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The Mission of Public Invention is to “Invent in the public, for the public.

Public Invention Featured in Make: magazine

Public Invention was recently featured in an article in Make: magazine that highlights our ventilator project in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The article includes a video interview with President Robert L. Read and Public Invention collaborators Geoff Mulligan, Lauria Clarke, Juan E. Villacres Perez, and Avinash Baskaran, detailing our research and exploring the future …

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Public Invention receives $20,000 grant from Protocol Labs for VentMon

Public Invention has received a $20,000 grant from Protocol Labs to build the VentMon, a tester/monitor for rapidly manufactured pandemic ventilators. The pandemic demands a simple device that can be plugged into an airway to test a ventilator. In the developing world, many ventilators are broken and need to be repaired; part of the repairing …

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Public Invention speaking at LibrePlanet 2020

LibrePlanet2020 is a leading conference on ethical software; it has been virtualized due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  But, it is totally free! You can watch here: https://libreplanet.org/2020/live/ . Public Invention is going to be speaking at 4:20 on Sunday, (Eastern time).  We will be presenting these slides: slides, check them out.  

What Makes A Good Public Invention Project? (long form)

“80% of projects are trivial. 20% are impossible. We must work in the thin boundary between these two classes.” — Edsger Dijkstra (quoted from memory) Public Invention fosters project-based invention teams that work “In the public, for the public.” Experience has shown this is a great way to learn, although learning is a secondary benefit …

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