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Welcome to the FrugalBlog, Connor O’Brien’s tri-weekly compendium on frugal innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, and social justice. Send comments, criticism or ideas to

Happy Friday, and welcome to the FrugalBlog! Today is our third and final post of our first week! Cue the parade, sound the alarm, call the President. OK, fine, that may be a little over the top, but we are excited to wrap up our first week! This last post will lay out what you can expect from the FrugalBlog every week. As always, if you have any comments, suggestions, complaints, etc. don’t hesitate to contact us at

 Daily Double: Musical Recommendation with Flamethrowers

We will be posting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1pm with each post being dedicated to one of our three main areas of interest: clean water, global public health, and renewable energy. Ideally, we will highlight one of our student projects and the work they are doing to provide a product or solution to the problem.

We are, however, more than just a promotional tool for our amazing students, we passionately believe in the Frugal Lab mission to develop accessible and affordable technologies, products and solutions for emerging markets. We will try to foster a dialog, raise awareness, and promote our belief that altruism and “doing good” is not only the right thing to do, but it makes smart business sense, too.

In search of Optimality: Multiplication tables taught in school are inefficiently large.

Finally, we will be producing a quarterly newsletter that will provide subscribers with a higher-level overview of what the Frugal Innovation Lab has accomplished and what it plans to do in the next quarter.

Thanks again for reading,

The Frugal Lab Team

Frugal Innovation Lab |  Bannan Labs Building 404
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
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