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Open Source and 3D printing at the Technical University of Crete

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[:en]We were very happy to be invited by Mr. Vazakas from the FabLab and the School of Architecture of the Technical University of Crete, to give a presentation on “The benefits of open source and open design“, which concluded with the students asking some very interesting and relevant questions. We then continued with a 3-hour […]

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Open-Design Exhibition at INNOVATHENS

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[:en] As part of the open-design competition that we won with our Donation Box, together with twelve other open-design projects, we were invited to participate at the Open Design for the Public Space exhibition that GFOSS (ΕΕΛ/ΛΑΚ) organised together with the business accelerator InnovAthens. We presented the idea and the device and received very positive […]

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Donation Box with the Doctors Without Borders

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[:en]Last Sunday, 08/11, was an amazing experience, when I brought the Donation Box to the Athens Marathon to accept donations for the Doctors Without Borders, who have an organizing team at Athens with awesome people and it was a great pleasure to work with them. We had re-branded the Donation Box in red and white […]

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Donation Box at FOSSCOMM

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[:en]This Saturday (7th November), I will present the Donation Box at the Free/Open-Source Software Communities (FOSSCOMM) conference at the TEI of Athens. I will talk about the history of the box and what inspired us to develop this device, how we did the rapid prototyping on our 3D printer (TAZ4) and our CNC milling machine […]

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Taking part in the Festival

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[:en]On 16-18 October we took part in the Festival for Solidarity and Cooperative Economy at the Platon’s Academy Park in Athens. We presented and operated the Donation Box prototype, which was a great to test our work in real-life conditions. This gave us the chance to identify some aspects for improvements, which we are already […]

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Festival for Solidarity & Cooperative Economy

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[:en]CommonsLab is taking part in the 4th Festival for Solidarity & Cooperative Economy in Athens, promoting the values of openness and peer production for managing common goods. At the Festival we will present our first prototype project, the DonationBox, an electronic device that accepts donations and has the following features: Inform about the team that asks […]

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Open Design Competition

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[:en]Good news for Open Design and for the DonationBox! The Greek Free / Open Source Software Society (GFOSS, ΕΕΛ/ΛΑΚ) and the business accelerator EPI.noo (ΕΠΙ.νοώ) held an open design competition for public spaces and awarded 2000€ – 4000€ to 10 projects. We are proud to announce that the DonationBox was one of the selected projects […]

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Agrockathon

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[:en]When we found out that a hackathon about agriculture was about to happen in Heraklion – although we were already really busy – we couldn’t help but want to help. Unfortunately, our contribution was only small, due to the little time available for us. We missed the great opportunity to actively work together with the […]

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Richard Stallman in Heraklion

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[:en]Richard Stallman had his first visit in Crete. RMS talked more than two hours about “A free digital society” and it was quite an experience to watch him. After his appearance at the CommonsFest 2015 in Athens he came to Crete to an event organized by the University Of Crete and at which τοlabάκι – […]

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CommonsFest 2015

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[:en]With a big anticipation and great excitement we travelled to Athens to take part in the 3rd CommonsFest. This year also as exhibitors as we were showcasing the DonationBox. First of all we have to say that it was a big and great event. More than 60 participants with talks and workshops and with a […]