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Evolutions of a Zipper Pull Tab

Exhausted from heat inside a protective suit and burdened with layers of gloves, to disrobe you need to grasp and pull a tiny zipper tab. Who needs this challenge!? Not only would this be frustrating but it could be dangerous. Lack of dexterity and coordination can cause exposure to infection. One solution proposed at Fighting... Read more »

Mayfly; Ephemera danica; Length 135 cm including antennas; without antennas 40 cm; printed in 9 parts; antennas, wings, and grass made of different materials.

Klaus Leitl is an Austrian artist who makes insects. Incredibly lifelike insects such as the Mayfly shown above. He posted some examples on the Formlabs forums, and they quickly took notice. They’ve posted an interview with him about how 3D printing is changing his craft. The interview and accompanying pictures... Read more »

Ebola Training Videos from Catherine Bachy

Between the caregiver and the Ebola virus is protective clothing. Dressing and undressing correctly are essential for safety. These training videos instruct workers on how to do both correctly. Worn right it protects; worn wrong it infects. Let’s remember the context. Infection comes from contacting the virus and transferring it to your system. Being careless or not... Read more »

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This week's collection of cool crowdfunding projects includes books, tools and much more! Read more »

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Designed to engage and empower the maker community, Intel’s “Inside the Blue” project, developed in tandem with digital media agency Noise, encourages makers to create robotic creatures using their Galileo board. These creatures are meant respond to invisible waves all around us. To help makers get inspired, they recruited beta... Read more »

The "raw" project sans enclosure.

There's a new Bitcoin index in town. Our Crypto Currency Tracker could easily be modified to work with this new tracker, and perform additional functions such as physical notifications or text alerts. Read more »

Instruction on Suiting-up

Since contracting Ebola can only happen when people come in contact with infected fluids, caregivers need to be protected. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) are actually the solution but current PPE come with drawbacks. Improving PPE is a major goal of Fighting Ebola and it’s one area where makers can have an impact. What follows is an introduction to... Read more »

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