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#Sli3DR  files are all released and up on +YouMagine - Enjoy another 'FreeD' #RepRap  Printer - Have fun :)

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interesting lo-fi prototyping technique.

(and according to the video also capable on a cartesian bot) 

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I have designed a new clock. Her name is "Serpina" and it's a electromechanical rolling ball clock. Instead of a pendulum a ball is rolling down an inclined plane, for which it takes 20 seconds. Then the Seesaw tends to the opposite direction and the process begins again. For more information please watch the video and visit my website http://www.holzmechanik.de

I hope you enjoy it.

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Interesting read on a Content Centric Network, which has similar goas as the TTN.

(via this issue on IPFS which lists some more resources: https://github.com/jbenet/ipfs/issues/28)

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I received an email the other day from Johannes Reinhardt (of BOLTs fame[0]) telling me about his recent work on a ThingTracker application.  CADinet [1] is a python (flask) and mongodb based app which offers a simple API for uploading and browsing Thing information.  He's using openshift [2] for hosting which has a free tier for playing with.  

I spent a couple of hours last night playing with it and got an instance up and running pretty quickly [2.1].  The only issues I had was with my git settings, not with the app itself (I had to unset a GIT_SSH env variable, and my default rebase settings caused problems when pulling from his remote).  It's worth noting that the amount of information that can be pulled in is limited at the moment [2.2] - but the reason is quite interesting - as he has also implemented a FreeCAD macro that uploads models to CADinet directly - and these are the fields that can currently be easily used.

This kind of development really highlights what I was trying to say in the "Ecosystem" [4] part of TTN website - that the power of the network will come from many apps and services working together!  Having a common language, via the specification, opens up a host of possibilities.


[0] http://jreinhardt.github.io/BOLTS/
[1] https://github.com/jreinhardt/CADinet
[2] https://www.openshift.com
[2.1] https://cadinet-garyhodgson.rhcloud.com
[2.2] https://github.com/jreinhardt/CADinet/blob/master/cadinet/specs/thing.json
[3] https://github.com/jreinhardt/CADinet-freecad
[4] http://thingtracker.net/#ecosystem

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I received an email the other day from Johannes Reinhardt (of BOLTs fame[0]) telling me about his recent work on a ThingTracker application.  CADinet [1] is a python (flask) and mongodb based app which offers a simple API for uploading and browsing Thing information.  He's using openshift [2] for hosting which has a free tier for playing with.  

I spent a couple of hours last night playing with it and got an instance up and running pretty quickly [2.1].  The only issues I had was with my git settings, not with the app itself (I had to unset a GIT_SSH env variable, and my default rebase settings caused problems when pulling from his remote).  It's worth noting that the amount of information that can be pulled in is limited at the moment [2.2] - but the reason is quite interesting - as he has also implemented a FreeCAD macro that uploads models to CADinet directly - and these are the fields that can currently be easily used.

This kind of development really highlights what I was trying to say in the "Ecosystem" [4] part of TTN website - that the power of the network will come from many apps and services working together!  Having a common language, via the specification, opens up a host of possibilities.


[0] http://jreinhardt.github.io/BOLTS/
[1] https://github.com/jreinhardt/CADinet
[2] https://www.openshift.com
[2.1] https://cadinet-garyhodgson.rhcloud.com
[2.2] https://github.com/jreinhardt/CADinet/blob/master/cadinet/specs/thing.json
[3] https://github.com/jreinhardt/CADinet-freecad
[4] http://thingtracker.net/#ecosystem

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Awesome!
It's going to be interesting to test slic3r's new 3d honeycomb infill pattern on some prints.

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This recently opened issue on ipfs relates exactly to the work I am trying to do on relays for TTN, i.e. make content available if the owning node is offline.

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Resharing as it might be interesting to a wider audience.
This looks really interesting, and potentially a superset of requirements to TTN, or perhaps something that would make TTN much easier to realise: "global, versioned, p2p file system"

It's worth checking out the Hacker News discussion too, as they bring up similar issues as what the TTN has to deal with, e.g. how to handle storing potentially illegal data on other peoples machines: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8069836
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