Archive for February, 2013

Scientists Create New Ear Using 3D Printing And Living Cell Injections

Posted: February 22, 2013 by getreelfishingpro in CNC

Cornell University researchers have been pulling all the tricks out of the bag for this one. By using living cells in a collagen gel as the printer’s “ink” the printer layers the gel into just the right ear shape for cartilage to cover, without having to make a mold first.


Drones For All!

Posted: February 21, 2013 by kwood94xj in For Fun

There has been a good bit of talk in the media as of late about Hobby and commercial drones. Debates on there regulation by the FCC and how they relate to surveillance on U.S. Citizens. There is a great group of people over at DIYDrones who make a arduino based Unmanned vehicle board. I have been following the project since its first board was designed. There newest version is nothing short of astounding. Not only can their boards be used on R/C Aircraft but also on R/C boats, cars, helicopters. Check it out and build yours today before the laws change and make it more difficult for hobbyist to comply.

The Ultimate Cube Solver!

Posted: February 14, 2013 by getreelfishingpro in For Fun

If you have ever been frusturated over that rubix cube that you just couldn’t solve then this isn’t going to make you feel any better about it. Mike Dobson and David Gilday have made The World’s Fastest 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube solving robot, Built using 4 x LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits (with some additional LEGO pieces) and a Samsung Galaxy SII smartphone.

CubeStormer II holds the Guiness World Record for a Robot to solve a 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube which is 5.270 seconds.(including the scan time)

The machine was created by Mike and was programmed by David who also developed the two-phase algorithm which finds close to optimal solutions in milliseconds and choses the most efficient solve for the machine’s four grippers to manipulate.

Homemade X-Ray Tube

Posted: February 11, 2013 by kwood94xj in Misc Electronics

Today I was looking thru Ron Soyland’s Youtube Videos (Glasslinger) and saw a awesome video of him making a very small working X-Ray tube. This guy is absolutely amazing. His videos are fun to watch and very informative. Check it out after the break.


3D Print your own VW Bus!

Posted: February 11, 2013 by getreelfishingpro in CNC

vw bus 3d print

Calebkraft of MakerBot Thing Universe has made a VW bus that doubles as a box from his 3d printer. He also was kind enough to share all his the .STL files so you can make you very own! Check it out and get printing!