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Firefly Solar Panels Light Up Tanzanian Village

A small village in rural Tanzania has been outfitted with solar panels and lighting equipment as part of an initiative conducted by the Mashaka Foundation and American Engineering Group. The benefits of the lighting were immediate and profound, as this article from Tanzania's Daily News demonstrates:

[...] Local residents say the solar power light has among other things helped to chase away hyenas that have been disturbing and putting their lives in danger for years. “In the past we used to go to bed as ...

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SCU Maker Lab Remotely Fabricates Hawaiian 4th-Grader's Design

A young student from Hawaii recently made use of Santa Clara University's Maker Lab and their facility to accept 3D printing jobs from remote students. SCU Engineering's blog tells the story:

Home-school student Kainalu Palaualelo, a 4th grader from Kailua, Hawaii, submitted a design for 3D printing and was able to watch his design being fabricated via a livestream broadcast. Kainalu submitted a design and then remotely consulted with Maker Lab students and staff in order to improve his design through several iterations ...

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Picture This! Hacker Dojo Needs More of Your Photos

We're nearly two weeks into our Picture This! campaign to raise funds for Hacker Dojo, and we're off to a great start. Loads of great photos have been submitted so far, and we're pleased to see that the Dojo is on its way to its goal.

Makers4Good is assisting Hacker Dojo with this campaign, and will donate $10 to fund Hacker Dojo's programs for each photo posted by a member of the public on social media sites with the hashtag #makers4good ...

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Picture This! Your Photos Help Hacker Dojo

Makers4Good is pleased to announce that throughout the month of September, we will donate $10 to Hacker Dojo for each qualifying photo posted to social media with the hashtag #makers4good. Just head over the the sign-up page and register, and then you can post as many photos as you like.

Hacker Dojo is a community space for hardware and software makers based in Silicon Valley. The provide a number of facilities, events, and opportunities to assist makers and early-stage tech businesses focus on innovating. They ...

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The Design Farm's Design Daze Challenges Teens to Solve Real Problems

The Design Farm's Design Daze events (of which we are a sponsor) bring teens and adult mentors together to put their heads together and to design solutions for real problems faced by real people. This past weekend, DFarm partnered with the Ronald McDonald House and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto to try and solve very serious healthcare-related problems. Through focus and iterative, creative thinking, participants in the event tackled problems they themselves have faced, with an eye toward producing solutions from ...

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