Farevalue Final Prototype

This past summer we were really busy prototyping a smart, enhanced store value card capable of powering up an e-paper display, for a socially-focused urban planning company called Urbanscale. This is the final working prototype we engineered and fabricated together with our engineer wizard collaborator Todd Bailey and was meant as a feels-like, looks-like, works-like […]

NFC Smart Card Prototyping

GROUND Lab was busy for a part of 2011 in researching, designing, engineering and prototyping a smart value card based off of an RF based circuit and coil for the active transmission of power and data from a base RF unit to a passive RF receiver employing a programmable micro controller with the ability to […]

Mobile Printer prints Web content

One of the things the mobile printing device needs to be able to handle is opening socket GPRS connections in order to travel to specified URLs and Website addresses and downloading their content to be printed in real time. The device can be programmed to ‘call home’ or better download content from a ‘home URL’ […]

Mobile Printer prints SMS

Since one of the most important things we learned from the experience of testing a datalogging platform in health clinics in Uganda was that paper records were very important but also very limiting. The current paper logging process is painfully time consuming and requires lots of time spent processing the data and sending the data […]

Mobile Printer Concept

After we returned from our field trip in December of 2009 to test the concept and feasibility of Device X, we started researching how to design and produce an open source, low-power, low-cost and robust cell phone-based printing device for remote health facilities in Africa that participate in health monitoring and reporting. This device was […]

GROUND Lab on the Arduino Blog

Thanks a whole lot to our friends at Arduino for posting about GROUND Lab’s recent trip to Kenya and Tanzania to test their latest development in the open source lion tracking collar project. One of the tests involved using an Arduino Mega board to test out the GPRS connectivity and speed of local cell-phone networks. […]

Radio24 interviews GROUND Lab

Benedetta was contacted by Radio24, the Italian Radio channel of il Sole 24 Ore (think of it as the Financial Times of Italy) for a radio interview. Radio24 hosts a fantastic program called Giovani Talenti (“Young Talents”) which tells the stories of young Italian expatriates that have managed to study and pursue their careers in […]

FastCompany interviews GROUND Lab

Fast Company’s Jenara Nerenberg interviewed the founders of GROUND Lab about the open source lion tracking collar project and the overall open source business model. GROUND Lab talks about sustainability, the results of the most recent field testing trip to Kenya and Tanzania and their collaborations with conservationists in Africa. Click on the image above […]

GROUND Lab in Audubon Magazine

GROUND Lab had a few conversations with Audubon Magazine about the concept of open source lion tracking collars and the most recent findings from a trip to Kenya and Tanzania in December 2010. Thanks a lot for this wonderful article on all of our work on open source lion tracking collars. Click on the image […]

GROUND Lab in Tanzania

In January of 2011 GROUND Lab traveled to Tanzania to visit the island of Zanzibar and to assess network coverage on the island and mostly on mainland where the lions migrate to, after they leave Kenya. While in Zanzibar we ran tests to collect GPS data from that area using different cell carriers in Tanzania. […]


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