Here are our Staff Picks for this week. Aviation, Art, Crocheting, 3D Printing and Woodworking are what we have for today. We hope you enjoy them!
Reuters Jet aircraft running on sawdust or straw? Sustainable fuel for Turbine and Jet powered vehicles. - Gregg
treehugger A crocheted playground! - Brandon
Cargocollective Lots of cool concept art by Scott Robertson (see also: Design Studio Press). - Alex
core77 CNC milled and 3D printed Fisher Price records. - Christine
Inspir3d Is it melting wood? - Brandon
Bashpole Inventions is one of the first Founding Members of NextFab, where they developed and prototyped their project: The Pocket Grill. It is the first full-size grill that folds small enough to fit in a pocket. Now Pocket Grill is in production and available for purchase! It has been a pleasure to witness the entire process of what was just a doodle on paper become a real product being sold. We are so proud to be part of this process!
For more information, please visit their website.
Have a great idea? Why not make it real? It might turn it into a great success one day!
Bashpole inventions made several prototypes before he arrived at the final design. Below are some images of earlier versions.
And the following images are of the current production model, available online:
As you can see, the current production model is much more solid and sophisticated. Congratulations for making this happen and good luck in sales!
Thank you, Jay Olman, for sharing this with us.
If you have any questions regarding this product, please visit their website.
Here are our Weekly Staff Picks for this week. We hope you enjoy them.
Solidsmack Multicolor FDM! - Alex
GrabCad How good are you at telling real photos apart from renders? - Alex
Tormach 2D scanning with a USB camera attached to a CNC mill. - Alex
Wired Conjuring Truly Random Numbers Just Got Easier. - Gregg
Slate Scientists have solved the Pioneer Space Probe Mystery. - Gregg
We recently got our hands on a new material from Inventables: cork fabric.
The cork sheets are pieced together in a pattern with a textile backing that makes it easy to sew and laser cut.
Come in and talk to us about what other materials we’ve been playing with or test something of your own!
Here are our staff picks for this week. We have Science and the Arts covered with 3D printing, green automotive, Maker Movement, Arduino and general electronics. We hope you enjoy them!
The Roopod A home made vehicle that’s street legal and gets 78 mpg. - Gregg
Friction welding Very hot stuff. This shows the power of friction. - Matt
CNN Idea Series What if you could make anything you wanted? - Gregg
The Diyode Board is designed to assist beginners to the Arduino platform. - Gregg
buildinggadets.com This is a good site for electronics hobbyists. - Gregg
Check out our new tool, the Stimpson 405 Bench Press.
The press boasts a heavy-duty aluminum frame, interchangeable tools, and high quality results that parallel work done by large automatic machines. It works well with most fabrics and vinyls, and is great for projects that call for setting eyelets, grommets, washers, and snaps.
Here are our Staff Picks for this week. CNC woodworking, art and robotics merge, 3D printing, metal casting and laser cutting fill this week’s picks. We hope you’ll enjoy them.
Wood Joinery Notebook Very interesting article about CNC wood joinery. - Gregg
The Art of Curve Folding and Robotic Manufacturing Two robot arms working together to fold sheet metal to make a very cool wall facade. - Alex
Portable 3D Printer This kickstarter is for a 3D printer with a 100mm ^3 build envelope. The designer has proved that he can successfully print 10 micron thick layers in PLA, although the machine can increment its z-height in 0.4 micron steps. Another useful feature is the fast print head motion (it’s capable of 300mm/sec). - Alex
Metal Molding in the South of Brazil Interesting story about various types of metal casting in the southern region of Brazil. - Yulia
The Lasersaur is an open source laser cutter. - Alex
Atomic Robotics was selected to participate in the open ended RedBull Creation 2012 challenge. The schedule was extremely accelerated and a video of the project needed to be uploaded by July 3rd. They pushed hard to pull together parts for a marathon weekend build at NextFab. Congratulations on a job well done!
The RedBull balloon sticker was made on our Roland VersaCamm.