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Introducing Sly's Collection of Interests + Intro to 3D Printing | Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello Crowdholders, my name is Silvestr and I would like to use this platform to spread information about things I am interested in and hear your opinions. The first theme I would like to share is a very dear hobby of mine and that is 3D printing. I will create a few of articles about different aspects of 3D printing and hopefully convince to consider this technology. First of all, there are multiple of techniques to create a 3D object out of thin air. The most common 3D printers are based on FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology, which is what this series of articles is going to be mostly focused on. In order to explain the basics, I need to bring some analogy. Imagine a regular (2D) printer. It works by moving a paper up and down on one axis (let's call it Y axis) and then moving the ink left and right (X axis). In layman's term, FDM works by melting almost wire-looking plastic, feeding it through a small nozzle and printing very thin vertical layers. The 'food' for FDM printers is called filament and the next article is going to be focused on all of the materials that filament can be made out of. A motor pushes filament through the heating block, which usually goes above 200°C, and then through a thin nozzle. The pushed material then gets deposited on the printing plate and the first layer of print is fairly similar to a regular printer. The printer moves the plate on Y axis and the nozzle on X axis. After finishing the layer, the nozzle raises a bit on third Z axis (hence the name 3D), by the value set as 'layer height'. Layer height can be as low as 0.05mm or as high as 0.6mm. I like to compare FDM printers to a simple glue gun. Glue gun works by melting a glue tube and then pushing it thought a thick nozzle. If someone was to motorize the movement of it, it would essentially be a 3D printer. FDM 3D printers are the cheapest with the price commonly ranging from $150 to $1000, but with the general unpredictibility of moving a molten plastic, there are other machines with better results. Potential dimensions of a model are however in tens of centimeters in every axis. Another school of 3D printers is called SLA (Stereolithography) printing. Its niche is in printing via hardening resin. To do that, the printing plate is submerged upside down in a liquid and a laser, or now more commonly used display, shines a UV light on parts that should be hardened. The plate then lifts a bit and display hardens another layer of resin. This allows for a much smoother final print, however, you are limited to the nature of resin - it is fairly fragile. After all of the layers are hardened, you have to leave the print overnight in a special liquid to cure the resin. Other cons of SLA printing are: Resin's smell when hardening is not very pleasant. Dimensions are often limited to 15 cm, usually in one axis, other axis are less then 10 cm. Price of printer starts at $400 and resin is not as cheap as FDM filament. The final 3D printing techique I'd like to talk about is CNC (Computer Numerical Control). CNC is more industrial, precise and expensive than any other techniques mentioned. It works vice versa than previous ones, where you created a model out of nothing. With CNC, you start with a raw material, be it a piece of wood or metal and drill it with various drills of variable smoothing options. You literally have a cube of raw material and create a model by cutting away more and more of it. CNC can be as big as needed (meters are possible) and the cost goes well into thousands of dollars. Questions for you, the community: Do you own a 3D printer? If yes, what is the most curious thing you have printed with it? If no, have you seen this technology? If you could create anything on the printer, what would you make? Do you have some questions about 3D printing you would like to get answered? Does this format of articles interests you? That's all from me today and tune in next week where I'll discuss the materials FDM filament can be made out of. Cheers, Silvestr
Project: Sly's Collection of Interests | Rewards: 2000 YUP
Introducing KUENDE: Creating new life experiences | Posted 10 months ago
Hello Crowdholders, Today we are excited to welcome Kuende on-board and bring you the opportunity to benefit from this mind-blowing project. Kuende is the first blockchain fueled social network that rewards real life interaction and enhances your wellbeing. The platform’s economy relies on two ERC20 tokens. Each one has its own use-case. The tokens are designed to support and scale a complex ecosystem. By developing its own blockchain using the Tenderming technology as a Zone in the Cosmos Network, the platform is built around its tokenized micro-economy, that relies heavily on two tokens: Kuende Token (KUE) and Kuende Points (Kp). The ecosystem is designed to help users reward and get rewarded for participating in fun activities and challenges. THE PROJECT Think of Kuende as the Real World Challenge platform. Our gamified challenges are designed to engage users in real life interactions and can lead them through a wide range of experiences: social, personal development, professional development, entertainment or philanthropic. By connecting people with similar interests and tastes in the real world, we are helping to create healthy real life connections. This maximizes the social impact of the Kuende platform and helps to offset the damage of traditional social media.  Also, businesses stand to benefit. Local shops can run discounted prices, events, and more with Kuende tokens. By paying additional tokens, businesses can increase impressions and actions. With Kuende, businesses interact with users on a more personal level while boosting traffic. This ICO will help us to generate interest to grow our platform and reach new users. Funds will help us invest in new features and market leadership.  What do you think about this idea? Currently, Kuende has 94 000 users while there are 2.7 billion social network users around the globe, which is promising to expand. How do you think Kuende can do better to grow its community? Visit us at: Kuende ICO website and for more information: Kuende’s Whitepaper
