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Month: August 2018

Robotics | IoT

Tips of the Week: Drilling Glass, Ice Pick Level, Organizing Small Parts, Combo Squares, and Clean Your Fingernails!

Another week, another roundup of great tips and tricks from the maker community.
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Would You Eat ‘Meat’ from a Lab? Consumers Aren’t Necessarily Sold on ‘Cultured Meat’

It’s been a busy summer for food-based biotech. The US Food and Drug Administration made headlines when it approved the plant-based “Impossible Burger,” which relies on an ingredient from genetically modified yeast for its meaty taste. The European Union sparked controversy by extending heavy restrictions on genetically modified organisms by classifying them as gene-edited crops. […]

It’s Time to Make Social Media More Responsible

The average person spends about two hours a day on social media platforms. If that sounds like a lot, it’s nothing compared to the nine daily hours the average teenager devotes to social media. As a society we’re becoming more and more addicted to posting, tweeting, viewing, responding, opining, and sharing online—and what’s going to […]

Makeblock raises $44M Series C funding

Robotics kit maker Makeblock has closed $44 million (approx. RMB 300 million) in Series C funding. The latest valuation for the Shenzhen-based company is approximately $367 million.  Makeblock raises a $30 million Series B in March of 2017 and has raised nearly $80 million total over seven funding rounds, according to Crunchbase. The latest funding round was led by…

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New Scale Robotics introduces precision gripper for cobots

New Scale Robotics, a new division of New Scale Technologies, Inc., has introduced an electric parallel gripper targeting precision assembly and inspection with collaborative robots.  The NSR-PG-10-20 Precision Parallel Gripper is a small, precise smart gripper available for collaborative robots, including the UR3, UR5 and UR10 robots from Universal Robots (UR). At 175 grams, the…

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8 Projects You Can`t Miss at Maker Faire Moscow 2018

This year, the third annual Maker Faire Moscow festival coincides with the celebration of Moscow’s birthday.

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Robotel: Japan hotel staffed by robot dinosaurs

The reception at the Henn na Hotel east of Tokyo is eerily quiet until customers approach the robot dinosaurs manning the front desk. Their sensors detect the motion and they bellow “Welcome.”

Neato Introduces New Robot Vacuums, Adds Zone Cleaning to D7

Persistent maps enable another useful feature for Neato’s flagship Botvac D7

Alex Arrives at the Ultimate Pasta Machine

Alex of French Guy Cooking finally completes his ultimate pasta and ramen noodle machine.
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