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What to do with a 3D Printer: Make Garden Tools. This entry was posted on May 21, 2012 by Alex English.

What to do with a 3D Printer: Make Garden Tools

The gardening season is here and it's time to get out and work the dirt. Even very traditional home tasks and pastimes like gardening can benefit from a 3D Printer. I've got a few garden accessories that I've designed for myself to use in the garden this season. Hanging Garden Trellis Netting. OpenKnit. OpenKnit works as an ecosystem formed by 3 parts +a machine, follow this link to build yours here you’ll find: the 3D model of the machine, .stl files for printing [soon], bill of materials (parts/provider/price) [soon], an assembly manual [soon], circuit diagram [soon].


NINJA SPHERE: Next Generation Control of Your Environment by Ninja Blocks. Your Ninja Sphere learns about you, and your environment.

NINJA SPHERE: Next Generation Control of Your Environment by Ninja Blocks

It uses data from sensors and actuators to build a model that can inform you if something is out of place. It can monitor temperature, lighting, energy usage, you and your pets' presence, and anything else you connect to your sphere. By using data from your devices, environment, and location your sphere is able to advise you intelligently and give you control only when you need it.

We already support a huge array of devices, but because our approach is open source, almost anybody can write and share a driver to connect a device to your sphere. This essentially future proofs your Ninja Sphere, giving you peace of mind that as new devices come onto the market, your Ninja Sphere can support them. Open-source metal 3-D printer.

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Open-source metal 3-D printer

3D ROCKET CHALLENGE. The Electron: Crash Course Chemistry #5. A forum dedicated to book scanning, open source, DIY digitization. The Tricorder project. OPENROV. The Free Universal Construction Kit. Ever wanted to connect your Legos and Tinkertoys together?

The Free Universal Construction Kit

THE Printrbot by abdrumm. This is the real deal, no derivatives here.

THE Printrbot by abdrumm

These are the real Printrbot in it's current version. I have a bunch of these printing all day, every day.... it works. It is expandable to larger widths and heights easier than any other reprap out there. Period. Make. Introducing The MakerBot Replicator™ EmailShare 900EmailShare January 10, 2012 (Brooklyn, NY) – MakerBot Industries is excited to announce the launch of its latest product, The MakerBot Replicator™, which will debut at CES in Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday, January 10th.

Introducing The MakerBot Replicator™

Available in the MakerBot store for pre-order today! The MakerBot Replicator™ is the ultimate personal 3D printer, with MakerBot Dualstrusion™ (2-color printing) and a bigger printing footprint, giving you the superpower to print things BIG! Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment. Image credits: Agriculture by Islam, need Flickr attributions "Interdependence is an extremely powerful social infrastructure that we can actually harness to heal some of our deepest civic issues, if we apply open source collaboration.

Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment

" --Britta Riley in her May, 2011 TED talk Britta is an artist and technologist from New York, and owns a company called The company makes hydroponic platforms for growing food in city windows, designed with the help of more than 1,800 enthusiastic collaborators from all over the world. Britta took her inspiration from NASA, which uses hydroponics to explore how to grow food in space. Making silica aerogel at home. I followed instructions in the silica TMOS recipe from and successfully produced some small pieces of aerogel in my home shop. The two main difficulties are: 1. Getting TMOS or TEOS (the key chemical ingredient), and 2.

Building a supercritical drying chamber. The components for the chamber can be bought from or another source of industrial pipe fittings. You'll also need a supply of liquid carbon dioxide. Getting the TMOS is difficult since chemical suppliers are generally unwilling to sell to individuals. Build a Laser 3D Printer - Stereolithography at Home. WikiHouse / Open Source Construction Set.

Tornio Digitale — FabLabItalia. Import bpyimporttimeimport serial steps=0 #steps variable screw=0 #screw variable (in progress) #variables of each of the four knob dist1=1 dist2=1 dist3=1 dist4=1 val=0 #the value read from the serial port start=True #create a curve object path'MyPath','CURVE')'Path',path) pathOb.location=(0,0,0) scn=bpy.context.scene path.dimensions='3D''NURBS') = pathOb.

Tornio Digitale — FabLabItalia

Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express 4.0. In order to understand the preferences of our free software users, PTC utilizes data monitoring technologies to obtain and transmit data on system use and performance and for gathering metrics on users of our free software.

Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express 4.0

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July 7, 2011 AT 1:00 pm CERN launches Open Hardware initiative! Geneva, 7 July 2011. Four months after launching the alpha version, CERN1 has today issued version 1.1 of the Open Hardware Licence (OHL), a legal framework to facilitate knowledge exchange across the electronic design community.In the spirit of knowledge and technology dissemination, the CERN OHL was created to govern the use, copying, modification and distribution of hardware design documentation, and the manufacture and distribution of products.

We need to look at this, but it appears there is now an OHL license to use for your OSHW projects. Related. Sindrian Arts. The 2′x4′ Kikori is out! The MDO parts are available now for just $400, but hurry; I’m only offering five at that reward level. Open Source Architecture (OSArc) - Op-Ed. As part of the special report on open-source design published in issue 948, Domus approached Carlo Ratti to write an op-ed on the theme of open-source architecture. He responded with an unusual suggestion: why not write it collaboratively, as an open-source document? Within a few hours a page was started on Wikipedia, and an invitation sent to an initial network of contributors.

The outcome of this collaborative effort is presented below. The article is a capture of the text as of 11 May 2011, but the Wikipedia page remains online as an open canvas—a 21st-century manifesto of sorts, which by definition is in permanent evolution.The contributors to this article included Paola Antonelli, Adam Bly, Lucas Dietrich, Joseph Grima, Dan Hill, John Habraken, Alex Haw, John Maeda, Nicholas Negroponte, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Carlo Ratti, Casey Reas, Marco Santambrogio, Mark Shepard, Chiara Somajni, Bruce Sterling References — R.

Celebration of Makers in Brighton, 3rd Sept, Dome Foyer. Iris Business Card by clide. InMojo - Make. Share. Live. Open Source Hardware. Cathal Garvey demonstrating Do-it-Yourself DNA extraction in a tent. Where to Find Information About Metals and Alloys. March 31, 2011 AT 10:03 am. The Original Egg-Bot Kit - Evil Mad Science Wiki. OpenEnergyMonitor. Clockwork Variations - MakerBot Industries. Lineage. Prusa Mendel. Prusa Mendel and the Clonedels. Scientific American: five 3D printers. Last month, the open source 3D printer RepRap made the first successful copy of itself. Here's What A 3D Printed Guitar Sounds Like. Small Scale Manufacturing - Practical Resources. I had originally intended to discuss sources of practical knowledge in small-scale manufacturing at a later time.

Open Source Machine. BFI Challenge & Global Village Construction Set in 2 Minutes. Global Village Construction Set. Have 3D Printing and Mass Customization Reached The Tipping Point? Its the Candyfab 6000, 3D printing in sugar. The Revolution Shall be Caramelized. In 2007, TreeHugger built a special website that looked at the future of 3d Printing and Downloadable Designs. I wrote: About « Prometheus Fusion Perfection. NYC Resistor » Electronics, Hacking, Classes, and Workspace. RepLab. Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects.