FabXLive

July 25, 2020

Last week we had the opportunity to share some of the ideas behind Open Know-How on the FabXLive conference. Open Know-How is a metadata standard envisioned by Andrew Lamb from Massive Small Manufacturing, and developed by a neat group of open hardware enthusiasts.

From the session’s description:

The COVID-19 pandemic was addressed by a surge of open source projects made by makers around the world. As a result of these decentralized and hasty efforts, users have been overwhelmed by a variety of redundant ideas, as well as a lack of complete and standardized documentation. This will be mainly a documentation workshop on which we will explore the Open Know-How Standard.

During the workshop we will learn how to make OKH Manifest files and use it to document and evaluate medical designs for COVID-19 around the web. We will use this information to learn how to effectively discover, compare and select the best projects from a list of devices. As a final activity, we want to discuss the possibility to apply Open Know-How for a wider variety of applications in the maker community.

Check the workshop documentation here.

Collaborative Innovation for Future Resilience

May 21, 2020

I had the chance to share space with the founders of great innovations and other experts on a Virtual Roundtable organized by Wikifactory, in relation to how innovation can build resilience for the current COVID-19 pandemic.

https://twitter.com/wikifactory/status/1258040900736946178

The amount of inventive designs and the grassroots manufacturing happening around the world has brought maker communities into a global spotlight, and now we need to start wondering where do we go from here. Can makers worldwide handle the pressure and requirements of such an important task?

You can watch the video here.

Conversatorio MADIS Udenar

March 27, 2020

A raíz de la colaboración latinoamericana ante la pandemia del Covid-19, me invitaron a participar de este conversatorio organizado desde Nariño, Colombia, con un enfoque en el diseño y fabricación digital. Mi participación fue corta y me enfoqué a proponer el trabajo de los makers en temas relacionados al diseño centrado en el usuario durante la pandemia.

Vídeo