R&D-I-Y : A web platform for mass collaboration

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R&D-I-Y is a web platform with 18,000+ global citizens collaboratively innovating for environmental stewardship and quality of urban life. The platform is currently being developed, building on their alpha project. The community is working to integrate personal scale innovation for environmental stewardship + quality of life into the existing infrastructure of cities. They are applying open source software development techniques to physical systems development, developing hydroponic systems, LEDs, solar, aquaponics, sensor systems, nutrient sources and alternative energy . . . all using open source techniques and as many readily-available materials as possible. Check them out at http://www.rndiy.org/ or watch the TEDtalk…

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