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The Open Kinect project – THE OK PRIZE – get $3,000 bounty for Kinect for Xbox 360 open source driversHi from team Adafruit, we’re going to do our first ever “X prize” type project. Hack the Kinect for Xbox 360 and claim the $2,000 bounty! NOW $3,000 What is Kinect? Kinect for Xbox 360, or simply Kinect (originally known by the code name Project Natal (pronounced /nəˈtɒl/ nə-tahl)), is a “controller-free gaming and entertainment experience” by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game platform, and may later be supported by PCs via Windows 8. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console, it enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller through a natural user interface using gestures, spoken commands, or presented objects and images.
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Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!
MakerBot's 3-D Printers Let Consumers Dream Up Prototypes Of Pretty Much Anything. But Do We Need More Plastic?Says MakerBot CEO Pettis: Using a robot to make digital designs is like getting a superpower | Photo by Michael Lewis onsider a random yet routine domestic mini-tragedy: The paper-towel holder in your kitchen is busted. Wouldn't it be nice if instead of making a trip to the mall or waiting for a delivery from an online retailer, you could simply produce a replacement, right at home, right now? For years, this idea hovered at the edge of plausibility. Just as you transfer words and images from your computer screen onto a piece of paper, so-called 3-D printers promise to allow you to transform digital blueprints into physical objects, on the spot. So far, the number of people doing this in the real world has been modest--mostly tech-oriented artists and superimaginative hackers, engaged in experimental projects, and, really, goof-offs.
Not only has the personal 3D printer arrived, if you buy one, you can use it to print another 3D printer. We tour Buildatron, the company that wants to make that a reality. It's only coincidence, but even as simulating 3D stereoscopically has gotten more and more popular in movies, TVs, and home theater projectors, a completely different type of 3D—the kind that deals with real-world, 3D objects—has also become a hot new area for printers. And because it's so new, when I started talking to Buildatron Systems about reviewing one of its 3D printers (stay tuned for that story), I also asked if I could tour its ... ummm ... manufacturing facilities. That's a decidedly grandiose description for the few-hundred square foot office space where Buildatron puts its printers together. But the space is probably no smaller than the garage that the two Steves—Wozniack and Jobs—started with.
Forget about wasting your money this holiday season on some crappy advent calendar full of crappy chocolate done up in crappy Christmas iconography. (Who wants to eat Santa’s face on Christmas Eve? That’s just weird.)
JAY Leno, the most popular talk-show host on American television, has one of the best collections of old cars and motorbikes in the United States. He keeps them in a large garage in the San Fernando Valley, down the road from the NBC studios in Burbank, California, where “The Tonight Show” is taped. Mr Leno is an admirable collector. His vehicles are not trophies for show, but curious examples that he likes to put in running order—so he can drive or ride them himself and enjoy the essence of a bygone age. A crew of professional mechanics is on hand to help restore and maintain the vehicles.
Start ReplicatorG First, start ReplicatorG! Configuring your machine If it's your first time using ReplicatorG, you'll need to configure it to connect to your machine. Select "Machine Type (Driver) from the Machine menu.
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I designed the Printrbot to be the simplest 3D printer yet. There are some great kits out there - the Makerbot, the Ultimaker, the Prusa Mendel, and others - but none as small and simple as the Printrbot. This all-in-one 3D printer kit can be assembled and printing in a couple of hours. Other kits will not only take you many more hours to build, they will also have hundreds more parts, and they will cost more.
There's a tiny knob missing from my hands-free car kit, which I keep meaning to replace. The thing is, I don't think I can buy parts for it, so I probably need to fork out for a whole new system, which, frankly, I'm reluctant to do. Sound familiar?
This is a list of the parts I used. General Parts 3 - 16" x 171/2" x 3/4" Plywood for the back and sides of the case 2 - 16" x 16" x 3/4" Plywood for the top and bottom of the case 24 - #6 x 3" wood screws and washers 4 - Rubber Stoppers 1 7/8" x 1 3/4" 4 - 1/4-20 x 2 1/2" Bolts 8 - 1/4-20 Nuts and washers 1 - 4" x 4" x 1/4" Black Acetal sheet (Delrin) 1 - 1 Liter Beaker Linear Rail and Blocks from Automation Overstock 4 - AG Linear Rail 15mm x 200mm 2 - 15mm Bearing Block, 2 Bolt Flange 2 - 15mm Bearing Block, 4 Bolt Flange
Karen sez, "Instructables user RobHopeless has engineered a way to make your own 3D printer. This tutorial is an entry in Instructables' 4th Epilog Challenge , which is accepting all sorts of creative projects for the chance to win an Epilog Laser." I have wanted a 3D Printer for a while now and there are some very reasonably priced kits available like the Makerbot, Ultimaker and the RepRap project. I could have just bought a kit and started printing things but at the time I had not seen great resolution or print quality from those. I started looking around at the other 3D printing technologies and found SLA made some amazing quality prints, so I decided to try making my own. Since I started this a while back those projects have come a long way and they can make some beautiful prints now.
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