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MakerBot Moves Away From Makers with New Printer

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If you’ve been following the desktop 3D printing market for the last couple years, you’re probably aware of the major players right now. Chinese companies like …

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Open Hardware Board For Robust USB Power Monitoring

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We’ve all seen the little USB power meters that have become popular since nearly every portable device has adopted some variation of USB for charging. Placed …

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Julius Lilienfeld and the First Transistor

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Here’s a fun exercise: take a list of the 20th century’s inventions and innovations in electronics, communications, and computing. Make sure you include everything, especially the …

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Off Road Vehicle has Six Wheels and Fluid Power

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What has six wheels and runs on water? Azaris — a new off-road vehicle prototype from Ferox. Azaris has a rocker suspension modeled after the one on …

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ABS: Three Plastics in One

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It would be really hard to go through a typical day in the developed world without running across something made from ABS plastic. It’s literally all …

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Interfacing Philips Hue Lights With Everything

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The Internet of Things is eating the world alive, and we can’t buy incandescent light bulbs anymore. This means the Internet is now in light bulbs, …

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True Transparent Parts from a Desktop 3D Printer

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We’re no strangers to seeing translucent 3D printed parts: if you print in a clear filament with thin enough walls you can sorta see through the resulting parts. …

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Biology Lab on Your Christmas List

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We hope you have been good this year because we have a list to start your own biology lab and not everything will fit into Santa’s …

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Bootstrapping An MSDOS Assembler With Batch Files

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You have a clean MSDOS system, and you need to write some software for it. What do you do? You could use debug, of course. But …

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Laptop Chargers Team Up To Get The Juice Flowing

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There’s perhaps nothing harder to throw away than a good power supply. Whether it’s the classic “wall wart” whose mate has long since been misplaced or …