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 rapid prototyping you can fail […]Continue Reading
The Media Lab at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts provided a bright, stark-white-and-glass frame for a US-based celebration that featured four of the five Arduino founders. David Mellis, one of the co-founders, is a graduate student at the Media Lab. He was the in-house connection. (No surprise that the fifth co-founder, Gianluca Martino, was not present.) Check […]Continue Reading
Last weekend was the first-ever MIT Mini Maker Faire, and it proved that the event was way overdue. The all-day affair filled three circus tents and an inflatable mylar structure. The 110 exhibits, from both MIT and local makers, included robots, jewelry, origami, wearable electronics, sculpture, musical instruments, and 3D printers. There were also robot battles, go-kart […]Continue Reading
MIT researchers design 3D printer that incorporates a cheap and effective solution to find objects on the print bed.
A laser line and webcam allow users to continue an unfinished print with precision.
This morning, Tim Wilczynski graduated from MIT, and I have it on good authority that his dad, Vince Wilczynski, “Dean Vince” of the Yale School of Engineering, handed him a beautiful family heirloom—a wooden beaver lovingly carved by a father for his son. It’s not the same hand-carved wooden beaver Tim’s grandfather had presented to Vince […]Continue Reading
Ben Katz’ ferociously cool all-terrain scooter is a Terminator-esque monstrosity of milled steel, shock absorbers, and knobby rubber tires.Continue Reading
NarwhalEdu’s Kickstarter aims to bring ‘wicked cool’ engineering to high school students in an open, hands-on online course.Continue Reading