(Nederlands) VR 360* “Lightupcanes make me visible “
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Aankondiging VR filmpje
Making of: Debby’s Heroes and Friends Amsterdam VR Movie
The collaboration between Debby and the Heroes & Friends of Amsterdam has resulted in a Virtual Reality (VR) movie about
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Presentation of Light-up cane Improvement Student Science Project – Calandlyceum Amsterdam
Julian, Max and Calvin from VWO 4 of the Caland Lyceum in Amsterdam have worked on making the Marchena Lightup
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Honours Programme Technology and Society at “Hogeschool Windesheim”
    Students from Windesheim can follow an Honours Program in addition to their study program, in which they devise
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Heroes and Friends of Amsterdam selected the Marchena Lightupcane for promotion
The Marchena Lightupcane project has been selected for the Heroes of Amsterdam program (Site is in Dutch only).   Work
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SightCity in Frankfurt am Main
On 8 May 2019, Debby visited SightCity, the largest trade show for VIP devices in Europe. There was an incredible
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Make Health III
Thursday 18 April there was an exhibition of Make Health III in Contact 020. Contact Amsterdam is a maker space
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Impression of the ZieZo event
Debby had a lot of fun presenting the Lightupcane to the VIPs’ present and other interested parties, here are some
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Lightupcane presentation on the open day at the Royal Visio
Debby’s Lightupcane was invited by Fred Boot, Employee Advice and Information, to present the luminous cane at Visio Heerhugowaard at
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Marchena Cane is invited at the Royal Visio Event in Heerhugowaard
Royal Visio is the most prominent Dutch Organisation with the purpose to improve VIP Life, Social Inclusion and Mobility. Debby
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Light Emitting Signalling Cane
During the Health Event, we were regularly asked if we would also provide a simpler entry-level signaling stick, so that
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Marchena Cane is at the “Ziezo” VIP congress in Utrecht
The 23rd edition of the ZieZo exhibition takes place on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March 2019. This exhibition is
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(Nederlands) Radio Cast op radio 509 Amsterdam
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Marchena Cane is invited to the Innovation for Health Event in Rotterdam
Debby is invited to present her Marchena Cane at the Innovation for Health Event in Rotterdam 2019. The event takes
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Sam’s review of the updated Marchena Cane
In this video Sam reviews the updated Marchena Cane. It is a spontaneous review during a live stream and we
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Debby is featured on Eyes on Success Podcast
Debby was interviewed in the studios of the Amsterdam TV / Radio Station AT5 for the American internet platform “Eyes
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Debby features in First aid publication (Dutch only)
Debby is featured in the Fourth quarter edition of the First Aid Foundation (Dec 2018) Page 12.
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Lightup cane being road tested, a Facebook Story
  Mel Bohrmann observed Debby with her Lightup cane whilst walking and shared here exprecience on facebook. Just click on
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Testing the first collapseable version of the Cane
Gerard from Hoofddorp has the honor to test the first collapseable Blind Cane. He prefers to use a roller instead
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Divisible Cane: Conical Connectors
Louisette, our local designer / maker, has refined Peter Hanely’s design to create a connector system that is suitable for
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Dutch news Site for VIP’s (Dutch Only)
The post informs Dutch speaking VIP’s about an independent news site specifically aimed at VIP’s.
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Makehealth Group Presentation
The Team presented their prototypes during a very well attended “Make Health” presentation. A total of 13 project teams proudly
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Debby on Amsterdam TV (Dutch only)
Here Debby gives a street interview in Amsterdam. (Dutch only).
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Light-up Cane vs Regular White Cane
Light-up Cane vs Normal Blindcane. Any questions?
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Debby experiments with balance
Debby is always in motion. She is tinkering with the idea to find balance of the cane that would make
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Test fitting Peter Hanley’s couplings
We are getting another step closer to the production ready version of the Marchena Cane. We printed Peter’s couplings and
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Debby on the road – Dutch Design Week Exposition
Debby is admiring the pretty artwork made of “Bondaged rubber bycicle tires” at the Dutch Design Week exposition in Eindhoven,
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Peter is at it again! The Canelug 2.0.
Peter Hanely, our designer from across the pond outdid himself again with a very lean design for the connectors to
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Sam of “The Blind Life Youtube Channel just hit 10k Subscribers!
Our Light up cane tester in the US has passed the 10,000 subscribers. Awesome feat! In order to accomplish this,
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Now you can also donate via the Dutch getfunded.nl platform
Especially for our Local Dutch Supporters! You can help Debby fund getting the Light-up-cane to production via her getfunded.nl campaign.
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Debby’s Gofundme campaign
Debby started her GoFundme campaign. The aim is to get funds to make the cane ready for production and the
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Debby revealing the New Blind Cane
The Fab Lab De Waag opened the doors for Debby to perform the presentation of her New Blind Cane. The
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Our friends in the USA in action – We have the first coupling to collapse the cane
Peter Hanely from California designed the first version of the coupling for the project to make the Marchena Cane divisible.
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Road Test in Amsterdam Historic Center
Debby is testing the Marchena Cane in Amsterdam, in the Historic Center, close to the FabLab “De Waag”  
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VIP with self-made Marchena Cane V.01
Today Debby met a blind gentleman close to the EYE in Amsterdam. He showed his measure to make the Blind
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Test Print on Basic 3D printer
We downloaded the STL files from the blindjedi website and printed them on a very basic 3D printer. If this
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The Marchena Cane in Flicker Mode
We tested the Marchena Cane in pitch black, the super reflective layer makes it visible really well. When you switch
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First Marchena Cane Exported to the US
The first production Marchena Cane Prototype was sent off via DHL today. Our first customer is Sam of TheBlindLife vlog.
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“The Why” by Debby Marchena
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Correctbook = Ideabook
Correctbook deserves yout attention. What is Correctbook for me? It is my Ideabook and an opportunity for children in Africa
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Road test
Debby executed a road test in busy Amsterdam close to the Central Station, where she had the accident that set
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MakeHealth Meetup: The day of the White Cane
During the first MakeHealth: Prototyping series participant Debby Marchena developed a light-giving white stick in FabLab Amsterdam. During this MakeHealth
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Towards a usable prototype
Towards a usable prototype We continue to experiment! The most recent stick (early September 2018) is fiberglass, with highly reflective
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Presentatie Prototypes in de Waag
During the final presentation of Prototyping Health in the Waag, everyone could admire the prototypes. The question, which almost everyone
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The FabLab in the Waag in Amsterdam
The FabLab in the Waag in Amsterdam The FabLab van de Waag, on the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam, is filled with
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Visually Impaired or blind Person (VIP)
This website is aimed to enhance the lives of the Visually Impaired and Blind (VIB). For this to work we
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