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3D Printed “Subsea” Coffee Set Honors Norwegian Maritime Living

The west coast of Norway boasts a massive offshore maritime industry that attracts workers from all around the world. The municipality of Bergen, for …

Giant Metal Insects Spouting Fire? Heck Yeah

The praying mantis is truly a wonder of nature. The iconic stance and shape are known worldwide, usually causing people to take a moment to admire the mantis when it is spotted. Its predatory habits have been subject to studies both scientific and artistic for hundreds of years.<p>Imagine for a moment …

Expanding the frontiers of computational thinking with Wolfram Language - ExtremeTech

By on April 9, 2015 at 9:57 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Stephen Wolfram has been working on …

You Can Build This Simple Copper Pipe Coffee Maker

All it takes is one short trip to the hardware store (and some Amazon shopping)<p>HomeMade Modern specializes in design ideas that stress a DIY aesthetic while encouraging people to create "heirloom-quality goods with durable materials." Just pick your poison: Are you into geometrically ambitious …

Out of this World: Milling Meteorite Shoes from Aluminum Foam

Photo: Petr Krejci<p>If you’ve ever wondered how a meteorite might look after being turned into a pair of fashionable shoes, then you’re in luck, because the designers at Studio Swine have illustrated just such a scenario with this spectacular pair of Meteorite Shoes made from aluminum foam lined with …

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Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

'USB Killer' Is a Booby Trap That Electrocutes Your Computer

We can't tell you exactly how to make one, thank goodness<p>Sure, infecting a computer with evil code via malware is a great way to ruin your nemesis. But where's the physicality? Where's the flair? It's here, inside this booby trap designed to look like an ordinary USB drive.<p>A description by the …

Z-Unlimited Ultimaker rails system will enable you to 3d print very tall objects

You want to print something REALLY tall? Now you can! Dutch inventor, artist and engineer Joris van Tubergen has developed an extension rail system …

Reviews: MicroView, Navio Autopilot Shield and More Boards

MicroView<p><b>$40 : sparkfun.com</b><p>It can be tough to know what your Arduino is thinking sometimes. That’s why the folks at Geek Ammo created MicroView, a chip-sized Arduino-compatible module with a built-in 64×48 pixel OLED display on top. It has 12 digital I/O pins, three of which are capable of PWM, six …

Raspberry Pi

Thinify Your Project Enclosure Using Layers of PCB

Enclosure design can be a daunting task. Unfortunately, it is a task that nearly every project will require. A forum user at the EEVblog has taken a very elegant approach to his enclosure design by constructing the entire thing from PCB. One possible benefit from this design is that getting PCB …

TIE Fighter Drone Mod is Coolest Since Millenium Falcon

Oliver, the maker of the incredible Millenium Falcon quadcopter we shared recently, is back with yet another impressive creation. This time he has tackled the iconic Tie Fighter Interceptor. Much like the Millenium Falcon build, he’s using foam to loosely represent the shape. When flying around, …

X-Carve: Inventables Launches New Line of Workshop CNC Machines

Inventables is known for the open-source, easily-modded Shapeoko 2 CNC machine. Today, they break ways with that brand as they launch their own machine, dubbed X-Carve, and with it bring a number of upgrades and new features to the DIY subtractive-manufacturing community.<p>The Shapeoko line began …

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GE Marks $500M Subsea Research Project Launch With VR Experience from Studio Kite & Lightning

GE (General Electric) are celebrating the launch of a brand new $500 million facility in Rio, Brazil dedicated to researching the future of ‘subsea …

The 2017 Audi R8 Comes In Two Very Distinct Flavors: Old-School and New-School

Audi is diverging from competitors with the all-new 2017 R8 super car, set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show.<p>While Mercedes-Benz is downsizing and turbocharging engines in its latest high-performance models, such as the AMG GT, and Acura is offering its new NSX super car exclusively as a hybrid, …

