Posts made in October, 2011


Bits From Bytes Headquarter made a great video entitled “3D Printing a Ghost” to wish you a Happy Halloween They even let you download the STL file to print your own ghost MakerBot shared a Halloween Party video Google SketchUp published the results of the SketchUp Halloween Challenge Z Corporation showcased a beautiful 3D Printed model of a Haunted...

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Thingiverse user “eried” designed this incredible 3D Printable Velcro “This is the first iteration (third internal) of my attempt to make printable Velcro. It is pretty nice to hang things, probably this small piece will resist much more than a kilogram of weight (hanging weight) and it is very easy to remove. 3D printing revolution is just starting, I don’t say this is a flawless piece but I really consider it...

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Operation: Stick Figure Army (OSFA) is a project funded by the Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates program (CREU) to explore the process of transforming 2D images into 3D representations using low-cost, open-source fabrication technologies. The OSFA software is a 2D to 3D transformation tool to increase accessibility for blind students in the classroom. It allows users to open or create new files for editing in 2D...

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NYCResistor‘s Eric Skiff interviewed Chris Fenton, an electrical engineer living in NYC who built a mechanical counter with his MakerBot. Chris found this idea in an old book of mechanical mechanisms. He explains it’s only part of a bigger project to build an electromechanical computer Eric Skiff: “Why build an electromechanical computer?” Chris Fenton: “Because I have a 3D printer, and I can” Via...

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Our exploration of the Bay Area to discover innovative uses of 3D printing lead us to a design studio of a new kind. Because We Can is an architecture and interior design studio based in West Oakland. Jeff is architect, Jillian is graphic designer and photographer. They are both makers and entrepreneurs, using digital fabrication and rapid prototyping tools to design and build highly creative projects. Because We Can is located in...

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