It all started with 24.5 tons of used household plastics—collected and pelletized. Then one hundred Olympic podiums were 3D-printed in just 20 days.
Published 3 October 2020 by Ewen Chardronnet
Born one year ago from the fruitful encounter of three artists, PatchXR is an engine for creating musical instruments in virtual reality. We met its creators.
Published 23 July 2020 by Ewen Chardronnet
Days after the lockdown began in France, makers and software entrepreneurs in the region of Nantes began to design an open source ventilator: MakAir.
Published 21 July 2020 by Elsa Ferreira
After hard science, soft science. Just One Giant Lab (JOGL), an online collaborative open science laboratory, accompanies social and citizen projects seeking to improve communal quality of life.
Published 2 June 2020 by Elsa Ferreira
100 hours: the time it took the team at University College London, assisted by Mercedes’s Formula 1 department, to develop the first prototype of a CPAP device.
Published 10 May 2020 by Ewen Chardronnet
In Paris, a citizen collective is working to produce an emergency medical ventilator that is open source, low-cost and easy to reproduce.
Published 7 April 2020 by la rédaction
Hospitals that are mobilized against Covid-19 are in short supply of electric syringe pumps. Electrolab is developing an open source prototype.
Published 7 May 2019 by Dare Pejić
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.
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 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.