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Autodesk Partners with Circuits.io to Create Free Electronics Design Tool

Autodesk today expanded its suite of free 3D tools by partnering with Circuits.io to launch an electronics design tool: 123D Circuits.<p>The program allows users to create virtual breadboard-based designs to build and experiment with circuits. A virtual Arduino board can be added to the design, and …

Microcontroller

Stack printer concept ditches the tray, eats columns of paper instead

Let's face it: even clever 2D printers aren't usually fun to watch. Mugi Yamamoto's Stack concept livens things up a bit, however. Instead of relying on a tray, the printer swallows paper from a column underneath -- like an animal that only eats company reports. The trayless design isn't just for …

Borrow These 5 Smart Startup Habits To Maximize Your Productivity

Startups create systems of efficiency to make organizations maximally awesome. That works for individuals, too.<p>“Entrepreneurship, by definition, is the art of creating systems that generate more value for less effort,” Contently cofounder Shane Snow writes on LinkedIn. “Startups realize that the …

Startups

Beddit: A proper sleep tracker that uses an ultra-thin film sensor in your bed - http://tcrn.ch/19QQaHB

NASA's low-cost 3D-printed rocket injector withstands test firing

NASA has successfully tested its first rocket engine component made through 3D printing. On Thursday, NASA subjected its new rocket engine injector to a series of high-pressure fire tests involving liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen, demonstrating that additive manufacturing (its official name) …

Brazil

The Dreambox is a 3D Printing Vending Machine

In the corner of a hallowed hall at UC Berkeley sits a vending machine unlike any other: The Dreambox. It has a selection of 3D printed goodies that are available for purchase, and the buyer can even watch the object being made before their very eyes.<p>The Dreambox was built and founded by David …

Printrbot Simple Debuts at Maker Faire

If you were hoping to pick up Brook Drumm’s new Printrbot Simple at Maker Faire Bay Area this year, well…you’re too late. The Printrbot Simple beta edition sold out Saturday afternoon. Still, with alpha availability slated for June, you don’t have too long to wait.<p>Printrbot’s latest model is true …

Autodesk, MakerBot Join Forces

MakerBot and Autodesk, who are sharing a booth this weekend at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013, just announced a partnership deal involving the Replicator 2 and Autodesk’s 123D suite. Folks who purchase subscriptions to Autodesk’s 123D tools get a discount towards the purchase of a Rep2, and Autodesk has …