Meet Jimmy the Open Source 3D Printed Robot Intel has something in the works that you won't want to miss: an open source 3D printed robot they are calling Jimmy. Intel's Futurist, Brian David Johnson, disclosed the company's plans for Jimmy at the Maker Faire in New York. Sometime in May of next year Intel will release open-source software and 3D printable files for their robot. "Starting with the 3D files, everyone should be able to design and customize their own robot. As far as capability goes, Johnson said that Jimmy will be comparable to a "Smartphone with legs." You can watch Brian David Johnson discussing Jimmy and the future of robotics here: 3D printing is helping a number of companies and hobbyists take their robots to the next level. Have you heard about the 3D Printer World Expo?
123D Make Augmented reality app makes Japanese newspaper more engaging for kids Gain instant and exclusive access to over 5,000 of the most creative ideas, innovations and startups on our database and use our smart filters to take you direct to those that are most relevant to your industry and your needs. Not interested? You can still browse articles published in the last 30 days from our homepage and receive your daily and weekly fix of entrepreneurial ideas through our free newsletters. You, Too, Can 3D Print Your Own Robot Robots are part of our everyday lives, but they're boring — relegated to menial jobs like scrubbing your floor, vacuuming it or just zig-zagging all over it. Sure, droid-like mechanical humans like the Asimo pop up now and then, but they're big, expensive corporate toys, not something everyone can buy. Where are our household robots? The 21st Century Robot project aims to finally make the robot companion a reality. Over a decade ago, Johnson conceived a robot design that was friendly and practical to build, with small and childlike features. With a little help, Johnson turned his design into pages of blueprints that anyone can now download and use to print big chunks of robot on a 3D printer. Johnson calls the project "open source," since it encourages people to customize and refine their robots if they wish. it takes the cost of owning your own humanoid robot down from thousands of dollars to hundreds. But what are you supposed to do with your robot after it's printed?
New Website Allows You to Create a 3D Printable Lithophane of Any Photo You Choose in 3 Seconds Lithophane I created using the lithophane generator – My wife and I on our wedding – 11/2013 One of the main reasons why people purchase desktop 3D printers is because of the customizability that it provides them in creating whatever they want. One type of 3D print that has become quite popular over the past several months is the lithophane. Historians believe the art form originated in the 1820s by a man named Baron Paul de Bourging. Since then, there have been many methods of creating lithophanes, many of which differ from one another in various respects. If you search Thingiverse for the the word “lithophane”, you will come across over 4,600 results, featuring lithophanes of everything from an Albert Einstein version, to one featuring the T-1 Robot from the Terminator movie. Now, thanks to a website called 3D Printing Rocks! The web-based app currently works with Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 10+ browsers. Have you created your lithophane using this website yet?
The Augmented Web: Simplifying Augmented Reality In Education The Augmented Web: Simplifying Augmented Reality In Education by Maria Politis, Head of Content and Community at buildAR If you spend time on twitter looking at the #augmentedreality and #edutech hashtags you will know that there is quite a lot of discussion going on about Augmented Reality, and how it can be used as an educational tool. The web is full of innovative examples of how Augmented Reality is used in classrooms around the world every day. The ability to overlay digital content and information onto the real world, using triggers like images and locations opens up a world of rich learning opportunities. There is a wide range of Augmented Reality applications for the classroom currently available and real, practical uses of the technology are easy to find. Misunderstanding The Complexity Yet there still seems to be a widespread belief that Augmented Reality is difficult to implement. How Does Browser-Based Augmented Reality Work? Want To Learn More?
The dark side of 3D printing: 10 things to watch The 3D printer is a double-edged sword. It stands to transform technology and society for the better, but we also can't ignore the potential negative consequences. As with any new technology, it's easy to get swept up in the benefits of 3D printing. It opens up a world of new possibilities for all industries, and stands to lessen transportation costs, environmental impacts, waste, and reliance on corporations by enabling the maker movement. But 3D printers are still potentially hazardous, wasteful machines, and their societal, political, economic, and environmental impacts have not yet been studied extensively. 1. 3D printers are energy hogs When melting plastic with heat or lasers, 3D printers consume about 50 to 100 times more electrical energy than injection molding to make an item of the same weight, according to research by Loughborough University. 2. 3D printers may pose a health risk when used in the home, according to researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology. 3. 4. 5.
