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MakingSociety | Resources for Open Source Hardware Entrepreneurs Cubehero: Work and collaborate on 3D printed projects RepRap - RepRapWiki Les makers envahissent l’Europe Open hardware, hackerspaces, Internet of Things, Quantified Self, makers, Fab Labs, 3D printing… semblent tout droit venus des Etats-Unis. L’écosystème y est structuré, avec des lieux phares (Noisebridge, NYC resistor, Techshop), des rendez-vous réguliers (Maker Faire, Open Hardware Summit, Hardware Startups meetups), des personnalités écoutées (Mitch Altman, Dale Dougherty, Chris Anderson, Kevin Kelly), des investisseurs intéressés (Lemnos Labs, Bolt, PCH), des formations spécialisées (D. School de Stanford, NYC ITP, Parsons) et une explosion du nombre de projets hardware se lançant par crowdfunding sur les plateformes américaines. On trouve les mêmes éléments en Europe, qui est en fait à l’origine de bien des aspects du mouvement. Hackerspaces (nés d’ailleurs en Allemagne), événements cultes (CCC, FOSDEM), mais beaucoup moins de projets hardware devenus produits. Mais la communauté se structure à grande vitesse. ThingsCon 2 et 3 mai à Berlin, Allemagne. OuiShare Fest Maker Faire Paris

About Us - is a free library of 3D printable, beautiful and useful objects. The first version of MyMiniFactory was launched on the 18th June 2013. It is the result of many months of hard work by a professional team of experienced 3D designers. Our large range of downloadable 3D printable objects will satisfy the growing number of 3D printer owners. Each object is original and unique. They have all been test printed by our team of 3D Printing Gurus on affordable 3D printers.

Wevolver 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. The technology is decades old, but now there’s an ecosystem in place (which includes my own company) that moves it beyond the maker edges to mainstream center. 3-D printing won’t replace other manufacturing technology 3-D printing is indeed an important fabrication technology, because it has the marvelous ability to make anything regardless of the complexity of the form. The fact is that 3-D printing is really, still, an immature technology. Never before have we had a technology where we can so freely translate our ideas into a tangible object with little regard to the machinery or skills available. Yes and no.

All projects Hack a Day All Projects Select a tag Most skulled Official Hackaday Prize Entry 53.5k 73 1.1k 675 An affordable electronics manufacturing system for hobbyists, students, & small businesses. Project Owner Contributor $300 Pick and Place / 3D printer by Neil Jansen 37.7k 124 818 593 Python-powered machine vision modules OpenMV by i.abdalkader 58.5k 31 1.1k 472 pcb mill built from garbage using basic hand tools and little money PCB mill for under $10 by shlonkin 47.5k 167 816 463 Fully stand-alone HF (Shortwave) Software Defined Transceiver & Vector Network Analyzer. PortableSDR by Michael R Colton 29.9k 28 828 415 Intelligent home automation hardware and software on a budget which utilizes a full home personal digital assistant and electricity savings Project Jarvis - A.I Home Automation & Assistant by IamTeknik 34.8k 68 505 372 Science in your hand. Open Source Science Tricorder by peter jansen 18.5k 80 456 357 LoFi is a very low cost ($5), small, auto-transmitting module. LoFi by David Cook 38.6k 32 566 353 by nsted

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. Fantastical? We live in an age that is witness to what many are calling the Third Industrial Revolution. 3D printing, more professionally called additive manufacturing, moves us away from the Henry Ford era mass production line, and will bring us to a new reality of customizable, one-off production. Need a part for your washing machine? Each of these printed layers is a thinly-sliced, horizontal cross-section of the eventual object. It Begins with a Digital File

20 Amazing Creations You Can Make With 3D Printing If you can print in 2D, can you print in 3D? Well, the technology is already here. You can print out 3-dimensional objects based on a working template, and they aren’t just for show. They actually work! Alternatively, you can make a model replica of an expensive car, like a 1960 Aston Martin DB5 in a 1:3 scale then crash and burn it for entertainment, like how the makers of the James Bond flick, Skyfall did. (Image Source: The Register) 3D printing is made possible by fusing layers upon layers of materials made from durable plastics and metals based on a template, designed with a 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. With this technology, and a 3D printer, you can create designs or print 3D models of just about anything under the sun, provided you have the templates. Recommended Reading: 10 Upcoming Technology That May Change The World 1. In the past, 3D printed firearms easily break after firing a few rounds. 2. 3D Printed Acoustic Guitar 3. 4. 5. 7. 3D Fetus 9. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 17.