The buzz around the legendary sound synthesizer EMS Synthi 100 of former Yugoslavia is still going strong since the instrument was restored in 2018. Svetlana Maraš shares her experience with Synthi.
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Published 2 May 2019 by Jean-Jacques Valette
Sustainable and easy to repair, Liter of Light lamps are a model of open source technology for human development. Low-tech Lab came to study this example on its world tour of frugal innovation.
Published 5 June 2018 by Cherise Fong
Not a week goes by without a new announcement by the tech giants regarding our robotic future. OpenCat was born from the imagination of a single maker, who is working hard on its open source debut.
Published 6 February 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
Bela is an open source nano-computer that processes audio signals and sensors with ultra-low latency. For musical ears, but not only.
Published 14 November 2017 by Caroline Grellier
As a preview, the French designer Fanny Prudhomme is presenting les Parleuses, a sexual education kit created for her diploma in design, a set of women's sexual organs, hand-sewn or to be made.
Published 2 October 2017 by Cherise Fong
Far from bicycle doping on the Tour de France, there is no shortage of smart accessories to enhance your own ride. Introducing our top 10 most promising (and most successful) cycling prototypes.
Published 11 July 2017 by Nicolas Barrial
Conceived at the Green Fab Lab in Barcelona and currently in crowdfunding, Aquapioneers is an aquaponics kit for all pioneers of agriculture above ground.
Published 4 July 2017 by Cherise Fong
Two prototypes of anti-pollution bicycles are emerging from the fog in China and Japan. The first public models should be available for testing by the end of the year.
Published 30 May 2017 by Ewen Chardronnet
The “Pink Chicken Project” wants to turn all the chickens on the planet fluorescent pink using CRISPR genetic engineering. Yes, it’s a provocation.
Published 28 April 2017 by Cherise Fong
Conceived with Japanese farmers in mind, UECS-Pi is a functional prototype of an autonomous greenhouse that runs on a Raspberry Pi connected to an Arduino.
Published 11 April 2017 by Cherise Fong
A wall calendar made of intelligent paper that displays the latest updates from your smartphone is the idea underlying designer Kosho Tsuboi’s “Magic Calendar”.
Published 4 April 2017 by Ewen Chardronnet
The incredible story of The Odin’s CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing kit, which travels across the Atlantic and sets off the first legal-sanitary counter-attacks.
Published 21 March 2017 by Cherise Fong
Revealing the invisible through color is the specialty of The Unseen. The British company’s latest creation is a hair dye that reacts to ambient temperature… or to your mood.
Published 14 March 2017 by Nicolas Barrial
A prototype designed during a hackathon at McGill university in Quebec translates into speech signs with hands printed in 3D.
Published 27 February 2017 by Victor Didelot
In the wings of the Formula E championship in Buenos Aires, the very first race of driverless Robocar prototypes developed by Roborace took place on February 18.
Published 21 February 2017 by Nicolas Barrial
Objectifier only knows how to turn on and off, but has an eye that’s always on the alert and an entire neural network in its Raspberry Pi. Enough for it to learn simple tricks, like a pet.
Published 30 January 2017 by Elsa Ferreira
One month after Brexit, there was Hack Brexit, a hackathon to create tools that counteracted misleading political campaigns. Six months later, the collective presents two prototypes.
Published 23 January 2017 by Elsa Ferreira
A house that adapts to seasons and opens like a flower. The nice idea of London architects became viral… 7 years later. But still not real. Meeting with the creators of “D*Dynamic”.
Published 17 January 2017 by Nicolas Barrial
Skipper Alain Thébault chose Paris to test his eco-taxis that hover above the water. Initially announced for June, the Sea Bubbles are still 3D models.
Published 9 January 2017 by Nicolas Barrial
Pollution peaks are multiplying in Paris, Chamonix or Beijing. Review of prototypes that are already making pollution and solution rhyme.