Monthly Archives: February 2014

Open-source 3D printed parts often stronger than proprietary versions

The idea of a do-it-yourself manufacturer is really coming to the forefront. The development of the RepRap, an open-source self-replicating rapid prototyper, has made 3D plastic printers readily available to the public because of their extreme low costs. Commercialized RepRap … Continue reading

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Harvard team 3D prints blood vessel-lined tissue that could one day be used to test drugs

The researchers used a mix of inks that, together, can form living tissue that could be used to test new drugs. from Gigaom http://ift.tt/1d1Xai4 via IFTTT

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This is what 3D printed wood looks like

4 AXYZ reveals the aesthetics of its additive manufactured furniture and explains how it can make a smart window smarter. from Gigaom http://ift.tt/1etuLB8 via IFTTT

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What the Internet Will Look Like After the Zombie Apocalypse

Enterprising amateur radio operators in Texas, over the past several years, have created a wireless high speed data network, called HSMM-MESH or Broadband-Hamnet, completely independent of the internet. The map above is the network built by HAMs in Austin, Texas. Basically … Continue reading

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OpenKnit, the Open Source Knitting Machine

For all the hubbub about 3D printers leading a way into a new era of manufacturing, a third industrial revolution, and the beginnings of Star Trek replicators, we really haven’t seen many open source advances in the production of textiles … Continue reading

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Join us for Tuesday’s webinar: How Office works on an 82-inch touch screen

Like working on your tablet or smartphone? Imagine one bigger than your TV. Perceptive Pixel by Microsoft delivers exceptional, multi-purpose touch devices for brainstorming, collaboration, and interactive presentations. In this week’s webinar, we’ll show you how Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote … Continue reading

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ReSCan — Automated Resistor Identification!

Need a quick and easy way to sort through a few hundred random resistors? You could do them one at a time by reading the color codes yourself… or you could get a machine to do it for you! When … Continue reading

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