covid-19

Struck Twice: How Musical Group ArcAttack Went From Live Shows to DIY Tesla Coil Kits

Struck Twice: How Musical Group ArcAttack Went From Live Shows to DIY Tesla Coil Kits

When Covid killed their live gigs, musical group ArcAttack pivoted to create their first DIY musical Tesla coil kit. Then the pandemic struck again.

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The What, How and Why of CO2 Monitoring

The What, How and Why of CO2 Monitoring

Guido Burger is the CO2 Tech Guru. He has been working on all aspects of CO2 devices used indoors to give feedback on room ventilation. Last year, he wrote the cover story, CO2 Traffic Light, for Make: Germany and since then he’s continued improving the device. In this video, he explains why monitoring CO2 is important and shows us the components of a CO2 device and guides us through the hardware and software build.

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Stephan and Odessa Schulz at a workbench

Plan CO2: Montreal Dad Makes a CO2 Monitor for His Daughter’s Classroom

A device that measures CO2 can be built and deployed in indoor spaces such as classrooms to monitor ventilation in the room and warn if levels of CO2 are rising.

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Vent-Con 2020 To Discuss the State of Open Source Ventilators

Vent-Con 2020 To Discuss the State of Open Source Ventilators

Next Thursday, May 21st, Public Invention will be hosting Vent-Con 2020, a virtual mini-convention focused on open source ventilators and the related learnings and developments that have transpired over the past few months with the Covid-19 pandemic. The three hour online event provides an interesting program that looks at the ventilator community, its challenges, developing […]

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Plan C: Challenging Challenges

Plan C: Challenging Challenges

Now is not the time to stand up your organization’s design challenge or hackathon. It’s not productive and it’s not a good way for your organization to help.

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Plan C Live: The Maker Response To Covid-19 In Spain

Plan C Live: The Maker Response To Covid-19 In Spain

Join Dale Dougherty, founder of Make: Magazine and Maker Faire, and Karim Asry, co-founder of Espacio Open and co-producer of Maker Faire Bilbao. They’ll be talking with some of the central activators, innovators, and organizers of the open source and maker response across Spain to produce supplies and meet the ongoing needs for medical and […]

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