Diyouware releases TwinTeeth, open source PCB mini-factory / 3D printer

Feb. 23, 2015 | By Alec<p>Once again talented hackers are proving that open-source development is the quickest and most effective way forward. Not only …

Hermle unveils giant hybrid 5-axis metal 3D printer/CNC mill 'MPA 40'

Feb. 24, 2015 | By Alec<p>While plastic FDM 3D printing is great fun, many experts believe that metal 3D printers are the machines that are going to …

Beautiful Weeds: Preserve a Dandelion in Resin

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Dandelion Collective has been producing these gorgeous paper weights made from dried out dandelions and clear resin. Each weed is carefully hand selected, dried, and preserved into a perfectly polished sphere of cast polyester resin, with a small flat …

Gardening

The Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally Arrived

Bloomberg reported on the progress of the biggest name in the flying car business, Terrafugia, which is nearing the culmination of a decade-long effort to build, drive, fly, market and, yes, <i>sell</i> flying cars to the dreamers who have always wanted them.<p>OK, the Terrafugia Transition is more of a …

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How I Helped Polar Get to 40M+ Pageviews

<i>Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of growth hacking consultancy Criminally Prolific. He also runs JustReachOut, a service that helps startups get featured by the press.</i><p><i>Before I start this article I want to say that LukeW, Jeff Cole and the entire team at Polar have done an incredible job building and</i> …

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How a Failed Kickstarter Campaign Returned, Succeeded, and Spawned a Transportation Subculture

Price inflation doesn't usually make a physical noise, but it did in 2008, in Cam Woods' neck of the woods. As gas prices rose to $4.50 a gallon, …

21 Brilliant Objects You Can Make From Recycled Materials

Out of all the items we purchase every day, how many do we keep for over a year?<p>Not many.<p>Now more than ever, we seem quite at ease constantly …

Electrolysis Rust Removal - DIY Tutorial

Carving a Giant Utility Knife (entirely Out of Wood)<p>Spot Weld Plastic<p>Restoring a 100 Year Old Vise!<p>PVC Class<p>cool project easy to do<p>I love this idea! …

Particles

One of the coolest things about the Apple Watch may be a feature no one really talks about

It will be able to share your heartbeat, prompt you to stand up when you've been sitting all day, and, of course, show you the time in a bunch of different ways.<p>But, one of its most interesting capabilities is a somewhat minor one that's easily overlooked.<p>Apple's industrial design chief Jony Ive …

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Watching Mesmerizing Drip Paintings Will Never Get Old

Holton Rower's pour painting timelapse breaks the internet one drip at a time.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 17, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>It's unlikely that watching paint drip has ever been as transfixing as it is in the video below. Which is likely why the old clip of …

Pushbullet is quietly becoming a universal message app interface

Back in November, Pushbullet added a way for Android users to send and reply to texts from the Chrome browser, with messages actually being initiated …

Apps

Pi-Top unveils Raspberry Pi 3d printed laptop V3, 30% thinner, will ship in May

Feb. 17, 2015 | By Simon<p>Although we’ve seen some pretty incredible objects made using a 3D printer - various prosthetic devices, handheld video game …

Tesla factory racing to retool for new models

FREMONT, Calif. — Xavier, Wolverine, Iceman, Thunderbird and Cyclops were all working hard.<p>In balletic movements, the massive robots, among the world's largest industrial machines, were silently building Tesla electric cars.<p>Named by Chief Executive Elon Musk after popular comic book characters, the …

How It Is Made: 3D Printing Filament

plenty of testing stock<p>miscellaneous parts<p>ready to ship<p>extruder kits<p>packaged to stay dry<p>laser cut bits<p>other brands are available<p>Quadcopters scattered about<p>testing filament<p>another test<p>looks like filament spool holders<p>cutting parts<p>more quadcopters<p>pigment measuring station<p>raw pigment<p>glow pigment<p>this …