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Michigan Tech scientists build a $1,500 DIY metal 3D printer

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>More and more, it’s clear that 3D printers aren’t just for printing plastic. A team at Michigan …

New 3D Printer by MarkForged Can Print With Carbon Fiber

Looking for a better way to make racecar parts, Gregory Mark invents a 3D printer that can print in tough, lightweight carbon fiber, the first of its kind.<p><b>Gregory Mark co-owns Aeromotions, which</b> builds computer-controlled racecar wings. To make those wings both strong and lightweight, they use …

Stratasys Unveils the World's First Multi-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printer

3D printer manufacturer Stratasys just unveiled the world’s first multi-color, multi-material 3D printer. The new technology can quickly create …

3D Printing

How-To: Make Your Own Smart Watch

If you’re a techie seamster in need of a new time piece, then you might want to take a crack at this handy DIY smart watch tutorial from Instructables user Gods Tale. The tutorial calls for an arduino to run an android app using an OLED display as the watch face, which is housed in homemade …

How To Design A Drone-Proof City

Conceptual artist and law student Asher J. Kohn envisions a gated community as a sanctuary from drones.<p>Humans have always built defenses to match the prevailing threat of the day, from medieval castles to Cold War fallout shelters. In his Shura City concept, Asher J. Kohn speculates on what it …

Build your own open source hardware Nest-style smart thermostat

Alan sez, "Spark.io provides instructions for making your own Nest-like 'smart' thermostat. Of course it's entirely open source, with files on …

How To Calculate Your Exact Commute Times In Rain And Snow

License plate-reading cameras in London allowed civil engineers to make some amazing calculations for commuters.<p>Seeing some snow outside? Better budget in 7.6 percent more travel time for your morning commute.<p>In a new study, a team of civil engineers calculated incredibly precise numbers for how …

Commuting

DIY Foam Cutter Makes it Too Easy

Cutting foam is pretty tricky without a hot wire cutter. Don’t have one? Well, lucky for you, [Darcy Whyte] has a guide on how to make one. It takes …

SIMPLE ARDUINO ULTRASONIC SENSOR DOOR ALARM / Motion Detector NO PIR !!!!

MINI LAPTOP<p>RGB LED Matrix With an ESP8266<p>Pocket Metal Locator - Arduino<p>Arduino Class<p>Thank you so much!!! You saved my group's life<p>Did u add pir …

Arduino

Backyard Metal Casting and Homemade Forges

For thousands of years, man has worked metals. Although some of the technology to work metals is relatively recent, the initial human drive to create …

Homemade

Fender Jazzmaster-Style Guitar, Built from Scratch

This gorgeous homemade electric guitar, modeled after the Fender Jazzmaster, was built by someone* who documented the process from start to finish on Imgur. They started with a 2″ slab of alder wood, and from there they planed, jigsawed, wired, sanded, sealed, primed, lacquered, buffed, and copper …

6 DIY Pallet Furniture Tutorials

It is estimated that 2 billion shipping pallets are in use every day in the U.S. alone, so it is inevitable that some lay abandoned.<p>Why not use them …

Non-Toxic, Natural Wood Stain Using Coffee, Berries & More!

If you’re looking for a non-toxic, natural wood stain, you might want to raid your kitchen. Coffee, tea, vinegar, walnut hulls and even certain …

Woodworking

Chemical Woodburning

If you want to apply a maker’s mark or other repeated pyrograph to wooden goods, but can’t justify the expense of a custom branding iron, an indistinguishable effect can be achieved by applying a strong solution of ammonium chloride, for instance using a foam rubber stamp, followed by relatively …