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See How This House Was 3D Printed in Just 24 Hours

3D printing is being used to produce more and more novel items: tools, art, even rudimentary human organs. What all those items have in common, though, is that they’re small. The next phase of 3D printing is to move on to things that are big. Really big. Like, as big as a house. In a […]

TUT-RIM: Collaborative Intelligent Heavy Machinery and Robotics

From Eero Heinänen The TUTRIM project was motivated by the possibilities to increase productivity and safety at worksites by using autonomous mobile robots. With cooperation between four departments of Tampere University of Technology (Intelligent Hydraulics and Automation, Automation Science and…

Maker Spotlight: Arman Mizani

Arman Mizani is a woodworker who has been running a community workshop, Surface Project, to teach furniture making.
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3 Great Measuring Tips from “See Jane Drill”

Here are three more measuring tips you may not already know about
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Electronics that Last: How I Built an Heirloom Laptop

Imagine an laptop you could pass down to your kids. Kurt Mottweiler walks us through the design considerations in making an heirloom laptop.
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Learn and Be Inspired by Deek Diedrickson’s Book on Tiny Houses

In his Microshelters book, Derek Deek Diedricksen profiles 59 adorable, imaginative structures perfect for a backyard project.
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It Took 100 Hours to 3D Print This 2-Bedroom Villa

This luxury 2-bedroom villa in the Philippines was constructed with a specialized 3D printer. Its next project? 3D printing low income housing.
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New Project: Make a Warren Truss Bridge with Popsicle Sticks

Build the simple span that launched the great age of iron bridge building.
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Phoenixes Made from Construction Debris Flying Through NYC

Two giant Phoenix sculptures hang from the ceiling of Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan through 2014. They measure 90 and 100 feet long, weigh over 12 tons combined, and are made entirely from discarded material, tools, and machinery from c…

Grid Beam is the Life-Size Erector Set

Brothers Phil and Richard Jergenson invented Grid Beam, a full-size modular construction set. It’s kind of like an erector set for grown-ups (and not-so-grow-ups). It’s made from interchangeable parts of wood and metal, bored out to fit hex…