We have completed the construction of our new head quarter, la Lumassina. It is mostly made by ourselves using natural and renewable material (wood and straw bales) and produces all the energy it needs from the sun and from the forest nearby.
It is an example of the appropriate technology we like to study, design and implement.
There is a lot of land around we are looking forward in transforming in a permanent applied open air research centre.
Happy New Year!
Emanuela attended the annual Mine Action Symposium in Biograd, Croatia. This time, Snail Aid presented two papers: one on the latest development of Billy Goat Radio and one on the work on the Test and Evaluating Protocol to be used during Acceptance test of demining machines not designed to detonate hazards by National Mine Action Authorities (NMAAs). During the presentation of Billy Goat Radio we launched the call for expressions of interest for having BILLY GOAT RADIO for FREE. Organizations interested in using Billy Goat Radio in the field are invited to contact us! Thanks to our colleagues for the good time spent together!
In September 2015 the results of TIRAMISU projects have been presented to a large audience. Among the stakeholders invited there was her highness princess Astrid of Belgium. It has been a pleasure to speak with her about Billy Goat Radio tool.The gallery of all the pictures taken by Silvia Aresca, our member and professional photographer can be seen here.
We have uploaded on this website a DEMO version of Billy Goat Radio Adaptability System, the simple software allowing creating stories to deliver risk educational messages tailored to the local context in terms of educational messages and details of everyday life.
If you wish to give the demo a try, please contact us either by using the form or by writing an email to snailaid AT gmail.com
Thanks to the Italian NGO Engineers Without Borders, Snail Aid has been invited to participate to the conference: Rebuilding Kobane hosted by the European Parliament in Brussels on the 1st of July 2015. We hope that Billy Goat Radio tool can facilitate spreading mine risk education messages among returnees.
Silvia and Emanuela took part to the 12th International Symposium and Equipment Exhibition from the 27th to the 30th of April 2015 in Biograd Croatia to present the work on Billy Goat Radio and on Open Source Hardware for Mine Action, such as Disarmadillo. Here are some pictures taken from Silvia, the photographer.