, 2015 - 1:54am

It had the 6502-chip. Could do a lot, al lot more then the other computers from that time. Yes, you have to be in your seventies to remember. But load of people are in their seventies and may remember the Comoodore.

If you remember the Commodore, you may also remember the Z 80 from Sinclair. Its design was smart. I loved to use it and I dreamed about taking it along in my travels to Indonesia at that time. But then at nighttime, how could I work on it, the screen readable, but the backlit keayboard not yet invented?