Taiwan's Executive Yuan Embraces the Maker Movement at FAN2

Taiwan’s Executive Yuan Embraces the Maker Movement at FAN2

With 15 Makerspaces and 5 classroom education focused labs (see the Taipei Maker’s Map for a evolving list), Taipei has a rapidly growing Maker culture, but still maintains a highly traditional educational system. However, that may be changing. During FAN2, the FabLab Asia Network‘s 2nd week-long conference that cumulated in Maker Faire Taipei, Taiwan’s Premier,... Read more »

By , 06/04/2015 @ 8:30 am

Categories: Education, Maker News, Makerspaces | 1 Comment on Taiwan’s Executive Yuan Embraces the Maker Movement at FAN2


Recent Advancements Improve 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals, Chocolate, and Hearts

Recent Advancements Improve 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals, Chocolate, and Hearts

3D Printing Pharmaceuticals Researchers in London are working on a way to 3D print pills. The shape and surface area of a pill are surprisingly important in how the drug is released into your system, so their idea is that specifically-shaped pills could meet a specific patient’s treatment needs. And futurists... Read more »

By , 06/02/2015 @ 11:56 am

Categories: 3D Printing, Maker News, Maker Pro, Workshop | 3 Comments on Recent Advancements Improve 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals, Chocolate, and Hearts


Shapeoko’s Steady March Toward a Better, Affordable CNC

Shapeoko’s Steady March Toward a Better, Affordable CNC

Back in 2012 I wrote a piece on Shapeoko, Edward Ford, and his CNC community. At the time he was on the verge of bringing the first good quality, affordable CNC to market. Now in 2015 he’s releasing Shapeoko 3 and by all evidence his guiding principles haven’t changed. With the release... Read more »

By , 05/29/2015 @ 7:00 am

Categories: CNC Machining, Maker Pro, Open Source Hardware, Woodworking, Workshop | 2 Comments on Shapeoko’s Steady March Toward a Better, Affordable CNC


Google Awards $600,000 For 3D Printed Prosthetics

Google Awards $600,000 For 3D Printed Prosthetics

In the universe of 3D printing, one star shines particularly bright. The organization named e-NABLE has set out to harness the multitudes of home 3d printers to create customized and cheap prosthesis for children.  We’ve covered them on many occasions, and it would appear that Google has also taken note.... Read more »

By , 05/27/2015 @ 6:50 am

Categories: 3D Printing, Health, Maker News, Makers, Open Source Hardware | 2 Comments on Google Awards $600,000 For 3D Printed Prosthetics


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