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It’s easy to find Beanbags (call +9126407382), Royal Enfields and Old Monk Rum in Bombay, but where do you find the parts to build an EyeWriter? Scroll down boss, scroll down.

A Part and Tool List for building a MumbaiWriter: a solder-less version of EyeWriter made from parts and tools found locally in Mumbai.

Store  Parts  Direction  Contact  Cost 
Patel Electric & Hardware  Insulated Tape, small screwdrivers, cable ties, iron wire, pliers/cutters  Opp. I.I.T. Market, Powai, Mumbai – 400 076  +91 22 2578 7524  234 Rs. 
Paras Photo Studio and Color Lab  Unexposed & processed 400 speed film  Shop No.3, Opp. State Bank of India IIT Main Gate, Powai 400 076  +91 22 2570 5014  175 Rs. 
Gala Electronics  2x Near IR LEDs, 1 meter 10 conductor stranded wire, 6x aligator clips, AA Battery holders  Sho No-2, Kotwal Mansion
Grant Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007, India
022 8821236
 
+91 22 2387 9562  65 Rs 
Mccann Infosys  Intex Webcam 2.0 megapixels   Plot Number 347, Shop Number 45, Rajesh Building, Opposite Lamington Road Police Station, Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg
Lamington Road, Mumbai, Mumbai 400007, India
 
+ 91 22 2389 1916  380 Rs.  
D-Mart  Cheap Sunglasses  Ground Floor, High Street Corner, Hiranandani Gardens, Mumbai, India  n/a  149 Rs. 


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And if you wanna see what the resolution looks like on the other side of the tracks, here is documentary filmmaker Mark Foster’s take on the EyeWriter parts hunt.

Stay tuned for an upcoming post with assembly instructions from the FAT Lab: Jugaad since 2007.

BIG Thanks to Mark Foster, Anurag Garg, Vikrum Sood, Sreekumar Puthanveetil, Amitabh Bhattacharya, P-13, Nomad Films, Andthen, I.I.T. Bombay, Hanif Kureshi, Wilson, Shaunak, Vikas and the rest of the MumbaiWriter family…

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2009: Year of the FAT from james powderly on Vimeo.

In February 2010, the most renowned curators and critics in the world nominated the best 100 designs of the previous year for the Design Museum London’s Design of the Year Show. Amongst the fancy chairs, fabric sports cars and dresses for chubbers, 3 projects by FAT fellows were nominated in the category of Interactive Art: openFrameworks, Graffiti Taxonomy, and the EyeWriter. 100 designs were honored… but only one can win… probably gonna be that dead fashion designer…

So, like Babe Ruth, I’m calling my shot: The FAT Lab is gonna win the Interactive Art Category. Im so certain of it, that i am making a challenge to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. If the F.A.T Lab wins, I will wear a red toupee for 3 months. If Amazon’s Kindle 2 wins, Bezos will have to wear the rug for a mere 30 days. If neither of us wins, we both do. C’mon Bezos, you know my number… let’s do dis! Usman, Eno, Jason, you want a piece of this action? In the words of another notorious loser, “Bring it on!”

If you’re in London (i feel sorry for you…), head down to the Museum to check out the show and tune-in to the Culture Show on BBC2 London on March 4th at 19:00 GMT for the results and may the best looking head win! And Tivo that shit, cuz I aint got a TV.

Congrats to Zach, Theo, Chris, Evan, Mick, Tony and the rest of the FAT crew for a great year. LYLAS!

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