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 […]

Open Source Datalogger that Prints

Based on some of the findings from Device X user testing trip to Uganda, we came up with an Arduino based datalogger that can print on most USB HP and Epson printers without the use of drivers or a computer. It’s a stand alone datalogger that can save data, store it, send it via SMS […]

Field Report for Device X in Uganda

This is the field report that I drafted in 2010 when I returned from field testing GROUND Lab’s Device X in health clinics around Kampala, Uganda, thanks to UNICEF. While there, I was researching the context in which the device needed to operate and what kind of social interactions took place in all the different […]

Device X v 0.3

We have been really busy and excited at the Lab because we are now finishing the first full version of the prototype for the mobile health device for health clinics in Uganda in partnership with UNICEF. New prototype. New prototype on, example of a menu screen with ATM style buttons. This version, finally includes all […]

Device X v 0.2

We have been busy making the patient entry device for health clinics in Uganda and we recently presented a new and improved version to the Innovation Team at Unicef. The new version includes many improvements from previous versions, including a full Qwerty keyboard for easy typing, which is covered in silicone to help making it […]

Latest Case Prototype

We have been working hard recently, laser cutting, bolting, drilling and more. Here’s the result. A new customized case for the device. This is only a prototype and the final casing will most likely be machined manufactured, but for now this is what we came up with as a fast prototyping solution. And we went […]


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