Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sump pump alarm sends text message as water rises

edhagopian shared this story from Hack a Day. We’ve got some friends who have two sump pumps. One is a backup and sounds an alarm when it is switched on. But this only works as long as they’re home to … Continue reading

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3D Systems revenue jumps 31 percent as it sold 81 percent more printers

edhagopian shared this story from 3ders.org. Reuters reports today that 3D printer maker 3D Systems Corp had a 31 percent jump in quarterly revenue as 3D Systems sold 81 percent more printers and gross margin expanded 250 basis points. via … Continue reading

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Printcraft latest version released, teaming up with Makerbot

edhagopian shared this story from 3ders.org. Printcraft is the world's first 3D printing multi-player Minecraft server that lets Minecraft players convert their Minecraft creations into stl for 3D printing. via edhagopian’s blurblog http://www.3ders.org/articles/20130428-printcraft-latest-version-released-teaming-up-with-makerbot.html

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Being a Printer Master: Managing Mass Printing in a Makerspace

edhagopian shared this story from MAKE. Sure, your 3D Printer runs reliably as long as it sits safely at home, but what would happen if dozens of college students used it each week? Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering student Jeff Landrum … Continue reading

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BitTorrent Sync: like Dropbox, but fully peer-to-peer and private

edhagopian shared this story from Boing Boing. Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin reviews the new BitTorrent BitTorrent Sync, a peer-to-peer-based Dropbox replacement that’s now in public alpha testing. BTSync uses the BitTorrent protocol to keep the files on several computers synchronized, … Continue reading

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3D printed kinetic charger let you power your smart phone with movement

edhagopian shared this story from 3ders.org. Say goodbye to dead cell phones and wall chargers. Ideation Designs LLC launched Infinity Cell, the first kinetic charger for your smart phone. via edhagopian’s blurblog http://www.3ders.org/articles/20130423-3d-printed-kinetic-charger-let-you-power-your-smart-phone-with-movement.html

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Enzo Mari’s Autoprogettazione

edhagopian shared this story from MAKE. The video below is a lengthy but insightful interview with legendary Italian maker Enzo Mari. His 1974 manual Autoprogettazione offered nineteen designs using readymade cuts of timber, to build tables, chairs, bookshelves, and even … Continue reading

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