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Brock Gunter-Smith
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Lives in Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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What kid/adult doesn't want to be able to build a paper airplane and then FLY IT with an engine, controlled by your smartphone!?!?!? Let me tell you, THIS kid is getting one. :-)
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I can't wait to lay my hands on one of these.
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Excellent solution for people would bought Wifi only devices, but now want some GPS turn by turn mapping love.
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Another puzzle piece fitted in. When algorithms like this are integrated into more of the free/inexpensive 3D modelling tools, combined with improvements in things like 3D Scanning (Kinect...) we're truly going to be at a stage where replicating replacement parts for household items, printing off lamp shades, kids play structures (like tables/charis/kitchens) is going to be very straight forward. I imagine it will drive a rebalancing of the effort/cost/customization ratios of desire that people go through when thinking about products.
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Only slightly related.... Aaron's soccer coach builds machines which make plastic pellets which are used to make bottle caps and play structures among other things.

OMG.....custom, decorative bottle caps.
.... Custom, decorative drinking spigots for soft and hard beverages in bottles.... Custom decorative bottle caps for home brewed beer/wine etc.

Never leave me alone near your scanner/printer set up.
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I can't help but think that emergency crews could benefit from using off-the-shelf systems like this to asses everything from the scope and exact positioning of fires, or collapsed structures.
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What a great idea. Quick deployment and automatic return. Who couldn't use one of these.
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Huzzah! It won't be long before parents will be printing out Barbies, Bratz, Rescue Rangers, Power Rangers, Smurfs and every DC and Marvel super-person in existence at home. :-) I will of course be first in line.
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One would think that "sniping" on this site would actually be almost required, given the nature of the products being sold. ;-)
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Really fascinating article for those developers out there interested in what it takes to code for space flight.
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This new board would make a perfect device for kids/schools to get to get people playing with software and hardware. One of the stumbling blocks I initially had was not knowing what sensors to get or integrating them sometimes....this has everything you might need in one tiny package. Once you master the basics, upgrade to a board that meets your project needs if this doesn't cut it anymore.
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Good stuff. Accessible/affordable education just keeps getting better and better thanks to contributions like this.
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Once again xkcd actually exposes a traditional and altogether too frequent a trap for people performing analytics on their business and sales. A much more difficult exercise, but try mapping relative sales conversion to the city population. Do you actually have a higher conversion rate, or successful brand exposure in rural markets now? Maybe, maybe not, but it'll sure show you where your marketing dollars are best spent. 
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I like that we're moving toward greater availability of consumer level materials that can be used in 3D printing. I have quite a ways to go before I venture into things like this, but from pancake batter, to PLA/ABS and now more "natural-like" wood/plastic combinations, it really holds a lot of potential for creating ornamental or functional elements at home.
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Really fascinating look at what could become a staple of aircraft design in the decades to come. Blended wing designs offer tremendous potential for reduced noise (in combination with new engine placements), increased efficiency and larger carrying capacity.
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Agreed. I think work on autonomous drones, and recently the US making provisions for allowing unmanned aircraft to co-mingle with manned aircraft means we'll see that within a few decades
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Chief Business Development Officer
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  • New Media Manitoba
    Co-Founder, Director, 1999 - present
  • Canada Drugs
    Chief Business Development Officer, 2011 - present
    Develop business strategies for short and long-term growth. Responsible for over 200 staff including 24/7 call center, IT, Software Development, Advertising and Marketing teams.
  • Canada Drugs
    Director of e-Business, 2004 - 2011
  • Cocoon Branding
    Director of Technology, 2000 - 2004
  • GB Graphics
    Manager, E-Commerce Services, 1999 - 2000
  • University of Manitoba
    Programmer Analyst, 1996 - 1999
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Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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Victoria, BC, Canada - Gimli, MB, Canada - Dauphin, MB, Canada - Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Programmer, Am. Astronomer, Pilot, Father, Micro-loaner, Technologist, Nice Guy!
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Born in Victoria, British Columbia, raised in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (20 years), then settled down in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, I've traveled extensively and enjoyed a very diverse life.

For the past 5 years I have been the Director of e-Business for the CanadaDrugs.com Group of Companies. I am also a Director and Co-Founder of New Media Manitoba, a 9 year old non-profit organization offering both free and paid training and education seminars for New Media professionals in Manitoba. 
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  • University of Manitoba
    Computer Science
  • Applied Multimedia
    Design and Animation
  • Gimli High School
  • Dhahran Junior High
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Robert Brock Aidan Gunter-Smith