Anders Blomdell

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Box Making Techniques: How to Make a Piston Fit Tray

Pro builder David Barron shares the secrets for pulling off this impressive technique<p>If you've ever seen a piston fit drawer or interior tray in …

This Student is Exploring the Role and Appearance of Chairs in a Bionic Future

Imagine a future where the wearable revolution has happened and embedded technology is a reality. Objects have become bionic extensions of our body. …

Hand Tool School #42: Understanding Saw Tooth Geometry

Pitch, rake, fleam, set<p>My recent saw sharpening video where I demonstrated the Veritas Saw File Holder has generated a lot of emails with questions …

A 3D Router for When CNC is Overkill

This home-made device turns your router or drill into an analog version of a CNC machine.<p>CNC routers are great but not everyone can afford one, and …

Why You’re Not Getting Value from Your Data Science

Businesses today are constantly generating enormous amounts of data, but that doesn’t always translate to actionable information. Over the past several years, my research group at MIT and I have sought answers to a fundamental question: What would it take for businesses to realize the full …

This $5 Device Can Take Over a Computer—Even If It's Locked

Samy Kamar just released his latest hacking creation, and it is terrifying. Dubbed “Poison Tap,” Kamar’s new home brew device allows someone to plant …

Raspberry Pi

Markforged announces a cheaper 3D printer that can spit out end-use parts

In a surprising move, 3D printer maker Markforged has announced they are going to release the $3,499 Onyx One, a Carbon Fiber 3D printer for entry-level makers and hobbyists that prints “end-use” parts using carbon-fiber infused materials.<p>The printer uses Onyx, a nylon and micro-carbon fiber …

Sustainable Leather Grown from Mushrooms!

No cows necessary, and it can be produced in sheets of any size<p>A San-Francisco-based company called MycoWorks has made an incredible advance in …

How to Use Video to License Your Ideas for New Products

Lights, camera, action! It's time for you to become a director. Don't sweat it — it's not that hard.<p>If your sell sheet is worth a thousand words, …

How to Grow Objects With Mushroom Mycelium

A close look at growing planters from mushrooms with Danielle Trofe<p>You might be familiar with Danielle Trofe's Mush-Lume lighting collection and the …

10 Offbeat LA Destinations to Visit During Your Core77 Conference Trip

See you September 29th!<p>This year's Core77 Conference is being held in the sunny city of Los Angeles—a city with rich design history, beautiful …

How algorithms rule our working lives | Cathy O’Neil

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment

Eric Garner anniversary: Capturing the New York police on camera

<b>Two years ago, on 17 July 2014, Eric Garner died after he was restrained by police officers in New York City.</b><p>The anniversary comes in the midst of mounting tension across the United States following the recent police shootings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana. At the …

An Easy-to-Apply Two-Tone Painting Technique That Still Shows Wood Grain

Osmo's Wood Wax Finish Intensive can be applied by a layperson<p>Spotted at Holz-Handwerk: These crazily-colored planks.<p>Get closer and the effect is …

A Microbiologist Has Invented Self-Healing, "Living" Concrete. Here's How It Works

Delft University of Technology's Hendrik Jonkers has cracked the problem<p>We build things out of concrete when we want them to last, and that's why …