Pangloss Project Party : des idées plein la tête !

Un mois après l’inauguration du site d’innovation et de créativité à Ferney-Voltaire, et à l’occasion de notre première Project Party, les entrepreneurs membres de l’association Pangloss ont accueilli un nombreux public pour leur montrer la variété et la sophistication des quelques 50 projets, qui sortent des différents laboratoires d’innovation ouverte.

Cet évènement s’est déroulé en présence notamment de Mr Etienne Blanc, député maire de Divonne-les-Bains, venu nous voir en tout début d’évènement, en présence de Mme Aurélie Charillon, maire de Prevessin-Moens, en présence de Monsieur Guy Larmanjat, de Madame Myriam Bouvet-Multon, représentants le département de l’Ain, et venus en voisins et amis.

Situé à 25 minutes en bus de l’hyper centre de Genève, ce nouvel espace d’innovation permet aux entrepreneurs et aux hobbyists de s’exprimer, de s’identifier, de s’apprivoiser et de se retrouver régulièrement pour développer des projets collaboratifs à plusieurs.

Une occasion idéale pour les élus du territoire du Grand Genève, de venir soutenir les entrepreneurs et découvrir leurs projets, leurs idées et leurs inventions.

Cette soirée a également été une opportunité pour les entrepreneurs et les porteurs de projet en herbe, de 5 à 115 ans, qui souhaitent se lancer, tester leur idée, ou devenir autonome, de se rendre compte de l’importance de rejoindre un collectif, et de resentir par eux mêmes, la dynamique de création et de créativité, qui anime Pangloss.

Onl'fait

Onl’fait

Parmi les bonnes surprises de la soirée, la présence d’un compost mis à disposition par notre partenaire Sidefage, et la démo produit d’un robot téléprésence.

Ont particulièrement retenu l’attention du public (environ 130 personnes), les stands du développement durable, de la permaculture, de l’urbanisme, de l’internet des objets, des médias, des jeux, de la mécatronique, de la culture et de l’éducation, du design et de l’art, et de la fabrication (notamment les imprimantes et scanners 3D).

L’association poursuit ses évènements réguliers, et renouvellera cette opération au début de l’année 2016 pour montrer l’évolution de ses différents projets.

Autre découverte, la possibilité de voir s’imprimer des objets conçus en 3D et la possibilité de voir scannés des visages ou des surfaces complexes pendant l’évènement.

Scanneur 3D

Scanneur 3D

L’association remercie tous les membres et partenaires qui ont participé à cet évènement, les élus, qui par leur présence, nous ont renouvelé leur soutien. Le partenaire culinaire de la soirée était Le Nomade Pizza.

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Pangloss se réjouit d’accueillir les entrepreneurs qui vont inventer l’économie du futur, dès demain.

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Pour toute information, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter (contacteznous@panglosslabs.org) et restez informés au sujet de nos futurs évènements.

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Pangloss is participating in the Salon des Associations

We will be at the Salon des Associations at the COSEC in Ferney-Voltaire on Sunday, September 6, 2015 from 13h to 17h, to present our activities, including our initiation to robotics, 3D printing, and a presentation of the activities and upcoming events in our new creative space in Ferney-Voltaire. This is a great chance to come and meet local associations and stop by our booth.

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Our community space now available in Ferney-Voltaire

We have just opened our space for innovation and creativity in Ferney-Voltaire. While we work to design a unique experience for our users, we are every day improving day our equipment, layout and decoration, to be ready in the coming weeks to welcome you. In addition to the tools and machines, we seek to live the values of our association in this new space. Take the opportunity to join us and help create your space!

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Pangloss at Leman Make

We attended the LemanMake Festival in Nyon, to go and meet the hackers, makers in the region and to see how to democratise what can be done with fablab machines. Workshops for kids, impressive demo, conferences, everything was there to discover what the future will look like.

LemanMake.

Also a great opportunity to meet with our friends from all parts of Switzerland.

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3D Printing in Geneva

Gadget Guru is a short weekly radio show on World Radio Switzerland that I do with Tony Johnston.

