Imagine printing out a paper computer and tearing off a corner to share - ink laced with silver nanoparticles could make it a reality, to the joy of hobbyists
* Master Thesis The Potential of Open Design for eco-efficient product development. Submitted by Mahdi Gheshlaghi, 2013.
This is a page documenting Nadya Peek's work in the MIT Media Arts and Sciences Special topics class S62, How to make something that makes (almost) anything, taught by Neil Gershenfeld and Joe Jacobson.
Printrbot's Crawlbot revolutionizes CNC by making your material the table-a small machine with huge capabilities at a fraction of the cost.
500 Startups-backed AstroPrint has made a combination of cloud platform, local software and hardware to enable the management of 3D printing from any device that can connect to the web with a modern browser.
Earlier today I gave a short talk at 3D Camp in Limerick, Ireland. I explored how open data can inform digital making, and how digital making can help create data. So that we can get around to maki
The Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) and Farm Hack aim to promote farmers as innovators and makers through a new project called Growing Innovation. The two organizations have launched a collaborative Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of an open source online library of agricultural innovations and a new book documenting sustainable models developed by farmers.
The lifePOD system can be used year-round to produce local food in quantities to feed many people, especially those in food deserts, where access to healthy and affordable fresh food is not easy to come by.
Mr X Stitch will change the way you think about embroidery and needlecraft, from cross stitch to quilts, machine embroidery to millinery, needle felting, lace, plush toys and more! Welcome to the modern world of stitch!
Digital fabrication is praised as the future of manufacturing. Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine tools can convert a digital design into an object with the click of a mouse, which means the production process is completely automated. The use of digital machine tools has spread rapidly in factories over the last two decades, and they have now become cheap and user-friendly enough to bring them within reach of workshops and makers. While CNC machines have been embraced by many, including some environmentalists who say the technology can be more sustainable, it's important to consider the very high energy use of digital machine tools. Compared to the earlier generation of human-controlled machine tools, CNC machines use much more power, and the...
Designer Fabienne Felder teamed up with Cambridge scientists to explore solar cells that use moss to generate electricity.
The evolution of 3D printing has moved quickly and it is now poised to alter every aspect of our lives and health. Thousands of Europeans are enjoying 3D-printed metal orthopaedic implants to support or
It's clear that 3D printing has moved well beyond the breathless novelty stage, and is entering the breathless hype phase, with everyone declaring that it's the next big thing, and that it will transform the world etc. etc. etc. ...
Avere in casa una stampante 3D è qualcosa di incredibile. Da quando ho le mani su di una Sharebot è arrivata ho risolto un certo numero di problemi con insolita facilità. Il fatto è che di solito di fronte a qualcosa di rotto, ho sempre cercato di costruire un ricambio o di trovare una "patch"
Aly and Beth Khalifa have a vision: to "establish the new cutting edge of sustainability." They're doing it by creating products that can be easily broken down, repaired, or recycled and they're starting with a simple pair of shoes. Called LYF, these odd-looking clogs are completely recyclable and
We're on the hunt for stories about 3D-printed parts that have come to the rescue: replacement parts, custom tools, adaptations of existing objects, and more. In the comments section of this blog post, please share stories of when a 3D-printed object has solved a problem for you or improved your life in some way. We will choose our favorite stories to feature in the next 3D printing guide.
'Enormous potential wealth for everyone,' boffin claims
Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann Scott, design evangelist at 3D printing company Shapeways.
The Open Reflex, a research about desktop 3D printing, open design and hacking. 100% Open-Source ! Fell free to copy, understand, improve then share again !RIGHT NOW...
ShopBot Tools is raising funds for Handibot226132162: A Smart Digital Power Tool on Kickstarter! An innovative, portable tool run from apps on smartphones, tablets or PCs. Push-button CNC technology for jobsites and DIY projects!