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Cool Crowdfunding, October 18, 2014

Incredible Insects On The Form 1+ 3D Printer

Klaus Leitl is an Austrian artist who makes insects. Incredibly lifelike insects such as the Mayfly shown above. He posted some examples on the Formlabs forums, and they quickly took notice. They’ve posted an interview with him about how 3D printing is changing his craft. The interview and …

Raspberry Pi and Arduino Home Automation

Everybody knows that good things happen when you pair a Raspberry Pi with an Arduino, which includes everything from a Star Trek-like tricorder to a kegerator interface. One Instructables user (Electronichamsters) decided to take the boards and design an extensive home automation platform that’s …

3D-Printed Eyeglasses

Finally! Design and print your own custom specs using these tricks.<p>Here’s how I designed 3D-printed eyeglass frames, around lenses that can be made by any optometrist. Printing them on a MakerBot costs nothing compared to buying new frames.<p>First I 3D-scanned my lenses using my phone’s camera and …

Eyeglasses

3D Printing Pen Tutorial

[youtube:http://youtu.be/080vCDlDNNM]<p>In this project, I am going to give you a basic introduction to 3D printing pens and how to use them.<p><b>What is a 3D printing pen?</b><p>A 3D printing pen is like a handheld 3D printer. It uses the same kind of heating element and extruder that you would find on a desktop …

In-Depth with the Raspberry Pi 2

Is The New Raspberry Pi 2 Camera Shy?

Bright bursts of light are causing the new Pi to shut off.<p>If you want to take pictures of your new Pi, don’t use a flash. Or if you must, don’t use a Xenon flash, or just stick a blob of Blu-Tack over the power supply if you want to keep your Pi running during its close up.<p>The new Raspberry Pi 2 …

Voltera’s Circuit Printer Launches on Kickstarter, Smashes Goal in Minutes

The Voltera V-One circuit printer, one of our favorite finds at CES this year, just launched its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter — and hit $100,000 in 35 minutes.<p>The Voltera system provides multiple capabilities: It will print the traces for your prototype circuit board (at 8mil space and …