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MIT to Offer Course in Rapid Prototyping

family-ascenderThis summer, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will begin offering a rapid prototyping continuing education course. During the course, which is suitable for a general audience, students will learn about a number of prototyping techniques, design components in a group setting, and then fabricate those parts during lab time. “With […]

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New Project: Build an Infrared Shooting Arcade

image012Learning about technology is a lot easier when you’re having fun — and shooting at targets is fun! With this amusement park–style arcade, you’ll fire beams of infrared light instead of projectiles to trigger automated knock-down targets you can customize with soda cans, ducks, robots, or anything else you feel like toppling with a well-placed shot.

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New Project: How to Clone and Grow a Fig Tree

iStock_000018394132LargeDon’t steal fruit from your neighbor’s fig tree — clone it!

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Adorable Robot Built Around a Credit Card Body

cardbot1If you’re worried about your credit card “walking off,” now there’s another explanation than simple theft. If you’re the creator of this credit card robot, it can literally walk off by itself. On the other hand, it looks like it would be very hard to use in a reader, so […]

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Decorate Your Garden with Doctor Who Stepping Stones

Backyard Spoilers, Sweetie: Doctor Who-Inspired Stepping StonesReady to bring some serious geek cred to your garden? You’ll definitely want to carve out some time this weekend for this delightfully unexpected Doctor Who-inspired stepping stones project! To the uninitiated, these lovely stepping stones will just look like quirky geometric art, but, to fellow Whovians, your new backyard […]

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3D Printed Zoetrope Animates Famous Baroque Painting

rubens-zoetrope-2Tired of looking at old paintings in stuffy art museums? Then take a gander at this 3D printed zoetrope called “All Things Fall,” which artist Mat Collishaw made in collaboration with Sebastian Burton in order to bring an action-packed, baroque painting by Peter Paul Rubens to life! It’s shocking to […]

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Incredible Wooden Comic Book Holder

York, England, resident Edward Pulleyn, 16, had to design and construct a storage unit for his Design & Technology course at school. He says, I’ve been collecting comics for about a year and a half, and I’ve always had to store them in cardboard boxes. I’ve never seen anything more substantial on […]

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