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Overview An ongoing artistic collaboration between neighbors, all living on the same street in the rapidly changing Ridgewood, Queens. The project gives residents of a densely populated street a new medium to hear their own and each other’s stories, have a collaborative arts experience, and build creative community. This project is a grassroots effort to celebrate the unique voices in our Queens, New York neighborhood. It is our statement to the world that we stand together, united, despite the power structures that attempt to separate us. Meeting the Neighbors Inside Norman Street began in 2015 at Outpost Artists Resources as a creative writing workshop for our neighbors on Norman Street. Local artist and community arts worker Libby Mislan lead weekly sessions with 12 residents who shared stories about their personal lives, which were turned into a beautiful book! At the performance for the project the residents read their stories as they were interpreted through live music and dance. Norman Street Today This year, Inside Norman Street returns! We will again recruit 12 residents of Norman Street who will take part in six weeks of creative writing workshops, using movement, storytelling, and improv-based warm-ups. At the end of the workshops, the neighbors choose a story from their collections that they would like to co-direct as a multi-media piece using movement, music, and video to bring their story to life in collaboration with professional artists. Our 2017 Neighbors Libby Mislan - Project Leader Zoe Rappaport - Choreographer Yo-E Ryou - Graphic Designer Alex Nathanson - Video Artist Why Norman Street? Creating group art allows for bonds of trust to form amongst individuals across difference. The Inside Norman Street project in 2015 extended far beyond the final performance. The neighbors continued to connect in myriad ways, hosting one another for cooking classes, salsa lessons, dinners, and more. In this current political moment, we need to call upon creativity to reveal to us the beauty in our diversity.Donate Now
Overview There's a little wonder you are working on now, it's the computer! Having a computer at home started only in 1977 and really took off in the 80s. I'm sure you still remember your first computer, the magic of that unknown thing. At the HomeComputerMuseum in the Netherlands we have literally hundreds of computers and best of it, they are all working and ready for our visitors to play with. We also have great stories about them and about their owner and we like to share it with the entire world! The HomeComputerMuseum The HomeComputerMuseum is a non-profit organization in the Netherlands (Dutch: Culturele ANBI-status, US: 501(c)(3) ) Our Mission: Preserve and share the history of the home computer for and with current and future generations. We achieve this by 1 - 500m2 Interactive museum in the city of Helmond, in the Brainport Region in central Benelux. Providing not only working and playable computers from 1975 - 2005 but also an atmosphere from the era the computer was created. Sharing information about computers and background stories via our website and our tour, educate the history of the computer for schools and give nostalgic feelings to the visitors to remember their first computer. 2 - Providing repairs for both old and new computers and selling (retro)computers and retro computer parts for a fair price. 3 - Providing care for people with autism and otherwise challenged people with expanding their social and technical skills by giving them a safe, stress-free and friendly work space and discover new possibilities for them to eventually return to a normal work environment. 4 - Renting out retro computers for movies, series, commercials and any other place that needs a working and good looking retro computer. What We Need The HomeComputerMuseum houses an unique collections of hundreds of computers and even more stories about these computers. Stories you can't find on the internet (yet), stories told by directors, managers, employees and users of all these computers. Stories we like to share to the world and we've choosen the live stream to do so. Despite us having the material for it and that's where IndieGoGo came along! We've set a few goals. When we reach €125: We'll simply stream using our smartphone. No chat and quality is, well, ok-ish? When we reach the goal of €350 we'll rent a professional camera and cameraman filming us in Full HD-resolution. Also a team of our volunteers will be on the chat to answer the questions (and if you're lucky, the answer will be on video) When we reach €1000, we're going to invest in better light and better atmosphere in the museum. The video will be even better. For €2500, we'll buy our own streaming gear and make more videos of us repairing or testing (old) computers. For €5000, we'll do the same as for the €2500, but this gives us major support to continue the museum and improve it even more! For €12500, we'll do everything above and create an app to visit the museum 24x7. It will be for Android and Apple and will give all the background information. Ultimate goal: €25000. This will give us a huge financial boost to improve the whole museum and experience. We will create a mobile app for Apple and Android with the whole tour integrated, so you can visit 24x7! Every penny left will be invested in improving the museum to make sure we will become the biggest and most amazing one (I think we already are, but hey... ;-) ) What You Get aka Perks Next to the live streaming tour, which is included in all perks, we will offer a few items more. We have a neat T-shirt Or an awesome sticker that they've promised will keep it's color for at least 2 years (size is a little over a 3,5" disk). Since we hope that we have a lot of viewers of this tour, we like to offer companies to put their logo in the stream and possibly future streams/videos. This way, as a company, you can reach the audience quickly and you're supporting a real museum. Seems like a win-win to me :) The