Humanitarian making: testing items


(Naiomi Lundman) #1

Hi all, it was wonderful to see some of you at Fab13 this year and hear about your work, labs and desire to leverage fab resources for social impact. I’m not sure if many of you know, but we recently released a public call for prototype testers. Please see below for details!

Testing Opportunity>>>

Do you know how many people were behind Neil Armstrong’s step on the moon?
At the effort’s peak, more than 300,000 people from universities, companies and government.

We can achieve the ‘impossible’ by working together, step by step around the globe.

Did you know that 60-80% of the humanitarian budget is spent on logistics? And still, supplies are often delayed for weeks to many months. We believe there is practical opportunity to fill these gaps through local, distributed manufacturing and are now exploring how this can be supported by globally distributed testing.

Introducing a lean way for you to smartly contribute to the development of humanitarian items so that people have what they need, when they need it and where they need it.

Item testing. Your contribution can be as straightforward as reading the assembly instructions and giving us feedback. Or you can make one or two of the items and share back on what you’ve learned.

The level of effort you contribute is flexible to your time, skills and resources available.

Time-frame: continuous testing through December 2017 (we’ll be sharing consolidated feedback back to you along the way). We can extend a month if receive item testing commitments before end-of-Dec.

See this spreadsheet of humanitarian items.

Choose one or more to test!

Afterwards, share your feedback using the form link in the spreadsheet.

For full details, view this HM announcement.

Humanitarian Makers’ vision is to actively enhance hardware solutions to persistent and pressing human needs. We are exploring doing this through distributed testing. We are currently a program housed in Field Ready, a 501©3 nonprofit.

Questions? Please let me know!

Thank you!
Naiomi Lundman

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