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A large 3D printed clock tower on display.

This past weekend, Goshen, Indiana played host to the third annual Midwest RepRap Fest (MRRF — pronounced “merf”). Goshen is also the home of SeeMeCNC, who organize MRRF — explaining why a world-class event like this takes place in such a remote location. SeeMeCNC’s hand in the event could not be more obvious than when... Read more »

TripodFlashlight_1

When I discovered my Stanley Tripod flashlight had a battery acid leak, it was, unfortunately, exactly when I needed a tripod flashlight the most — for fixing a leak under my sink. I went to my flashlight drawer and realized I already have plenty of flashlights, all I really needed was... Read more »

Descend the stairs to find this enchanted movie replica of Elvish craftsmanship. This touch sensitive door leads not to the Mines of Moria but to a basement home movie theater. It fits evenly within the frame of the door and remains concealed in its dormant state until someone with secret... Read more »

Tom Martz of Taulman3D joined the crowds at the Midwest RepRap Fest this past weekend in Goshen, Indiana. While there, Tom took to the stage to present his company’s brand new Alloy 910, a high-strength nylon filament. Alloy 910 came about after Taulman’s corporate clients asked for a stronger nylon... Read more »

Don Wilcher will conduct online lectures on PSoC, BLE, and the IoT next week. Click here for details.

Wilcher will be teaching one 45-minute session each weekday next week on his experience with the PSoC 4 BLE kit Read more »

Happy FabISP Making

The Fab Academy program is a distributed educational model providing advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through a unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources. In this series, Erin, aka RobotGrrl shares her experiences with the program as she progresses through the courses. In this adventure we worked... Read more »

step5x0

When it comes to transistors, I’m a fan of NPNs (versus PNPs) for their ubiquity and reliability, and because I’ve memorized many of their specifications over time. Transistors come in many types and packages, and I find myself most-often working with TO-92 package bipolar junction transistors – or BJTs. These... Read more »