diy

Abbreviation of 'Do it yourself'.  Do it yourself (DIY) is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".

 

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30-10-2019

Medica

Waag's Paulien Melis takes part in a panel discussion on social innovation in healthcare during Medica (world forum for medicine) in Düsseldorf.

 

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This Open Day is for all people interested in MakeHealth.

 

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On June 27th, Waag presents works developed at The OtherAbilities workshop and a guest performance.

 

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The conclusion of the third series MakeHealth: Prototyping at Contact Amsterdam with presentations and exhibitions of the participants.

 

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Paulien Melis of Care at Waag will give an introduction on MakeHealth at the event 'The OtherAbilities' held at Broedplaats Lely.

 

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Do you have an idea for a care solution that makes everyday life easier? Develop your own prototype in MakeHealth: Prototyping.

 

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The third series of MakeHealth: Prototyping starts 9 March 2019 at Makerspace Contact in Amsterdam.

 

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The Fabschoolino was the ultimate gift for anyone who loves soldering, electronics, crafts and programming.

 

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On 27 October Jesse Howard presents his work during Unpacking the 3Package Deal 2017/18 at Dansmakers in Amsterdam.

 

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Op de dag van de Witte Stok presenteert Debby Marchena het prototype van haar lichtgevende wittte stok die is ontwikkeld tijdens MakeHealth: prototyping reeks in FabLab Amsterdam.

 

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Zeven exhibits curated and supported by Waag at the exhibition 'Chronic Health' at the Dutch Design Week 2018.

 

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Design care applications at the Embassy of Health during the Dutch Design Week 2018. We have space for 15 enthusiastic thinkers and makers.

 

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The last years have seen a growing number of DIY policing-apps assisting citizens in solving crimes themselves. Is this a good development?

 

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For eight weeks, more than 20 participants could be found in the Fab Lab working on an open healthcare solution.

 

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As big corporations create new models of smartphones each year, many capable yet less desirable retired smartphones pile up. In this workshop we will work in small groups to think together on how to phonvert in various social contexts.

 

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Pieter van Boheemen will participate in a panel discussion called 'The changing face of expertise in 21st century: Perspectives on DIY' at the Science in Public (SIP) conference in Sheffield (UK).

 

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We will discuss what is possible when patients and providers take matters into their own hands and start making solutions for health related challenges themselves. We want to explore what this effort means for individuals, and for the complex web of expensive healthcare institutions in which healthcare is nowadays organized.

 

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The Future of Art & Science Collaborations is a series of double lectures by eminent international researchers and practitioners from the field where art and science interact.

 

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Healthcare demands and solutions are changing rapidly. Open-source hardware will play an important role in the future.

 

Project

19-01-2018

Made4You

In the European project, Made4You, we're building an international learning community of makers, care recipients, and healthcare professionals over a three year period.

 

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Together with other Amsterdammers, we will again measure the effects of fireworks on the air quality. This workshop is Dutch spoken.

 

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What if there is a power failure, or you are biking in the middle nowhere and you have to charge your cell phone? We have the perfect and simple DIY hack for you.

 

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During this hands-on workshop we will show you what is going on inside a toy car, how to hack the remote control and make the car follow a line independently!

 

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On 14 September 2017 Waag presents the installation 'Garden as Lab' at Botanical Garden of the TU Delft, that celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

 

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Test It Yourself. Try out our new workshop formats with us in De Waag. Dutch spoken.

 

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Test It Yourself. Try out our new workshop formats with us in De Waag.

 

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Ida Poortinga has won the IMDI Talent award 2015-2016 for her research study on the 3D printed finger splint, that therapists and patients can easily design themselves. The digital design can be send to a company that produces the medical aid with a 3D printer.

 

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For our project Smart Kids Lab, I visited the school de Regenboog ('The Rainbow') in Amsterdam (Gein).

 

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Technology can be taken apart and put back together in unexpected ways. During this hands-on workshop Anja, Heerko, James & Selby (of Hackers & Designers) will show you what is going on inside a toy car, how to hack the remote control and make the car follow a line independently! We will work in smaller groups, with sensors, arduinos and soldering irons.

 

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Xandra van der Eijk worked at the Open Wetlab for two months and now calls herself a ‘biology pro’. What happened, we wanted to know.

 

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Design, build and discover creative technology. In September 2017, we started the third series of FabSchool of this year, the after-school activity at our Fablab. FabSchool is learning by making.

 

Project

23-10-2016

Fabschoolino

Waag developed the Fabschoolino, a mini-computer you could solder together and program yourself.

