• 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 [...]

  • 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

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  • 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

  • ROBOT WORLD 2014: Martial Arts Performance

    ROBOT WORLD 2014: Martial Arts Performance

    This 3D printing video was interesting: ROBOTIS staged a robot martial arts performance utilizing their Bioloid humanoid robots equipped with DARWIN-OP heads. Via: http://ift.tt/1DPz2y0

    Oct 27, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • ROBOT WORLD 2014: RoboLink TankBot Battle Game

    ROBOT WORLD 2014: RoboLink TankBot Battle Game

    This 3D printing video was interesting: RoboLink developed a game platform that allows participants to build a tank robot, then compete against other builders on an arcade game field. http://ift.tt/1DfmsGj Via: http://ift.tt/ZQxHb0

    Oct 26, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • J-deite 開発者インタビュー:「No Transform, No Robot」中二から始まった変形合体ロボの道

    J-deite 開発者インタビュー:「No Transform, No Robot」中二から始まった変形合体ロボの道

    This 3D printing video was interesting: http://ift.tt/11zDl2y 現在開発中の変形ロボットプロジェクト「Project J-deite」ですが、J-deiteの開発者であるBRAVE ROBOTICSの石田賢司氏、アスラテックのチーフロボットクリエイターの吉崎航氏に話を伺う機会を得ました。 また今回1/4スケール(全長1.3m)の試作機「J-deite Quarter」の実物を確認しましたが、市販部品を使ったこのロボットはWebサイトの動画から想像していた以上に大きく、実際に変形する様子は想像していた以上に脳が揺れる不思議な体験となりました。近くこのロボットは一般公開されます。 Via: http://ift.tt/1y7smbs

    Oct 26, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • J-deite Quarter Progress report 2014/10

    J-deite Quarter Progress report 2014/10

    This 3D printing video was interesting: 公式サイト:http://j-deite.jp/ Project J-deiteの第一弾「J-deite Quarte」のProgress report 2014/10。 J-deite Quarteの変形シーンほか、各種動作をご覧いただけます。 Via: http://ift.tt/1tTi8gD

    Oct 26, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Trossen Robotics @ RoboGames 2013 – Xevel’s Xachikoma

    Trossen Robotics @ RoboGames 2013 – Xevel’s Xachikoma

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Flashback to May, 2013 @ the 2013 RoboGames in San Mateo, California, as we interview Xevel on his awarded “Best in Show”, “Xachikoma” robot. Via: http://ift.tt/12mleOc

    Oct 24, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • MakerBot’s Bre Pettis Launches Bold Machines, A Workshop For 3D-Printed Stuff

    MakerBot’s Bre Pettis Launches Bold Machines, A Workshop For 3D-Printed Stuff

    This 3D printing video was interesting: After a slightly surprising move away from a managerial role at MakerBot, former CEO Bre Pettis has finally announced what he’s working on: Bold Machines, an “Innovation Workshop” for MakerBot parent company Stratasys. Designed to be a creative skunkworks for the 3D printing company, Bold Machines will design cool [...]

    Oct 17, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Bre Pettis Bold Machines – Solidscape Field Trip

    Bre Pettis Bold Machines – Solidscape Field Trip

    This 3D printing video was interesting: Bre Pettis: “Totally psyched about the Solidscape MAX2 High Precision 3D Printer. Wax models are the gateway to metal models.” This is the most hotly anticipated 3D printer at Bold Machines. We’ve been drooling over it on the Solidscape website and now we came to get our very own [...]

    Oct 17, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

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