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The Maker's Playlist: 10 TED Talks to feed your tinkering habit

The Maker's Playlist: 10 TED Talks to feed your tinkering habit | 3D printing | Scoop.it
The TEDActive community is made up of a unique group of smart, creative, passionate and quirky individuals. In this segment, we will be curating a special TED Talks playlist for each of the myriad ...
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A good place to start.  These talks help to explain the maker movement and why it is so powerful to those who are not yet familiar with the idea.  

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Creative Routines

Creative Routines | 3D printing | Scoop.it
"We all have the same 24 hours that Beyoncé has" and its various iterations took the web by storm in late 2013 as the megastar became the figurehead of not only having it all, but being able to som...
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#infographic of history's famous #creative people and their daily routines.

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3D Systems Provides Students With Disabilities Access to 3D Printing for Assistive DevicesVizWorld.com | VizWorld.com

3D Systems Provides Students With Disabilities Access to 3D Printing for Assistive DevicesVizWorld.com | VizWorld.com | 3D printing | Scoop.it
3D Systems has just announced that it is supporting the 3D printing project "Engaging Young People with Assistive Technologies," a program for students with physical disabilities at Hereward College in Coventry, United Kingdom. Since September 2013, this project has been empowering physically challenged students through 3D printing technology to help them design objects that make everyday life easier. The project is funded by the University of Warwick. Hereward College students who suffer from conditions such as muscular dystrophy, can find tasks such as drinking from a glass or bottle difficult, even when using a straw. Through this 3D printing project they are learning to design and print useful implements that can help them overcome these challenges using their CubeX 3D printer from 3D Systems. Students Enhance Their Everyday Quality of Life With 3D Printables Objects For example, twenty-one-year-old Hereward residential student Ollie Baskaran, from Leatherhead in Surrey, designed
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Assistive devices 3D printed on site for students by students @ Hereward College thanks to 3D systems

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'Stretcher Print' world-first recycled bottle wall art!

Stretcher Prints are made from recycled plastic bottles. We want to upcycle 140,000 bottles & transform them into unique wall art.
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Beautiful way to dampen noise while keeping plastic bottles out of landfills.  Company makes soft, felt-like material from water bottles that accepts full color for visually striking art.  Help make it happen by visiting their modest Kickstarter campaign.

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Using 3D Printing To Improve Radiation Therapy

Using 3D Printing To Improve Radiation Therapy | 3D printing | Scoop.it
Brachytherapy is used by doctors to treat cancers at various points in the body. Every year, some 500,000 cancer patients worldwide undergo brachytherapy, a form of radiotherapy...
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Biodegradable 3D Printed Metal Bone Scaffolding

Biodegradable 3D Printed Metal Bone Scaffolding | 3D printing | Scoop.it
The human mechanism is capable of some amazing functions, but this one boggles the mind. Researchers are saying they've developed 3D printed iron–manganese structures for use as bone...
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Kansas teen uses 3-D printer to make hand for boy - KansasCity.com

Kansas teen uses 3-D printer to make hand for boy - KansasCity.com | 3D printing | Scoop.it
Mason Wilde has always had a passion for figuring out how things work. But what the 16-year-old Louisburg High School junior made about two months ago changed the life of a family friend’s 9-year-old son who was born without fingers on one hand. Using a 3-D printer at the Johnson County Library, Wilde made a prosthetic hand that opens and closes and can even hold a pencil. “He’s awesome,” said Matthew, thrusting his mechanical hand high above his head.
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Another amazing success story using Ivan Owen's open source Robohand.  Thank-you Ivan! Way to go Mason! Congratulations Matthew!

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In the Loving Arms of WREX, Hannah’s 3D Printed Exoskeleton - 3D Printing Industry

In the Loving Arms of WREX, Hannah’s 3D Printed Exoskeleton - 3D Printing Industry | 3D printing | Scoop.it
Only a few years ago the simple act of feeding herself or hugging her mother would have eluded a child born like Hannah. But in the age of 3D printing one little girl has discovered that anything is possible.
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Hannah’s 3D Printed Exoskeleton is only in the beginning stages of development.  As new materials are developed the quality will continue to improve. (streamlined, light weight, strong, flexible). 

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A Kids' Book Where Every Character Can Be 3-D Printed | Wired Design | Wired.com

A Kids' Book Where Every Character Can Be 3-D Printed | Wired Design | Wired.com | 3D printing | Scoop.it
Each item was carefully designed to advance the plot, but also to teach kids the diverse capabilities of these machines.
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What a neat idea!  Great way to introduce the technology to both Adults and children alike as this ingenius book can only be enjoyed together!!

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Delicate Eye Cells Are Latest to Be 3D-Printed

Delicate Eye Cells Are Latest to Be 3D-Printed | 3D printing | Scoop.it
Blindness might just be the first major disability to disappear, at least if our high-tech future takes more a utopian than dystopian bent.
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It just continues to amaze me!

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Two-photon polymerization of polyethylene glycol diacrylate scaffolds with riboflavin and triethanolamine used as a water-soluble photoinitiator, Regenerative Medicine, Future Medicine

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It is possible to 3D print using Riboflavin (Vit B2); Scaffolding to seed with stem cells to grow heart valves, livers and such.

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Meet the tinkerer-turned-prosthetic pioneer who 3D printed a working hand

Meet the tinkerer-turned-prosthetic pioneer who 3D printed a working hand | 3D printing | Scoop.it
From YouTube to South Africa, this is a story of a man who went from building crafts to creating a 3D-printed hand for a boy who was born with no fingers.
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Artistic Bellingham man collaborates with man from South Africa: Together create 3D printed hand for young boy.  Then release design to benefit all.  Quality people helping others because it's right.  Kudos!!

