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Kickstarter

In a move that should simplify project creation for makers, and streamline payments for backers, Kickstarter announced today that they're taking $500 million in annual pledges to payment processor Stripe. Read more »

200-micron-comparison-text

In the constant pursuit to improve the user experience for their customers, Formlabs has announced two major software updates to the Form 1+. The first is Draft Mode, a lower resolution print mode that allows users to quickly create sample prints. Often during early development periods, a fine resolution print... Read more »

Fuel3DScanner

One of the biggest problems with getting a good 3D scan is keeping your target still through the entire process. Fuel3D is trying to eliminate this with their new SCANIFY 3D scanner. Fuel3D is promising full color, high resolution 3D scans in 1/10th of a second. The SCANIFY will run... Read more »

IEEE Computer Special Issue on Making

I was really excited when my wife’s copy of IEEE Computer arrived; it’s full of articles on makers and making thanks to the special section that Brian David Johnson (co-author of our Vintage Tomorrows and 21st Century Robot books) assembled and edited. You can download this issue for free. Read more »

3DSTouch

Today at CES, 3D Systems made a few big announcements. The most exciting of which is the release of the 3D Systems Touch™. The Touch uses haptic feedback to allow designers and gamers to interact with items in a 3D space. To help make this a multipurpose device, they have also... Read more »

warlock

Quintron's new project turns weather into sound using an all analog synthesizer setup, and is streaming 24/7 over the Internet. Read more »

IMG_0695

Recently I switched careers from designing industrial food and dairy equipment to teaching industrial technology in a high school. While planning this move and taking night classes, I read quite a bit about authentic instruction where the students engage in real projects that end with something tangible and with real... Read more »

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