Project: Kuende | Rewards: 800 YUP and 800.0 KUE
Citizen Engagement | Posted 2 years, 5 months ago
Citizen Engagement In any government, citizens are involved in one or another way. Citizen engagement can be individual or in a group, focusing on humanitarian issues at any level related to its participation (directly or indirectly) in the development, adoption, and implementation of policy decisions or courses. Crowdholding wants you to understand what active citizen engagement is about and how it can be useful for you. Citizen Engagement should meet the following conditions: There must be a specific political act, including verbal expression; Participation, with rare exceptions, should be voluntary; Engagement should not be of fictitious nature in the presence of a real choice or an alternative. Government alone are not responsible for the development of any nation or society. Engagement of the public in governmental issues is an essential part of running a fruitful and efficient society. Types of citizen engagement: Legitimate (elections, rallies, and demonstrations coordinated with the authorities, etc.) and illegitimate (civil disobedience, terrorism, insurrection, coup); Institutionalized (voting, participation in party activities) and non-institutionalized (mass unrest, unrecognized groups with political goals, etc.); Local (involving citizens in solving local problems) and nationwide (participation nationwide). The political regime has a significant influence on the type of citizen engagement. For democratic countries, autonomous political participation is characteristic. It is based on voluntary actions and goal-oriented motivation, which is supported by developed ideas about politics. Under the totalitarian regime, mobilized participation takes place, symbolically involving the masses in political actions that imitate public support. It is achieved through manipulation or non-political motivation through coercion, violence, fear, economic and other sanctions. Types of political participation can be direct, expressed by the direct actions of the individual, and indirect, involving citizens in politics through the activities of various groups, organizations, structures. There are different levels of political activity of the individual: 1) A citizen with little political influence and activity. He lacks a steady interest in politics (sometimes it comes to anti-politically). In this case, the person can only be an object of politics. 2) A citizen is a member of a public organization ( a group of interests) or a participant in the social movement. Inclusion in politics here is mediated by an organization. 3) A citizen is a member of a political organization (party, political union, etc.). Personality voluntarily and purposefully engaged in politics. This is a type of political activist. 4) Social and political figure. Writers, scientists, and artists because of their popularity are drawn into official politics as its adherents or opponents. 5) Professional politician. For such a person, politics is the main and only activity outside of which she does not represent herself. 6) Political leader, i.e. Organizational, ideological, formal (informal) leader. Among the forms of political activity in democratic countries, electoral behavior takes a special place. The voters' preferences are influenced by a number of factors: gender, age, social origin, confession, socialization, etc. Recently, protests as citizen engagement have acquired special significance. Political protests are an open demonstration of a negative attitude towards the political system as a whole, its individual elements, norms, values, and decisions. It happens: Conventional (legal) - rallies, demonstrations, strikes, pickets, marches, etc .; Unconventional (illegal) - demonstrations, rallies, illegal underground political parties, political terrorism (killing politicians, kidnappings, threats, blackmail, explosions, taking hostages, buildings and organizations, provoking armed clashes, etc.) unauthorized by the authorities. ). Most often, political protest takes place where there are ineffective strategies and technologies for exercising power. The subject has a state of discontent as a result of the discrepancy between the real (or estimated) and the expected state, which is called deprivation. When such discrepancy becomes excessive, the subject becomes motivated to participate in protest actions. In other words, the level of dissatisfaction affects the predisposition to participate in protest activities of citizen engagement. Most citizens do not have a real opportunity for permanent participation in politics. In addition, politics for many is not intrinsically attractive. For such people, politics is the sphere of ejection of negative emotions, social overexcitation, personality crisis, which provokes illegitimate forms of behavior (terrorism, corruption, etc.). They can evade participation in political life, lose interest in politics. This phenomenon is called absenteeism. One can single out the following factors that determine the individual's refusal to engage in political activity: Personal success in another area Feeling of incompleteness Lack of confidence and being shy Misalignment with social groups Socially-political factors The growth of protests & absenteeism is an evidence of the crisis of the political system, its norms and values. Be an active citizen and collaborate with crowdholding.com to build a better tomorrow. We are interested in your opinion and feedback regarding the crowdholding concept. Get in touch through our website or email us at hello@crowdholding.com Learn more about Crowdholding in 1 minute by watching our Youtube video.
