The Planetary Society today announced the first of its LightSail spacecraft will embark on a May 2015 test flight. Funded entirely by private citizens, the solar sail satellite will hitch a ride to space aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Completely reverse engineered Toyota 22RE 4 cylinder engine. Can completely print a fully rotating model. Working crank, pistons, and valve train. The valves open and close!!!. It may not be the most exciting engine but its the only one I had in my garage. Great if you want to learn about engines and how the moving parts in them work. All parts are printed except for a few bearings and fasteners. More than 3 days of total print time. The block alone was 34 hours. So make sure you have a
Walk into a flight school today and you’ll probably take your first training flight in an aging airplane that’s noisy, expensive, and burns leaded fuel. But the race is on to change that, with electric trainers that are clean, vibration-free, and cheap to operate. Electric aviation has been in experimental development for years, but now…
Today’s 3D printers are great for building plastic stuff, things like toys and musical instruments and even shoes. Some can also print metal objects, like car parts and jewelry and, well, guns. But Jennifer Lewis helped create a new kind of printer, one that can print electronics,. And soon, you’ll be able to buy one of these printers from her new company, Voxel8.
More recently, José Miraglia, an aerospace engineer and professor at Brazil's FIAP school, has designed a competition to introduce his students to the world of 3D printing. The space-inspired competition, SpaceCup, features a total of 200 of the school's students representing the computer engineering and information systems programs.
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a