The FairCap Project-Update

2016-05-22 Started working at the Fablab Barcelona

by mauricio in Design

Barcelona, Spain
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As part of the FabCity research program we started working at the FabLab Barcelona. It's great to be working in a place that is full of tools, students, design and innovation. Its a fast paced and inspiring environment where you start learning about other people's projects, including those form MIT's Fab Academy, from the very first moment you step into the building. Thanks to Tomas Diez, the FabLab director for this opportunity, we'll be able to use all the tools like the 3D printers, CNC machines and laser cutters.

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  • Started working at the Fablab Barcelona
    As part of the FabCity research program we started working at the FabLab Barcelona. It's great to be working in a place that is full of tools, students, design and innovation. Its a fast paced and i...

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  • New Designs
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  • Solar Portable Water Backpack
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  • Video shooting for Barcelona´s City Hall Fablab program
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  • Public release of the POC21 Documentary
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  • POC21 Exhibition in Paris!
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  • The FairCap Nano
    This is the latest working prototype of the FairCap Nano, it will be the smallest, simplest model that can filter out bacteria, protozoa, cysts and sediments for emergency relief efforts. It screws ...

  • WIRED Germany Green Issue
    We appeared in the Nov 2015 Green Issue of WIRED Magazine Germany with a very long and cool article in their online version. Thanks to WIRED for this interview!

  • FairCap on French TV
    During a press day at the Millemont castle we were interviewed by French TV for Le Monde, it was a great opportunity to show the project to more people... and drink lots of dirty water by doing so!

  • Collaborative Design during POC21
    This is the latest design we collaboratively worked on together with Michael Audry from Autodesk based on the sketches from Janes Zabukovek

  • Porous and Antibacterial Filaments
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  • Working prototypes
    We've got the working prototypes ready to try them. So far they have performed very well. We used the dirty water form the pond of Millemont´s chateau during the POC21 innovation camp to try them a...

  • Faircap at the OSCE Days Barcelona
    We organized an open workshop about water filtration during the Open Source Economy Days in Barcelona. It helped us to prepare a simple way to explain anyone how the FairCap filter works, based on D...

  • DIY Activated Carbon
    As a way to make a 100% open water filter, we researched techniques that could help people anywhere in the world to make a filter using charcoal from a fire and table salt. Thanks to Santa Clara Uni...

  • First 3d Printed Prototypes
    We have the first 3d printed prototypes ready! Thanks to the city of Barcelona's Fablab network we worked with the Ateneu de Fabricacio.Special thanks to Laura Sardi, Adria Colominas and Alfons Miá...

  • Successful Testing at the Hospital
    We tested the working prototypes under the microscope and with bacterial cultivation at the Hospital de Sant Pere de Ribes in Barcelona. The results were encouraging, removing 100% of bacteria and p...

  • First Concept
    This is back in November 2014, when we returned from a trip to the Amazon rainforest that we started researching a simple concept, a water filter that could be screwed directly into any water bott...

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Monday 07-12-2015

Join us at Le Centquatre cultural center in Paris. We will be exhibiting all 12 POC21 projects, we'll be open for questions and meeting anybody who would like to know more or would like to support

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