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    “Makerspace” Trademark Application Rejected | Hackaday

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    The last 10 years have seen the growth of hackerspaces, makerspaces and Fab Labs: workshop where lovers and creators of technology, mechanics, interaction and art can meet, share their knowledge and collaborate to create diverse objects. In these places it is possibile to find – and use – equipment that is typically not available to… Read more »

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    The rapidly growing 3D printing materials palette  – 3D Printing Materials Conference & Expo

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    The 3rd edition of the 3D Printing Materials Conference will be held on 26-27 January 2016 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands. The conference offers the attendee a platform on the crossroads of science, technology and business in 3D printing materials. The 3D Printing Materials Conference does not only contain a conference. Attendees can also… Read more »

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    I Like To Make Stuff – YouTube

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    Who are the makers? The maker is an enthusiastic hobbyst who gradually becomes part of a community of people who share the same interests. More and more he moves out of his field of competence, learning new skills thanks to the knowledge shared among the maker community. Once upon a time people had to apprentice… Read more »

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    Wearables and Hearables

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    In the late 1990s, Neil Gershenfeld, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), realized that his students were well prepared on theory, yet didn’t know how to actually make objects – so in 1998, he created a course called “How to make (almost) anything“. In that course, he taught his students how to make… Read more »

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    2016 Best 3D Printer Guide | 3D Hubs

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    How do you 3D print if you don’t have a 3D printer? You can always revert to services like 3D Hubs. After creating an accont, simply upload a file and choose a material from their extensive catalogues, which may include some metals, depending on where you order your print. In a few clicks you can… Read more »

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    We Just Legalized Repairing Tractors, Cars, and Tablets | iFixit

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    We have already introduced patents when we discussed the protection of ideas as offered by the community. Patents are not bad per se, as they guarantee a return on an investment (or better, they protect the owner of a patent from the creation of unauthorized clones which would benefit from the author’s efforts without giving… Read more »

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    New Research Study: 7 Stats from 100,000 Crowdfunding Campaigns

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    A recent phenomenon made possibile by the Internet is crowdfunding, literally financing by the masses. This process allows an enterpreneur to present his own project on specialized websites (e.g. Kickstarter, Indiegogo, FundedByMe or RocketHub), asking the community for financial support. The community might be made up of people who are interested in participating in the… Read more »

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    #Make4Good: Genzyme at Maker Faire Rome – Maker Faire Rome

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    Those who work in Genzyme are moved by the desire to make the difference in patients’ lives. As well as all makers and innovators who want to make the difference in everyday life of many of us and create objects, products, services that may impact positively on everyone’s life. So why is Genzyme at Maker… Read more »

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    The Switch: sit back and relax

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    A small computer can be embedded in an object and can interact with you and other objects. The extension of such interaction mechanism through the Internet has given rise to the idea of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things opens a new world to us. What kind of applications, beyond the ubiquitous automated… Read more »

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    Physicist 3D Prints 70 Models of the Large Hadron Collider’s CMS Experiment – 3DPrint.com

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    A long time ago, I was a student attending my last year at the secondary school. I loved physics, so I had already decided I’d study nuclear engineering at the Politecnico di Milano (then life took me somewhere else, but that’s another story). So it was nothing short of a dream when our teachers said… Read more »