Lumifold is portable DIY 3D printing at its finest

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Is your need to create so great that you can’t stand the thought of being away from your supplies? It’s always best to work at home where all of your tools and equipment are readily available, but that doesn’t always suit your situation. Going on the road and not being able to work on projects can be very frustrating, which is why having portable versions of gear is so helpful.

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Mini Mac has a Raspberry Pi heart

raspberry-pi-mini-macIt is not every single day that you see an icon from the past get transformed to catch up with the times, albeit in a far more miniaturized form that would surely have confounded your ancestors – all without having to use a shrinking gun to boot. The first Mac ever, which so happens to be Apple’s iconic beige box that made its mark in many peoples’ consciousness in a memorable 1984 TV commercial, also proved to be the harbinger of GUI (Graphical User Interface) for consumers, while being the grand daddy of all all-in-one computers that seem to be all the rage these days where desktops are concerned. Here is an idea, how about remaking the original Mac in a far smaller form factor, and ensuring that it will also work as desired? This is where such a DIY project comes into play, where this Mini Mac will run with innards powered by a Raspberry Pi computer.

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Litholo Hologram Kits – The Future is Now

I love things like 3-D movies, but my daughter isn’t even mildly impressed. I’ve come to realize that it’s because 3-D movies aren’t new to her, it’s the way movies have always been. I remember watching the holograms in Star Wars and thinking how awesome they were, I believed that one day, we would watch holographic televisions. Well, things aren’t progressing as fast as I wished they would, but the times they are a-changin.

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Handibot – the iPower Tool of the Future?

In high school, I was the girl that didn’t take home economics. I took wood shop, and still remember the day my friends and I got caught duct taping a circular saw to a railing to use as a make shift table saw. Yes, I’m lucky I still have all my fingers and both eyes, I eventually passed that class, but I never made more than a toothbrush holder. Power tools, my how the times are changing.

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Romanian teenager advances self-driving car idea

Ionut Budisteanu of Romania certainly does seem to have a pretty bright future ahead of him, especially after he picked up the top prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which so happens to be the largest high school science research competition in the world. This would mean that Ionut Budisteanu managed to earn the Gordon E. Moore Award, in addition to a $75,000 prize that was named in honor of the Intel co-founder and fellow scientist. According to the organizers of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, “Their research demonstrates the value of hard work and creative thinking. All the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalists here this week show great promise in harnessing the power of science and innovation to solve problems and create opportunity for our global community.” Just what made Ionut’s work so valuable? Well, he manages to address a major global issue by potentially reducing the cost of a self-driving car dramatically, so much so that it could make such technology affordable to the mainstream folks.

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