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Alex Franke
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Taking stuff apart #LikeAGirl #NationOfMakers
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very cool.  I'm a bit jealous - my girls don't seem all that interested
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Here's Jacob's latest video on setting up heatbeds and cutting glass -- complete with a special message for a couple young fans overseas, an Easter egg in the middle, and a cute out-take at the end. Enjoy!
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I created this fully parametric, fully printable switch panel last weekend. I'm going to use it to control fans and lights for the printer. Let me know what you think! http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:30348 
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Check out this cool snowman my 10-year-old niece made on Tinkercad a couple weeks ago. The photo under "I made one" shows how it turned out! Tinker it here: http://tinkercad.com/things/d8wOKEbK8Yq
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That is way cool.  It appears you are having fun with that 3-D printer.
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I designed a fully printable, customizable/configurable medical ID bracelet, perfectly suitable for the cutest little girl on the planet. :) 
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Now embed an RFID and....well....ummm....yeah.
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Here's our video from the USA Science & Engineering Festival, where the kids did a lot of great interviews, and learned about all kinds of new technologies -- along with some technologies they're already familiar with. 3D Printing was pretty well represented at the festival, as you'll see in the video. Enjoy! http://youtu.be/YQ2AEEE9rHs
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(We designed and printed the microphone flag you see in the video the day before we left. Unfortunately we didn't have time to make a filter before the festival, but we've made a nice fuzzy one since then. I'll have to debut in the next video. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:312959)
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Check this out: CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) just produced a new 3-minute video intro to 3D printing, and our 3D Printer Club kids had starring roles! 

I'm posting it because I'm proud of them, but also because it's actually a great little video. Let me know if you're also interested in helping to mold little makers!

http://youtu.be/lqn4qnEOlaY
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Here's a new video of my fully printable switch panel all wired up and operating two fans and a lamp. I'm pretty happy with it so far. http://youtu.be/qo2-zegLX6g
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I've just published my most inspired invention to date: the Sporkle Axe. Now you will always be prepared to either eat efficiently or defend yourself barbarically. You're welcome. :) 
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:28417
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That is... interesting.  Scaled down you could make it a drink stirrer.
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Programmer, woodworker, tinkerer, and dad. Lots of random stuff and projects over at www.theFrankes.com
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