Pop Up Lab @ LeWeb, curated by Makery

On the occasion of LeWeb’s 10th birthday, Makery is in charge of the curation and the animation of the conference’s first Pop Up Lab.

5 topics will be dealt with during 3 days : drone, art, maker, healthcare and wearable. To present first class projects for each of these themes, talk frankly about their issues with a realistic mindset, and « open the box » of these technologies, Makery gathers the Flylab, the We Love The Net collective, the Hackerloop collective, the DiY open source prosthesis project Bionicohand, the Coglab and hacker-designer Maurin Donneaud.

Here are some of the best articles published by Makery about these 5 topics.

Healthcare

Handicap : labs reinvent prostheses


Bionico Hand is still more « proto » than « product ». © DR

Hand and leg prostheses, wheelchairs, braille printers… more and more projects dedicated to making life easier for handicapped people are popping up in the labs.

Safecast’s DIY Geiger counter for Fukushima


Safecast’s DIY bGeigie Nano. © Cherise Fong

 Launched in Tokyo after the Fukushima disaster in 2011, Safecast measures nuclear radiation with a DIY device and shares the data on an open map. Makery met the core team behind the project, a catalyzing mix of engineers, communicators and volunteers.

 

 Drone

Protei, a fleet of autonomous sailboats to clean the ocean


Protei, the autonomous sailboat. © CC-Julien Taylor

After four years of research and 30 generations of prototypes, Protei has just won first prize at Start Me Up HK. Autonomous sailboats cleaning the ocean are on the brink of becoming a reality.

 

Wearable

Maurin Donneaud invents « robot skin »


Tactile cloth is a new material.

Meet Maurin Donneaud, a couturier of connected fabrics who has been devoted to making textiles tactile through gestual interaction with fabric since 2005. Data Paulette, the new hackerspace for textiles in Paris, hosts his multi-layered fabric switches.

Knit while decoding


Louis Eveillard demonstrating his hacked knitting machine. © Louis Eveillard

The Tricodeur is a pirated knitting machine designed to subvert the sensible textile design. It is under experiment in Bordeaux this autumn.

 

Maker

Retro-tech guest stars at Maker Faire Tokyo


Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba, venue for the 10th Maker Faire Tokyo. © Cherise Fong

From one continent to another, from city to city, each Maker Faire is unique in its own way. On November 23-24, more than 300 Japanese makers came together at Tokyo Big Sight to show off their latest designs and inventions… Selected highlights below.

The maker ecosystem in São Paulo


Well-stocked electronic components shop. © Fabien Eychenne

São Paulo’s rising maker scene is bubbling with excitement. Fabien Eychenne, a fablab specialist who recently relocated to Brazil’s economic capital, describes the local playground of DIY paulistas.

 

Art

14 wacky projects at the NYC Resistor Interactive Show 2014


5th NYC Resistor Interactive Show. © Cherise Fong

The best in photos of wacky, playful, experimental projects at the NYC Resistor Interactive Show 2014. This Brooklyn-based hackerspace, one of the most accessible in New York, held its fifth annual showcase on June 7.

Artists and hackers titillate innovation at the first Art Hack Day in France


The graph behind Benjamin Gaulon, organizer of the first Hack Day in France, represents the frequency of the word “innovation” since the 1950s in books indexed by Google. 

 48 hours to tackle innovation through artistic prototypes. This was the challenge for about 30 participants at the first Art Hack Day in France, which took place in Paris from August 28 to 30. Photo-reportage.

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