Impact For even the smallest amount, you'll get to see the unique museum and hear the amazing stories we have, from the comfort of your own home (or office). You don't need to travel to Helmond (near Eindhoven) and find a place to sleep, you can just watch. Of course you can read a lot of information on the Internet, but to actually see it and ask live questions about it, is so much better. I'm not asking to save the museum or help us open a museum. It's already there! We offer you to get the full tour as you are in the actual museum and this time, you can eat and drink whatever you like. Yes, if we have more money, the money will flow into the further existence of the museum. We need quite some improvements and we like to be able to invest. Risks & Challenges This is not a "we can't make it if we don't have the funds"-campaign. Even if we don't make the ultimate goal, we still continue to exist as a museum. If we don't make the smallest goal of €125, well, there won't be a livestream and you should actually get up and come over to Helmond to visit the museum in person. However, all the money received from this campaign will be put to good use in the museum. We won't buy a bunch of beer and get drunk, but it will be invested.Donate Now
Overview Three years ago the idea of sharing a workspace and exchanging experience with other artists stuck in my mind. Since then my main purpose has been to build one in my hometown. When I saw this beautiful house in a small mountain village nearby, I knew I have found the place. It's been two years of hard work and many renovations. Now I'm facing the biggest step - renovating the old barn and turning it into an art studio. The Idea My name is Miroslav, I am 25 years old and passionate about art in its many diverse forms - drawing, calligraphy, photography, graphic design, silk screen printing, street art. I have always been driven by the need to make art, to experiment and to find new ways of applying different techniques. For the last three years, my dream has been to build a place that would allow artists to gather, work together, get motivated and expand their scope of interests. I’ve discovered for myself that remoteness from the fast-paced and consumerist lifestyle of the city stimulates my creative urges. And I believe that there are many other artists around the world who would benefit from having a tranquil, close-to-nature environment to use as a studio. This has been my main objective for establishing NoPoint Atelier Art Residency. The NoPoint Project This project has started three years ago as an idea and since then many steps on the way of making it a reality has been made. We bought the house We laid a concrete floor in the atelier We found professionals to create a plan for the atelier (you can see below) We renovated the common spaces - bathroom, bedrooms, living room We maintained the yard and built a small garden for growing vegetables Now we're working on the kitchen All of this so far I have funded with personal finances. What is now ahead is the repair of the old barn - the future atelier. Unfortunately, it needs major renovations before it can run as a residency and welcome artists, including construction strengthening, wet and heat insulation instalment, setting up electricity and water supply, coating and painting of the walls and the roof, as well as the floor, which will need an additional coating. And although I am dedicated to doing everything myself, this huge renovation requires way more than I could provide alone. That's the reason why I decided to run this Indiegogo campaign. Right now, simultaneously with it, I am organizing an exhibition in Sofia, also dedicated to the project. All the money earned from it are going to add up to this project and would be used for equipment and fundamental art supplies, such as a table, a sink, chairs, stands, lights and others. The Believers Many have already believed in the idea - my parents who were very supportive and played a huge role in finding the house; my friends who are with me on this project; my graphics professor Rosen Andreev, who donated to the future art residency a lithography and etching graphics presses with all their supplementary equipment. Right now they are situated in a garage, waiting to be put to use into the atelier. His gesture gave a strong push to the project, as this equipment is a highly valued rarity in Bulgaria and holds strong potential. All these people and their support during the last years make me confident that I am on the right path. And right now, facing this huge challenge, I need more people to believe in it and help us with the final step. All of you can help and any help would be of great importance to this project! The Atelier renovation The future atelier needs serious and precise repair works that we cannot do alone and without a special equipment. That's why we have already found professionals to execute the whole renovation. A freshly graduated architect with several years of experience in this field has already created a project with all the needed measurements and calculations, including a concept visualization. The total cost for the project amounts to $12,000. The funds raised during the campaign are going to be used, as it goes, for: Strengthening of the main structure with steel - $3,900 New cross-beams and rafters - $1100 Polymer floor coating - $1,400 Wet and heat roof insulation - $900 Window panes - $1,600 The needed materials for the walls (bricks, thermal insulation sheets, ground coat, paint, brushes, rollers, and other materials) - $1,200 Work (Setting up the woodwork of the building; thermal insulation and ground coat applying, building a wall on the west side of the building, that is now made only by wooden planks, wall putty, setting up the windows) - $1,900 All funds raised above this amount would add up to equipment and supplies that would allow more artist to visit and work here. The support I fully understand the scale of this project and the amount of support needed. That's why I have put a serious