• Great Makerbot Digitizer Sale Deal – 32% Discount

    I’m not sure why, especially since the product was just announced a couple months ago, but the Maker Shed currently has a super sale deal running for the Makerbot Digitizer. The standard list price of $1399.99 is discounted by 32% to $949.99 until New Years Eve. The new scanner isn’t for everyone, as I mentioned [...]

  • Making the all-new Apple Mac Pro – with Robots!! (Video)

    Given all the video and photos I process, it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that my next computer purchase will be the new Mac Pro. Even though it’s a bit pricey, the speed and processing power it is expected to deliver will improve my output and efficiency considerably. So, it’s good to know that the [...]

  • MakerBot Explorers Podcast Debut Episode (Video)

    How many start-up CEO’s do you know that host a podcast? Not many, for sure. As of today you can add Bre Pettis, the CEO and co-founder of Makerbot Industries to that short but illustrious list of podcasting CEOs. In the inaugural episode of the new MakerBot Explorers podcast, Bre interacts with Corey Renner, Tom [...]

  • Make: Robot Hacks Dives Deep Into InMoov, the Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robot (Video)

    Thanks to the Make: Robot Hacks series, hosted by Mike Senese, you can get an inside perspective on the development, trials and tribulations, and performance of Gael Langevin’s unique InMoov Open Source 3D printed humanoid robot. Via: Robot Hacks | MAKE

  • MakerBot Academy – Putting 3D Printers in All US Schools

    Makerbot and America Makes jointly announced “Makerbot Academy”, a new initiative to support and strengthen American schools and STEM education. A big part of the initiative centres around giving students access to technology to foster interest, curiosity, and enthusiasm in STEM. The new Makerbot Academy, with support from donors, plans to place thousands of 3D [...]

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  • Japanese Robot Watch: Pepper

    Japanese Robot Watch: Pepper

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Tofugu is keeping its eye on Japan’s contribution to the robot world. And today’s episode focuses on a contribution that will change the world forever…maybe. Find us on: http://www.tofugu.com/ http://ift.tt/1z073JJ http://ift.tt/WdDfre Music: “News Sting”

    Jul 25, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • ROBOTIS DARWIN-MINI Humanoid Robot

    ROBOTIS DARWIN-MINI Humanoid Robot

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Initial tests right after assembly with no adjustments or other tweeks. Everything worked perfectly the first time it powered up. After I spend some time tweeking the alignment it will be even better. Via:

    Jul 18, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Michael Curry

    Michael Curry

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Skimbal.com For the interactive version visit http://ift.tt/1vuMhy7 Created with http://TouchCast.com Download the free app from iTunes: http://ift.tt/1crr0Mk or the free PC software from http://TouchCast.com. Via: http://ift.tt/1vuMgdD

    Jul 02, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 3D Printing Technology

  • Filastruder Cheap filament for 3D printing

    Filastruder Cheap filament for 3D printing

        There’s a new Kickstarter project named “Filastruder” for a cheap ABS filament extruder that’s practical for a hobbyist to use. It claims to reduce ABS filament costs dramactically. Related links: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/833191773/filastruder-a-robust-inexpensive-filament-extruder

    Apr 10, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • MakerBot Announces New Scanner

    MakerBot Announces New Scanner

    It’s SXSW  time again already, so it should come as no surprise that companies involved in the interactive space are rolling out press releases and product announcements designed to leverage the excitement of the moment. The most exciting, and interesting

    Mar 10, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 3D Printing PLA Filament in Fruity Colors

    3D Printing PLA Filament in Fruity Colors

    One of the design constraints facing artists and other creative types using 3D printing is the limited palette of available plastic filaments. Most sources of affordable filament tend to stick with primary (elementary school) colors like Red, Yellow, Blue, Green,

    Nov 29, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Techniques

  • Prototyping A Camera Mount

    Prototyping A Camera Mount

    3D printing makes it incredibly easy to crank out new parts on a whim. For example, I’m about to make the trek to California for RoboGames and want to use a Contour ROAM2 HD action camera to capture some of

    Apr 15, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • MakerBot Announces New Scanner

    MakerBot Announces New Scanner

    It’s SXSW  time again already, so it should come as no surprise that companies involved in the interactive space are rolling out press releases and product announcements designed to leverage the excitement of the moment. The most exciting, and interesting

    Mar 10, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Using MakerWare Software with Older Makerbot Printers (Video)

    Using MakerWare Software with Older Makerbot Printers (Video)

    It didn’t take long for Josef Prusa to figure out how to hack the new MakerWare software from MakerBot so that it could be used with earlier Makerbot printers like the Cupcake and Thing-o-matic. Surprisingly, Makerbot didn’t provide this functionality,

    Sep 22, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Other Recent Articles

  • What’s a Robot in 2014? Rodney Brooks and Andrew McAfee Debate-WIRED BizCon 2014

    What’s a Robot in 2014? Rodney Brooks and Andrew McAfee Debate-WIRED BizCon 2014

    This 3D printing video was interesting: What is a robot in 2014? Founder, chairman, and CTO of Rethink Robotics Rodney Brooks and co-author of The Second Machine Age, Andrew McAfee, sit down to discuss the past, present, and future of robotics. Subscribe to the all-new WIRED channel here: http://ift.tt/12adH2s Visit the WIRED channel for more [...]

    Jun 24, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Bay Area Maker Faire 2014: 3D Printed Parrot

    Bay Area Maker Faire 2014: 3D Printed Parrot

    This 3D printing video was interesting: The entire parrot, uncluding the crank mechanism that makes it move, was 3D printed in plastic. Via: http://ift.tt/1qDVlCG

    Jun 23, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • First 3D-printed, open-source humanoid robot

    First 3D-printed, open-source humanoid robot

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Full story: http://ift.tt/1pneSW5 Watch this incredible time-lapse of the world’s first 3D-printed, open-source humanoid robot leap into life starter parts Via: http://ift.tt/1lDrl80

    Jun 20, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Pepper robot press event: SoftBank Mobile Corp. & Aldebaran

    Pepper robot press event: SoftBank Mobile Corp. & Aldebaran

    This 3D printing video was interesting: http://aldebaran.com SoftBank Mobile Corp. and Aldebaran announced the joint development of Pepper, the world’s first personal robot that can read emotions. Meet Pepper right now! http://ift.tt/1kwCEyl Via: http://ift.tt/1leTpbN

    Jun 13, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 人とロボットをつなぐOS「V-Sido OS」

    人とロボットをつなぐOS「V-Sido OS」

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Via: http://ift.tt/1oQWfJP

    Jun 12, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • DARWIN-MINI Demonstration – Akihabara, Japan

    DARWIN-MINI Demonstration – Akihabara, Japan

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Y. Shibata and T. Sugiura demonstrate the new DARWIN-MINI humanoid robot kit from ROBOTIS. In addition to its unique construction, open-source hardware and software Arduino programabiliy, and ease of use, the robot also recognizes voice commands and can be completely controled and edited using a smartphone or tablet. Via: [...]

    Jun 09, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • PEPPER Robot – SOFTBANK/ALDEBARAN

    PEPPER Robot – SOFTBANK/ALDEBARAN

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Softbank and Aldebaran announced the new PEPPER robot that detects people’s emotions and engages them in meaningful conversations. Softbank is currently demonstrating the robot in two Tokyo retail outlets and plans to release PEPPER for sale later this year. The robot will sell for approxiamately USD$2,000. Softbank expects the [...]

    Jun 09, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

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