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  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 20:45
    MakerBot Academy | An Athlete’s Gift to Golden State Students

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    They may be closing in on No. 1 in their conference, but the Golden State Warriors are about more than just winning games. In fact, when NBA forward Harrison Barnes isn’t helping the Golden State Warriors blaze a five-game winning streak, he’s an avid MakerBot Academy supporter.

    “For young kids, it’s a great alternative as opposed to playing video games or something less productive,” says the man with a 38-inch standing vertical jump. “It’s a way you can learn and have fun at the same time.”

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    To get students from the San Francisco Bay Area excited about 3D printing, Barnes stopped by Oakland High School last Monday with MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis and America Makes executive director Ralph Resnick to donate a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.  The MakerBot Replicator 2 will be part of the science and engineering classes at the school.

    We can’t wait to see what the students of Oakland High will make!

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 20:15
    New Project: Toothy Toothbrush Timer

    tooth-timer-use_1Using a 555 timer chip, a modified servomotor, and chattering novelty teeth, get your dentist-recommended brush time every time, with the Toothy Toothbrush Timer.

    Read more on MAKE


  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 19:25
    Embedded Software Engineer Needed / Adafruit Jobs Board

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    Embedded Software Engineer Needed / Adafruit Jobs Board

    SUMMARY:
    BioLite is seeking a software engineer to join us in developing our next generation of cutting-edge clean energy solutions. In this role you’ll develop firmware for a range of exciting new products, and work on challenging data analysis, research and productivity questions.

    TITLE: Software Engineer
    HOURS: Full-time
    LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York
    REPORTS TO: Director of Engineering
    COMPENSATION: Salary is competitive with other early-stage companies, including benefits, bonus plan, and equity stock options.

    OVERVIEW:
    BioLite is a for-profit social enterprise that develops, manufactures and markets distributed energy solutions for off-grid communities around the world. Our business serves two distinct markets, 1) developing-world families living in energy poverty, and 2) outdoor enthusiasts seeking fuel-independent cooking and electricity.
    This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-moving startup with both a technical and creative environment in the heart of Brooklyn. If you are looking to work with a growing product development team with a passion for the outdoors and a powerful social mission, we’re your company. You’ll have the opportunity to work on a range of products and research programs funded by both our product stream and research grants.

    KEY ACTIVITIES:
    • Firmware development for new energy-related products; will include firmware architecture design, code development, documentation, rigorous testing and debugging, and manufacture support.
    • Data analysis, scripting and research support for internal technology development, funded research, and product development; will include test automation, data gathering and analysis, presentation of results, and support of other team members in this process.
    • Development of internal systems and processes for productivity, information security, etc; will include general software engineering support, management of software processes, and development of software solutions to facilitate collaboration and productivity within the company.

    KEY ATTRIBUTES:
    The ideal candidate for this position
    • has a excellent academic and technical background in software engineering or computer science,
    • has 2-5 years of development experience in a range of languages and domains, including low-level embedded systems, scripting and data analysis,
    • is comfortable in a fast-paced, agile work environment and excited to tackle new challenges,
    • can work independently and take initiative while remaining a productive part of an interdisciplinary and collaborative product-development team.

    EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
    • experience with C for embedded microcontrollers/DSPs
    • experience with general-purpose scripting, preferably Python
    • experience with data analysis in MATLAB, R, or similar
    • experience with modern web frameworks desirable
    • some hardware experience preferred, e.g. basic circuit design, control systems, etc.
    • enthusiasm for new technology, a passion for collaboration and a sense of humor!

    Learn More

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 19:00
    The 3D Printer Experience @ Chicago, Illinois – #3DxRetail #3DThursday #3DPrinting

    [3DxRetail: This week for #3DThursday, I'll highlight the recent explosion in desktop 3D printer brick-and-mortar retail stores -- sharing a scattering of these unusual locations from all across the world. Only time will tell which particular version of this phenomena will be sustainable and hold the interest of the public. There appears to be enough interest and pioneering spirit that solving the 3DxRetail mystery could still be anyone's game!]

    The 3D Printer Experience @ Chicago, Illinois:

    Experience 3D printing first-hand! You may have read about it in the media or heard about it in the President’s State of the Union address. Now you can see what all the buzz is about!

