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

Glia builds tourniquets for Ukraine and Public Invention Helps

Invention is not exactly the same as engineering, but both require problem solving and innovation. Public Invention is proud to assist Glia, a Canadian firm, in its “Stop the Bleed” project making an open-source tourniquet for the terrible conflict in Ukraine. Not being a first responder, I only recently learned how important these devices are, …

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Jeopardy Game – July Inventor Gathering

Greetings inventors, friends and supporters, Here is the jeopardy game from our July Inventor Gathering. This was created by our Outreach Coordinator, Megan Cadena. Please enjoy this slide deck and share it with others! It’s already available for you to use at your next virtual game night. Link to Game: invention-qs Sincerely, The Public Invention …

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Comments on the Global Open Science Hardware Roadmap

I recently read the Global Open Science Hardware Roadmap published by the Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH). It lays out a real program for promoting Open Science Hardware (that is, roughly speaking, lab equipment and field instruments.) I strongly support it, and have signed the manifesto petition. As it states, if we can make …

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Why we started and then froze a software effort for Ukraine

Disaster relief is different than the steady work of research, whether the disaster is natural or caused by human folly and greed. It is bursty and uncertain, urgent and unclear. When Russia invaded Ukraine, I thought the war would be over before Public Invention could possibly do anything. I was traveling to Auburn Alabama, in …

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UNIVA Briefing: Humanitarian Engineering Student Organizations and Project Conceptualization

Authored by: Miriam Castillo and Megan Cadena Public Invention is a non-profit organization located in Austin, Texas, USA. It was formed in 2016 through the vision and philosophy of Robert L. Read (PhD) who is the founder and leader of invention projects. Why is there a Public Invention? Born from a child whose books, comics …

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UNIVA documento informativo: Organizaciones Estudiantiles de Ingeniería Humanitaria y Conceptualización de Proyectos

Escrito por: Miriam Castillo y Megan Cadena Public Invention es una organizacion sin fines de lucro localizada en Austin, Texas, USA. La cual se forma en 2016 a traves de la visión y filosofia de PHD Robert L. Read quien es el fundador y lider de proyectos de invención. ¿Por qué existe Public Invention? Nace …

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Let’s Thank These Firms for Contributing to the Low Carbon Patent Pledge

Rich firms and persons in a America pay too little in taxes, and yet at the same time they get too few thanks. It is perfectly consistent to believe both of these things. I personally suspect the more they are thanked, the less they will resist paying higher taxes. Whether you believe this or not, …

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Register your Student Public Invention Club with Us!

Public Invention, Inc., (this non-profit) encourages student groups to create clubs at their schools devoted to the ideas of Public Invention and Humanitarian Engineering. In fact, we’ve written a article explaining how and why to do this, which we would be happy for you to share. However, to use the name “Public Invention”, which is …

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