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Dorna: fast, powerful and precise robotic arm

Dorna is a fast, powerful and precise robotic arm. Dorna is an industrial grade 5-axis robotic arm with an open source software and firmware, and it …

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New Modular Furniture From LIAO

Young Singaporean designer JiaHao LIAO recently debuted a mini-collection of clean, multi-configurational and modular furniture and accessories. …

Furniture
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Types of Bearings and What to Use Them For

When you think about what makes the modern world tick, you might think of electricity, cell phones, airplanes, or any number of modern conveniences. What we don’t normally think of, however, is the humble bearing that makes at least two out of three of those function.<p>Without bearings, the wheels on …

$2,000 Robot Arm Kit Offers Trainability, Ultra High Precision

Haddington Dynamics showed off at MakerCon a new, under-$2,000, 5-axis robot arm kit called the Dexter. The arm will be able to lift up 1kg over a reach radius of 670mm (about 26″) with extremely high precision, the company said.<p>The kit’s components are carbon fiber–imbued plastic, which the …

These little stackable magnetic Arduino boards work with LEGO making building a snap

Now there’s even more you can do with LEGOs, besides stacking them and plucking them out of the bottom of your feet. Microduino’s new generation of …

Arduino

The Enzo Mari method

<i>This article was originally published in Domus 458 / February 1968</i><p>Enzo Mari — visual researcher and designer. A young man who pursues his work …

Lung – A device that visualizes breathing data using soap bubbles

Philips is doing more and more in the field of health and asked the second and third years Interaction Design at ArtEZ Academy of the Arts Arnhem to …

Data Visualization

Adventures in Laser Kerf Bending

If you're going to go curved, you may as well go pretty<p>When Shaun Crampton designed a bentwood housing for his self-built radio receiver, he didn't …

Woodworking

Tomás Saraceno

An artist trained as an architect, <b>Tomás Saraceno</b> deploys insights from engineering, physics, chemistry, aeronautics and materials science in his …

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Exposure: J.G. Ballard photographed by Brian Griffin

J.G. Ballard by Brian Griffin, <i>Time Out</i>, November 2-8, 1979. Art director: Pearce Marchbank<p>I have kept this magazine cover showing the writer J.G. …

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Brick Lamp by Philippe Malouin for Umbra Shift

Inspired by the average brick, Philippe Malouin pays homage to the building material in a lamp he designed for Umbra Shift. Brick Lamp is slightly …

Furniture

Ep1 – FLATLAND by Epilogue

Ep1 - FLATLAND is a modern edition of the 19th century classic, with a digital library of shapes and dimensions, now seeking funding on Kickstarter.

How littleBits Engineers Turn Their Ideas Into DIY Kits

From concept to FaceTime tank<p>Every electronic module in a littleBits kit is, well, little. Their small size and ability to snap together in nearly any combination make them useful prototyping tools: Engineers often use them to build rough versions of a new product. In order to pack a variety of …

Makerspaces

Tooling Up: Civic visions, FabLabs, and grassroots activism

Making is political. What happens when city authorities get involved?<p>In February 2015, city authorities in São Paulo announced plans to open a network of 12 public FabLabs. Following in the wake of an earlier ‘telecentro’ initiative that opened up internet access and digital media to citizens, the …

Makerspaces

Nanoleaf Bloom and Gem LED Lightbulbs Are Openly Efficient by Design

The image of the light bulb is a-changing. Bulbs are increasingly going naked, attention getters ready to be exposed rather than hidden from view …

Energy Efficiency

The Mothership by Akoaki is a mobile DJ booth for playing funk on the streets of Detroit

Architecture studio Akoaki has created an angular aluminium pod called The Mothership, which contains a DJ booth for staging pop-up events and funk …

George Clinton

Build An Open Astronomy Learning Tool With Arduino

article<p>https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/03/31/build-an-open-astronomy-learning-tool-with-arduino/<p>Make Galileo’s Finger: and open source star finder. …

Making ‘Moon Phases’ tangible and poetic

Created by Yingjie Bei and Yifan Hu at ITP, Moon Phases allows the audience to input any date and it will show the moon phase for that night (from …

Astronomy

littleBits + Korg and Cycling '74 Project 2 - Modular Interface

Ultimaker Releases Files for the Original+ 3D Printer

Open creativity and open source business models are growing together with the 3D printing industry. However it is quite hard to understand what a …

IKEA launches furniture that wirelessly charges smartphones and tablets

<b>News:</b> Swedish furniture giant IKEA has incorporated induction-charging stations into products from its latest collection, which will allow users to …

Mamet Lamps by Pablo Carballal

Popular In Home Furnishings<p>A flat-pack stool highlights the functional parts with a colorful metal structure as a design feature instead of hiding …

Furniture

One Degree of Freedom – Interactive projection mapping

Created by Neil Mendoza, One Degree of Freedom explores interactive projection mapping as a means to touch and interact with an object. Drawing …

Data Visualization

Domus

Étienne-Louis Boullée’s Cenotaph to Newton, 1780-93

Bring Back Snail Mail With These Modern Eye-Catching Envelopes

Yong-Hwan Shin, of NBDC (Nordic Bros. Design Community) in Seoul, Korea, gave the document envelope an eye-catching Memphis-y update that I’m dying …

Design

A Desk That Lets You Record Thoughts & Ideas in the Moment

Throughout the day we have all kinds of thoughts that pop in our head that we might want to jot down. Kirsten Camara created the Analog Memory Desk …

Furniture