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04.13.14

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Posted in News Roundup at 3:35 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Voting/Government

ARM

Printers

  • Do 3D-Printed Guns Warrant a Limit on Open-Source Design?

    Guns don’t kill people, people kill people is what guns advocates say. But the guns, well, the guns do play an essential role in killing people. How much blame to place on objects of design is at the heart of MoMA’s Design and Violence ongoing online exhibition and was the subject of the series’ first debate.

  • Open source embroidery creates a niche stitch with the EmbroiderModder

    For those not in this niche of hobbies, embroidering your favorite image on something isn’t as simple as grabbing a crappy jpeg off the website and telling the machine “go.” You need an embroidery file, and making that file is called “digitizing.” It’s best to start with vector art, and then you need to understand things like stitch types and when the thread should be trimmed. It takes some effort to learn (like any skill), but to get better at it means sitting in front of that computer with the dongles in it. And with my travel schedule, let’s just say that doesn’t happen very often. I’m excited that now I can have the design software on my Linux laptop and work on digitizing anything anytime I want, whether I’m in an airport or a hotel or a beanbag in my house.

  • Mamba3D Open Source 3D Printer Announced (video)

    A new type of open source 3D printer called the Mamba3D has been unveiled this week and its creators MyMatics are shortly set to launch a new Kickstarter crowd funding campaign to help construct the first Mamba3D 3D printers.

  • Mamba3D May Just Raise The Bar For Open Source 3D Printers
  • Going to the extreme to make 3D printers open source

Beehives

NASA

Robotics

  • Glaucus, an open-source soft robot sea-slug, sort of

    “The Glaucus, named after the Blue Sea Slug (Glaucus Atlanticus), is an open source soft robotic quadruped from Super-Releaser { http://superreleaser.com }. It is a proof of concept for a method developed at Super-Releaser that can reproduce nearly any geometry modeled on the computer as a seamless silicone skin. The company hopes to apply these same techniques to practical problems in medicine and engineering as the technology develops.

  • Open-Source Robotic Arm Comes to Life

    There isn’t an engineer out there who hasn’t, at one point, wanted a robotic arm. Unfortunately, they’re quite costly. Dan Royer from Marginally Clever, however, has released an open-source 3DOF robotic arm that is sure to get many excited.

Drug Discovery

Starck/Furniture

Misc.

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