Yoda: Rwanda Makes Its Own Smartphones — Could It Become the World’s First Open Source Everything Superpower?

#OSE Open Source Everything, Manufacturing

Rwanda launches first ‘Made in Africa’ smartphones

“We are actually the first who are doing manufacturing. We are making the motherboards, we are making the sub-boards during the entire process,” he said. “There are over 1,000 pieces per phone.”

Could Rwanda become the world’s first open source everything superpower?

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Penguin: Open Source Organs

Innovation, Manufacturing

Artificial organs developed by biohackers will soon deliver insulin to diabetics

In 2018, several hybrid closed-loop systems will begin to appear on the market. These will measure a user’s blood-sugar levels every five minutes or so and supply insulin subcutaneously as appropriate. A large part of the R&D behind them was done in the open-source community. One such group, the Open Artificial Pancreas System project (OpenAPS), has for the past three years been encouraging diabetic biohackers to explore and improve their existing monitoring and insulin-delivery systems.

Yoda: Children Synthesize Two Dollar Version of Martin Shkreli’s $750 Malaria Drug

Manufacturing, Materials

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Children Synthesize Two Dollar Version of Martin Shkreli’s $750 Malaria Drug

The aim was to enable anyone in the community (from professors and pharmaceutical professionals, to undergraduates and school classes) to help solve our most pressing health concerns. […]

Anyone could take part, all the data and ideas had to be public domain, and there were to be no patents. Our lab notebooks were no longer sitting on the bench of a locked lab, but were updated in real time on the internet.