    With over twenty 3D printers in-house and exciting new applications for you to explore. We are here to introduce you to a very bright future of personal, desktop manufacturing. We are dedicated to helping you navigate the path to greater creativity and freedom.

    This technology will dramatically alter our lives in the coming years so come visit and take part in a more imaginative and promising world….

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  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 18:00
    MRRF: Roundtable And Roundup

    Last weekend Hackaday made a trip out to the Midwest RepRap Festival in Goshen, Indiana. We met a ton of interesting people, saw a lot of cool stuff, and managed to avoid the Amish horse and buggies plying the roads around Goshen.

    We’ve already posted a few things from MRRF, including [Jordan Miller] and co.’s adventures in bioprinting, a very cool printable object repo that’s backed by a nonprofit LLC, some stuff from Lulzbot that included a new extruder, stretchy filament, and news of a 3D scanner that’s in development, ARM-based CNC controllers including the Smoothieboard and capes for the Beaglebone, 3D printed resin molds, the newest project from [Nicholas Seward], creator or the RepRap Wally, Simpson, and Lisa, and 3D printed waffles. It really was an amazing event and also the largest DIY 3D printer convention on the planet. How this happened in Goshen, Indiana is anyone’s guess, but we’d like to give a shout out to SeeMeCNC for organizing this event.

    With so many famous RepRappers in one place, it only made sense to put together a round table discussion on the state of RepRap, 3D printers, and microfabrication. We have a 40-minute long video of that, which you can check out after the break.

    The video above is a Q&A session with [Johnny Russell] of Ultimachine, developer for the RAMPS and RAMBo electronics boards, [Prusa] of Prusa Mendel and i3 fame, [Mike] a.k.a [Maxbots] of Maker’s Tool Works and developer of the MendelMax 2, and [Aeva], robot psychologist at Lulzbot (seriously, that’s what her card says). It’s not a lie to say these guys have had a hand in the stuff that has gone into 90% of all the RepRaps out there.

    We highly suggest getting a cup of coffee and opening that video up in a new tab. There are some great comments between the four of them, and some very insightful questions from the audience. Here’s a list of the questions asked:

    • What are the economics of open source and cheap clones?
    • Where is the RepRap community going this year?
    • How should companies incentivize less glamorous projects?
    • When do we get functional mechanical parts in 3D printing?
    • What are some recommendations for subtractive manufacturing toolchains?
    • Where is RepRap popular around the world?
    • What will happen with SLS patents expiring?
    • How did you get started and how can someone new contribute?
    • Can RepRap indefinitely fend off DRM?
    • What are some recommendations for open source 3D modelling programs?

    Also at the MRRF was mUVe 3D, makers of a very cool resin printer, and the only people in the RepRap community that have seen the light of coroplast for making non-structural panels on their machines. We also grabbed a video of them:


    Once again, we’d like to thank everyone who came out, SeeMeCNC for putting this event together, Makers Tool Works for 3D printed waffle irons, and everybody else who headed out to Goshen for the largest convention dedicated to RepRaps in the world.

    If you didn’t make it out, here’s some aerial footage courtesy of [Phil Briski] and his tiny quadcopter. Be sure to check out the 5 foot by 8 foot Jolly Wrencher flag, something we’re now considering putting in a Hackaday store. Hope to see you there next year!

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    Rules for the venue. No beer kegs *on the carpet*.
    Filed under: 3d Printer hacks, Hackaday Columns

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 18:00
    Eat Your 3D Prints

    3dp-sugar-chocolateThey're almost too pretty to put in your mouth.

    Read more on MAKE


  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 18:00
    Another Step Closer to a Living Tissue 3D Printer #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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    Another Step Closer to a Living Tissue 3D Printer, from Txchnologist.:

    Harvard bioengineers say they have taken a big step toward using 3-D printers to make living tissue. They’ve made a machine with multiple printer heads that each extrudes a different biological building block to make complex tissue and blood vessels.

    Their work represents a significant advance toward producing living medical models upon which drugs could be tested for safety and effectiveness.

