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A Deep Dive Into Laser Cutter Speed And Power

A Deep Dive Into Laser Cutter Speed And Power

One of the most complicated aspects to consider when laser-cutting is the delicate balance between translational speed and laser power. We want to cut as fast as possible, but are there times when it is best to slow down? The short answer is: “definitely yes”. We are going to share with our maker community the […]

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See How This Intricate, 3D Printed Mechanical Calculator Works

See How This Intricate, 3D Printed Mechanical Calculator Works

The Curta mechanical calculator is an incredible feat of mechanical engineering. Marcus Wu decided to make a 3:1 scale version.

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3D Printing Topographical Maps from Space Shuttle Data

Here’s how I wrote a program to convert the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s geographical data into topographical 3D printed maps.

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Math Monday: The Quest for the Platonically Ideal Cornucopia

Math Monday: The Quest for the Platonically Ideal Cornucopia

Create a cornucopia using math!

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The Tau of Pi: Why 3.14 Isn’t the Whole Story

The Tau of Pi: Why 3.14 Isn’t the Whole Story

Pi is good. Pi is great. The magical constant is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. But what if we told you that pi isn’t the ultimate solution to circular number-crunching? Follow along with Vi Hart’s explanation for a whole new perspective.

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A plate of light blue cupcakes with the mathematical symbol for pi frosted onto them.

How Far Can You Memorize Pi? Show Off Your Skills with These Memory Tricks

How many places of pi can you recite? With a few memorization techniques under your belt, you can string together more digits than you might think.

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Pixar and Khan Academy’s Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators

Pixar and Khan Academy’s Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators

If you’ve ever wanted to know how the animators at Pixar do it, then you need to check out the Pixar in a Box classes from Khan Academy.

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