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A Smart and Social Photo Frame

A Smart and Social Photo Frame

We have all been there, there’s a great moment with the kids. You share it on your social network of choice, which is great for a lot of people, but not so great for some of the more technically challenged members of your family. With a stroke survivor mother, I […]

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0 commentsMay 1, 2014 at 4:55 pmGrandparents

Teen Turns Smartphone Into Stethoscope

Teen Turns Smartphone Into Stethoscope

Now, when parents ask me why they should buy their kids a 3D printer – or support having one in the classroom, I just have to point to this amazing kid. Sounds like his parents are great supporters. I’m a firm believer that giving kids exposure to digital tools such […]

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0 commentsMarch 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm3D Printing Awesome

Ping Pong Robot

This is an amazing ping-pong playing robot. Not much of a top spin, but I think it could easily beat me. via Mann gegen Maschine – Ulf Hoffmann Tischtennis Roboter (UHTTR-1) – YouTube.

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0 commentsMarch 6, 2014 at 6:27 pmRobots

3-D Printed Figures Star in Open Source Music Video

Cut copy made this really cute music video starring two figures who were made with a 3D printer. They used 200 figures for the stop-motion effects in the movie, then made them available on Bittorrent, along with the music video, for anyone to use for a remix. Cut Copy’s New […]

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0 commentsFebruary 24, 2014 at 11:40 am3D Printing Music

Air Hockey Robot a 3D printer hack

Air Hockey Robot a 3D printer hack

Ciencia y cacharreo: New Project: Air Hockey Robot a 3D printer hack.

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0 commentsFebruary 10, 2014 at 11:13 am3D Printing Projects

3D Printable Hershey’s Kiss Pendant

3D Printable Hershey’s Kiss Pendant

My daughter wanted to do a 3D printed Valentine’s for her classmates this year. We chose this simple necklace that holds a single Hershey Kiss. They can enjoy a single kiss or keep it reserve for a chocolate emergency. She will be printing necklaces with smileys in white and red […]

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0 commentsJanuary 23, 2014 at 4:40 pm3D Printing

A New Take on the Classic Electronics Kit

A New Take on the Classic Electronics Kit

Awesome kit and component super emporium, Sparkfun, have resurrected those great electronic kits. I had one of these and used to enjoy putting together all kinds of cool circuits. This is a great way to make one with your kid, then make a bunch of circuits to understand basic electronics. […]

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0 commentsJanuary 16, 2014 at 10:14 amProjects Retro

Wii’s New Family Friendly Fit Meter

Wii’s New Family Friendly Fit Meter

When it comes to video games and kids, I have visions of my kids turning into total eye-glazed couch potatoes. So, when a game comes along that promotes physical activity, I’m going to take a look at it – albeit with some healthy scepticism. My kids have already clued into […]

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0 commentsDecember 12, 2013 at 2:54 pmPlay Videogames

A Little 3D Printed Thimble For a Little Hurt Fingertip

A Little 3D Printed Thimble For a Little Hurt Fingertip

My daughter’s finger got a bit smashed during an after school activity today. It was a little bit swollen, tender to the touch. More uncomfortable than painful. Definitely not serious enough for ER, but it was sensitive and I didn’t want her aggravating it while she slept. So I took […]

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0 commentsDecember 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm3D Printing

3D Printed Slim Wallet With MetroCard Slot for EZ Access

3D Printed Slim Wallet With MetroCard Slot for EZ Access

  I lost my wallet and was just about to head out to buy one when I reminded myself that I should just design a new one. Sure, there’s a glut of slim wallets out there, but I wanted to put my own take on it. It works really well […]

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0 commentsDecember 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm3D Printing