 

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Suffering from a malformed or painful finger? In many cases, a finger splint can help. A precise fit is required.

 

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I went to 'Weekandoit' (that was held from 18 to 26 July 2016, at the Mole Vanvitelliana in Ancona, Italy), where Fablabs from Pesaro, Tolentino and Ancona exhanged views with other members of the creative maker movement. We went there to see if our Creative Care Lab can make a connection in the field of healthy ageing and we gave a workshop called 'Creative Industries and Design as a catalyst for entrepreneurship and innovation', together with Creative Cooperative France, at the CreaHub in Macerata.

 

Project

16-08-2016

Smart Kids Lab

The Smart Kids Lab enables children to map their environment in a playful way, by using modern technology and instruments.

 

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nspiration and acknowledgment is what MakeHealth is about. MakeHealth is a program that explores how patients and healthcare professionals could create solutions for their own personal challenges. This blogpost aims to give an impression of the changing roles of patients and healthcare professionals by stringing together the statements and visions of the different speakers at the third MakeHealth meetup at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

 

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A DIY-surgery robot doesn’t go without consequences. That stands to reason. But what about a seemingly simple finger splint?

 

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On the 9th of March, the doors of 'Huis de Pinto' were open for everyone interested around the theme of 'MakeHealth'. Healthcare experts, pioneers in DIY healthcare, students, patients and other interested in the topic came together to discuss what is possible when patients and providers take matters into their own hands, and start making solutions for health related challenges themselves.

 

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Every Saturday at 10 am there will be a new episode of the series Zelfgemaakt (Homemade) online! In this series, our Pieter van Boheemen explains how you can make things. In Dutch, yes.

 

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In a new vpro YouTube-series called Zelfgemaakt (Homemade), Pieter van Boheemen explains every week how to make something. The broadcasts are in Dutch.

 

Project

21-01-2016

Homemade

In the series Zelfgemaakt (Homemade), Pieter van Boheemen presented interesting make projects that you can do at home with simple tools and materials.

 

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On 15 December, there was a first explorative meeting around the theme MakeHealth, a project about the role of Fablabs and DIY making in the context of health and care.

 

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Sometimes you find find something on Instructables or a similar website that you would like to make yourself, but all the parts you need are hard to get.

 

Project

4-12-2015

MakeHealth

Together with patients, health professionals (in education), hospitals, (young) designers, artists and healthcare entrepreneurs, we explore how stakeholders in healthcare themselves can be creator of solutions.

 

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In two primary schools in The Netherlands we examined semi-plug 'n play materials that you can put to use in the classroom. Such materials contribute to knowledge construction rather than just knowledge transfer.

 

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In May and June 2015 we are organising an follow-up course for participants of our earlier editions of FabSchool Kids.

 

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It was probably one of the largest one day events that we ever organized: ZigZag. And everything went so well: the weather was good, dozens of successful creative workshops and of course the large numbers of children, teachers, parents and other interested people that visited the Nieuwmarkt square in Amsterdam that day in September 2014. Of all the imagery we created a publication (text in Dutch) that gives a good idea how it was like.

 

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The children that joined our FabSchool Kids centre series started right away with soldering their own mini computer: the Diavolino, a DIY kit by Mad Evil Scientist and a fantastic open-source hardware and software project.

 

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Two teams will build their own OpenKnit Machine with the help of Gerard Rubio, the developer of this open-source fabrication tool. He will demonstrate how to build the machine step-by-step. Do you want to make your own scarf or beanie? You can do that, too! During the workshop there will be a fully functioning OpenKnit Machine already assembled, so everyone can experiment with the software from the beginning.

 

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Use mud to generate electricity? Yes, it is possible! During the Dutch television programme ZappLive Pieter and Susanne showed kids how.

 

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A try-out on Instructables suddenly became a hit. The consequence was that after two days the page had more than 60.000 visitors.

 

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What does it take to 'Redefine Growth' on a scale that really matters? During the Amsterdam Urban Innovation Week 2013 in September 2013, we tried to answer this question.

 

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Last year at Kickstarter the project Twine was launched, a turquoise box full of sensors. The promise of this device with a standard set of accelerometers, thermometers and other sensors was that you could easily set up a measuring device, that can send you alerts wirelessly when a certain preset condition is met.

 

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Every month we’re hosting a tech item in Zapplive. This time we showed the audience how to do prototying on paper with the app POP.

 

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Our favourite child’s TV-show Zapplive offered us some tips on clothing, a quiz on fishing, and a do-it-yourself on how to built a speakerbox from a can of Pringles or milk carton.