Heaven of God Ideas
Crises and accidents are a cultural pressure cooker. They invite innovation. Super interesting! For example, many individuals and maker communitiesRead more.
Hello dear supporters, I tried to make a video with a mild cold to participate in the Holman competition. TheRead more.
Presentation LightupCane at Symposium
Two teams of students gave a joint presentation about the DIY version of the Lightupcane. They have made it suitableRead more.
At the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences 2 teams of students have made the DIY version of the Lightupcane user-friendly,Read more.
Finishing Touches Improvements Lightupcane
Students put the finishing touches to the improved prototypes of the Marchena Lightupcane. The presentation will take place during theRead more.
Members of the Executive Board and education managers met yesterday during Knowledge network meeting Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (KenniscentrumRead more.
Make Health Open Evening at Waag
The first Make Health Open Evening took place on November 14 in the Waag Amsterdam. More than 10 technicians acceptedRead more.
Article in Amsterdam Newspaper Het Parool
Succes at Dutch Design Week
Debby presented her light emitting white canes at the Embassy of Health at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven atRead more.
New Project Hogeschool Rotterdam
Students of the Hogeschool Rotterdam are going to improve the Lightupcane. What are the two groups of students going toRead more.
Knight Rider Blind Cane Tip – Windesheim Students innovation
The students of Windesheim initiated a very interesting innovation. The students have investigated how the VIP can alert other roadRead more.
Presentation Marchena Lightupcane at congress in Egypt
Each year the worldwide Fab Lab community gather to share. The Marchena Lightupcane is being presented at the internationalRead more.
VR 360* “Lightupcanes make me visible “
June 20 the VR videos of Heroes & Friends Amsterdam were shown for the firsttime. The same goes for Debby’sRead more.
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 aboutRead more.
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 LightupRead more.
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 deviseRead more.
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). WorkRead more.
SightCity in Frankfurt am Main
On 8 May 2019, Debby visited SightCity, the largest trade show for VIP devices in Europe. There was an incredibleRead more.
Make Health III
Thursday 18 April there was an exhibition of Make Health III in Contact 020. Contact Amsterdam is a maker spaceRead more.
Impression of the ZieZo event
Debby had a lot of fun presenting the Lightupcane to the VIPs’ present and other interested parties, here are someRead more.
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 atRead more.
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. DebbyRead more.
Light Emitting Signalling Cane
During the Health Event, we were regularly asked if we would also provide a simpler entry-level signaling stick, so thatRead more.
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 isRead more.
(Nederlands) Radio Cast op radio 509 Amsterdam
Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.Read more.
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 takesRead more.
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 weRead more.
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 “EyesRead more.
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.Read more.
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 onRead more.
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 insteadRead more.
Divisible Cane: Conical Connectors
Louisette, our local designer / maker, has refined Peter Hanely’s design to create a connector system that is suitable forRead more.
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.Read more.
Makehealth Group Presentation
The Team presented their prototypes during a very well attended “Make Health” presentation. A total of 13 project teams proudlyRead more.
Debby on Amsterdam TV (Dutch only)
Here Debby gives a street interview in Amsterdam. (Dutch only).Read more.
Debby experiments with balance
Debby is always in motion. She is tinkering with the idea to find balance of the cane that would makeRead more.
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 andRead more.
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,Read more.
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 toRead more.
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,Read more.
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.Read more.
Debby’s Gofundme campaign
Debby started her GoFundme campaign. The aim is to get funds to make the cane ready for production and theRead more.
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. TheRead more.
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.Read more.
Road Test in Amsterdam Historic Center
Debby is testing the Marchena Cane in Amsterdam, in the Historic Center, close to the FabLab “De Waag”Read more.
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 BlindRead more.
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 thisRead more.
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 switchRead more.
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.Read more.
Correctbook = Ideabook
Correctbook deserves yout attention. What is Correctbook for me? It is my Ideabook and an opportunity for children in AfricaRead more.
Debby executed a road test in busy Amsterdam close to the Central Station, where she had the accident that setRead more.
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 MakeHealthRead more.
Towards a usable prototype
Towards a usable prototype We continue to experiment! The most recent stick (early September 2018) is fiberglass, with highly reflectiveRead more.
Presentatie Prototypes in de Waag
During the final presentation of Prototyping Health in the Waag, everyone could admire the prototypes. The question, which almost everyoneRead more.
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 withRead more.