If you’re at the early Maker stage, understanding the fundamentals of prototyping can be daunting. AdaFruit’s Collin Cunningham delivers a quick (5-min) — and quirky — intro for taking your design from a flat schematic to the next steps of breadboarding, then semi-permanent protoboard.
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.