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STRIKE! Magazine – On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs: A Work Rant

In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century's end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain …

Michelin wants to reinvent the wheel for the driverless age

Airless, indestructible, and 3D-printed from orange zest (among other biomaterials)<p>They’re completely airless, last virtually forever, and could be the perfect tire for our autonomous future. Michelin, the 128-year-old tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, recently unveiled a …

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A new bio-ink could be used to 3D print artificial organs

Lifesaving Gel<p>Patients in need of an organ transplant face a grim reality: according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, in the US …

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Nike made me a pair of custom sneakers in 46 minutes

Last week, Nike announced the launch of its Makers' Experience, an invite-only, limited-time event where people can design a pair of shoes and have them made in less than hour. And today we had the chance to check it out for ourselves at the company's By You Studio in New York City, a space created …

This Startup Is Disrupting The Construction Industry With 3D-Printing Robots

Starting as a niche technology, 3D printing has been around for a long time. And talk of how this technology could transform the construction industry, largely theoretical, has long circulated, too. But now, thanks to Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurs Chris Kelsey and Fernando De los Rios, we can …

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3D printing is yesterday's news. Westworld-style liquid printing is the future

3D printing hasn't taken off as a mainstream manufacturing process. At this stage in its development, its limitations outweigh its potential. …

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Ditch your nail and hammer. Build your dream house in just 2 days using only wooden bricks.

'Brikawood' is shaped into boards and spacers that interlock to make building a house easy and fast.

Architecture

Watch a $2,000 3D Food Printer Squirt Out a Pizza

A Barcelona-based food company is behind a new line of 3D food printers and believes the devices will one day become as common as microwaves. Foodini is described as a "new generation kitchen appliance," though it looks like every other 3D printer, with an overhead printing "arm" and base. In an …

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Ford's new room-sized 3D printer upends additive manufacturing as we know it

The Blue Oval's Stratasys Infinite Build 3D Printer could help to deliver lighter, more customized cars sooner.<p>Like nearly every automaker, Ford is keen to figure out how 3D printing can improve its ability to develop and build new cars. Additive manufacturing holds the promise of shorter lead …

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Mobile 3D printer can build an entire house in just 24 hours

This is the first residential house 3D-printed onsite with a mobile printer. It only took 24 hours and costs $10,134.<p>The company, Apis Cor, hopes …

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

3D-Printed Solar Systems That Fit On Your Table

Little Planet Factory is a company created by George Ioannidis. One day this London-based artist searched for a Mars globe, and after failing to find …

A Human Framework For Maker Education

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3D Printing Will Change The Way We Make Things And Design Them In 2017

Much of the focus in the technology world currently is on artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data – and how they will affect the way we use products and how machines operate.<p>But developing just as quickly, although with slightly less hype, is 3D printing, or additive manufacturing …

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Quick meal? 3D printed dinner

We’re all accustomed to having appliances on our kitchen counters, from toasters and blenders to coffee makers and microwaves.<p>If Mechanical …

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What the Heck is a Makerspace?

Makerspaces are popping up across the nation, but a startling number of educators are unfamiliar with the premise. So, what the heck is a Makerspace? …

WIRED’s Guide to Turning Your Kids Into Masterful Makers

This should be an officially labeled time of the year. I suggest we call it Maker Time—it's that time after kids get out of school, but before all of …

Why a Makerspace is not a Magic Cure-All for Your Problems

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> <b>Why a Makerspace Is Not a Magic Cure-All for Your Problems</b><p><i>on</i> 12/29/2016 • ( 5 )<p>I realize that this title is going so upset some …

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Three Ways to Ensure that Making Inspires Writing Time (Rather than Replacing It)

<b>When Writers Make</b>Integrating making with writing at the WNY Young Writers’ Studio has completely transformed our learning and work. Whether we’re …

Creative Writing

Five ways the Maker Movement can help catalyze a manufacturing renaissance

Amid the hoopla of celebrating a deal to save 800 jobs at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indiana last month, President-elect Donald Trump promised to …

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Prototype empowers women with feminist makerspace

Erin Oldynski and E. Louise Larson sit it in a small, cozy office surrounded by various tools. A rubber unicorn mask<b>—</b>a gift from Larson’s mom<b>—</b>hangs …

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15 Ideas To Go Beyond Makers Space… Building a Makers Culture

<i>As a New Year begins we all think about what we can make happen in this New Year. I thought it only appropriate to think about the idea of Making and</i> …

Pedagogy

​How Should We Measure the Impact of Makerspaces?

Community<p>​How Should We Measure the Impact of Makerspaces?<p>By Laura Busch     Jan 9, 2017<p>AntartStock/ Shutterstock<p>Two years ago I attended an edtech …

Maker Faire Is Coming to Chicago and Needs Makers

There are nearly 200 Maker Faires around the world right now. Some are small and some are really, really big. We are very excited to announce that this year, we’re coming to Chicago and this one is going to be big! With the addition of the Maker Faire Chicago, along with the Bay Area and World …

How Do We Scale Up MakerEd?

The essential question that drives my work as a FabLearn Fellow. How do we scale up Maker Education to reach all students?

Education Technology

FabLearn Fellows A makerspace for next to nothing

Photo: LighthouseCreativityLab.org<p><i>“How should I start makereducation?”</i> That is a question MakerEducators hear often. As did my co-Fablearn fellow …

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Building by numbers: how 3D printing is shaking up the construction industry

Robotics and prefabrication could see more 3D printers deployed on building sites but quality control remains a problem<p>Attendees at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in March are in for a surprise. No, not the usual prize petunias or gigantic geraniums. Natural beauty is …

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A 3D bioprinter that prints fully functional human skin

Skin-producing bioprinter (credit: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)A prototype 3D bioprinter that can create totally functional human skin has been …

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Scientists create 3D-printed objects that can change shape after they’re printed

3D printed plastics tend to remain pretty stable over time. For example, your 3D-printed Yoda won’t turn into a Chewbacca head without some severe plastic trauma… until now. Scientists at MIT have created a 3D printing technique that allows you to change the polymers in an object after printing. …

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