thought into figuring how to say "Thanks" to all of you, who would decide to become part of it and donate for our campaign. As I am working on starting an art residency, I found it best to give back a personal gift of a handmade silkscreen work, that I made here in Balani village. Of course, I have taken into consideration the possibility of not reaching our goal with this Indiegogo campaign. In case this happens, I would use the raised funds for the most demanding improvement: the roof. The Potential Once the atelier is ready and set, NoPoint is going to become a member of the Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies (www.resartis.org). This way, artists from all over the world would be able to find out about it and come to work here throughout the year. I am going to organize one main event with several artists, applying with portfolios, who are going to work on a specifically picked subject. The main point of this event would be to provoke artists to work with the surrounding environment (in the village, or in the town) on solving different sociology, psychology, communicational or other issues. At the same time, NoPoint will stimulate a cultural exchange and mutual education between the locals and the visiting artists. While the artists can submerge in the authentic local culture, the locals will get familiar with the artists’ pieces and methodology. Gabrovo residents could observe the working process of the creators during “Open Door Days” of the atelier, open lectures and workshops. The past winter I organised a calligraphy workshop for beginners that was visited by about 15 Gabrovo residents. All of them got involved in a collaborative process to focus on calligraphy-related problems that do not bother them in their day-to-day life. Familiarising people with the peculiarities of a creative process in a cosy, friendly environment encourages them to follow their creative impulses and build on their skills. Educational events hosted in the NoPoint Atelier can enrich the culture and aesthetic critique in certain artistic fields that can nurture long-term improvements in common visual culture.Donate Now
Upgrading your house to the convenience of home automation is a daunting task. Different protocols and different compatibilities for every device or appliance makes the transition difficult. Replacing all the existing appliances with IoT devices is possible, but it is extremely costly. Imagine if there was a way to enjoy the benefits of customized smart home automation at a fraction of the cost, Today, it's no longer a problem. We created Fingerbot, the world’s smallest robot which can remotely & mechanically control all the buttons, switches, and toggles anywhere in your home through voice and app. A quick, simple and affordable way to retrofit your existing devices into IoT devices. We believe that instead of replacing your existing devices, adapting them for smart control is a more affordable, sustainable, and simple way to create a smart home! Prepare your coffee automatically when you wake up every morning. One-touch on your phone to turn off all your lights without leaving the comfort of your warm bed. Apps & Downloads Adaprox Controller app is a powerful portal to all the functionalities available for your fingertips including remote turn on/off; set wake-up lighting alarms; make SOS alert and other personalized functionalities. In addition, the convenient OTA provides an enhanced user experience by the regular Fingerbot firmware updates. Wireless Control Through App Enjoy the ability to turn on/off all devices remotely at your fingertips. Figerbot connects seamlessly using Bluetooth and provides total control through our official Adaprox App. Free up your hands, Voice control it all Adaprox App can integrate with your smartphone's voice assistants such as Siri and Google Assistant. You can control each Fingerbot simply by activating your voice assistant. Modular Design With a modular design, you can replace the robot arm to adapt a button, touch screen, wall switch, wall toggle and more with the Fingerbot Tool Pack. So now you can control your traditional fan, kettle, coffee machine, and almost any traditional appliances remotely. Works with Google Home, Alexa or other Smart Devices Adaprox Bridge can connect Fingerbot to popular smart devices such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa. With the Adaprox Bridge, you can simply use your voice to control Fingerbot without launching the app.Donate Now
1. WHY MAGNIC MICROLIGHTS & WEGA ARE GAME CHANGERS Cyclists can't escape darkness: It returns every evening and sometimes even at daytime when passing tunnels. Battery lights seem comfortable with quick & easy installation but there will be moments when the batteries are empty while you need them most. With Magnic Microlights you don't have to fear these moments because you have neverending light : Benefits of Magnic Microlights: Non Contact : You don't feel or hear them No batteries - Neverending power Strong enough to enlight the road ahead Easy To Install Cool "invisible" design: Compact size without adapters Environmentally Friendly Works with all bicycle models - WEGA for disc brakes Don't mix Magnic Microlights with other bicycle lights: NO SPOKE MAGNETS have to be attached for Magnic Microlights, Wega & Magnic Lights! Magnic Microlights are the world’s smallest non-contact dynamos, that are integrated together with electronics and lighting system in the brake shoes. In 2012 we presented our invention Magnic Light on Kickstarter. Many "experts" did not believe this principle can work and believed our lights would be a fake but the MAGIC is clever usage of well known eddy current technology. With more than 17.000 Magnic lights on the road via our successful Magnic Light IC campaign 2014 and our webshop we have proved that this sustainable, environment-friendly technology has the power to replace battery lights for bicycles. The last 18 months we worked hard on the development of the Micro-Technology. With Magnic Microlights you can add non-contact dynamo light to your bicycle without need of extra adapters. If your bicycle has disc brakes choose Wega which has flexibility in four directions and fits to nearly all other bikes (except Vbrake/Canti systems), too. 3D Printed material, Fully functional contactless generator & PCB Board electronic. 