Travis Good

Speaker. Maker. Writer. Traveler. Father. Husband.

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Instruction on Suiting-up

Since contracting Ebola can only happen when people come in contact with infected fluids, caregivers need to be protected. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) are actually the solution but current PPE come with drawbacks. Improving PPE is a major goal of Fighting Ebola and it’s one area where makers can have an impact. What follows is an introduction to... Read more »

The Four Missions

How are makers supposed to contribute to Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development? This high-urgency initiative against Ebola is focused around four missions. They’re not centered around medical science but around the healthcare worker, their ability to provide care and stop the spread of the disease. As you’ll see, these are... Read more »

Ebola Medical Ward (by Daniel Bausch, MD, MPH&TM)

Why are so many people getting sick if Ebola is not very contagious? How are makers supposed to get involved and make a difference? We need to understand fundamentals about Ebola if we’re going to help with Fighting Ebola. Let’s start with a little background on the disease. The current... Read more »

Colorized Ebola Virus (by Cynthia Goldsmith)

While not highly contagious, Ebola is highly deadly once contracted. An estimated 70% of people who get sick with Ebola will die. The current outbreak began in West Africa back in March of 2014 and has since spread through Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. As of October 10 the CDC reports there... Read more »

Paper rockets taking down space invadors and balloons by 3Rs Robotics

The juggernaut of Maker Faire continues to shoot skyward. Last year there were 100 Faires. This year there will be around 135 and recently there were 10 Maker Faires on a single weekend for the first time. Next year who knows how many more there will be? However, one thing is... Read more »

I was in Portland and it was Maker Faire weekend so I had no choice, at the risk of missing my flight I had to go. Attending Faires is one of my favorite activities. Feeling the energy in the air, talking with makers, and unearthing fun projects are what it’s all about... Read more »

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Makerspaces aren't just a good source of camaraderie and hobby level one-off projects. They also occasionally create and manufacture pro-level consumer products and services. Here are a few notable items that you can purchase, which have come from makerspaces around the country. Read more »

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