Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hackett’s tripod and some advice on abstraction

edhagopian shared this story from Hack a Day. [Hackett] calls it a “transmission problem.” You’ve scavenged the pieces for your build, but nothing fits. Metric and standard hardware clash, a successful weld is as reliable as duct-taping. You’ll hear about … Continue reading

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OpenFuge: an open-source centrifuge

edhagopian shared this story from Hack a Day. Biohackers, fire up your laser cutters. [CopabX] has developed OpenFuge: a (relatively) low-cost, open-source centrifuge from powerful hobby electronic components. If you thought the VCR centrifuge wasn’t impressive, trolls be damned– OpenFuge … Continue reading

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3D Printering: Advances in 3D printing at Maker Faire

edhagopian shared this story from Hack a Day. Needless to say, the World Maker Faire had a ton of 3D printers. It’s really becoming an obligatory fixture of any booth, whether you’re Microsoft announcing to the world Windows 8 now … Continue reading

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How to use 3D printing in lost-wax casting of custom lugs for a bicycle frame

edhagopian shared this story from 3ders.org. ideas2cycles is an interesting initiative that aims to develop new bike concepts and quickly bring them to market. This idea is driven not by commercial interest, but rather the energy of a young generation: … Continue reading

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Consumers not ready for 3D printing wave (Reuters video)

edhagopian shared this story from 3ders.org. Need a toy, just print it out. Need a dress with your very own label… just design one and hit print. It doesn't stop there. Last month, Nasa commissioned the production of a 3D … Continue reading

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Peachy Printer – The world’s first $100 3D Printer

edhagopian shared this story from 3ders.org. Unlike most low cost 3D printers on the market which focus on using cheap component but similiar 3D printer design, Saskatchewan, Canada based Rylan Grayson invented his own: the Peachy Printer, the world's first … Continue reading

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HOWTO make hydrophobic rain-only street art

edhagopian shared this story from Boing Boing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6Inxg5KvME NathanSharratt from Home Depot hit on the idea of stenciling street art with hydrophobic NeverWet stuff, producing designs that are only visible when it rains. Step 1: You need a stencil. You … Continue reading

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