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Joe Olson’s DIY-Enabled Wheelchair

Joe Olson’s DIY-Enabled Wheelchair

Joe Olson is disabled but he’s also a maker with DIYability, a term used by John Schimmel on a website of that name for do-it-yourself “assistive technology.” I met Joe at the DC Mini Maker Faire on June 8. He has been in a wheelchair since 1999 when, just out of high school, he broke […]

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Tikkun Olam Make-a-thon Helps Those In Need

Tikkun Olam Make-a-thon Helps Those In Need

“Tikkun Olam” is a Hebrew phrase that literally means “Making the world better”. TOM, which stands for “Tikkun Olam Make-a-thon” is a marathon of Making and Hacking dedicated to just that. For 3 days this summer, Makers of all kinds will be gathered in an amazing industrial space in Nazareth, Israel, to develop, design and […]

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