Here’s the show from April 7th, 2015:

Here’s the usual set of links & videos from the show:

For more information about 3D printing, MAKE magazine is a great place to start:

To try 3D printing in Geneva, you can go to Post Tenebras Lab, the Geneva Hackerspace on any Tuesday night. It’s open to the public from 19h00 and they even have a communal meal. You might even see me there. We’ve just completed a major upgrade to our 3D printing capabilities and have 3 new printers including a Lulzbot TAZ 4 (a really big one!).

There’s the new Replik3D shop in Acacias. You’ll find their website here. Give them a call before you go to visit them as they are very new and sorting out their opening hours. Their website is in French but both Matthieu and Giovanni speak great English. They sell 3D printers, supplies and do printing services and more. You can even get a 3D scanned bobble head made of yourself in full colour!

You’ve also got Romain at Les Voisins coworking, and Sebastien at Onl’fait who both offer workshops and 3D printing services but you will need to speak French for these two.

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Reality in all its forms

Gadget Guru is a short weekly radio show on World Radio Switzerland that I do with Tony Johnston.

Here’s the show from March 31st, 2015:

Here’s the usual set of links & videos from the show:

Virtual Reality

A Rollercoaster Simulator on the Oculus Rift

There’s an open source system for VR gaming

Augmented Reality

Google glass – not dead yet.

Navigation

LayAR

Mixed Reality

Microsoft Hololens

and you can even try for yourself with the iPad Ikea catalogue

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Tech at the Geneva Motor Show

Gadget Guru is a short weekly radio show on World Radio Switzerland that I do with Tony Johnston.

Here’s the show from March 10th, 2015:

Here’s the usual set of links & videos from the show:

From the Mobile World Congress we had the LG Flex2 self-healing phone…

But this week is mostly about the Geneva Motor Show, which runs from the 5th to the 15th of March

The ED Design Torq – Electric Driverless Racing Car – which apparently could have a racing driver inside, but who’d want to without windows?

Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 with 3D printed parts

The Quant F and Quant Quantino Nanoflowcell cars have a range of up to 1000km between refills with ionic electrolyte fluid.

The EDAG Light Cocoon (for the blinky light fans)

The Aston Martin all electric DBX concept

The Swiss Rinseed Budii that will hand the steering wheel to you if you feel like driving

There is also the completely bonkers Koenigsegg Regera “hybrid” which does 0-400km/h <20 seconds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWm8xEapjuQ There are 76 cars at the motor show which emit less than 95g of CO2 per kilometer, and most of them are in production

Oh, and this week Apple launched the most personal computer ever designed. This goes on sale in France on April 10th, and in Switzerland “sometime in 2015”

See you next week!

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Mobile World Congress (hah!) and Virtual Private Networking

Gadget Guru is a short weekly radio show on World Radio Switzerland that I do with Tony Johnston.

Here’s the show from March 3rd, 2015:

Here’s the usual set of links & videos from the show:

For the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge:

The Virtual Private Network (VPN) comparison site I mentioned is https://www.bestvpn.com

Just to be safe, I suggest you use either Paypal or an e-card (one time use card number) from your bank to make the payments to these companies. It’s not that they aren’t safe, but I’ve noticed that they come and go over time.

Open source routers will allow you to VPN to your own home, but I won’t give you a link. If you don’t know how to find these, you shouldn’t be attempting it. Surf safely!

And remember – a VPN is just a pretend (really long) network cable.

For details of the next Pangloss events click here.

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Internet of Things

Gadget Guru is a short weekly radio show on World Radio Switzerland that I do with Tony Johnston.

Here’s the show from February 24th, 2015:



Here’s the usual set of links & videos from the show:

The Internet of Things market is expected to be huge, with pretty much all market forecasts in the high billions of dollars. By 2020, there are expected to be more than 100 billion devices connected.

The home monitoring (air quality, temperature etc) system I have is from Netatmo My little drone is the Parrot Minidrone Rolling Spider, available from 1000ordi in Geneva for 135-7 CHF. They also have a range of Connected Objects and speak English (not a lot, but enough!).

The lighting system from Philips that’s getting towards what I’d like

And of course, the build it yourself option with the Arduino Micro from Sparkfun and the Femtoduino

We held the first Pangloss Labs Internet of Things meetup on the 23rd of February in Eaux-vives.   For details of our next events click here.

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