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History of Testaccio

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Monte Testaccio’s name comes from the Latin word testa, meaning potsherd. It is also known as Monte dei Cocci, which in Italian means “Potsherd Hill”. It’s a reference to the waste materials that slowly raised the hill, i.e. the amphorae discarded from the nearby harbor on the Tiber. It is about 700 meters around, reaches…
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Filabot and the sustainability of Makers

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Recycle plastic and you will have come full circle: this might very well be the (almost) zero impact motto of the Makers movement. Reusing the waste from 3D printers could be a good way to reduce waste and help the environment. That’s why many are curious about Filabot, the desktop system designed to recycle plastic. It is…
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What the Makers said at the White House

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In the United States the Makers are taken seriously. The government knows that this is a movement that is capable of revolutionising key sectors of the country (education, production and innovation) and so it keeps a close eye on them. Given that it’s worth having a chat about the subject, Tom Kalil – Obama’s innovation…
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Arduino Day and other events you can’t afford to miss

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The month of April begins with a deluge of events in Europe and in Italy. A word of advice: don’t forget Arduino Day in Rome and the two Mini Maker Faires in Oslo and Edinburgh. But that’s not all. Take a look at the weekly programme, choose your event and spread the word. The week…
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