    It also advances the ball in the direction of an even bigger goal. Such a machine and the techniques being refined by researchers offer a glimpse of the early steps in a sci-fi healthcare scenario: One day surgeons might feed detailed CT scans of human body parts into a 3-D printer, manipulate them with design software, and produce healthy replacements for diseased or injured tissues or organs….

    Read More.

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    Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

    Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

    The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 17:35
    Launching Tonight: Intel Galileo Maker Sessions

    New-slideTonight at 6pm PT we're launching the Getting Started with Intel Galileo Maker Sessions. Join our Hangout to learn more about the Intel-based Arduino-compatible board.

    Read more on MAKE


  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 17:15
    MakerBot Retail Store @ New York City – #3DxRetail #3DThursday #3DPrinting

    [3DxRetail: This week for #3DThursday, I'll highlight the recent explosion in desktop 3D printer brick-and-mortar retail stores -- sharing a scattering of these unusual locations from all across the world. Only time will tell which particular version of this phenomena will be sustainable and hold the interest of the public. There appears to be enough interest and pioneering spirit that solving the 3DxRetail mystery could still be anyone's game!]

    One of the very first to launch a retail store and now with locations in Greenwich and Boston, the MakerBot Retail Store is one of the first that comes to mind when people are wondering what a 3D printer store looks like. Check out the video from a visit from Tested.com above for a chance to see how the store looked and functioned when it first launched — with the amazing MakerBot Marble Run that people still talk about today, created by Adam Fontenault and Chris Boynton (video below of them installing it in the space)!

    MakerBot Retail Store @ New York City:

    Come visit one of our retail locations to get the full MakerBot experience. You can watch MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers make new objects; see the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner turn objects into 3D models; attend fascinating classes and workshops; buy cool 3D printed gifts; and even purchase a MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer on the spot!

    Read more.

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  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 17:01
    SXSW Create 2014

    Two weeks ago we were just 19 people with a dream: a dream to put a sharp needle and a fistful of electronics in the hands of every man, woman and child at South By Southwest, and teach them how to sew up a circuit (also a dream to put a breakfast taco in the hands and mouths of 19 SparkFun employees). I’m here today to tell you that dreams come true, and from March 7-9, not only did we get to help around 1200 enthusiastic SXSW Create attendees make their own wearable, light-up badge, we also consumed a borderline-obscene quantity of breakfast tacos*. Videographer and newly-converted Lone Star enthusiast Gregg has assembled a great recap of our time at SXSW and some of the exciting things we saw. Check it out!

    As you can see, we were very busy and had a great time. We also have a slew of photos we took at the booth and around Austin on our Flickr page, so have a gander. This was our second year hosting a workshop at the SXSW Create tent, and it’s a great fit for SparkFun. We loved seeing what all the like-minded makers and doers are up to, and meeting all of the people who came by! Thanks to everyone who stopped in and made our weekend great - either by assembling a kit or just chatting with us about what you’re into - and we’ll see you in Austin next year!

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  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 16:24
    Hands On: Project Tango, Google’s 3D-Scanning Phone for Makers

    trimble-tx8-home-exteriorHow does the new room-mapping phone stack up against industrial scanners? We get our hands on one to find out.

    Read more on MAKE


  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 16:07
    New Project: CNC Maker Bench

    CNC_MakerBench_PeopleIMG_0886Create custom, open-source CNC tables for your workshop using AtFab’s parametric program — or just download and fabricate MAKE’s design.

    Read more on MAKE


  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 16:00
    3D Printed Resin Molds and Rotocaster for Fast Hollow Casting @ MRRF #3DxMoldmaking #3DThursday #3DPrinting

    Here’s a great use-case for flexible filament — rotocasting! There was a strong push for affordable DIY rotocasters in the maker scene back in 2012, particularly with projects from Matt Stutlz and others — I’m looking forward to seeing renewed interest now with flexible filament and projects like the RotoMAAK!

    3D Printed Resin Molds and Rotocaster for Fast Hollow Casting @ MRRF:

    …A slightly more interesting find at this year’s MRRF was a lot of resin cast parts from [Mark VanDiepenbos]. He’s the guy behind the RotoMAAK, a spinny, ‘this was in the movie Contact‘-like device designed for spin casting with resins. At the festival, he’s showing off his latest project, 3D printed resin molds.

