The IPO tables project has been quiet for a while as other projects needed our full attention. But the project was always in our mind because it looks like the perfect tool and collaboration method for an open circular economy in our eyes. And many people we told about the project in the past years expressed a big interest in it becoming a reality.
So in spring of 2017 we gathered new energy to try to go on with the project. We started with a funding application. And for the Open Source Circular Economy Days Berlin Event Huelfe reinstalled the old 2014 prototype to do some user testing.
Many people brought circularity solutions to the event – looking for new ways to connect them to each other.
Huelfe & Lars – in a quiet minute discussing graph data bases for IPO with Kat
It was fun to do this at the event! Especially to hear the positive feedback and the excitement expressed by the OSCEdays community when they understood the idea. The needs they expressed for their work helped us to remember all the fantastic use cases and problem solving skills of a fully fledged IPO tables software.
Huelfe @Monday morning IPO Session
Fueled with this energy we sat down already the next day to implement at least some of the most urgent changes into the public prototype and get also the website ready to go now for further funding applications.
We are happy about everyone raising their hands to join the team and help us. And test test test 🙂
Last weekend (dec 13th & 14th) Sebastian and Me were at the „Open Energy Micro Camp” working on the IPO tables software prototype. The camp was organized by the people of Open State & 10hoch16. We developed the prototype a bit further and discussed it with other Open Hardware and Open Energy initiatives and a bunch of designers. We also did some testing and gained new insights in the potential of the software and yes – also won some new fans for the project!
Jens, Lars, Peter, Dominik, Sebastian
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Last Weekend (October 24-26) we (Lars, Sarah, Sebastian, Christoph) were @Science Hack Day Berlin 2014 hacking on the prototype for IPO Creating Circles. It was a lot of fun. Interessting hacks around us. And in the end … we won a prize! Continue reading
The goal of the IPO Creating Circles (IPO CC) software is supposed to be a simple tool to experiment on maker events and in maker projects the IPO model for documentation and communication of making things. The projects wants to test and develop ideas for it in open discourse as well as the software itself over course of time. Here is a documentation of the first steps Continue reading
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IPO tables wants to ask for, inspire, support and do some academic research on questions of open source hardware collaboration tools for and in a circular economy. There is short document outlining some major questions and possible research approaches. The document is an early version and for
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