Interesting Links

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Hack Improve

sugru – the future needs fixing

Hacker Challenge Winner: Stream Music Through Your Old Smartphone

The Raspberry Pi Microwave

London Hackspace

8 great Raspberry Pi projects created by kids

10 simple Raspberry Pi projects that will change your life

Dangerous Prototypes – A new open source hardware project every month

Hack a Day – hack everything!

Hack The Barbican – a playground for arts, technology and entrepreneurship

Open Sustain

Open Utility

The Open Data Institute (ODI)

Interactive guide to pollution levels on London roads

amee – free financial & environmental insight on every business

Open Knowledge Foundation blog – Carbon emissions transparency should be at the heart of the global open data agenda – A Guide to Whistleblowing

The Internet of Things Academy – Who Uses Open Data?

New Zealand bans software patents

Green IT, materials dominate Q2 cleantech investment in Mass

Environmental Dataset Gateway (EDG)

Transition Network – creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions

2 degrees – the global community for sustainable business

Article about OpenCorporates on Wired

OpenCorporates – The Open Database Of The Corporate World

CAIT 2.0 – WRI’s Climate Data Explorer – a list of open data catalogues

Creative Commons

CleanTech Group – Clean Technology

Blue & Green Tomorrow

Request Initiative – Unlocking Public Data

figshare – a repository for sharing research results – 3 hourly weather forecast and observational data – UK locations

CarbonCulture helping everybody to save energy and carbon, together

More Associates

Sustainable innovation could be worth £100bn for UK companies

businessGreen – Sustainable thinking

Europe’s Energy – A Visualisation by Country

Open Source is Changing the World

Zero Carbon Britain: Rethinking the Future

GreenBiz group – Defining and Accelerating the Business of Sustainability

Brixton Energy – Community Owned Solar Power in Brixton

Community energy is on the up. But will the government hobble it?

Abundance – Crowdfunding renewable energy investments

Trillion Fund – Crowd Investing for Renewable Energy

Open Street Map

Introducing OpenStreetMap for Transitioners

Carbon Leapfrog – accelerating the growth of low carbon projects

British Gas – Connecting Homes Startup Competition

The Ecologist and the Pirate – let’s hack our way towards sustainability

Sustainable Cities Collective (Sponsored by Siemens)

Westmill Solar Co-operative

Provenance – we help makers tell the true stories behind their products to customers.

Sustainable Brands – a learning, collaboration, and commerce community

Harness the Power of the Sun: The Complete Guide to Using Solar Energy

Composting 101

7 Tips For Making And Using Compost In The Garden

Going Green with Solar Panels in the Home

Go Green & Get Green: Tax Rebates and Incentives for Green Home Improvements

Green Jobs: A Resource Guide for Individuals with Disabilities

Repair Reuse

Restart Project

Restart Parties on

iFixit – The free repair guide for everything, written by everyone.

Repair Cafe – Toss It Away? No Way!


HTC One is highly repairable with special secret tool, says lead designer


Remakery Brixton

Recyclebank – on a mission to realise a world where nothing is wasted

Makers Bill of Rights

The Fixers Manifesto

Electronics and Appliances Recycling at Best Buy

Make Create

Maker Faire

Maker Magazine – Electronics Workshop Craft Science Home Art & Design

instructables – Let’s Make


HowDo – DIY Micro Guides

MaKey MaKey – An Invention Kit For Everyone

The Makers of Things

Meet the maker – Afroditi experiments with embroidery, soft circuits and diy electronics

Phono Horn. Free Sound Dock for your Smart Phone to Download and Make.

Build a RepRap 3D Printer

RepRap – the self-replicating 3D printer

Watch: Jaw-Dropping Software Makes 3-D Models From Any Photo

DIY Hacking: Collection of the Best DIY Maker Projects

Prototype Evolve

Why public libraries should follow Chicago’s lead and build maker labs

Design Museum – London

The Great Recovery – Redesigning the future

The People’s Design Lab – Thinking out waste

PJRC – Teensy USB Development Board

Flora – Arduino compatible wearable electronics platform

Arduino – Official boards, Clones, Derivatives, Compatibles and Counterfeits

Ragworm – a community printed circuit board (PCB) platform

The Pi Hut – Stuff for the Raspberry Pi

Thingiverse – Digital Designs for Physical Objects

‘It would be fatal if we were still shipping the same Raspberry Pi in 2016’ – Interview with Ebon Upton

British Design Innovation – the trade body representing Industrial Designers

Adafruit – founded in 2005 by MIT engineer, Limor “Ladyada” Fried


Raspberry Pi Kid

MiniGeekGirl – Amy Mather 13

Amy Mather – 13 – Conway’s Game Of Life

UK government prioritizes coding skills and 3D printers in new school curriculum proposals

IT teaching overhauls welcomed by industry including Raspberry Pi and Microsoft

The MagPi

TED – Ideas Worth Spreading

code club – A nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11

Kids Can’t Use Computers… And This Is Why It Should Worry You

Raspberry Pi: Microsoft and Google are helping to save British tech

Young Rewired State – a network of software developers and designers aged 18 and under

Eco & Environmental Scholarships, Internships, and Activities

24 Ways to Make Your Classroom Eco Friendly This Year

All About Circuits

Stuff That Doesn’t Quite Fit

Fast Company – Co-Design, Co-Exist Co-Create Labs

10 Reasons Why 2013 Will Be The Year You Quit Your Job

Scaling Project

The Happy Startup School

Where Will the Jobs Come From?

Social responsibility most important to Generation Y investors

3Space – Turning Empty Space Into Opportunity

Good for Nothing

Fairphone | A seriously cool smartphone. Putting social values first.

Global Oil Production & Consumption since 1965

REconomy Project – Tools to Help to Build a New Kind of Economy

An Electric Hummer – You cannot be serious?

Fusion of Power – Energy Solutions to Maximise Savings

Sourcemap – supply chain mapping, visualization, and business continuity planning

Xively – the Public Cloud specifically built for the Internet of Things

Small Business User Guide: Guidance on how to measure and report your greenhouse gas emissions (DEFRA)

Hack The Barbican – A playground for Arts, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Can we handle the truth about the supply chain of our consumer goods? – The Guardian

Guide To Composting At Home

The Ultimate Guide To Cutting Your Paper Waste

The Ultimate Guide To Creating A Greener Kitchen

33 Ways To Eat Environmentally Friendly

Home Science: Backyard Conservation

The Beginner’s Guide To Xeriscape Landscaping Design

How To Make Your Backyard A Sanctuary For Wildlife