    With the right mold, anyone with 2-part resins can replicate dozens of identical parts in an hour. The only problem is you need a mold to cast the parts. You could print a plastic part and make a silicone mold to cast your part. The much more clever solution would be to print the mold directly and fill it with resin.

    [Mark] printed the two-part rabbit mold seen above out of ABS, filled it with urethane resin, and chucked it into his RotoMAAK spin casting machine. Six minutes later the part popped right out, and the mold was ready to make another rabbit….

    Read More.

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    649-1
    Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

    Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

    The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 15:44
    Homecaster – Using the @adafruit WiFi shield to send messages from the web to @arduino #cc3000 #IoT

    Homecaster – Using the @adafruit WiFi shield to send messages from the web to @arduino.


    Featured Adafruit Product!

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    Adafruit CC3000 WiFi Shield with Onboard Ceramic Antenna: The CC3000 hits that sweet spot of usability, price and capability. It uses SPI for communication (not UART!) so you can push data as fast as you want or as slow as you want. It has a proper interrupt system with IRQ pin so you can have asynchronous connections. It supports 802.11b/g, open/WEP/WPA/WPA2 security, TKIP & AES. A built in TCP/IP stack with a “BSD socket” interface. TCP and UDP in both client and server mode, up to 4 concurrent sockets. It does not support “AP” mode, it can connect to an access point but it cannot be an access point. We carefully wrapped this little silver module into an Arduino shield. We also added a microSD socket and a reset button. It has an onboard 3.3V regulator that can handle the 350mA peak current, and a level shifter to allow 3 or 5V logic level (read more).

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 15:20
    Evil Mad Scientists, now accepting Bitcoin #bitcoin @bitpay

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    Evil Mad Scientists, now accepting Bitcoin.

    Just a little note to say that our Evil Mad Scientist shop is now (“finally?”) accepting payments in Bitcoin. Our Bitcoin payments are processed through BitPay, one of the largest and most trusted processors for Bitcoin-based online payments.


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    Greetings programs! Adafruit is pleased to offer BitCoin as a payment method for Adafruit purchases. We’re using BitPay as our payment processor. BitPay is an electronic payment processing system for the bitcoin currency. BitPay enables online merchants to accept bitcoins, as a form of payment like payments from Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Google Wallet and Paypal.

    Here’s a video from BitPay that explains their service. And below is the Bitcoin.org overview of Bitcoin and video.

    Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is open-source; its design is public, nobody owns or controls Bitcoin and everyone can take part. Through many of its unique properties, Bitcoin allows exciting uses that could not be covered by any previous payment system.

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 15:01
    Piezoelectric Crystal Speaker for Clock Radio Is Alarmingly Easy to Make

    cockadoodledooLet’s face it: most of us have trouble getting out of bed. Many times it’s because the alarm isn’t loud enough to rouse us from our viking dreams. [RimstarOrg]‘s homeowner’s association won’t let him keep a rooster in the backyard, so he fashioned a piezoelectric crystal speaker to pump up the volume.

    [RimstarOrg]‘s speaker uses a Rochelle salt crystal strapped to a bean can diaphragm. In his demonstration, he begins by connecting an old clock radio directly to the crystal. This isn’t very loud at all, so he adds a doorbell transformer in reverse. This is louder, but it still won’t get [RimstarOrg] out of bed.

    Enter the microwave oven transformer. Now it’s sufficiently loud, though it’s no fire bell alarm. He also demonstrates the speaker using a piezo igniter from one of those long barbecue lighters and a crystal radio earpiece. As always, the video is after the jump. [RimstarOrg] has a lot of relevant linkage in the summary so you can learn how to grow your own Rochelle crystals.

    [via Dangerous Prototypes and Hacked Gadgets]

    Filed under: how-to

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 15:00
    3DiTALY@ Rome, Italy – #3DxRetail #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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    [3DxRetail: This week for #3DThursday, I'll highlight the recent explosion in desktop 3D printer brick-and-mortar retail stores -- sharing a scattering of these unusual locations from all across the world. Only time will tell which particular version of this phenomena will be sustainable and hold the interest of the public. There appears to be enough interest and pioneering spirit that solving the 3DxRetail mystery could still be anyone's game!]

