Posts By: Andrea Maietta

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    2015 ZBrush Summit

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    Unlinke many modeling software used to produce a 3D model for 3D printing, Sculptris allows us to create digital sculptures, just like as if we were handling clay or plasticine. Only we’re handling bits, and we operate with a mouse (or other special hardware). The software comes for free, but before you can use it… Read more »

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    Chinese Unveil Mysterious 3D Printed Houses – Built Out of Unique Material, Able to Withstand Devastating Earthquakes – 3DPrint.com

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    The realm of 3D printing applications is getting bigger and bigger (pun intended). After some timid experiments, it seems someone is going for the big target of building houses: look at how this villa was built, with secret materials, in only 15 days. The buildings that they are fabricating are strong enough to withstand 9.0… Read more »

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    You’ve never seen balloon animals like this | MNN – Mother Nature Network

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    When it comes to balloon animals, almost anyone is able to come up with a dog, or at least something which vaguely resembles one. Masayoshi Matsumoto takes the whole thing to a completely different level. We are completely in the blind about his making process, but we surely can define his works as art. Check… Read more »

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    10 Everyday 3D Printer Tools

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    3D printers can be simple to operate. Most recent printers require nothing more than spooling up the source material (usually some form of thermoplastic), inserting an SD card that contains the design file, and pushing a button. The printer reads the design file, melts the source material, and layers it until the desired object is… Read more »

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    Maker’s Dashboard

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    Some months ago some $long_list_of_insults stole our family car, a.k.a. our only car. That’s a shame, because I live in a very small hamlet where “public transports” means “just the schoolbus”. As I have four children, that means a greater hindrance in everyday activities. That’s a shame also because they stole it before I could hack… Read more »

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    Uses of Different Soldering Iron Tips

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    When we connect different electrical components in a closed path in which the current can continuously flow, we create a circuit. Circuits Although the underlying physics is somewhat complex and quite interesting, the flow of electricity in a circuit has enough in common with a hydraulyc circuit that we can model its behavior more simply…. Read more »

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    Biking to 10 Fab Labs in the Netherlands

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    We are all designers As children, many, if not all of us, dismantled some toys to understand how they worked. Some of us even managed to assemble them back. Each toy we dismantled taught us something, allowing us to modify it according to our tastes or to create a new one. In the past, this kind… Read more »

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    Original Prusa i3 kit with LCD

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    3D Printers In the industrial world, 3D printing technology goes back to the 1980s. How did it make it to the desktops of the 2010s? An early pioneer of desktop 3D printing was Dr. Adrian Bowyer, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Bath in England. In 2005, Bowyer started prototyping a low-cost, open… Read more »

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    #1 New Release!

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    Thanks to everyone who is trusting us and buying our book! Today we’re featured as #1 New Release on amazon.com in the Industrial Product & Design section. Quite a satisfaction! To add the icing on the cake, also the first review, with a full five stars, came along: “Fast delivery and I am delighted with… Read more »

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    Arduino Announces New Brand, Genuino, Manufacturing Partnership with Adafruit | Make:

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    In responste to the awkward (to say the least) situation, Massimo Banzi declares his Independence Day: Arduino, with the new brand of Genuino, will be manufactured in Manhattan, NY. This will greatly facilitate the U.S. market, starting from July – at least with the core products, to begin with. Now if you want to support the… Read more »