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9 Lessons Learned from Attaching a Super Heavy, Custom Rig to a Quadcopter

omni3-crop-enhRecently, a company called 360.place contacted me about mounting a GoPro VR Rig to an Inspire 1 drone. Getting paid to work with new and interesting technology is pretty much the most fun an engineer can have, so I was thrilled to take on this challenge. After about a month of […]

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Winter Is Coming: Make a Heated Beanie Using Carbon Fiber

Learn how to harness the conductive capabilities of carbon fiber with this beanie — it’s like an electronic blanket for your noggin.
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Detailed Breakdown: How Carbon Fiber Filament Ruins 3D Printer Nozzles

It’s a known fact that some filaments cause extra wear on 3D printer nozzles. E3D decided to test the effects of carbon fiber. Here’s what they found.
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Failed Rocket Launch a Huge Success for University

A look at the tech inside a mostly successful high-altitude rocket launch
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A 3D Printed Super Car the Top Gear Crowd Would Love

Traditional methods for building cars are full of wasted materials and wasted energy. 3D printing offers a greater level of customization along with the ability to easily make complicated parts. The team from Divergent Microfactories set forth to use …

Maker Profile: Craig Calfee Builds Carbon Bicycles by Hand

Most hand-made bicycles are built from steel or titanium, but Calfee Designs makes them from carbon.
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MarkForged Lets You 3D Print With Carbon Fiber and Kevlar On a Budget

Holy cow, 3D printed carbon fiber is crazy strong.Read more on MAKE

New Project: Carbon Fiber Acoustic Guitar

Carbon fiber isn’t going to replace wood body guitars anytime soon, but for those who want something different here’s how I made the body for my carbon fiber acoustic guitar.
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Drones and Makerspaces: Best Marriage Since Chocolate and Peanut Butter

About 50 drone enthusiasts from the DC Area Drone User Group swarmed Nova Labs this past Sunday for an all day build and fly session. Here’s a montage of the event.
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Human-Powered Helicopters: Straight Up Difficult

Check out this great NPR piece about engineering students at University of Maryland that are trying to win a three-decades-old contest for human powered flight.