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Circular economy benefits & first showcase of our upcoming strategy

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Hello Crowdholders, 

 

Right now Otto DIY is working on improving our supply chain and working on a transition from our assembly and additive manufacturing to the EU. With the global climate shifting to more localize manufacturing due to tariffs and uncertainty of the relationship with the east, this transition is necessary.

 

The circular economy is becoming more important than ever 

 

Waste is a big issue, and with Asia recently limiting the amount of trash it takes from the West, the importance of upcycling and recycling is in much greater need. 

 

A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.

 

Not only is this good for the environment, but it's also looking that the circular economy upcoming today will transition to a more cost-effective approach due to the EU and US moving towards distributed manufacturing from the tariffs imposed. 

 

China holds electronic hardware monopoly

 

Changes can also create problems though. China currently holds a monopoly on electronic hardware. Over decades of producing lower prices, manufacturing competition has become almost non-existent. If today the West blocked all Chinese goods, the majority of hardware businesses would collapse because the infrastructure to manufacture electronics, is almost none existent. This brings up serious problems for the West. If the West wants to localize manufacturing, then western countries need to invest in their own manufacturing infrastructure for electronics, which includes finding the raw materials necessary fo rit. 

 

Some good news though. As the USA usually leads by example, one of the two candidates has a strategy called "Buy American", that has the US government invest in their economy's manufacturing allowing for this transition to be possible. note: OttoDiy does not back any political parties      

 

Otto DIY recently applied for Impact Edtech grant program. From this application, we created a video showcasing our plans with the new programs: (Otto Academy, Inventor's Program & two new product lines Otto 2.0 & Buddy). 

 

The video is just a sum-up of our written application.

 

We would like you to take a look at the video and let us know what you think. 
 

Video: https://youtu.be/np4iqqFFoc4


Questions: 

From your location in the world, how is your government handling the confrontation between east and west when it comes to manufacturing? - if you don't know, no worries

What do you think of our strategy from the video? Any feedback welcome!

 

Thanks for reading!


 





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a good strategy for the governments to invest in manufacturing products like of Otto thanks for the great work Otto group 

The video is amazing and i think for younger generations this could be very informative, intellucatual thing to come up with.otto and the music playing otto. I think what your doing is amazing. Kids and adults can have fun and learn so much. So your strategy is good and getting all those submissions is excellent and must be rewarding to you guys fight, we just sit back and watch. Whoever wins becomes our ally. It's just that over the last few years (at most, a decade), the Chinese have negotiated more favourable deals with us than the west. Our government therefore tends to gravitate towards Chinese deals compared to western ones. With respect to the manufacturing issue, I believe a lot of citizens here will want the Chinese to still maintain their monopoly grant program. From this application, we created a video showcasing our plans with the new programs:

1 day ago

I understand this is a great way of teaching the next coming generations about coding and Otto is doing a good job but I some countries where our government s actually don’t think of such great works off Otto.....I think you need to come out with a good strategy for the governments to invest in manufacturing products like of Otto thanks for the great work Otto group 

1 day ago

The importance of recycling cannot be overemphasized. Governments (especially in third world countries) should see the need to invest in electronics and AI

2 days ago

I think its a great way to teach the young and the old about electronics and beyond. Good stuff 

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It's a cool little project . Would be cool to have raspberry pi support.

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Correctly interpreted. Excellent work. Thank you for posting this amazing and knowlegable video and writeup. 

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Good Information for us .. thankyou Otto 

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Muhammad Raza new user

I am based in london and most of the manufacturing of products which we used in United Kingdom happend outside UK. UK is normally relay on service industry rather than manufacturing. So i guess they don't have much issues with manufacturing prodcuts but they relay on other countries to provide them with final product and here Eroupe play the bigger role with manufacturing products. 

The video is amazing and i think for younger generations this could be very informative, intellucatual thing to come up with.

its unique in its own way and i think may be after Lego this could be next big thing if will be adopted on the bigger scale.

It helps children learn how to create their own products from scartch and then how to program them according to their needs. I think it is brilliant idea and i hope it will be big project for all of you.

2 weeks ago

Manuel Ogwa new user

Honest Answer.

Countries should make it a point of priority to setting aside funds to be used in the recycling projects.

The strategy is a well-thought idea and for a country like mine, it'd be a great deal should the govt be ready to fund such ideas and established a comprehensive guides in following up. Proper enactment, fund schools project and see it viola.

 

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2 weeks ago

Kim R expert

From your location in the world, how is your government handling the confrontation between east and west when it comes to manufacturing? 

