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Month: May 2013

Robotics | IoT

Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” Cover 3D-Printed

Anna Kaziunas France, of Global Fab Academy, prints out a 3D model of the iconic Joy Division album cover art for Unknown Pleasures. Did you know it’s a radio waveform from the first pulsar ever discovered? And that it was lifted directly from an astro…

Shapeways Introduces New Flexible Material

Yesterday, 3D Printing service Shapeways announced the availability of a new material in their already-impressive lineup, a flexible plastic polymer. Printing with this “Elasto Plastic” will cost $1.75/cm3, and like many of the other materials, is lase…

Oscilloscope Tweet Display

One of the projects to be featured at NYC Resistor’s 4th Annual Interactive Show is this cool vector display Twitter client, which scans for tweets with the word “I” in it and displays them on an oscilloscope. It’s a little known fa…

North Carolina’s 4th Mini Maker Faire set for June 15

North Carolina’s fourth Mini Maker Faire is just two weeks away and there’s a great list of makers coming to the event. Here are a just a few worth checking out.
Read the full article on MAKE

Inside a Brooklyn Hackerspace with Alpha One Labs

Amidst the flurry of excitement that was Maker Faire earlier this month, one thing that got overlooked in my own NYC backyard was the Grand re-opening of north Brooklyn’s community hackerspace Alpha One Labs. Thankfully PC Mag’s Chris Snyder & Edwa…

Nanomaterial Introduces Zinc-Air Batteries to the EV Party

A nanomaterial could make zinc-air batteries better at recharging

Maker Pro Newsletter #15

“In five years, Kickstarter looks largely the same — but the rest of the world looks a lot more like Kickstarter.” From the editors of MAKE magazine, the Maker Pro Newsletter is about the impact of makers on business and technology. Our coverage incl…

Another Small Step for Reflow Battery

American Vanadium to market Gildemeister’s CellCube in North America

“Being John Makervich” and Musical Chess at Maker Faire Seoul

Preview of great projects showing at this weekend’s second annual Maker Faire Seoul.Read the full article on MAKE

DiResta: Split log Benches

In each bi-monthly episode of DiResta, artist and master builder Jimmy DiResta (Dirty Money, Hammered, Against the Grain, Trash for Cash) lets us into his workshop, to look over his shoulder while he builds whatever strikes his fancy. On this episode o…