Printing 3D Molten Metal in Midair

Not to belabor the robotic arm and 3D printing meme…however. A near desktop-sized robotic device to print and weld metal in mid-air? For DIYers and entrepreneurs, it’s further proof that 3D printing is reaching beyond the hobbyist-and-doodad stage and moving into a bona fide manufacturing realm. Watch this 1-minute video and see how 3D printing’s getting more weird and wonderful all the time.

From Gizmodo via The Joris Laarman Lab.

Transforming ABS into Ceramic and Wood

via Open Electronics:

With a bit of a Artisanal approach you can sometimes get a solution that is closer than you think to using advanced materials. This instructables is truly amazing: 3D printed ABS objects can be transformed using some basic materials to look like various realistic surfaces. This cup and base were first printed in blue ABS […]

3D Printed Mug Wood Ceramic
3D Printed Mug made with ABS but painted to look like wood  and ceramic

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uArm: Put a Miniature Industrial Robot Arm on Your Desk

uArm is an Arduino-powered desktop 4-axis parallel-mechanism robot arm, modeled after the ABB industrial PalletPack robot.

from futurescope: uArm: Put a Miniature Industrial… |.

Paste Press Solder Paste Dispenser

solder dispenser
Easy to use Paste Press solder dispenser from Pieco.

It’s Cake Boss meets the world of DIY Printed Circuit Boards.

Pieco’s “Paste Press” solder paste dispenser makes applying all the super-fiddly solder bits onto your custom PCBs far simpler and less sploogy. The design from  NYC-based Pieco feels solid to the grip and dramatically reduced production time on my current Arduino knock-off PCB. More tasty tools like this, please!

Christmas Tree Cheer Powered by Beaglebone Black

A fun project for using Beagleboard Black to run your Christmas tree lights.