I live in the US and this issue is in flux due to currently disasterous leadership from the federal government.  Trump will do whatever is in his personal interest regardless of how it impacts everyone else.  We have an election later  this year and if he is not reelected I believe we will have some stability and reliability back.  If he is re-elected I believe all bets are off.  

 

What do you think of our strategy from the video? Any feedback welcome!  

I love it.  I love the idea of using this as a tool for educational purposes and I loved the creativity showcased in the video showing some of te versatility of the product.  When I saw the upcoming "Buddy" , my first thought was where can I get this for my 5 year old nephew.  Especially with the pandemic and so many kids learning from home vs. in a traditional classroom, this seemed like a fun and engaging learning toy.

3 weeks ago

Karen M guru

We have to hope Trump doesn't get re-elected

2 weeks ago

Rapheal N guru

I live in Nigeria and in my country, there is really little that is done in regard to manufacturing, the government here is mainly involved with oil and its resources. So in terms of manufacturing only private firms and individuals usually come up with strategy and ideas to get things going, I will say that maybe in the near future some of these will come to the main light and will produce many useful things and make the government see the importance in these aspects of the economy.

The video is nice and is well made. for a country like mine partnership will be the easiest way for such to be used in schools, there are some robotic project and clubs that is being organised in schools but most times they lack the required funding and thus are usually backward in terms of materials and also the required experience that is needed to run such. But i think this will help alot since it is easy to use and also to learn how to use.

Hopping to see this being adaptopted in my country.

3 weeks ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

very good reply rapheal.

5 days ago

Rapheal N guru

welcome naruto hoping to see you around often

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NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

I will continue the good work here too soon.

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Rapheal N guru

welcome back.

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m. Bielcik

odpoved : vysvetlit prečo majú ludia niekoho počúvať . aby sa dozvedeli

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Burt Rhinos new user

Each country should normalize on setting aside funds that should be used in the recycling projects. aside

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Karen M guru

What do you mean? Please explain for us to understand....

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Adon Alnerto new user

Nice video.. Fun robot.. I want to buy one gift to my nephew..

Due to our world situation right now.. China are taking advantage... They are booming when it comes to new products and copy made.. They got connections all over the world pandemic or not.. 

3 weeks ago

Burt Rhinos new user

It is veryvery profitable.Good work

3 weeks ago

Karen M guru

What do you like about it? Please elaborate your answers.

3 weeks ago

yue shina new user

Oh I loved the harry potter otto and the music playing otto. I think what your doing is amazing. Kids and adults can have fun and learn so much. So your strategy is good and getting all those submissions is excellent and must be rewarding to you guys.

From where I am in Europe , my goverment works along side the east to try and bring the best it can to our country on multiple sides, healthwise, technology etc. Not being a rich country I think if they didn't do this a lot of people here would not be able to afford a lot of things, since home based and european based products are expensive compared to the East manufactured things.

3 weeks ago

Karen M guru

First off, loved the video and the progress toua re making. I'm glad to see you developing a product for even younger kids (age 4)

As far as my country....I'm in the US....(and I don't want to get into politics either) . Pres. Trump is making lots of changes that are hurting many businesses here as far as costs are soaring., Relationships are souring, time will tell if his strategies pay off.

4 weeks ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

Nice video. The video easily explains what Otto really aims to achieve and  I have a better imagery now of the Inventor's Program & two new product lines Otto 2.0 & Buddy. The kit seems so easy to build and honestly, this isn't for kids only. Not at all. Adults need this as well, especially those with no knowledge about programming.

What do you think of our strategy from the video?

Great! I love the robots from the Otto Remix challenge. If you got 80 submissions for that then I believe the Inventor's Program will definitely be a success. Had it not been for this pandemic I believe Otto activities would have moved much quicker. Also, I think in the near future more product lines will be built. The strategy is a good one.

From your location in the world, how is your government handling the confrontation between east and west when it comes to manufacturing?

In my country, when the two elephants (China and the West) fight, we just sit back and watch. Whoever wins becomes our ally. It's just that over the last few years (at most, a decade), the Chinese have negotiated more favourable deals with us than the west. Our government therefore tends to gravitate towards Chinese deals compared to western ones. With respect to the manufacturing issue, I believe a lot of citizens here will want the Chinese to still maintain their monopoly. We import a lot and a lot of businessmen and women here will definitely choose Chinese production over western ones for the sake of profit

4 weeks ago

Karen M guru

See De Gem, another example of the US not being first! (Or best)

4 weeks ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

Hahaha. No no, I'll fight you on this one.

3 weeks ago