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The curious, mathematical mind of Nik Ivanovic

The curious, mathematical mind of Nik Ivanovic

“I had a Lego-obsessed childhood,” says Nik Ivanovic. “And I’ve always wanted to understand the mathematics behind the mechanisms.” Nik has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and he is currently doing his master’s part-time. As...

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Getting creative with… concrete?

Getting creative with… concrete?

When you think about concrete, you probably think about pillars and brutish structures. Well, what if you were given the challenge to come up with something innovative using concrete? This was exactly what Alex Shahini faced when he and a good buddy, Brayden Solomon,...

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F@*k the Arduino

F@*k the Arduino

At the end of every month, Henry Levine’s mother would go to Benmore Gardens shopping centre to get her groceries.  She’d fill her shopping trolley, pay, and then push the trolley to her 18-wheeler fully articulated Mercedes-Benz lorry, where she’d proceed to unload...

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Homefarm – subsistence crops in your kitchen

Homefarm – subsistence crops in your kitchen

Michael Currin wants people living in concrete jungles to become more food independent, so he developed a smart appliance to do just that. Homefarm is a South African start-up that, thanks to Michael’s vision, developed a hybrid hydroponic unit that grows microgreens...

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