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Open source 3D printed water filter

The Faircap Project is a collaborative, clean water initiative, whose aim is to create an affordable open source 3D printed water filtration device that could provide clean, safe, drinkable water to those in need. The startup has already created a working prototype, but is now calling on engineers, designers, microbiologists, or anyone interested in helping to pitch their own open source ideas and make the Faircap filter as low cost and accessible as possible.

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Collaborative, clean water initiative, whose aim is to create an affordable open source 3D printed water filtration device that could provide clean, safe, drinkable water to those in need. The startup has already created a working prototype, but is now calling on engineers, designers, microbiologists, or anyone interested in helping to pitch their own open source ideas and make the Faircap filter as low cost and accessible as possible.

Who knew that one could be such a powerful number? Only one percent of the world’s water is drinkable, meaning nearly one billion people currently live without access to clean water, leading to an increase in death and water-related diseases. Yet at the same time, one dollar could be all it takes to make a functional, portable 3D printed water filter that works with standard PET water jugs and uses readily available materials.

That is The Faircap Project’s vision. Led by social entrepreneur and economics graduate Mauricio Cordova, The Faircap Project began when the Peruvian-born entrepreneur traveled to the Amazon Rainforest, where he was struck by the amount of industrial and chemical waste contaminating this once-pristine environment. “I realized that no matter where you are in the planet, we all will be suffering from more contamination from human and industrial activities in rivers, lakes and natural water reserves,” he said.

Having previously been exposed to the open source and maker movements while working in Barcelona, he decided to apply the concepts of digital fabrication, crowdsourcing, eco-hacking and collaboration to find a solution for this global clean water crisis.

Slider images
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1. open-source-3d-printed-water-filter-solve-global-crisis-one-dollar.jpg 2018-05-02 32 KiB
2. open-source-3d-printed-water-filter-solve-global-crisis-one-dollar2.jpg 2018-05-02 24.09 KiB
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List of blueprints
Name Date Size File
1. FH7B07FIFISFMRQ.stl 2018-05-02 1.39 MiB
3D Model

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