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This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

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What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Bitcoin regulation, here we come: Singapore clarifies tax policies

Singapore is providing some clear guidance on how merchants can manage taxation on Bitcoin transactions.<p>This is a step ahead of most governments, which have yet to issue clear regulations around the new alternative payment. Even many financial corporations have held it at arm’s length: PayPal …

3D Printing 101 : Print a Glider ! ( Episode 3)

Introducing The First-Ever Desktop Wire Bender

What could be better than 3-D printing? How about a tabletop printer that bends steel?<p>3-D printing can theoretically build anything you can imagine. Theoretically. But when designers at Pensa were prototyping a stylish chair with spindly legs, they discovered a problem: Since the printing was …

Smoothieboard: 3D Printers, CNCs, and Laser Cutters in One Microboard Blend

Arthur Wolf and Mark A. Cooper are to the Maker community what Qin Shi Huang was to China in the 3rd Century BC. As the young king united the country …

Protocow Plugin Turns Your Site Into a 3D Printing E-Commerce Powerhouse

Before the lowrider caddy, the diamond-encrusted 3d printed sunglasses and a poodle in your arms named G-Code, you had the dream of becoming the …

Meet the Mini Metal Maker: A basic, sub-$1,000 3D printer that prints metal

3D printers can make fantastic shapes, whether someone wants to create an interlocking shape with no seams or even a bacon-textured mobius strip.<p>As a …

Microsoft demos 3D scanning mobile app in hopes of making it easier to 3D print

You have a 3D printer, but you don’t want to drop an additional $1,000 on a 3D scanner to start creating digital models of real-life objects. What do …

Make the World: Prosthetics Build Party

This past Friday, Oct. 25, Adafruit Industries hosted the final session of their Make The World: Prosthetics Program series of Google+ hangouts on crowdsourcing prosthetics. Matt Stultz of 3D Printing Providence put together a Make The World: Prosthetics Build Party at AS220 Labs to assemble as …

Make Your Own D*mn Board – Part 2: Routing

This series of 3 tutorials introduces the use of CadSoft’s popular free-as-in-beer EAGLE PCB design suite. We’re learning the ropes by stepping through the design process for a basic Arduino-type AVR microcontroller development board, specifically the Really Bare Bones Board design by Paul Badger …

Make Your Own D*mn Board – Part 1: Layout

There are many tools for creating printed circuit boards, from the open source KiCAD to various online services. CadSoft’s EAGLE is a favorite in the open hardware community. Here you’ll learn the basics of PCB design in EAGLE, plus how to build the essential core of an ATmega microcontroller board.<p>…

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Hackett’s Bike Generator Keeps the Juice Flowing During Blackouts

Having witnessed the effects of Superstorm Sandy on the New York power grid, Hackett built this easy bike generator to stave off the next power outage. It consists of a permanent-magnet DC motor with its spindle positioned against the wheel of a stationary bike–his is propped up on a metal …

PCB Mill-Drill Built From Makeblock Beams

Makeblock is a sweet aluminum building set that has facilitated the creation of some cool projects ranging from nanoscopes to xylophones.<p>Stijn Kuipers is using his Makeblock to build a PCB mill with two rotary tools, one for boring the vias, and the other for milling the traces. It uses three …

Learn How to Build a Nuclear Fusor

Nuclear fusion is the process of squeezing two atoms together so tightly that their nuclei fuse, creating a heavier atom and releasing a blast of energy. Fusion creates the inferno inside the sun — and the hydrogen bomb — but no one has yet harnessed its enormous power for peaceful uses.<p>They’ve …

Robot Hacks: Sign Up Your Team, Get Awesome Gear

Want some equipment to help make your robot endeavor a reality?<p>We’re recruiting teams to participate in Robot Hacks, our upcoming series of expert discussions and builds about open-source robotic projects happening in the Maker community. If you’re a makerspace with some build skills that you want …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Red Pitaya Lets You Measure All The Things

As a wannabe science nerd I’ve always been fascinated by oscilloscopes, wave generators, and sensors of all types. Sadly, because of my inability to add simple figures (even with a calculator) nobody ever let me play with their lab equipment. That’s about to change.<p>Red Pitaya is a Slovenian-born …

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Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan | Colossal

<p>For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around …

Want Healthier Tomatoes? Grow ‘Em With LEDs

Relatively easy to grow and extremely versatile, nothing gets you in touch with your inner farmer faster than a juicy red tomato plucked right from …

Four years and $100 million later, Bitcoin’s mysterious creator remains anonymous

We still don't know who invented Bitcoin. But we do know he's rich<p>Bitcoin, the four-year-old virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, now powers an economy worth more than $1 billion and is widely admired for the technical sophistication that allows it to operate without a central …

The Evolution Of The Disco Ball Is Now Complete

You walk into a dim room. You become aware of a mass hovering in the distance. As you draw near, you see that it’s a cloud made up of thousands of ping-pong-ball-sized spheres–and you see that it’s hovering over a pool of water. Then, suddenly, it comes to life, with blue lasers dancing and drawing …

First to File? Nah, First to Blog!

As much as I dislike patents and the culture of intellectual property, the cold hard fact is that patents are real and they are here to stay. Now, there are a few ways to handle this – one is to completely ignore them and do what you want anyway. Another way is to use the system to defeat itself. …

Naki'o: World's First 'Bionic' Dog Fitted with Four Prosthetic Limbs

Naki’o, a mixed breed dog from Nebraska, has become the first dog fitted with four prosthetic limbs. This achievement was accomplished by US company …

iMakr 3D printing store opens in London, carries Solidoodle and more

The notion of a physical store dedicated to 3D printing is still new to us, and Solidoodle's Asia-focused plans didn't give much reassurance that we'd see more shops in English-speaking countries all that soon. iMakr may have just come to our rescue by opening what it claims is the world's largest …

10 Essential Mexican Dishes in Chicago for Cinco de Mayo

Gallery10 Essential Mexican Dishes in Chicago for Cinco de Mayo<p>I'll get this out of the way in the very first sentence: I still have more Mexican restaurants in Chicago to try. So many more. In fact, there are so many more that I sometimes get overwhelmed with all the choices. But after five years …