3D Printed material, Fully functional contactless generator & PCB Board electronic. MAGNIC MICROLIGHT compared to WEGA- THE MICROLIGHT for disc brakes. We named it WEGA because of the similarity with the stellar constellation Lyra and it's brightest star Wega MAGNIC MICROLIGHT compared to WEGA- THE MICROLIGHT for disc brakes. We named it WEGA because of the similarity with the stellar constellation Lyra and it's brightest star Wega WEGA might be the most universal bike light on planet earth WEGA might be the most universal bike light on planet earth HOW CAN THESE TINY LIGHTS BE STRONG? Beneath generator technology one important aspect is the optimal choice of LED + lens which gives a big advantage compared to normal LED bicycle lights. For the Magnic Microlights we have chosen the newest extreme density - Cree LED (available since summer 2018): The most efficient high power LED with minimum size (1.6 mm x 1.6mm compared to 3.45mm x 3.45mm as used in many LED biycle lights). What does this mean for Magnic Microlights? Imagine you have a good bicycle light with 3,45mm x 3,45 mm LED, Lens of size 34,5 mm and 100 Lumen/Watt (These are quite excellent values for biycle lights). Magnic Microlights don't have the strongest generators (because cyclists should not feel anything!) but they have the best light efficiency on the market: 200 Lumen/Watt !Donate Now
You need the Pi Cruiser: a complete Raspberry Pi computing system. With the Pi Cruiser, you will build your own rugged mobile robot you can take on the go! Our bot has been uniquely-designed to include space for electronic prototyping and physical room to add accessories, such as a robotic arm (or whatever you want!). The Pi Cruiser is a great, multidisciplinary experience that lends itself as a fun personal project or for your STEM classroom. The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic learning tool. With the release of the latest Raspberry Pi 4, the capabilities are greater than ever, but figuring out how to get started is frustrating. Eliminate that struggle by giving yourself a high-quality, self-contained mobile system. It is the first integrated Raspberry Pi learning solution. We have created a step-by-step building guide as well as suggested projects for both coding in Scratch and Python. The guide includes everything from writing basic Command Window functions on your Pi to basic movement to programming your own photobooth for your Pi Camera!Donate Now
Welcome to Geeek Club, the easy and FUN way to gain engineering skills. It’s no secret, engineering is one of the single most valuable skillsets you can have in this day and age. For anyone who wants to work on their inventor muscles, there’s no better way to start! If you’ve always looked up to geniuses like Tesla and Edison, then you can get a small taste of their genius and develop your technical abilities without boring yourself to tears with courses and textbooks. Are you ready to become a genius, have fun and impress everyone you meet? Geeek Club has TWO unique robotics kits for you to choose from. Imagine a world where light is the only available power source, and robots scour the land in search of the precious energy to keep them going. Those robots would function in a very similar way to these nano-smart bots! With light sensors and vibro-motors, these robots will intelligently move toward any light source, giving you endless amusement and an amazing conversation starter. Their size makes them the perfect décor for your office desk and kids love playing with these bite-sized robots.Donate Now
Help us get youngsters out of slums and into faculties. Far too often being HIV high quality interprets to a life of deprivation, denial, and shame. At Living Positive Mlolongo we see matters in a different way. Our crew is dedicated to providing remedy, schooling, and desire to our own family of HIV tremendous girls and their kids. Living Positive Mlolongo sends medical personnel to offer desperately wanted healthcare to people dwelling within the slums round Mlolongo and guarantees fitness exams are done on a weekly basis. Our team also includes 3 social workers whose kindness and expertise facilitates households managing poverty and disease discover ways to higher deal with their daily struggles. The Problem Despite our high-quality efforts there are many girls who die from HIV/AIDs in our network and go away in the back of orphaned kids with out absolutely everyone to care for them. To make a difference within the lives of these children the pleasant and safest option is to ship them to a boarding school. Attending boarding school permits the youngsters to break out the slum, offers them with an education, and ensures they'll have food and a safe domestic at the same time as on the faculty. These are all things that are not possible for them to have while living within the slums. How You Can Help Receiving an schooling will change these children's lives completely and their enthusiasm for schooling is terrific.The cost of the first year of boarding school is $650 USD and covers all the items that the kid will need in the course of their education - the entirety from their mattress to their books and uniforms. For each year after the primary yr the rate is $550 USD. The Impact When you sponsor a baby's education you not most effective trade that toddler's lifestyles, you also start a ripple effect as a way to trade the network for generations to return. Education of the following technology is the important thing to a brighter future for all of Kenya. Your donation to our reason is a small step towards a Kenya loose from severe poverty. Please donate to our motive and assist us make a distinction.Donate Now
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