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eSchool News Twelve learning technologies with big education potential. Staples starts selling The Cube 3-D printer - May. 3, 2013. 3D Systems' "The Cube" can print 3-D plastic objects, and it is now available at Staples.

Staples starts selling The Cube 3-D printer - May. 3, 2013

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Staples (SPLS, Fortune 500) says it is the first major U.S. retailer to sell a 3-D printer. It began selling The Cube, made by 3D Systems (DDD), on Friday, and the printer will hit "many" of the retailer's brick-and-mortar stores by June. This 3D printer makes edible food - Jan. 24, 2011. An experimental 3D food printer "prints" frosting on a cupcake.By Laurie Segall, staff reporterJanuary 24, 2011: 10:11 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A 3D food printer sounds like something out of Star Trek, but it's not out of this world.

This 3D printer makes edible food - Jan. 24, 2011

It's up and running at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan -- and in five years, it could be in your home. As part of a project at Cornell University, a group of scientists and students built a 3D printer and began testing it out with food. The device attaches to a computer, which works as the "brain" behind the technology. Video - Breaking News Videos from Technology News, Product Reviews and More. The advent of the 3-D printer in NC - Charlotte Business Journal. UNC Charlotte lecturer Jeff Raquet (left) and undergraduate James Haig examine samples made by a 3-D printer in the school's Rapid Product Realization Lab.

The advent of the 3-D printer in NC - Charlotte Business Journal

Julie Bird, Contributing Writer. 3D printing services in your neighborhood. 3D Printers, 3D Printing, 3D Parts and Rapid Prototyping. 3 Dimensional Printers Below $20,000 - Comparison Chart. Professional 3D Printing. 3D Printers, 3D Printing, 3D Parts and Rapid Prototyping. Rent a 3D Printer. Microsoft to sell MakerBot 3D printers in USA stores. News: computer and electronics retailer Microsoft has become the first US retailer to sell MakerBot's desktop 3D printers on the shop floor for customers to take home on the same day.

Microsoft to sell MakerBot 3D printers in USA stores

Microsoft has partnered with 3D printing manufacturer MakerBot to offer customers the chance to buy their own MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer from 18 retail stores across the USA. This move makes Microsoft the first retailer to sell MakerBot's desktop printers outside of the company's own New York store. Microsoft store customers will also be able to buy the PLA bioplastic material used by the printer and in-store 3D printing demonstrations will be available. MakerBot has been testing 3D printing demonstrations at Microsoft stores in Seattle, San Francisco and Palo Alto, offering consumers a firsthand experience of 3D printing. Jeff's MCAD Blogging - 3D Printing Goes Retail: Why Buy When You Can Rent?

August 8th, 2013 by Jeff Rowe The 3D printing process and the notion of a 3D printer in every home has received a lot of attention the past few years, and sales of relatively low cost 3D printers have skyrocketed.

Jeff's MCAD Blogging - 3D Printing Goes Retail: Why Buy When You Can Rent?

That is, until recently. According to the Wohlers Report, sales of 3D printers started to decline last year and have continued to accelerate downward this year. Is America's 1st Nationwide Open-Access Public Workshop. 3D-Print-it-4-me. A THIN LINE, MTV's sexting, cyberbullying, digital dating abuse campaign : Learn to code. Hackety Hack! Front Page. Get Started Follow these simple steps to build your first app.

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Tutorials Step-by-step guides show you how to build all kinds of apps. Teach Teachers, find out about curriculum and teaching resources. Learn. Computing In The Core. Computer Science Unplugged. W3Schools Online Web Tutorials. Dot Diva. Coding Starts Here. Popcorn Maker. Mozilla Thimble. Mozilla Thimble. Museum of Obsolete Objects. One of my favorite pastimes, and probably one of the favorite pastimes of your students too, is browsing YouTube for new content.

Museum of Obsolete Objects

In my procrastination yesterday, I came across a wonderful site that might come in handy in your own classrooms: the Museum of Obsolete Objects. The Museum of Obsolete Objects offers quick, 1-2 minute videos that dive in on objects that once were very useful, and now have gone to the wayside thanks to new technologies and trends. The sad part for me was that a lot of these objects became obsolete in my own lifetime, while some of my students have never seen them in real life. For example, floppy disks! Those used to be the primary means of backing up information, and now they are nowhere to be found. Museum of Obsolete Objects. Interactive Lessons & Ideas. These lesson plans were perhaps the most popular activity for last year's Digital Learning Day.

