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The New Digital Divide

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Qualcomm Goes Where No Medical Device Maker Has Gone Before: The California Report

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Qualcomm Goes Where No Medical Device Maker Has Gone Before

A San Diego company is hoping to enlist creative minds from around the world to help develop a portable medical diagnostic device. Wireless giant Qualcomm is working with the X-Prize Foundation to create a working version of an iconic prop from the original “Star Trek” series. Reporter: Erik Anderson

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Fruit Fun with the GHICP

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

I have criminally kept these revealing pictures of the GHICP crew out of the public eye. I have no excuse and am suitably ashamed. Here’s me, Drew and Morgan holding our mangolicious treats, seated next to Beryl, the mangophilic benefactor. Plus, close up view of the tasty and tastefully decorated mangoes.

Here’s an update on our Community Wireless progress: four months we agreed on final MOU language with the Golden Hill Recreation Council. We still have not heard back from the Citty Attorney’s office. Getting antsy at this point.

The Mobile Fab Lab

Sunday, August 26th, 2007




Working inside the Mobile Fab Lab; Mobile Lab Exterior; exterior close-up; Sherry Lassiter from CBA leads tutorial inside the Mobile Fab Lab; participant shows newly fabbed product from the tutorial.

The Center for Bits and Atoms team managed to put together a working, networked , Mobile Fab Lab in the few days before the Fab 4 Forum and Symposium started. The interior design is all “press fitted” woodwork, designed by MIT architecture students and produced in a Fab Lab. That brings us spectacularly close to the M.C. Escher-like prospect of a Fab Lab making a Fab Lab.

I believe this option might actually be the menu when the Mobile Fab Lab makes its first tour, landing for a few weeks at the home of Sustainable South Bronx. SSB’s outreach director, Dolge, painted the side of the lab shown above.

Making Almost Anything

Friday, August 24th, 2007

The range of Fab-able products I’ve seen this week has included key-chains, furniture, Lego blocks, boats and houses. Foe some insight into the latter, check out Larry Sass’s project here: http://ddf.mit.edu/projects/CABIN/index.html. His ideas will meet up with the Mobile Fab Lab to make housing for New Orleans later this year.

I’ve been expressing my desire to use the Fab Lab to give folks an open door to unfettered possibility. That door really opened for me when I understood how the Lab can be used to design , fabricate and program circuit boards. Here’s a short video showing the Modela machine printing out a circuit that we made this week…