    The first 3D printing store in Italy, now looking to become a franchise! 3DiTALY@ Rome, Italy:

    3DiTALY Store  is a place dedicated exclusively to the technology of 3D printing, the first 3D printing store in Italy! Lo Store offers 3D printing services, sales of printers, 3D scanners, filaments, service modeling, 3d printing on courses, events, a real maker space. exhibition space is located in the Pigneto, one of the most culturally vibrant and active in the capital. Attracted by the lights and installation of the store passers-by can access the location to experience and touch technology of 3D is changing the world. [Apologies for mistakes from Google Translate]

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  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 14:58
    MakerBot on Campus | Two Days of Invention

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    Undergrad Students Dig Into Design
    When people think of hackathons, they’re usually referring to software. Leave it to MIT to take it in another direction. In February, the university hosted MakeMIT, a hardware hackathon sponsored by MakerBot that brought 200 students together to compete in building mechanical creations. Using MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printers, along with supplies like Kinects, motors, microcontrollers, and much more, MIT students worked in teams to create off-the-wall inventions.

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    And The Winner Is?
    The hackathon was executed over two phases, with the winners of phase one returning to compete in phase two. Group innovation resulted in projects like an arcade-style version of Flappy Bird made with 3D-printed bird and an LED matrix, as well as LexoGlove, an exoskeleton glove that teaches American Sign Language fingerings to the deaf-blind. However, there can be only winner, and that honor (and $2,000 in prize money) belongs to a guitar-playing robot that can pick and strum.

    The event’s inaugural year was a huge success, and will likely inspire other colleges and universities to host their own hardware hackathons. We’re excited to see how these future events take 3D printing to a new level.

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 14:00
    Battlestar Galactica Viper Pilot Flightsuit Costume

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    The modern Battlestar Galactica has launched a thousand cosplays. The dress uniforms, crew jumpsuits, and Viper Pilot flightsuits worn by the cast all make awesome costumes. RPF user Felgacarb did a wonderful job re-creating one of the pilot costumes from textured vinyl, foam, and more. It looks close to screen accurate. Here’s how he made the shoulder pieces rigid enough to stand on their own:

    I used heavy suede, with vinyl piping on the edges and backing, plus the dot-material sewn on. All that together was pretty stiff- so I ‘trained’ it by putting heavy objects to hold the shoulder parts folded until they took a set. They seem to stay in shape on their own pretty well now.

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    Read more at The RPF.

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 14:00
    New Flexible Filament Extruder for LULZBot Taz 3 Launches @ Midwest RepRap Festival

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    New Flexible Filament Extruder for LULZBot Taz 3 Launches. Great for Ninjaflex!

    A lot of the big names in 3D printers were at the Midwest RepRap Festival showing off their wares, and one of the biggest was Lulzbot with their fabulous Taz 3 printer. This year, they were showing off a new filament, a new extruder, and tipping us off to a very cool project they’re working on.

    The new products Lulzbot is carrying are Ninjaflex filament and the extruder to go with it. Ninjaflex is the stretchiest filament we’ve ever seen, with the feel of a slightly hard silicone rubber. Straight off the spool, the filament will stretch to a little less than twice its original length, and in solid, printed form its a hard yet squishy material that would be perfect for remote control tank treads, toys, and 3D printed resin molds. With all the abuse the sample parts received over the weekend, we’re going to call Ninjaflex effectively indestructible, so long as you don’t try to pull the layers apart.

    Also from Lulzbot is word on the new 3D scanner they’re working on. The hardware isn’t finalized yet, but the future device will use a webcam, laser, and turntable to scan an object and turn it directly into an .STL file. Yes, that means there won’t be any point clouds or messing about with Meshlab. Lulzperson [Aeva] is working on the software that subtracts an object from its background and turns it into voxels. The scanner will be low-cost and open source, meaning no matter what the volume of the scanner will be, someone will eventually build a person-sized 3D scanner with the same software.

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    Featured Adafruit Product!

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    LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer: The evolution of desktop 3D printing continues with TAZ 3, LulzBot’s top-of-the-line, highest quality printer to date. Merging technical expertise with design sensibilities, TAZ is for inventors, entrepreneurs, design engineers and prototypers — bring your ideas to life with TAZ. (read more)

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