Face Jam: Evade Facial Recognition

Keep clear from recognition algorithms with these methods.

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Watch This Youtuber Dismember Popular Devices to Make See-Through Gadgets

As an adolescent in the mid-80s, I got a see-through Swatch watch (with translucent green trimming) that showed the internal structures and the gears in motion. It was my favorite, and ever since then I’ve been a big fan of clear casings on electronics. I often wonder why they’re not more prevalent — the motors, […]

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Vent-Con 2020 To Discuss the State of Open Source Ventilators

Next Thursday, May 21st, Public Invention will be hosting Vent-Con 2020, a virtual mini-convention focused on open source ventilators and the related learnings and developments that have transpired over the past few months with the Covid-19 pandemic. The three hour online event provides an interesting program that looks at the ventilator community, its challenges, developing […]

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Where the Hell Are the Ventilators? Here’s the List of 80 Open Source Projects, Scored and Ranked

Robert Read and his group have compiled a scored ranking of over 80 open source ventilator projects.

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USB Webcams are Sold Out. Here Is How to Use Your iPhone Instead

Pandemics apparently bring out some odd shopping tendencies and supply chain breakdowns. First the stores ran out of toilet paper. Then they ran out of yeast. And now, with everyone telecommuting to work and school, there’s a shortage of USB webcams, with many people doubling (or quadrupling) the price of what they still have in […]

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How to Fold a No-Sew Bandana Face Mask

Here’s how to whip up a quick mouth-and-nose cover using your favorite rag and two elastic ponytail holders.

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Makers Wanted: Fix These Medtronic Ventilator Schematics

KiCad Services needs your help transferring the schematics of the newly opened ventilator into a modern, usable, open format.

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