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+Brandon Heller got me thinking about making a backpack print…

+Brandon Heller got me thinking about making a backpack printer. The foldable printers are neat but I thought it would be better if the printer just WAS thin. I got a little carried away with the mock up. It is nearly complete. The shortest collapsed dimension is 72mm. The other dimensions are similar to a fullsized laptop and will most definitely fit in my backpack.<p>The Z is the main attraction. There are 4 scissor lifts that are coordinated by a loop of string and are actuated by a NEMA14 with …

3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook | PACKT Books

What You Will Learn<p>Use the 123D Catch program to 3D scan common objects of almost any size for 3D printing<br>• Manipulate the surface mesh of a 3D model …

+Dale Dunn pointed out that my last solution caused some…

+Dale Dunn pointed out that my last solution caused some undesirable forces on the gantry so I made everything more symmetric. I also was able to get rid of the beveled gears on the effector by allowing the belt to twist. I took some HTD-3M belting and gave it what I thought was an acceptable twist and I needed about 75mm center to center to get a graceful 90 degree twist. That should be doable on the effector.<p>I also have a CoreXZ inspired Z solution that is antiracking in 3D. It will be a lot …

3D Printers - Big printers, Small printers, Wide printers, Tall printers

Big, Small, Wide, Tall, You have brains in your head. You have tools you can use, you can design a 3D printer any way you choose :) - thanks for the …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

You Can Now Create Windows And Windows Phone Apps In One Go With Microsoft’s App Studio

Microsoft’s App Studio service is fun. At launch, it supported the creation of simple Windows Phone applications so everyone could get their hands dirty and build <i>something</i>. The service has been upgraded throughout its life, and today picked up a key update: The ability to create a combined Windows …

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Working with STL files in SketchUp for 3D printing

<i>STL files are the most common file type for models designed for 3D printing. If you’re trying to work with STL files within SketchUp, you’ll find it</i> …

Killer Productivity 'Hacks' From Entrepreneurs Like Richard Branson (Infographic)

We all wish we had more hours in the day. The most successful entrepreneurs have developed their own ways for getting the most out of the business day -- which can sometimes extend to 4:00 a.m., at least for 85 Broads Business Leader Sallie Krawcheck.<p>LinkedIn has collected some of the best …

Finding a Job When You’ve Been Out of Work a While

While the economic recovery has marched steadily along, job growth continues to be anemic (see the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report). So there are still plenty of people out there looking for work. How can they find the right match in this market?<p>Finding a new job is a lot like finding a …

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In the decade now that I have spent supporting educators in the endeavors to teach using technology, I have lost count of the number of times I’ve …

Australian standard published for IT governance

<b>news</b> Australia’s peak standards-setting body in late December claimed to have published what it described as “a significant new standard” that would …

Arrange Outfits by Last Worn to Cut Down Decision Time

If you don't want to overwear your favorite outfit, Real Simple suggests a neat trick: always hang worn or washed outfits on the left of your closet …

Most Popular Top 10s of 2013

We share an awful lot of tips every day at Lifehacker, so it's easy to miss a few. Luckily, we regularly round up our favorite tips in every category …

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Quick Bike-Preservation Tips for the Home Mechanic

It's hard to keep your two-wheeled pride and joy looking and riding like it just rolled off the bike shop floor after many years and miles. But a few simple steps will help you preserve your bike in the best possible condition.<p><b>Keep it Clean</b><p>A clean bike is a well-riding bike. Clean your bike after …

Top 10 Tricks for a Healthier, High-Energy Workday

Working at an office can be surprisingly unhealthy. Between sitting all day, eating poorly, and enduring never-ending stress, your office can take a …

KnowEm Tracks Down All the Sites You've Registered a Username

It's not easy to remember which services you signed up for in the past. If you need a little help tracking them down so you can delete them, reader …

See how Elon Musk is building the 'Iron Man' lab with tech you can buy

The workspace of the future is in Elon Musk’s lab. Using a variety of virtual reality and gesture-sensing tools, Musk has set up a system that allows himself and his engineers to design and manipulate models of rocket parts using just their hands. He's compared it to the <i>Iron Man</i> laboratory, and in …

Inside Printrbot: One of the rising, inexpensive 3D printer manufacturers

Gallery: Ars heads to Lincoln, CA—outside the state capital—to get a closer look.<p>Last month, I spent an afternoon with Printrbot, one of the …

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Something about this very simple list struck a chord with many educators. Author Bill Ferriter explains: "Kids AREN'T motivated by technology. …

Front-Load Your Work Week to Reduce Stress

We can only work so much in a week without a day or two of rest before our productivity starts to quickly evaporate. That means we can make it to …

Digital Dementia: Gadget and Gaming Addiction Among Young Koreans

South Korean doctors are blaming a spike in neurological trauma – usually associated with severe head injuries, psychiatric disorders, and strokes – …

How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It)

A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design …

Successfully Integrate Your Work, Home, Community, and Self

You can be a committed A-player executive, a good parent, an attentive spouse, and a healthy person with time for community engagement and hobbies. How on earth do you do all that? Stop juggling and start integrating. Begin with a clear view of what you want from — and can contribute to — each …

Science Confirms The Obvious: Smoking Pot Makes You Less Motivated

The brains of habitual cannabis users have trouble synthesizing dopamine, according to a small study.<p>Does smoking a joint make you feel a little bit lazy? According to new research, when your "Reefer Madness" turns into "Reefer Can't-get-off-the-couch," it could be because the cannabis is …

The Future Of Flight: Swarms Will Dominate The Sky

Coordinated swarms of drones could pollinate crops, monitor traffic, and more.<p>Last year, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Grasp (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception) Lab gathered a dozen or so quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), programmed them to work in concert, …

Space Wind Really Does Exist

We detect a plasmaspheric breeze.<p>More than 20 years ago, researchers proposed the existence of a space wind--a steady flow of charged particles--inside the Earth's magnetosphere, the region of space governed by our magnetic field. After years of theoretical work, Iannis Dandouras, an astrophysicist …