Here are our Staff’s prime picks for this week. These range from intelligent prosthetics to not being able to believe what you see. Please enjoy.
iWalk Cutting edge prosthetic leg company founded by double amputee and MIT professor, Dr. Hugh Herr, who lost both legs to frostbite in a mountaineering accident. Still an active climber, Dr Herr related how with certain customized limbs, he has been able to climb better than a 100% natural human. - Evan
Zen and the Art of Making This is a great newsletter post from MAKE: Magazine about the journey from beginner to expert maker. - Gregg
Pantorouter This is about 3D Routing the hard way, without CNC. - Carter
Rendering Synthetic Objects into Legacy Photographs on Vimeo Cool video showing a software interface which allows for 3D objects to be inserted into 2D pictures with realistic lighting and other effects. “A method to realistically insert synthetic objects into existing photographs without requiring access to the scene or any additional scene measurements.” There is also an interview with Kevin Karsch, who is the guy responsible for it. - Alex