How 3-D Printing Will Change Education Also known as rapid prototyping, 3-D printing is a technology that allows users to create three-dimensional physical products from a digital file. Each product is created one layer at a time, using an inkjet-like process that sprays a bonding agent onto a very thin layer of fixable powder. The bonding agent can be applied very accurately to build an object from the bottom up, layer by layer. The process even accommodates moving parts within the object. The first working 3-D printer was created in 1984 by Charles W. Educational institutions are still in the early stages of adopting this groundbreaking new technology, but a few early pioneers have shown us just how feasible–and useful–it can become. Developments in the Sciences One of the areas that 3-D printing has had its biggest impact is in the science field, where the ability to customize and instantly create a tool or new medical device has proven to be quite powerful. Research Fellow Dr. 3-D Printing as an Artistic Medium 1. 2. 3. 4.
Layar, 10 realidades que no ven tus ojos La realidad aumentada es un tema del que se habla mucho. Sin embargo, no es del todo conocido entre los usuarios y poca gente saca partido de esta tecnología. Hemos elegido Layar, una de las aplicaciones de realidad aumentada más populares, para ver unos cuantos ejemplos prácticos de cómo funciona la realidad aumentada y qué puedes hacer con ella. Antes de empezar Si no tienes la aplicación, lo primero que tienes que hacer es descargarla; de momento, puedes disfrutar de Layar solo si tienes Android o iPhone. Hay que decir también que las aplicaciones de realidad aumentada, en general, suelen consumir bastante batería, por lo que es mejor llevar el móvil bien cargado. ¿Qué es todo esto? Lo primero que hay que entender para usar Layar es qué son las capas. Cuando abres una capa en Layar, el contenido de esa capa se mostrará en la pantalla de tu móvil. Más información, más capas Desde la misma aplicación, puedes navegar entre las distintas capas disponibles, tanto gratuitas como de pago. 1.
3D Printed Wireless Tank In this Instructable I will show you how to make a wireless tank that you will be able to play with someone else or just use it a base to create bigger and better tank. This tank uses Bluetooth modules connected to Tera Term to send commands to the Arduino. I used IR Leds that are used in Lazer tag guns (links in the next step) so you can battle with your friends or just use it to explore the world a couple inches off the ground from your computer. Uses an IPhone's camera with the Skype app to connect to a PC so it can be viewed and controlled remotely. The range of the Bluetooth module actually was able to go out side my house and go out of the range of my WiFi before disconnecting so range is only an issue if you want to be more than 60-70ish feet from the robot.
Make Your Own 3D Printer for Under $60 Using Recycled Electronic Components with Instructables Design One of the obstacles to jumping headlong into the additive manufacturing milieu for many people is often the expense of the 3D printer itself. Further, for those intrepid, budding engineers, designers, makers, and artists, an initial foray might more reasonably and affordably involve using a less expensive and complex machine. Enter one Instructables contributor, “mikelllc,” who has designed a make-it-yourself 3D printer that is constructed largely from recycled electronic components. Currently, only about 12.5% of all electronic waste, or “e-waste,” is recycled. The EWaste $60 3D Printer is inexpensive to make given that you can round up the necessary components and follow the maker’s step-by-step instructions, which are clear and detailed. The 3D printer uses 1.75 mm plastic filament, which is both easier to extrude and also much more flexible than 3 mm filament. Is this a project you’d think to undertake?
Immersive Learning Experiences through Augmented Reality Author: Judy Bloxham - Jisc RSC Northwest; Allen Crawford-Thomas - Jisc RSC West Midlands; Stephen Wileman - South Staffordshire College What is Augmented Reality? Augmented Reality overlays the digital world over the physical world - thus ‘augmenting’ the real world experience. AR is not a new concept, in fact, it has been around since the 1990’s. AR and Pedagogy So how does AR relate to learning and what are the pedagogical arguments? Placing learning into the context to which it is relevant, relates to the concept of situated learning (Johnson, L. et al, 2011). Smart devices and their ever-ready ability makes them ideal tools to harness and present learning content via AR; bringing together cloud computing, ubiquitous computing, connectivity and personal, smart devices through “cyberinfrastructure mediation” (Pea, 2005). Many vocational subjects require lecturers to deliver practical demonstrations to their learners. Practical Examples of the use of AR in Education Counter Arguments
7 TED Talks on the wonder of 3D printing From ordering movie tickets to booking a dentist appointment, mobile and web apps have made the tasks of daily life easier. But there are some things that an app can’t do. Standing in line at the pharmacy is one of them. Lee Cronin: Print your own medicineIn today’s talk, Lee Cronin asks: “Could we make a really cool universal chemistry set? With his team of researchers at the University of Glasgow, Cronin has created a 3D printing application that allows scientists to print out laboratory equipment specific to the experiment they wish to run — something they’ve called “reactionware.” At TED, we love sharing stories of 3D printing and its rapidly developing power to make new things possible. Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing So what exactly is 3D printing? Klaus Stadlmann: The world’s smallest 3D printer Klaus Stadlmann built the microprinter, the smallest 3D printer in the world. Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney The shortage of organ donations is a crisis in healthcare.