Monthly Archives: June 2014

3D-printed composite is lighter than wood and stiffer than concrete

Reseachers at Harvard University have developed a way to 3D-print a cellular composite with record lightness and stiffness using an epoxy resin. This marks the first time that epoxy is used for 3D-printing, and the advance could lead to the … Continue reading

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Real-time lightning map

Blitzortung is a community of volunteers who install inexpensive lightning sensors and transmit their data to a central server. In … from FlowingData http://ift.tt/TzE67w via IFTTT

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UNYQ raises $1m, taking pre-orders for 3D printed below-knee fairings

Six weeks after launching a direct-to-consumer ecommerce site that invites amputees to design stunning 3D printed custom fairings and other ornamentations for their prosthetic legs, UNYQ has closed its seed-round of funding in the amount of $1,050,000 US dollars. This … Continue reading

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GoPro Hero 3 or 3+ charging kit

Batteries die quickly in my GoPro cameras. Wasabi Power’s handy kit comes with 2 extra batteries and a wall wart. I get around 1 hour of recording from a single battery, based on the settings our video editor Eric recommends. … Continue reading

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Making Flexible Wood Using a Laser Cutter

If you’re one of the lucky ones who has access to a laser cutter, you’re definitely going to want to check out [Aaron Porterfield’s] latest work. He’s been experimenting with making flexible wood. We’ve all probably seen wood cut with slots … Continue reading

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Content Vs. Technology: What’s Your Story?

When it comes to storytelling, where are design and technology taking us? “Whatever is next in storytelling, design, and technology, it will always be about rendering emotional transportation—capturing attention and converting it into intention,” says Hollywood producer Peter Guber, CEO … Continue reading

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You Should Already Know About Becky Stern

If you don’t know who Becky Stern is, it’s not her fault. She’s prolific. She’s worked at Make:, Adafruit, places of higher learning, and given talks all over the nation. Any decent write up of her work could easily take up … Continue reading

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