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MakingSociety - Resources for Open Source Hardware Entrepreneurs
3D Printing Minecraft – an Interview with Eric Haines, Mineways Eric Haines is engineer at Autodesk. In his spare time, he develops Mineways, a software that lets you 3D print Minecraft worlds and characters. He does it just for fun…. Read More Celebrate Arduino Day Online

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My Paper Crane Here it is nearing the end of April and I forgot to blog about the Bag Of The Month bag for March! As you can see I ended up having a sad photoshoot in my car one afternoon while I was waiting to pick up my son after school. I have actually been using this bag all month long. The fabric was one I saw on Pinterest and fell in love with Ring Around The Rosie by Michael Miller. An Insider’s View of the Myths and Truths of the 3-D Printing ‘Phenomenon’ A 3-D printed table … with holes and all. Photo: rosemarybeetle / Flickr From a major VC firm’s recent $30 million investment in the industrial-grade 3-D printing space to the news that Staples will become the first major U.S. retailer to sell consumer-friendly 3-D printers, it’s clear that 3-D printing has reached its inflection point. And perhaps its hype point, too.

7 Ways to Have More by Owning Less by Maria Popova Inconspicuous consumption, or what lunching ladies have to do with social web karma. Stuff. blog After two years, I think I have my Replicator (apparently the first one shipped) finally working reliably to produce >1 hour prints. Thank you @iandanforth for asking if I had a description of the mods I did and prompting me to write this. The Replicator has been a very frustrating product. After a few out-of-the-box failures, it worked great for the first week and then rapidly deteriorated. And a few months later, the Replicator 2 was announced and support for my product rapidly evaporated. Many of the things I print are small and take <15 minutes to print, so I’ve been dealing with a <30% success rate of printing, or using other 3d printers.

DIY COCONUT + ROSE BODY SCRUB Few things smell better than coconut and rose so let’s combine them, shall we? In this Kitchen Beautician DIY, we’re making a “Spring Time Scrub” to help you exfoliate and get your skin super soft for the coming summer months. Bathing suit season is just around the corner and nobody wants to be the ashy girl! Here’s my new favorite way to get rid of dry skin caused by winter dryness: You’ll need: a mason jar, coconut oil, raw cane sugar, almond or jojoba oil and one fragrant rose (here I used sterling silver roses because they’re my favorite AND they’re one of the most fragrant roses ever.)

Pop Up Lessons/How To Books How to Make Pop Up Cards Lesson 1: The BoxLesson 2: Box Variation Lesson 3: The V-FoldLesson 4: Box Cut Separately Lesson 5: Box Tabs and SlotsLesson 6: V-Fold Tabs and Slots Lesson 7: Pop Up Words 1Lesson 8: Pop Up Words 2Lesson 9: Pop Up Words 3 Lesson 10: Pop Up Words 4Lesson 11: The X (Slotted Shapes)Lesson 12: Slotted X with StrapLesson 13: Slotted X with TabsLesson 14: Asymmetrical Slotted XLesson 15: X Form CardsLesson 16: V-Fold PivotLesson 17: Asymmetrical V-Fold Pivot Lesson 18: 180° Open Top BoxLesson 19: 180° Box with Closed TopLesson 20: 180° Open Top BoatLesson 21: 45° Open Box Lesson 22: Tabletop Floating on Boxes Lesson 23: Tabletop Floating on I-Beams The Best Pop Up Card Instruction Books My personal favorites! Most are available from Amazon or Book Depository.

What is 3D Printing? An Overview. You’ve heard of 3D printing from newscasters and journalists, astonished at what they’ve witnessed. A machine reminiscent of the Star Trek Replicator, something magical that can create objects out of thin air. It can “print” in plastic, metal, nylon, and over a hundred other materials. It can be used for making nonsensical little models like the over-printed Yoda, yet it can also print manufacturing prototypes, end user products, quasi-legal guns, aircraft engine parts and even human organs using a person’s own cells.

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