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A fantastic guide to casting plastics for use in high-tolerance applications. Well done, +Michal Zalewski
 
Plastics are not just ubiquitous, but extremely versatile: some of them are incredibly stretchy, while some are hard as nails; some are crystal clear, and others come in all colors of the rainbow; some can survive extreme temperatures, and yet others can stop a bullet mid-flight. Michal Zalewski walks us through his simple process for casting plastic parts for use in high-tolerance engineering applications. http://bit.ly/17zGUUe
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I spent some time cleaning the bench this weekend. Acro Mills Drawer Set + Label Maker = fantastic organization! 
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Jealous.  My left brain didn't initialize for its regular quarterly frenzy at the end of 2012, so I'm now tripping over old junk in my haste to build new junk. 
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This really is an incredible idea. 
 
Real objects + digital sculpture + 3d printing

Amazing idea and process demo by +greg petchkovsky.

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#make #3dprinting

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I got an interesting comment on one of today's 3D Thursday posts. To quote: "As more of us transition from hobbyists to business people we struggle to balance open source ideals with the crushing reality of patent law and the 'ownership' of ideas. I've been looking for answers and asking around but no one has any concrete information". 

Does anyone know of a good online resource for this sort of thing? 
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I was talking about the 3doodler with a friend who has a filament line and thinks the device and underlying technology is unpatentable, which is to say won't survive it's first challenge.  He said after seeing the success it was simple and tempting to bring a clone to market before the launch date, but that it was probably a bigger opportunity to build "crayola" style filament packs designed for the device.

Personally I've run into that problem over and over again - Great idea ! Shit, I don't have all the skills to implement it... Shit I don't have enough money to pay for the help I need... Shit, I can't talk about it or open-source it because someone with resources will beat me to market with my own idea while I'm still building a team.
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#ifihadglass I would track and record video of my multirotors as I fly them. 
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Hey all! I'm a Product Development Engineer for the Maker Shed. In the recent past, I was a student at Georgia Tech, where I created the Atlanta Mini Maker Faire and fostered the growth of a student-run Machine Shop.

I now create and develop kits for the Maker Shed here in Sebastopol, and tend to juggle a few different projects at a time, hence the very messy desk. 
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My "Getting Started with Slic3r" tutorial: 
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We had a great time explaining 3D Printing and making LED throwies at the California Academy of Sciences last night! 
 
Fun at the Cal Academy "NightLife"

NightLife (http://www.calacademy.org/events/nightlife/) is an evening event held every Thursday at the California Academy of Sciences. MAKE was a partner participant last night, and our team headed down with 3D printer and LEDs in tow! We had so much fun making LED blinkies and demonstrating the wonders of 3D printing with wide-eyed attendees. Here are some photos from the evening.
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