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Ben “The Blenster” Hibben
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My sister has been doing more of her art:
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Very creative!
 
Interesting stuff coming out of the Google I/O conference today; here's an article on the future of Google Photos:
 
New Google Photos app launches. Huge congrats to the team. 
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Google Photos looks great.  And people need to understand that moving features like this outside of G+ is pretty normal.  Even if there wasn't a general business reason (like making it more social network agnostic and focus on being a "photo app").. adding any new features to Photos was bloating the G+ app so just like Facebook splitting Messenger off to a new app, this helps keep the core app from getting massive and unwieldy.
 
Great video; and +Landon Taylor is right:
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Ha!  Delightfully odd!
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygrdAvmr-MA

If this isn't the strangest thing I've done in a long, long time --

We sweded "Space Oddity" and sang it using only the 1000 most common words, in the style of Randall Munroe's Up-Goer Five diagram.

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You can do a lot with a Tesla coil; +ElectroBOOM shows several examples along with his trademark "painful mistakes" showing what not to do:
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More progress on my freecycle grill restoration project:
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A good quality walnut is great for an acoustic guitar body. Depending on the tone you want, it can be superior to rosewood!
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Helped +Adrian Crenshaw​ out by laser-etching some locks for his classes/events; these indicate their relative difficulty:
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We have a 40 and an 80 watt at the +LVL1 HackerSpace​
 
 
[Myrijam Stoetzer] and her friend [Paul Foltin], 14 and 15 years old kids from Duisburg, Germany are working on a eye movement controller wheel chair. They were inspired by the Eyewriter Project which we’ve been following for a long time. Eyewriter…
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I was skeptical when I saw the title of this, but it's an excellent read.  I do think that beginners should take some advantage of the networking and learning that one can do in start-up events but you have to remain focused on your core mission, too, and shouldn't get distracted chasing the pretty lights and colored paper (as it were).

h/t +Brian Wallace 
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Anyone who's tried a 3D printer and has had their print fail knows how true this can be; keep trying and learning, though, and you'll find the settings that make it work.  Come try ours for only 10 cents a gram (including the dreaded failures).
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My friends fancy second printer is a MarkForged I think. Uses a special nylon filament through one extruder and carbon fiber through the second. I'd love to make some custom body armor or something. Supposedly it can print a Kevlar plastic too! 
 
As promised here are some step-by-step pictures of a ~150 year old knife rebuild project.  The blade had some pitting and a tarnished blued finish with a damaged wooden handle that was uncomfortable.

I'll annotate the pictures shortly.
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