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I've a pet project that I've been working on for a long time, but I've reached an impasse. To continue, I need some self-extending/retracting telescoping rods, which operate in concert. I've come up with some designs, but I wonder if I'm not over-complicating this; I don't want to reinvent the wheel, and it seems like such an object should already exist, even if I haven't been able to find anything online. Does anyone know of a store or vendor that sells something like that? Or have a link to instructions for making such a thing?
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Look for "linear actuator", or "threaded rod".
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Brian Johansen

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My latest 3D print : a mini me kentaur made in ABS. My 3D scanned upper body mixed with a horse from thingiverse in meshmixer. Owning this scanner brings my printing to a new level of fun. 
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+joe conery i bought the Structure sensor and the Skanect program and they work well, eventhough the resolution is not that fantastic, but it works okay for humansized objects. 
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Ivan White

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Play Banana Paino. Sounds great!
 
Makey Makey GO: For $19, this USB stick turns almost anything into a button.
Looking forward to this amazing device.
#Makey #MakeyMakeyGo  
Makey Makey: An Invention Kit for Everyone - Official site. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between
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Amanda S

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Within the the desktop 3D printing space, there are some 3D printable open source designs that have virtually become legends among the many. These are objects
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Steve Spence

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Raspberry PI and the Neo 6M GPS module, inexpensive fun! - http://arduinotronics.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-raspberry-pi-and-neo-6m-gps.html
Previously I have posted tutorials on how to interface a GPS to an Arduino, but this time I wanted to use a Raspberry Pi. Here is an easy and inexpensive Instructable I have posted, and expansion into other projects will follow. http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-the-Neo-6M-GPS/ ...
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Amanda S

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The ideas of inventing, innovating and "making" are usually tied to individuals with an extreme creative side to them. Over the course of history, only those wi
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awesome
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Andrew Wilkie

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RPi.GPIO ...
Motors running and tested! - https://github.com/OpenFlocks/snippy_the_sheep/commit/47376bc0ebecf816e84afe4d52cad95062dce73c - Andrew Wilkie - Google+
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Amanda S

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Up-and-coming industrial designer Sunny Su is part of a new generation of creators who use 3D printing to take product designs from concept to reality faster th
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Bryan DeLuca

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You want to build your own robots? You may as well 3-D print them #3DPrinting #Robots
http://electronics360.globalspec.com/article/5503/you-want-to-build-your-own-robots-you-may-as-well-3-d-print-them
Makers, hobbyist, tinkerers, and “do-it-yourselfers,” can rejoice. Many challenges that accompany robot building are being eliminated with just a printer. Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing, offers a plethora of ways to build your own robots right from home, and you do not even have to be an engineer to take part in the process.
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Бог создал мир из ничего.
Учись, художник, у него,-
И если твой талант крупица,
Соделай с нею чудеса,
Взрасти безмерные леса
И стань, как сказочная птица,
Умчись высоко в небеса,
Где светит вольная зарница,
Где вечный облачный прибой
Бежит по бездне голубой.
Проходят эры – миллион лет,
Земля живет и будет жить всегда,
Пока в артериях  живет
Источник Жизни – Чистая вода…
Есть Бог, есть мир; они живут вовек
А жизнь людей мгновенна и убога,
Но всё в себя вмещает человек,
Который любит мир и верит в Бога.
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Raymond Jacobs

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Learn how to remotely monitor your beer fridge on the web using a Raspberry Pi computer and a Nintendo Wii balance board.
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Because to be smart it needs a job to perform.
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Todd Halterman

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The Prosthetics and Assistive Technology Challenge series event will take place July 28-29 in Richmond, Virginia, and the two-day event gives designers from
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John Shovic

In the Shop  - 
Here is a handy way of building braided cables using a low-tech approach, an electric drill. Used in the SunRover solar powered robot.
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Walter Dreksler

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IPHolders Inc. Fractional reflow PID PRTD controller coming soon!!
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Walter Dreksler

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IPHolders Inc. reflow controller :-) its cheap :-) 19.99
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Episode 2 of the 'Open MAKER' video is out!
This episode is about the designing of the V.O.C raspberry pi 2/B+ case.

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Amanda S

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The idea of 3D printing with metal composite filaments is an interesting one. In fact, these metal composites have been all the rage as of late as filament manu
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Im kinda new to circuits and have been salvaging components from old electronics or randoms that i find around for over  a year now.  I have begun to meticulously catalog all of these random components.  I was wondering does anyone know of any websites for electronics projects like myfridgefood.com does for cooking?  I just have a bunch of different, and most are extremely similar,  components and have no idea what to do with them.  Im no science newbie, but i dont know what half of these things are. datasheets are great for crunching numbers, i realize that, math is not lost on me at all.  I just wanna make something.  and i really really really really dont need to be going out to buy any more at all.  My partner will burn down my mad science lab (our apartment) if i spend a single penny on more when i seriously have trays piled with them.  HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!
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