Sammy P. in Berlin

Sammy P., the photosynthetic wall prototype designed and fabricated by IED Torino students of the Master in Smart Buildings and Sustainable Design, will be on show in the exhibit Human Factor – Endless Prototyping organized by Ars Electronica at Drive Volkswagen Forum in Berlin. Opening tonight, it will be on until the 27th of August 2016. … Continue reading

MiniLilly PCB

In the process of optimization of the MiniLilly, we designed a brand new PCB to be used as an Arduino shield to connect and control all the sensors and the RGB lighting system. PCB Design: Matteo Amela

LillyBot flies to Dublin

From May Day to the 19th of July, LillyBot 2.0 will be at the Science Gallery in Dublin in the exhibit Home/Sick – post domestic bliss. HOME\SICK: POST-DOMESTIC BLISS explores how our homes might be reconfigured and reimagined as centres of connection in spite of emigration, of intimacy in spite of digital distraction, of food and … Continue reading

Welcome MiniLilly, the smallest member of our Lillies family!

Welcome MiniLilly! With its 2.5 liters of micro-algae solution, it’s the smallest photobioreactor we ever made. It’s meant to be the low-cost good-looking solution for newbies interested in starting their home algae little farm :) More info on the MiniLilly webpage, stay tuned a DIY Kit will be released soon!

LillyBot 2.0 is flying Middle East!

LillyBot 2.0 will be in show from 7 to 10 December 2014 at the Qatar National Conference Centre  in Doha at the Lab exhibition organized by the ITU Telecom World Conference with Ars Electronica. ITU Telecom World is the global platform for high-level debate, networking, innovation-showcasing and knowledge-sharing across the ICT community. Ars Electronica was invited by ITU to think … Continue reading

LillyBot 2.0 @ MakerFaire Rome 2014

Join us next Friday 3 October to Sunday 5 October at Auditorium della Musica in Rome: LillyBot 2.0 will be officially presented during the MakerFaire European Edition, Rome 2014. Don’t miss!

LillyBot 2.0 – Official preview @ Popup Makers torino

LillyBot 2.0, our new prototype of a domestic microalgae farm will be previewed at Popupmakers @ Toolbox Torino on September 24 / h. 19,00. If you are around you are more than welcome to come over, and give your comments/advice. The full prototype presentation will then take place @ Maker Faire Rome on 3-5 October 2014. … Continue reading

WaterLilly on Wired uk

Last month, WaterLilly was featured on Wired UK. Check it out here!

@ MakerFaire Rome!

Only 12 hours to the first European MakerFaire in Rome… we will be there presenting the brand new  components of the WaterLilly family:  DemoLilly 2013, and WaterLilly_Starter_Kit 2013! Have a preview at the WaterLilly pages, and if you’re around, come to the Faire and join us to grab one of the micro-algae pipettes we are distributing … Continue reading

waterlilly family gets bigger and goes out!

Hey, check out the WaterLilly page. The family got bigger, three new members joined the 2012 components: Lilly_bot 2013, Demo_Lilly 2013, and Lilly Starter_Kit 2013. Lilly_bot-2013 is an automated device to cultivate edible micro-algae like Spirulina in a domestic environment. Having a personal micro-algae farm is an environmentally friendly way to produce and consume a complete nutritional source that grows … Continue reading

Water Lilly Brick

We’re beginning to explore new directions in the Water Lilly project, looking for a brick system that can be used to create architectural envelopes to grow micro-algae. This very first brick array is the starting point of an entire new research branch that aims to deveop real architectural components that can be used to create … Continue reading

Water Lilly workshop @ Fablab Torino

  Per finire in tempo la preparazione di  Water Lilly in vista della Mostra a Palazzo Bembo a Venezia, abbiamo pensato di organizzare un workshop a inviti al Fablab Torino. Dove e quando Fablab Torino, 3 luglio 2012 Cos’è Water Lilly? Water Lilly è un prototipo di foto-bio-reattore (cioè un marchingegno per allevare micro alghe) che stiamo … Continue reading

BIO.23 in Ljubjana Design Biennale

The curators of the 23rd Biennial of Design in Ljubjana – Margo Konings and Margriet Vollenberg, from the studio Organisation in Design – have selected our proposal “photo-bio-creature” for BIO 23 exhibition. Among 439 entries received they selected 90 works to be exhibited. Selection report at www.bio.si. See you in Ljubjana at the Museum of Architecture and Design on … Continue reading

Mounting Eco e Narciso installation @ Artissima 18

Today Artissima contemporary art fair will open in the Oval building in Torino Lingotto. We did an installation for Eco e Narciso, a project of Provincia di Torino. Come to visit us in the Museum Area! This video shows the “making of”. We will spend the next four days in the fair, making work obsessively our Makerbot … Continue reading

green springs @ ARTISSIMA 18

  Our Green Springs will be present at ARTISSIMA 18 as an installation for the Eco e Narciso space in the Museum Area at the Oval in Torino. The installation will work as a Statistics Machine to create a constructed visualization of what visitors think about art. Here is how it will work: a Makerbot 3d … Continue reading

Makerbot little green springs (WIP) 2.0

Little green creatures are growing and learning how to aggregate themselves to create micro elastic structures. Makerbot G-code has been set up for printing optimization and fabrication of a quite large amount with a automated build platform. more… soon!

Makerbot little green springs (WIP)

A few pix of some little plastic springs we are working on. The design is based on the Snake by Zomboe: STL files available at Thingiverse. This is a WIP for an installation. More info soon.

BUILDSMART2011 final prototypes

Images (by Matteo Tangi) of the Arduino brained final prorotypes of the workshop BUILDSMART2011. more info at the wshop blog.    

Lasercut for kids

Little animals, monsters, cars to be lasercut in plywood or plexi (3mm) for kids (and adults) to play. download vector pdf for lasercut    

smartbuild 2011 prototypes almost ready!

The prototypes developed by the students of the Smartbuild 2011 workshop in Torino are almost ready to go. They will be finished by the end of next week for the workshop final presentation on Friday the 23rd, during which the students will present also a design proposal for Torino based on their Smart Components systems. … Continue reading