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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, 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 & Imaging, Health & Biohacking, Maker News, Makers, Open Source Hardware | 2 Comments on Google Awards $600,000 For 3D Printed Prosthetics


MIT to Offer Course in Rapid Prototyping

MIT to Offer Course in Rapid Prototyping

This summer, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will begin offering a rapid prototyping continuing education course. During the course, which is suitable for a general audience, students will learn about a number of prototyping techniques, design components in a group setting, and then fabricate those parts during lab time. “With... Read more »

By , 05/19/2015 @ 1:12 pm

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A Visually Impaired Mother Sees Her Ultrasound Thanks to 3D Printing

A Visually Impaired Mother Sees Her Ultrasound Thanks to 3D Printing

A Huggies-sponsored clip showing visually impaired mother-to-be Tatiana Guerra as she “sees” her unborn child for the first time with a 3D printed ultrasound has racked up nearly 10 million views on YouTube. A São Paulo-based digital production outfit known as “The Goodfellas” produced the print. Using a special file extension available... Read more »

By , 05/17/2015 @ 4:54 pm

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Last Chance to Vote in the Pitch Your Prototype Challenge

Last Chance to Vote in the Pitch Your Prototype Challenge

Voting in the Pitch Your Prototype challenge (a contest organized by Make: and Cornell University in which the winning individual or team will take home $5,000 to continue development of their prototype) will close at midnight on Monday. To cast your vote, look at the full gallery of submissions, and read the rules to... Read more »

By , 05/17/2015 @ 9:40 am

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