Dream project alert. 🌿🌿🌿🌿
In 2014, Chief Naldo of the Tembé tribe in the Northern Brazilian rainforest, reached out to Topher White, founder of the environmental nonprofit @rainforestcx to help protect their homeland from deforestation.Together, they embarked on an ambitious project using recycled cellphones affixed to solar power adapters with external microphones. These devices, nicknamed Guardians, can hear the sounds of illegal logging up to 1 kilometer away. Rainforest Connection then utilizes TensorFlow, @google ‘s open-source machine-learning model to track the sounds of illegal logging in real time, by identifying the sounds of chainsaws and logging trucks. -
Within minutes of identification, a real-time alert is sent to Tembe rangers, a select security force of villagers who can intervene or report logging activity to authorities. RC is now expanding the project to five different countries, including Peru, Ecuador, and Romania. Learn more at g.co/rainforest
What does open source design look like? Do the aesthetics need to match the ideology? Does adopting a set of ideologies require adopting a new set of aesthetics? Are the tools we use forcing certain formal solutions upon us? #wdosgdll#nodebox#libredesigner#opensourcedesign
A possible scenario from our Building Block prototype of a mini-house. We hope to enable that anyone, anywhere can download the open source design and customise the house to suit different landscapes, terrains and cultures. 🏛 Rendering: @mia_behrens & @johanneholmj
Patient house for Mae Tao Clinic. Built by a.gor.a Architects in 2016 with @estudiocavernas
Possible scenario from our Building Blocks prototype of a mini-house.
We hope to enable that anyone, anywhere can download the open source design and customise the house to suit different landscapes, terrains and cultures. 🏛 Rendering: @mia_behrens & @johanneholmj
Last Friday Dad and I spent the day with a keen and enthusiastic mechanical engineering consultant who we are working with to fine tune the abilities of this amazingly open source design seed cleaner! He is a seed customer and found the designs online, was impressed by the plans from his professional perspective, and built this for the fun of it. I've seen other seed friends who have built and been using these but had never tried it myself yet. He offered one to us after we work with him to give feedback on how to improve it so that it is more widely useable by us on the hundreds of crops we grow! I am so looking forward to the imroved version of this little thing! We tested it on corn, beets, carrots, lettuce, coriander, and quinoa. This simple yet intricate little assistant will revolutionize the time it takes us to clean seed. So grateful for helpful and keen customers/friends who offer up their help and expertise for the betterment of this project of growing and saving seeds ❤ #smallscale#seedsaving#seedcleaning#prairiehelp#carrotseed#opensourcedesign
Raspberry pi’s, processing, hand lettering, and tons of book making... just a sampling of our last day of class... go team. #gd399#opensourcedesign
Would you like to build your own mobile?
We like to share our knowledge and teach, and this spring we offer courses in two different settings. During a 3 hour course, you will learn how to successfully create a hanging kinetic mobile sculpture. We provide all materials and tools. On the course, we will build kinetic mobiles from metal rods and circular wooden discs. We will provide colours for you to paint the petals, and you will leave with a mobile ready to hang when you return home.
Please follow the link in bio to our homepage for dates and booking.