DonationBox with the Doctors Without Borders

The first full-size DonationBox, that we have produced for the Doctors Without Borders, has made it’s debut at the Music Hall of Athens during the benefit show “Swing for Hope” on October 1st. The event featured some great dance performances by seven of the best swing dance groups of Greece, while the benefit of the[…]

At the Maker Faire Athens

Our visit to the Athens Mini Maker Faire was great fun! We got to know many interesting people and projects and talked about a lot of new and inspiring ideas, such as the laser-engraving 3D printer, the silk-screen printing process, and tons of other great things. We also presented our new combination of our DonationBox[…]

Open-Design Exhibition at INNOVATHENS

As part of the open-design competition that we won with our Donation Box, together with twelve other open-design projects, we were invited to participate at the Open Design for the Public Space exhibition that GFOSS (ΕΕΛ/ΛΑΚ) organised together with the business accelerator InnovAthens. We presented the idea and the device and received very positive feedback.[…]

Donation Box with the Doctors Without Borders

Last Sunday, 08/11, was an amazing experience, when I brought the Donation Box to the Athens Marathon to accept donations for the Doctors Without Borders, who have an organizing team at Athens with awesome people and it was a great pleasure to work with them. We had re-branded the Donation Box in red and white[…]

Donation Box at FOSSCOMM

This Saturday (7th November), I will present the Donation Box at the Free/Open-Source Software Communities (FOSSCOMM) conference at the TEI of Athens. I will talk about the history of the box and what inspired us to develop this device, how we did the rapid prototyping on our 3D printer (TAZ4) and our CNC milling machine[…]

Taking part in the Festival

On 16-18 October we took part in the Festival for Solidarity and Cooperative Economy at the Platon’s Academy Park in Athens. We presented and operated the Donation Box prototype, which was a great to test our work in real-life conditions. This gave us the chance to identify some aspects for improvements, which we are already[…]

Festival for Solidarity & Cooperative Economy

CommonsLab is taking part in the 4th Festival for Solidarity & Cooperative Economy in Athens, promoting the values of openness and peer production for managing common goods. At the Festival we will present our first prototype project, the DonationBox, an electronic device that accepts donations and has the following features: Inform about the team that asks[…]

Open Design Competition

Good news for Open Design and for the DonationBox! The Greek Free / Open Source Software Society (GFOSS, ΕΕΛ/ΛΑΚ) and the business accelerator EPI.noo (ΕΠΙ.νοώ) held an open design competition for public spaces and awarded 2000€ – 4000€ to 10 projects. We are proud to announce that the DonationBox was one of the selected projects[…]