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This is Local Motors 3D printed car: It could change everything

This is Local Motors 3D printed car: It could change everything | Green datacenters |
3D printing may be mainstream enough not to raise an eyebrow any more, but Local Motors' plan to print cars is still ambitiously unusual. The Phoenix, AZ

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Completely customizable and unique 3-D printed cars.  Awesome.  I want one!

Richard Platt's curator insight, November 3, 2015 10:02 PM

While automakers have relied on 3D printing for prototyping purposes before now, Local Motors aims to be the first company to deliver a full car, on the road, using the system. According to Elle Shelley, chief marketing officer, there's more than just cashing in on a topical technology to the firm's decision.  In fact, the LM3D will be safer than other vehicles, Shelley explained to me at the Las Vegas show, because its production process allows Local Motors to design in crumple and deformation zones. Effectively, the whole frame can be a complex roll-cage.  The LM3D should be more ecologically-sound than rivals, too. The 3D printing process means less wastage, and the print material itself is designed to be completely recyclable.  Then there's the flexibility. The current prototype is an open-top bubble of a car, part moon buggy and part dune racer, but Local Motors envisages offering a broad spectrum of customization on top of the core design.  Exactly how that will be delivered is unclear at this stage - translating the ideas of eager but untrained customers into something structurally sound might be tricky - but the final goal is an "n of one" as Shelley puts it, each car being effectively unique

Bougrier Benjamin's curator insight, November 16, 2015 5:51 AM

Bientôt comme outil de production dans les usines de production des groupes automobile? 

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How data centres can go 'green'

How data centres can go 'green' | Green datacenters |
WASHINGTON: Most big data centers, the global backbone of the internet, could slash their greenhouse gas emissions by 88 per cent by switching to efficient, off-the-shelf equipment and improving...
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Going Green - embracing best practices provides one more reason to investigate use of the cloud and to continue to increase our virtualized server infrastructure.  At present Mayer Brown is approximately 80% virtualized from a server perspective.   

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Working LEGO Computer Keyboard - YouTube

This is my latest project, a working computer keyboard custom built using LEGO pieces. The internal sensor pad and circuit board were taken from an old gener...

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, March 11, 2014 9:36 PM

Here's a great geeky thing that Guy Kawasaki posted on Google+. Someone built a computer keyboard almost entirely of Legos! In the video, he explains how he did it. If you have the time, patience, and the money to get the specialized keys, this would be a great project for a kid (or a big kid). Fun!


Roimata Baker's curator insight, April 20, 2014 6:40 PM

Lego, cardboard, wood, the possibilities are endless.  Fun!