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)".


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


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


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


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


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


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


Waag's Smart Citizens Lab organizes three special workshops at the end of this year, for those who like to DIY or measure their own environment.


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.


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


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.


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.


We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be a creative inventor. With that in mind, Waag is proud to present our new, do-it-yourself mini computer for young creators.


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.



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.


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


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


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.


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.