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Undetectable Firearms Act Passed, Free of 3DP Regulation - 3D Printing Industry

Undetectable Firearms Act Passed, Free of 3DP Regulation - 3D Printing Industry | 3D printing | Scoop.it
3D printed guns have caused some US legislators to try to regulate 3D printing, but the extension of the Undetectable Firearms Act has managed to exclude the technology from any regulation.
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Interesting how the media focuses on 3D printed gun yet the law says not a word addressing that method of manufacturing.  Kids made zip guns at home in the 1950's.  It has been possible for years and poorly regulated.  I'm glad 3D printing brought the issue to the public's attention.

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A new self-assembling graphene-like material for flat semiconductors | KurzweilAI

A new self-assembling graphene-like material for flat semiconductors | KurzweilAI | 3D printing | Scoop.it
A diagram of the molecular structure of the new material shows how it naturally forms a hexagonal lattice structure, and its two-dimensional layers naturally
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self assembly using graphene would open up another large area of applications.

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Nano-transformer devices. More than meets the eye!

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The First $299 3D Printer Hits Its Kickstarter Goal In 11 Minutes | TechCrunch

The First $299 3D Printer Hits Its Kickstarter Goal In 11 Minutes | TechCrunch | 3D printing | Scoop.it
Lots of things can happen in 11 minutes. You can grill a nice steak, you can bake a pan of cookies, or you can raise over $400,000 to build an ultra-compact..
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When the price point to enter the game goes down, the technology can finally become mainstream.  It looks like the beginning of a wild ride.  The Foundry, a Bellingham makerspace is where to come for Intro to 3D printing lessons if you are North of Seattle.  Touch base with me if you want more info: 4havochouse@gmail.com

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3D for EDucation | Building blocks for the future

3D for EDucation | Building blocks for the future | 3D printing | Scoop.it
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#Education, #opensource, #recycling, #fairtrade, Brilliant project by @SavantUSA #3Dprinting will benefit us all!  Proud to support

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Bicycle brings 3D-printing to Taiwan streets | eNCA

Bicycle brings 3D-printing to Taiwan streets | eNCA | 3D printing | Scoop.it
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Elegantly executed, Fabraft creates bike that recycles plastic into filament then 3D prints new object= Full Circle 

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Teen Builds a Stethoscope iPhone Case

Teen Builds a Stethoscope iPhone Case | 3D printing | Scoop.it
Suman Mulumudi is not your average 15-year-old high school student. A self-professed "science enthusiast," Mulumudi discovered 3D printing and did what a lot of people when they first...
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Dog Set to Benefit from 3D Printed Implants - 3D Printing Industry

Dog Set to Benefit from 3D Printed Implants - 3D Printing Industry | 3D printing | Scoop.it
The 3D printed canine knee implants — to repair cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) damage — have already started to receive attention in the North West of England with sales ahead of targets already in the first month of operation.
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3D printing keeps the dogs running.  Soon printing breed and age specific joint implants will improve the already outstanding outcomes.  

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Cults ・ Buy and sell 3D models for 3D Printer

Cults ・ Buy and sell 3D models for 3D Printer | 3D printing | Scoop.it
Find and download the creations of top designers specialized in 3D models for 3D printing.
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Coolest new source for 3D models

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Print in 3D from your Windows Phone 8 with RepRap Phone Host | B3dgeable

Print in 3D from your Windows Phone 8 with RepRap Phone Host | B3dgeable | 3D printing | Scoop.it

 

Jan.14, 2014 Gerhard de Clercq and Pieter Scholz from Bananna3D in South Africa has released RepRap Phone Host app this week.

 


Via Annie Theunissen
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15 year old makes phone app complete with slicer engine to rpint 3D models.  First app to include this necessary step.

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Mobile Labs Build On-the-Spot Combat Solutions

Mobile Labs Build On-the-Spot Combat Solutions | 3D printing | Scoop.it
For the first time, the Army is deploying special scientists and self-contained, mobile laboratories to the warzone capable of designing and producing problem-solving inventions for soldiers operating in remote outposts in Afghanistan.
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really interesting article describing the military's use of maker equipment to help not ony in battle but to also to solve problems during natural disasters.  I would take this one step further and deploy  the "Rapid Equipping Force" lab to remote places in order to equip people with what they need without the added cost of transportand waste.  

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Rapide One - Affordable Professional Desktop 3D Printer by Rapide 3D

Rapide One is the first true desktop 3D Printer to offer professional rapid prototyping with stunning design and functionality at an affordable price.
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Looks like Afinia has some killer competition for end user satisfaction.  Rapide One - may have done away with the tedious need to recalibrate the print bed prior to printing!!  ABS models won't warp since the workspace is enclosed keeping temperature constant.  

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Kinematics lets you make flexible, 3D-printed objects at home

Kinematics lets you make flexible, 3D-printed objects at home | 3D printing | Scoop.it
Until now, 3D printing anything flexible like a blanket or a dress was left to the professionals. Fabric-like objects were technically possible, but they weren't things people could print using...
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they are working on printing flexible fabric

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Letters for Kids - 6 Month Gift Subscription

Letters for Kids - 6 Month Gift Subscription | 3D printing | Scoop.it
Letters For Kids The holiday gift subscription will get you or your loved one six months of Letters for Kids starting on January 1st, 2013! And, once you’ve bought the subscription, you can downloa...
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Incredibly motivating gift to give both avid and reluctant writers (kids version).

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