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Very interesting reverse engineering of BB-8.
 
The tech behind BB-8
We have used really cool web technology to demonstrate how BB-8 works.
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Reminding myself to save these projects for later reference.
 
Pick 'n Place solutions that are Open Source and cheap enough for a hackerspace to afford is #autoawesome!
It was great to see OpenPNP and FirePick Delta booths at #MakerFaire last weekend.
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It's Java, so we'd either have to port it or make a wrapper that does a system call to execute it
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Very interesting material on finishing 3D printed parts.
 
If you’ve ever seen 3D printed parts form an extrusion type printer, one of the first things you’ll notice is the texture. It’s caused by the printer laying down its plastic layer after layer. This surface texture isn’t always desirable, so people have…
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Going print one of these when I get home.   #projects  
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It turns out there are a few folks waiting to get into #StarWarsCelebration today. Go figure. ;)
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+Jeremy Wright - Thought you should see this.  It reminds me of the vision for #CodeCAD .
 
The free CAD options are coming, and they are awesome.  Just saw this on Hackaday... watch the video, it really is CAD from another universe and actually, I love it! 

http://www.mattkeeter.com/projects/antimony/3/
foundations. Antimony is built on three mostly-orthogonal axes: A framework for tracking information flow through directed acyclic graphs; A geometry engine for doing CSG; A standard library of shapes and transforms. Graph engine. Solid modeling in Antimony is done by connecting nodes in a graph ...
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My limited understanding is that the stuff Mach 30 wants to do is going to get complicated fast. CSG renders slowly. On the other hand, we'll always have to pick the cheaper option, so we might not be able to choose.
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+Charlie Bellows - you need to see this.
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You know you want to play a Dragon! Not a half-dragon, not a reptilian humanoid, but a DRAGON in your Pathfinder Roleplaying Game!
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Well there you go.  How was it?
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Wow, this is super awesome!!!
 
Pay What You Like for selected Make: #eBooks via Humble Bundle through May 27. http://bit.ly/1GY9dLy A benefit for Maker Ed.
Learning how to make stuff is made easy with the Humble Maker Book Bundle
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Making sure #ECTF team members +Matt Maier and +Aaron Harper see this.
 
Cody Wilson’s gun manufacturing advocacy group Defense Distributed, along with the gun rights group the Second Amendment Foundation, has filed a lawsuit against the State Department and several of its officials, including John Kerry.
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Pragmatism might be a slow way to get to your goals, but at lest it is measurable in terms of gradual change.  In the explosive, destructive change they are pushing for, change is sudden and not assured, therefore work cannot be evaluated in terms of any usable metric to determine if progress is being made, or god forbid if there is a backlash or regression.  This is the path of the immature.
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So excited for the #rebels panel!!!
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Season 2 - A-Wings, B-Wings, Ahsoka, Vader.... And Rex!!!!!
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  • Air Force Institute of Technology
    Space Systems Engineering (PhD), 2009 - present
  • Florida State University
    Theatre Design/Tech and Computer Science (BFA), 1994 - 1999
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Aerospace Engineering (partial), 2003 - 2007
  • Air Force Institute of Technology
    Space Systems Engineering (MS), 2007 - 2009
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