Instituto Do It Yourself

DIWO Devices

Learning experience for the generation of devices that have an impact on our city and connect with citizen initiatives. This is developed through an itinerary of micro-workshops based on a common theme and which articulate collective projects (open designs, measuring devices, shared data, etc.).

Culture of doers that is an extension of cultural knowledge DIY (Do it yourself) or DIWO (Do it with others) This subculture democratizes access to technology and knowledge and in turn is based on a culture of free software and open designs.

In these contexts, collective intelligence is fostered through collaboration, creating a space for collective decision-making that builds consensus to achieve common objectives and develop collective projects.

Format description:
We start from a referential device on a scale of 1:1 a furniture or ephemeral architecture that has two fundamental roles on the one hand to be the support that articulates the narrative thread around the theme. On the other hand, it makes possible the different activities and dynamics being a support for different formats, presentations, workshops, etc. This device is designed and developed by the team of mentors who coordinate the workshop.

Around this support there will be micro-workshops that propose the development of small-scale devices that implement the base device. Each workshop will have a mentor who poses a challenge. Starting from a specific methodology, tools will be deployed so that the maker acquires basic knowledge to be able to develop and replicate the device.

Total Hours: 20 h Workshop (4 Micro-workshops of 5h)
Participants: 20-25max
Pill Competencies: Programming Basics / Digital Manufacturing Basics
Cross-cutting skills: Open source manuals
Budget Device base: 3000 to 20.000 € *depends on the cases + Micro-workshops: 5000 €.

To whom it is addressed:
Maker and developers, interested in civic design and citizen initiatives

Benefits and added value:
A learning community is made possible that enables the transfer of knowledge for the development of collective projects.