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Last Sunday, the Park Day School and Studio One Art Center hosted the East Bay Mini Maker Faire. With over 170 makers showing off their latest projects and four stages packed with hours of presentations, the faire had something for everyone. One of the more exciting moments came from the... Read more »

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I worked out a system that lets you control all your animated Halloween props with a single microcontroller. Read more »

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Austrian musician Jerobeam Fenderson performs animations using oscilloscopes, and in this video demonstrates how to draw a mushroom on screen. Or a couple of mushrooms. Or a field of mushrooms! Read more »

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This incredible Halloween yard display featuring a full-sized pirate ghost ship wreck with a house in Lorain, Ohio, certainly makes my timbers shiver...with admiration. Read more »

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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