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Weekly Staff Picks, April 22, 2012

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Apr 22, 2012 10:03:51 AM

Here are our Staff Picks for this week.

The Tricorder Project   Open source project aims to build StarTrek Tricorder- want to help? - Evan

Republic Bike   Customized bikes: Republic Bike.   You can customize your bike based on shared design. - WanTing

Phantasm CS   This is a plug-in for Illustrator that adds several useful tools including embedded image capabilities and vector toning.   There’s a free trial period. Great for laser work. - Stephanie

Computers Powered by Crabs   Research shows that logic gates (OR, XOR, and AND) can be simulated by herding soldier crabs through tunnels, meaning a crab-based computer is at least theoretically possible. - Alex

Say Hello to Tegris   Ever wonder how laser cutting machines are made?   Quench your curiosity! - Seth

Topics: nfs, carbon-fiber, bicycles, tricorder, laser, Uncategorized, phantasm-cs, tegris, laser-cutting, crabs, illustrator

Weekly Staff Picks, October 22, 2011

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Oct 23, 2011 3:14:42 PM

Our Staff Picks for this week include woodworking, CNC, PhotoShop instruction and fashion.   We hope you enjoy them.

When to use Opacity versus Fill in PhotoShop   For all you photoshop geeks I must share this one, because for many years, I just couldn’t tell the difference. Why would they even put it there? Now I know!!! - Yulia

Scintillating CNC Zonahedral Structures: The Zome from Robert Bell   “The Zome is a creation of Rob Bell…and is one of the most ingenious structures of modern geometric times.   The complex, fluid shapes are designed in SketchUp, cut out flat [on a ShopBot], and put together with nothing but time, sweat, sandwich breaks and large mallets.” - Alex

Expanding Round Table   This is a video of a round table that expands.   This is extremely creative woodworking. - Brandon

Master hat designer Elvis Pompilio goes 3D printing   3D printed high fashion hat.   This is something that could not have been made with traditional methods.   Yes, it is THAT awesome. - Alex

Carbon Fiber Porsche 911   This maker takes a modern car and improves upon it by replacing the steel body with a carbon fiber one. - Gregg

Topics: porsche, carbon-fiber, photoshop, 3d-printing, Uncategorized, woodworking, shopbot, nextfab, cnc


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