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3D printing is a lot of things to a lot of people. For some it is utilitarian, others it is an expression of art. Even though we see such a wide variation in the objects that are printed from these machines, they all tend to fall in the same category... Read more »

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One of the things I enjoy the most is finding creative uses for ordinary things. Rather than looking at something and asking “What is this supposed to be used for?”, I’d rather ask “What COULD this be used for?” About a year ago I got a tandem bicycle. While I... Read more »

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If you’re a car lover, or simply someone who is bothered by not knowing what’s going on in your “machine” at all times, you might be interested in having a customizable diagnostics display. If so, you would probably like it to look as close to a stock part as possible.... Read more »

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3D printers are coming to schools. How do we make the most of them? Read more »

Wearable "Flash Sensor" for Heat/Humidity inside PPE

Attention sensor fans! The protective suits worn by Ebola caregivers in West Africa get HOT! The heat and moisture buildup reduce work time to a paltry 40 to 60 minutes per shift. Maker solutions such as this Flash Sensor, prototyped by Kailey Shara, are helping. Caregivers on the front line of the Ebola crisis are torn... Read more »

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A simple three-switch effects looper for the BeagleBone Black built with open source software. Read more »

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Five years ago book digitization was the domain of giants — Microsoft and Google. Commercial book scanners cost as much as a small car. Collectively, we tried to fix that. Here's how to build the Archivist — the VW Beetle of book scanners — cheap, durable, and tremendously effective. It’s... Read more »

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