Interactive Lessons & Ideas

The links provide a ready-made activity that you can use with your students on Digital Learning Day and beyond. You will see that each lesson includes a full lesson plan and a short video introduction from the Digital Learning Day teacher who submitted the lesson. If you plan to use a lesson on Digital Learning Day in your classroom or school, make sure to add this activity to our map. Visit the toolkits for more lesson plans, tools to use, and tips from teachers in specific areas! Make a Mini 3D Projector with a Smart Phone. Big $3 Solderless Bristle bot. Is 'The Jetsons' flying car finally here? What will personal transportation look like in the future?

Is 'The Jetsons' flying car finally here?

iPad Light Painting. Misfit Shine: an elegant, wireless activity tracker. Gorgeous all-metal construction.

Misfit Shine: an elegant, wireless activity tracker

Tiny so you can wear anywhere. Tracks cycling and swimming, not just steps. To sync, just lay on phone. August Smart Lock. 10 Early Technologies That Shaped Our Digital World Today. Have you ever reminisced about the technology you used as a child or teenager? It’s amazing how excited we were back then with electronics like the Nintendo game console or a mobile phone the size of a toolbox. While we may make a fuss over receiving a delayed email or having a dropped call, the technologies we enjoy today would not come to be without these pioneers and the breakthroughs they delivered. Today we will take a trip back to our childhood days and have a look at the technologies that used to fascinate us (and still do today, for different reasons).

Each of the technology has since been substituted with better gadgets or systems, but the significance they contributed to their field of use may never be replaced. 1. British teen sells Summly app for millions. Sources familiar with the deal indicated that Nick received almost $30 million for the app, which has been downloaded around one million times since its launch last year. Yahoo! Said in a statement: "We're excited to share that we're acquiring Summly, a mobile product company founded with a vision to simplify the way we get information, making it faster, easier and more concise. " "At the age of 15, Nick D'Aloisio created the Summly app at his home in London. Custom 3D House Projection Videos.

Pop Goes the DIY Pop-Up Name Card. Remember how awesome pop-up books used to be? Let's be serious, they still are, and it got us to thinking… How can we incorporate pop-up paper items into our adult lives? Aside from the occasional novelty card (bonus points if it has an audio track), you don't often see pop-ups popping up. ;) Until now!

For our first foray into pop-ups, we decided to create a trio of geeky name cards perfect for weddings, dinner parties, and even just for your desk. Learn Skills. Be Awesome. - DIY. 3DPI.TV – The 3D Printing News Channel. RadioShack DIY. Play with Math: Make Animated GIF and HTML5. Top 10 Repair Projects You Should Never Pay For. Projects. KagumachiLAB - 3D Projection Mapping Experiment. The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs. The emerging process of 3-D printing, which uses computer-created digital models to create real-world objects, has produced everything from toys to jewelry to food.

Soon, however, 3-D printers may be spitting out something far more complex, and controversial: human organs. For years now, medical researchers have been reproducing human cells in laboratories by hand to create blood vessels, urine tubes, skin tissue and other living body parts. But engineering full organs, with their complicated cell structures, is much more difficult. Enter 3-D printers, which because of their precise process can reproduce the vascular systems required to make organs viable. Scientists are already using the machines to print tiny strips of organ tissue.

“The mechanical process isn’t all that complicated. The idea of printing a human kidney or liver in a lab may seem incomprehensible, even creepy. Projection mapping in 3d. Encouraged by previous results I decided to try to play more. 50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners. 50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners. Robugtix tarantula robot gets a new, more affordable sibling. Diy Headphones - How To Wrap Earbud Cord.

If you had told anyone, 100 years ago, that people of the future would walk around with white and black strings coming out of their ears, and no one would bat an eye, they would probably have offed you for witchcraft. 2013 Christmas House Projection - Live HD Part 1. DIY & Science Toys. Learn Skills. Be Awesome. - DIY.