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Laston Kirkland
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I have joined a Maker Space.

One that's just getting off the ground. So new they haven't picked a place for a permanent home yet. I have attended a 3d printing class and got to see the printers that will be part of the space, as well as the people who will maintain and educate on them.  I also talked at length with someone who is very knowledgeable on laser cutters, and someone else with an extensive electronics background (and amazing bits bin)

It will be based is North Lynnwood/South Everett, here in Washington, and there's a core of about twenty people who are dedicated "can't wait for the doors to open so I can start my project" people.

There will be a constant stream of one-off classes that will serve as fundraisers and membership drives on all sorts of topics, and members will be encouraged to teach these classes. I fully intend to teach a few. Any club fees over and above space rent go to purchasing tools and consumables.

If you are in the area, and want to be part of a Makers club. check it out.
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Quadrotor precision.
Futures coming. Faster than you think.
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That is very sophisticated and impressive. Thanks for sharing it.
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you know that "machine that goes ping" they have in hospitals around the world? The one that measures heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, breathing rate and blood oxygen?

Well, they made a portable handheld version you put one end into your mouth for a few seconds.

video's older, but  here is a recent update
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/mouthlab_patients_vital_signs_are_just_a_breath_away
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They have a machine like that in Idiocracy (2006). Check it out. It's more feature-rich, but one end is inserted in the butt.
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okay that's going to be a big deal.
 
You want to 3D Print in Molten Glass, You Say?
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started researching pneumatic robots, and I'm getting kinda excited here.

imaging you have a bad muscle situation, where a limb constantly wants to curl up. Now imagine you can set a control to exactly counter that bad muscles strength so now while wearing that, your limb works almost normally.
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...now imagine a catcher bouncing and sliding backwards on his butt after catching the pitch.
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Awesome. I predict this will be something that can be meshed very easily with other such routers, will work well with the various ways google is trying to get internet into peoples homes, and will be reliable and simple to use.
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It's great to see private, non-affiliated users making unprompted comments on Google's blog about Google's new products. Great to see such positive, unbiased feedback. Honesty from the common people is what we need to see more of on product pages, not the usual predictable stream of sponsored platitudes. I am glad to hear that this will be such a simple and easy to use product, and will definitely buy one based on your insightful commentary. Thankyou, users like you are the saviours of the internet. Thankyou again.
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People being awesome.
I didn't think some of those tricks were even possible....
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I like it when they do it in groups
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think of it as electrified candle dipping to make super metals.
 
A new energy efficient way to grow metals faster, cheaper and stronger down to the molecular level. Science is using nature's methods and giving them a boost. http://fortune.com/2015/08/25/grow-metal-like-a-tree/
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Ten different materials simultaniously...adds machine vision. And uses ink jet style nozzles to improve resolution
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People being awesome.
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Damn, i need a husband like that! Crafting skills are beyond sexy!
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Inflatable robot
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seriously though I suspect pneumatics and hydraulics will have a BIG revival, since nearly all the parts can be made on home CAD equipment like 3d printers, or are very cheap.
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heh, I can see entirely new sports and games  evolve around this.
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So damn cool!
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