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Raghav Mahajan

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Tribute to the legend on his 400th death anniversary
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Mike kinard

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Wow im so excited to showcase and view others creations. 
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Inclusive ideas and designs for toys
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"We all know that positive body image begins when you're young, so it's reassuring news that Lego and the makers of Barbie have [...] revealed expansions of both their product lines with the introduction of disabled figures a...
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Sybil Jen

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Famous theoretical physicist & cosmologist Stephen Hawking, without any doubt, is one of the most scientific minds in human history. In this fascinating animation for The Guardian’s MadeSimple series, UK-based animation famou...
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Brian Flanagan

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SEATTLE — Inside the factory buildings at Cascade Designs, just south of downtown Seattle, camping and hiking gear for the rugged outdoor life of the Pacific Northwest has been manufactured since the early 1970s. But turn a corner and something new is coming off the shop floor: a compact, no-frills water purifier designed to bring clean water to struggling populations in rural Africa.

The device, able to chlorinate water by the 55-gallon drum, was designed with help from several big nonprofits, including one funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private philanthropy, and the United States military. And it is an example, in its mix of altruistic and profit-seeking motives, of how fortunes earned a generation ago atMicrosoft, the computer software giant, are still shaping economic life here.

“It’s a new frontier for us,” said David Burroughs, the vice chairman of Cascade Designs, which was co-founded by his father, a former engineer at Boeing. Though the company’s old style lives on — buildings are named for well-known mountains, employees show up for work in hiking boots — 20 percent of the research and development budget, thanks to the grants, is now going to global health-related products.

http://nyti.ms/1RMLjfm
Philanthropic efforts of those who made billions in the tech industry have put the Pacific Northwest at the epicenter of a push to improve global health.
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"Sometimes designers perceive inclusive design as a limiting factor. We wanted to steer away from this ..."
#inclusion    #design  
"Sometimes designers perceive inclusive design as a limiting factor. We wanted to steer away from this view from the start by taking a design approach in all our activities – by actually designing inclusive design activities...
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I think they might have a little subfloor water damage.
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Design for the #blind  
A group of scientists, architects, and advocates has worked on new methods of wayfinding for visually impaired persons. The maps created are tactile and have an audio component. In other words, they convey information through...
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Kevin Groce
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This was taken from a post that +Jeri Ellsworth did on Twitter.

 http://castar.com/
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Many venture capitalists want their investment companies to be sold - that's how they get their money back. Sometimes this is even written into the investment agreements...

Selling a business is just part of doing business.
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Design terms and definitions in connection with inclusion etc.
 
Unterschiede zwischen "Inclusive Design", "Universal Design" und "Design for All"
- Inclusive Design Defined in 2000 by the UK Government as "products, services and environments that include the needs of the widest number of consumers". It has a history stretching back to the social ideals in Europe that m...
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Lafras Henning

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I just updated my Desktop Plastic Injection Moulding campaign - the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to reproduce bags full of plastic parts

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/go-from-3d-printing-to-desktop-injection-moulding
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+Justin Shaw
It will be opened after released, currently it is still under heavy development.
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Mehrzad Karami

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"It turns out, for example, that naturally occurring coal varieties, without the purifying or refining that is needed to make electronic devices out of silicon, have a range of electrical conductivities that spans seven orders of magnitude (ten million times). That means that a given variety of coal could inherently provide the electrical properties needed for a particular component."
http://news.mit.edu/2016/making-electronics-out-coal-0419
Instead of burning up this complex hydrocarbon, let’s make devices from it, says Jeffrey Grossman.
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Steve Spence

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Slogging my way through "Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition" by Simon Monk. It's a entire course in electronics, starting with theory, and rapidly expanding into practical experiements. It's big, heavy, and exhaustive. Get the kindle version as well. A must have! - http://amzn.to/1Vmhfty
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Elettronica.cc

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Because you don't need an #Arduino for everything.
http://bit.ly/1Q4HOvg via +Atmel 
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Mehrzad Karami

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As cities grow, and more and more people move to cities, resources need to answer the growing demands (thnk about transportation, Internet access, .....). Interesting talk on how technology can help solve such problems in metropolitan cities. 

"Since humans first settled in cities thousands of years ago, technology has repeatedly revolutionized the way we live. Just in the last 200 years, steam, electricity and the automobile have radically changed the daily lives of city residents. We are now poised for a revolution based on digital technology that can improve quality of life and make cities more human-focused, while using scarce resources more efficiently. Sidewalk Labs will discuss the opportunities and challenges that they are taking on as they start up right here in New York City"
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I detest urban squalor.
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This bike has MS #multiplesclerosis   #bike   #videoclip  
"Paralympian Gold Medalist Carol Cooke AM led a team of neurologists, physiotherapists, bike mechanics and people living with MS to build a bike to improve understanding of multiple sclerosis. By building a bike with the symp...
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"...is just like any other great architecture, only better." #architecture   #blind   #inclusion  
 
"So if you design a city with the blind in mind, you'll have a rich, walkable network of sidewalks with a dense array of options and choices all available at the street level. If you design a city with the blind in mind, sidewalks will be predictable and will be generous. The space between buildings will be well-balanced between people and cars."
"Great architecture for the blind and visually impaired is just like any other great architecture, only better: it looks and works the same while offering a richer and better involvement of all senses. With this expanded unde...
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Bryan DeLuca

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Arguably, some of the most successful entrepreneurs were founders of such companies as Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. The ages of these founders at the time of their entrepreneurial debut spanned from 20 to 26. Today, to a new batch of inventors and entrepreneurs, this might seem a bit old.
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OSH Park

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RGB LED Strip Controller: A small board to control intensity and color of RGB LED strips, supporting either +Adafruit Industries DotStar or NeoPixel with a selection switch

OSH Park shared project:
https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/Fg2xQq0t

Circuit Maker project: http://workspace.circuitmaker.com/Projects/E018036A-EE0F-4A8F-B97C-0EB9E18DF42C 

Github: https://github.com/fearedspark/RGB_LED_Strip_Controller
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William Albano

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If your starting to think about manufacturing your IoT hardware device, this is a great opportunity to understand manufacturing in China. Asia Innovation Tour is recruiting it's third cohort for a factory tour in Shenzhen & Beijing: https://www.hwtrek.com/events/asia_innovation_tour_2016-q1. #IoT #electronics #hardware #manufacturing
This April, join us to meet IoT innovators and professionals in Shenzhen & Beijing
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Kris Kortright

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Finally! I have been waiting for this for years! :)
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It's a good system for general guidance.  You'll see the doorway and the wall but not the chair.  I had dug into this and apparently they worked with Lidar Lite to develop the rangefinder components.  It's longer ranged but much lower angular resolution than commercial scanners, but it does do 360, which a lot of commercial ones don't (but the commercial ones do some calibration routine in the dark zone).  One thing I haven't seen is whether it just ranges continuously or if it's angle triggered.  Angle trigger would be good for known response tests (replacing multiple single point rangefinder devices) while you could build up an image of an area with a continuous scan via superposition, but you'd not necessarily hit the same points until many scans have occurred.
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