background preloader

Fabbaloo Blog - Fabbaloo

Fabbaloo Blog - Fabbaloo

Maker SHED - Bay Area Maker Faire 2011 Who better to patrol the grounds of Maker Faire than R2-D2? The R2 Builders Club is a national organization dedicated to creating and distributing plans for replicas of the robots of the Star Wars universe. The club claims that sci-fi DIYers around the country have built hundreds of these bots, and not just R2s; I spotted plans for the R3-A2 and the R6-D7, among others. The plans, now free to anyone, were compiled with meticulous research and a little help from the George Lucas empire, which provided some official robot sounds and let members photograph original props.

How 3-D Printing Opens Billion-Dollar Markets to Regular Joes | Co.Design The market for iPad and iPhone accessories is worth billions--and it usually takes a sizable, glossy company powered with lots of marketing and PR to horn in on it. (Think of Incase or Belkin.) But not anymore--and not in the age of rapid prototyping. Solitary designers can readily produce products as good as any you'd find in the Apple store--as the iPad Canvas Wrap, by designer Jeff Bare, proves. Just $50, Bare, a one-man outfit, designed it himself and distributes it through Shapeways, a Dutch company that does 3-D printing for regular Joes: The Canvas Wrap's design protects the iPad, without adding a huge, ugly case that obscures the beauty of the original design. We've seen plenty of fabulous applications of 3-D printing--from impossible objects that cast crazy shadows to gorgeous rings made cheap but with stunning craft. You can buy the Canvas Wrap online here.

Cruzine - the place, where knowledge becomes live. Impresoras 3D: 10 productos cotidianos que pueden imprimirse - noticias - *faircompanies ¿Cómo pueden los países desarrollados recuperar parte de su lustre industrial y, de paso, crear empleos para jóvenes que resistan las recesiones? Porque, como recuerda Carlos Slim, más que una crisis de Europa, vivimos un cambio de civilización. Cuando crece demanda de productos personalizados, ofrecidos como servicio y con carácter local, tecnologías como las impresoras 3D prometen rentabilizar las pequeñas tiradas y, de paso, devolver el protagonismo a los talleres de artesanos urbanos. Los países avanzados necesitan innovar y crear empleos dentro de sus fronteras, en lugar de conceder ventajas fiscales a corporaciones que deslocalizan su producción. Varias tendencias se conjuran para alumbrar la que se ha bautizado como III Revolución Industrial: las grandes factorías centralizadas instaladas en países emergentes, fruto de las economías de escala, cederán protagonismo a talleres de profesionales, de nuevo instalados en los países desarrollados. Factorías urbanas, artesanales, hacker 1.

usinette.org Disney Princesses In Accurate Period Costume These are very beautiful drawings! Although I am sad to see Belle looking so unlike herself. On a different note: I’d love to know what the reference was for the period costuming for each Princess. Given what I know about the stories, a lot of these seem a little inaccurate time period wise (I have no idea about the costumes other than that they look gorgeous): - As far as I know, the German “Snow White” was published in 1812 with the rest of the Grimm’s collected works; even her supposed ‘real’ influence lived in the 18th century. - In reference to another comment: women of the Powhatan nation usually wore kneelength skirts, but oftentimes did not wear shirts at all (although higher status women did use deerskin to cover up, so Pocahontas may have done so too) . -Cinderella is a much much older story than the 1860′s; even the Perrault version, upon which the Disney movie was based, dates back to the late 17th century. Once again though, great illustrations!

Proyecto Clone Wars Acerca de RepRap | Comunidad RepRap | Comunidad Clone Wars Introducción ¿Donde empieza la historia de Clone Wars? Lee aquí... Objetivo: "imprimir" impresoras 3D, aprender a construirlas, ayudar a otros e intercambiar información y experiencias. ¡Quiero construir mi impresora 3D! Te recomendamos que montes la Prusa Iteración 3 o la Prusa iteración 3 single frame, ambas son semejantes, la diferencia es que el marco de la Single Frame es de metracrilato o de aluminio y la de la Prusa i3 es de madera. ¿Qué presupuesto necesito?. Puedes empezar ojeando la wiki, para hacerte una idea de los pasos a seguir, y leyendo más en profundidad la documentación concreta del modelo de impresora que hayas escogido. ¿Dónde compro el resto del material? Hemos apuntado en la wiki un listado de las tiendas. ¡Estoy convencido! ¡Genial! A pesar de haber una Prusa 3 ¡quiero construirme una Prusa 2! ¡Estupendo! Lista de correo Antes de inscribirte en la lista de correo, por favor lee las normas de conducta.

Créer un Bio Fab Lab L’engouement c’est depuis propagé par les cercles de réflexion sur l’open source et la possibilité à portée de tous de dupliquer des objets, à partir d’outils d’usinages de plus en plus simples à utiliser, et de moins à moins cher à assembler. Le mythe de la photocopieuse universelle était créé : je télécharge le fichier d’un meuble conçu à l’autre bout de la planète, et je le matérialise en quelques dizaines de minutes dans le Fab Lab. Pour les étudiants c’est un moyen unique de leur faire comprendre à quels point la frontière entre atomes et bits est devenue floue. Si le sujet vous intéresse et que vous voulez en savoir plus, dirigez-vous vers la FING qui milite très positivement pour la création de ce type d’ateliers en France. En ce qui me concerne, mon passé de chercheur en biologie me rattrape parfois de façon surprenante. Des étudiants ou des startups tireraient des bénéfices énormes à pouvoir accéder à un atelier de bidouillage biotechnologique simple… Un Bio Fab Lab.

The Daily Life of a Jungle Cat How To Start A Hackerspace November 12, 2012 AT 7:44 am Hi, I’m Eric Michaud. From the first time I visited a Hackerspace, I knew that I had to do everything I could to get Hackerspaces everywhere. I first experienced Hackerspace C-Base in Berlin, before there was an NYC Resistor, a Noisebridge, or a HacDC. This How To Start A Hackerspace guide is for you, for everyone who has felt like I have and wanted to have a space to hack, to find community, to learn, to break things, to make things and to have a place to do it. Share this information widely, because we will have great hacks, hackers, and Hackerspaces when everyone can set up their own Hackerspaces. Now, let’s get started. In this “How To” I’ve broken it up into several parts listed below: How To Start A Hackerspace: Part 1What is a Hackerspace, and who do you want as your core crew to build your Hackerspace? Got that? “It takes a village to build a hackerspace” – ergo, You Can’t Do It Alone Lastly, this how-to isn’t a detailed dossier. Related

Related: