Adventures in 3D printing

Posted by John on Apr 18, 2013
While I love Maker Culture, I generally self-identify more as a kind of 1950s “Popular Mechanics” old-school hobbyist. You know the kind: lathe and mini-mill in the basement, welder in the garage, and random woodworking and electrical equipment scattered all over the house. So I have been struggling for the last few years with whether or not to invest in a 3D printer. They have always seemed pretty pricy, and I was never sure how much use I would get out of one. On the other hand, there is no question of the raw cool involved in being able to print off plastic widgets with ease, and perhaps even get involved in a little lost-PLA casting. When we started carrying the Printrbot Jr. I finally broke down. [More]

MAKE: Rasberry Pi Design Contest

Posted by Christian on Mar 15, 2013

MAKE's Raspberry Pi Design Contest is a celebration of the innovation inspired by this affordable single-board computer that's taking the maker world by storm. Each entry should use the Raspberry Pi as an intrinsic part of the project, but may include other circuitry, software, mechanical, or sculptural parts as needed.

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Happy Birthday, Raspberry Pi

Posted by Christian on Feb 21, 2013

It was one year ago today that the tech world was turned upside down by a credit card-sized computer capable of playing HD video known as the Raspberry Pi

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HDTV Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Christian on Feb 20, 2013

As cable prices climb, many look for lower cost alternatives. Devices such as Roku, Slingbox and other dedicated media PCs, can be used or coupled with services like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. All of these are great options, but still come with a recurring or one-time non-trivial cost. MCM has a solution. [More]

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