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Citizen Engagement | Posted 2 years, 5 months ago
In any government, citizens are involved in one or another way. Citizen engagement can be individual or in a group, focusing on humanitarian issues at any level related to its participation (directly or indirectly) in the development, adoption, and implementation of policy decisions or courses. Crowdholding wants you to understand what active citizen engagement is about and how it can be useful for you.  Citizen Engagement should meet the following conditions: There must be a specific political act, including verbal expression;   Participation, with rare exceptions, should be voluntary;   Engagement should not be of fictitious nature in the presence of a real choice or an alternative.   Government alone are not responsible for the development of any nation or society. Engagement of the public in governmental issues is an essential part of running a fruitful and efficient society.  Types of citizen engagement: Legitimate (elections, rallies, and demonstrations coordinated with the authorities, etc.) and illegitimate (civil disobedience, terrorism, insurrection, coup);   Institutionalized (voting, participation in party activities) and non-institutionalized (mass unrest, unrecognized groups with political goals, etc.);   Local (involving citizens in solving local problems) and nationwide (participation nationwide).   The political regime has a significant influence on the type of citizen engagement. For democratic countries, autonomous political participation is characteristic. It is based on voluntary actions and goal-oriented motivation, which is supported by developed ideas about politics. Under the totalitarian regime, mobilized participation takes place, symbolically involving the masses in political actions that imitate public support. It is achieved through manipulation or non-political motivation through coercion, violence, fear, economic and other sanctions. Types of political participation can be direct, expressed by the direct actions of the individual, and indirect, involving citizens in politics through the activities of various groups, organizations, structures.   There are different levels of political activity of the individual: 1) A citizen with little political influence and activity. He lacks a steady interest in politics (sometimes it comes to anti-politically). In this case, the person can only be an object of politics. 2) A citizen is a member of a public organization ( a group of interests) or a participant in the social movement. Inclusion in politics here is mediated by an organization. 3) A citizen is a member of a political organization (party, political union, etc.). Personality voluntarily and purposefully engaged in politics. This is a type of political activist. 4) Social and political figure. Writers, scientists, and artists because of their popularity are drawn into official politics as its adherents or opponents. 5) Professional politician. For such a person, politics is the main and only activity outside of which she does not represent herself. 6) Political leader, i.e. Organizational, ideological, formal (informal) leader. Among the forms of political activity in democratic countries, electoral behavior takes a special place. The voters' preferences are influenced by a number of factors: gender, age, social origin, confession, socialization, etc. Recently, protests as citizen engagement have acquired special significance. Political protests are an open demonstration of a negative attitude towards the political system as a whole, its individual elements, norms, values, and decisions. It happens: Conventional (legal) - rallies, demonstrations, strikes, pickets, marches, etc .;   Unconventional (illegal) - demonstrations, rallies, illegal underground political parties, political terrorism (killing politicians, kidnappings, threats, blackmail, explosions, taking hostages, buildings and organizations, provoking armed clashes, etc.) unauthorized by the authorities. ).   Most often, political protest takes place where there are ineffective strategies and technologies for exercising power. The subject has a state of discontent as a result of the discrepancy between the real (or estimated) and the expected state, which is called deprivation. When such discrepancy becomes excessive, the subject becomes motivated to participate in protest actions. In other words, the level of dissatisfaction affects the predisposition to participate in protest activities of citizen engagement. Most citizens do not have a real opportunity for permanent participation in politics. In addition, politics for many is not intrinsically attractive. For such people, politics is the sphere of ejection of negative emotions, social overexcitation, personality crisis, which provokes illegitimate forms of behavior (terrorism, corruption, etc.). They can evade participation in political life, lose interest in politics. This phenomenon is called absenteeism. One can single out the following factors that determine the individual's refusal to engage in political activity: Personal success in another area   Feeling of incompleteness   Lack of confidence and being shy   Misalignment with social groups   Socially-political factors    The growth of protests & absenteeism is an evidence of the crisis of the political system, its norms and values. Be an active citizen and collaborate with crowdholding.com to build a better tomorrow.  We are interested in your opinion and feedback regarding the crowdholding concept. Get in touch through our website or email us at hello@crowdholding.com Learn more about Crowdholding in 1 minute by watching our Youtube video. 
Project: Crowdholding Blog | Rewards: 0 YUP

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