Category DIY

Internet of skills

The Internet of Skills

I just watched the refreshing TED group talk on the notion of an Interspecies Internet featuring a hero of mine, Neil Gerschenfeld of MIT’s Center of Bits & Atoms, alongside animal cognition expert Diana Reiss, brilliant network guru and evangelist Vint Cerf and the more unlikely “geek band” member musician Peter Gabriel. Loved the idea […]

NYC Resistor

My visit to ‘NYC Resistor’ – Cult hackspace in Brooklyn

On my trip over to NYC this Feb I popped by cult Hackspace / Makerspace NYC Resistor in downtown Brooklyn. I’d met resident hackers Astrida & Kim at Maker Faire in September but not had chance to stop by the space. So on a Open night (most Mondays) I spent a couple of hours lurking […]

Hack_gone_viral

Hacks gone viral – From my kitchen to 2000+ shares on Facebook

One of the most popular “scrap hacks” i’ve posted onto ScrapHacker is the pallet kitchen sofa. While it’s quietly still sitting in a nook of my kitchen, pictures of it, and me making it this summer, have gone viral. A recent share onto a Brazilian DIY Facebook page resulted in the picture being shared an […]

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D.I.Y’ers = The new innovators

Being an avid fan of D.I.Y culture (and pairing it with a a collaborative Open Source ethos) I’m happy to be featured and quoted in an article today with the headline “D.I.Y’ers are the new innovators”. The article, featured in Swedish daily Expressen, is based on a pressrelease I wrote on behalf of Stockholm Makerspace […]

ScrapHacker in Wired

ScrapHacker guest post on Wired Design

Did a guest post on Wired Design a while back, go over here to take a look here to see how it turned out: ScrapHacker DIY Coffee Table (with room for Wired Stash) in Wired Design

ScrapHacker in Cosmopolitan

ScrapHacker gets featured in Cosmopolitan Slovenija

As I feel certain of the empowering nature of D.I.Y, and the need of empowering the ladies of the world, I’m happy to have contributed with a sprinkling of Scraphacker D.I.Y in the ultimate girly mag Cosmopolitan (Slovenian edition).  I was contacted this fall and did a quickie guest contribution that ended up in the […]

Stockholm Makerspace

The results are in! Stockholm Makerspace gets a crowdfunded start

The results are in folks (oh well, they have been since Dec 18th but I’ve been busy blogging about it at Makerspace.se): the crowdfunding campaign for Stockholm Makerspace was a success! We used the platform FundedByMe (Swedish equivalent to Kickstarter) Over 30 days, 141 backers supported the cause with a total of 106400 SEK (which […]