quinta-feira, 18 de Setembro de 2014

Easel para todos! Dremel 3D, e vendam o vosso Hardware na Bitlab!

O Software online Easel, que vos permite fresar no Shapeoko, um vosso desenho, vem agora, completamente grátis, e para todos, permitir-vos fazer maravilhas...
Façam o desenho no programa, ou importem-no dum ficheiro SVG, e até o podem inverter, para carimbos e serigrafia: 




Inventables Opens Their Easel CNC Software to All Users
Mike Senese

Today at MakerCon, Inventables’ Zach Kaplan announced that Easel, his company’s web-based CNC software, is moving out of beta testing and into full release for all users, for free.

Launched to a very limited number of users at SXSW in March, Easel works with Inventables’ Shapeoko CNC machine, allowing for fast design in a variety of materials and one-button simplicity. The company has slowly added additional testers while making sure that the software continued to perform safely and securely.

They’ve also been adding new functionalities, including an “open-in-Easel” button on the Inventables project pages, and a mirroring capability for creating inverse designs. Kaplan describes some of these latest features added to Easel, and shows off their latest rubber stamp project capability.










Chegou a notícia ontem, depois de ter publicado o post, (grrr...) mas ainda hoje é uma boa notícia, a Dremel vende agora uma Impressora 3D!
Poderiam também vender uma Fresa CNC, já que as Dremmel são, já agora, tão usadas para isso, mas não se pode ter tudo, ainda...
O que é importante, é que dentro em pouco, podem comprar a vossa Impressora 3D numa loja Dremel!





The Idea Builder: Dremel Releases a Mass-Market 3D Printer

Mike Senese


With a combination of accessible features, smart packaging, and a $999 price point, it’s obvious that the Dremel 3D Idea Builder is a machine aimed squarely at the mass market.

The Idea Builder, announced today at MakerCon in New York City, is the first 3D printer to be released by a major tool manufacturer, and represents further maturation of at-home additive manufacturing. With initial sales being handled by traditional tool-sales outlets Home Depot, Amazon, and Canadian Tire, it promises to help expose 3D printing to a new range of users.

http://makezine.com/2014/09/17/dremel-3d-printer-idea-builder/








Isto é porreiro!
Querem ganhar uns cobres, para comprarem o que precisam, para fazerem as vossas Engenhocas?
Licenceiem um Módulo Littlebits, para arranjarem os fundos!
Proponham a vossa maquinete Littlebits, e se agradar, lá está, ele vendem, e vocês recebem um X...
Que é uma maneira de fazerem Dinheiro, só com as vossas ideias e pouco mais!




About the bitLab

littleBits has one mission: to put the power of electronics in the hands of everyone. And now the bitLab is putting the power of making electronics in the hands of everyone. We believe the next billion dollar idea isn't going to come from the big companies, it's going to come from you.
Have an idea? Submit a module. See a module you like? Vote for it. Developers get credit, fame and cash. Supporters get first dibs, offer feedback and most importantly, influence the development of the next great module. We will manufacture the most popular ones and sell them worldwide.
The largest hardware platform just became infinite.





quarta-feira, 17 de Setembro de 2014

Uma colher! E a Impressora 3D modular, um Ar Condicionado feito em casa, e um acessório para a Dremmel

Isto era matéria elementar de Trabalhos Manuais, mas não sei se será, agora, muita gente não sabe esta técnica simples de se fazer qualquer coisa, com um Bloco de Material, e 2 ou 3 desenhos nas faces, por isso, cá vai como se faz uma Colher em Madeira...
E muitas mais coisas!


DiResta: Wooden Spoon 
Jimmy DiResta 

Lately I have been seeing the complexity inside seemingly simple objects. I recently made a simple bell in brass, which caused me to look at other products I can challenge myself to make. A funny thing is that I approach the creation of a new object like this spoon without knowing exactly how I will solve all the problems to create it. The joy comes from figuring out this process along the way. This was a 100-plus-year-old piece of yellow pine found in a dumpster in New York City. It was part of a beam. Notice the many growth rings. I didn’t use any finish because the wood was still somewhat sappy. Please enjoy.








Do México vem-nos esta Impressora 3D Modular, que permite uma maior capacidade de manterem a vossa Impressora actualizada, ao longo do tempo.



IKEA-inspired MM1 looks to future-proof 3D printing

Nick Lavars

3D printing sure is definitely a rapidly evolving field. While fast moving technologies that emerge in this way can lead to huge amounts of obsolete devices, 3D printer company MakerMex is seeking to produce something with a little more staying power in the form of a multi-material 3D printer called the MM1. The device features a modular design that enables the owner to swap components in and out as required.

http://www.gizmag.com/makermex-modular-mm1-3d-printer/33781/





 
 
 
 
Do nosso amigo Eduardo Oliveira, vem-nos esta dica, no Site TáBonito ensinam-vos a fazerem este Ar-condicionado caseiro, e é do mais fácil que há:
 
 
Aprende a fazer o teu próprio ar condicionado caseiro... quem é amigo quem é?
Vê neste vídeo como podes construir o teu próprio ar condicionado caseiro com pouco esforço e sem gastar muito dinheiro. Outra vantagem é que não vais precisar de andar a partir paredes nem gastar muita energia elétrica para ter aquele ar fresquinho que tão bem sabe naqueles dias de calor.

Confere... IMPECÁVEL!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E para as vossas Dremmels, eis uma maneira fácil de trabalharem como deve de ser, com este Mini-Engenho feito em casa, é fácil, é so arranjarem Rolamentos de Gaveta:
 
 
 
 
Easy Mini Drill Press
Shoyun
 
I was looking for an easy mini drill press for drilling PCB for example. So i went to the web to find that.
I didn't found exactly what i wanted in DIY projects or shop so i built this :)
This press is strong, accurate and not expensive !
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

quinta-feira, 11 de Setembro de 2014

Imprimam o vosso Carro! E 50 pequenas ideias para brindes, um Toyota para Makers, e as vossas facas

Não vai ser para já, mas como já há Clubes dedicados às várias Marcas e Modelos, poder-se-hão um dia organizar Clubes de Automóveis Faça-você-mesmo!
Dica  de Tozé Soares, cá vai como se irá fazer.
E não percebo é porque terá de ser todo em Plástico, pode ser quase todo em metal, com as Máquinas que vão aparecendo por aí...


Print, Assemble, Drive: The 3-D Printed Plastic Car
France Diep
In a convention center in Chicago, there's a living-room-sized 3-D printer that's just finished printing the parts for a driveable plastic car. The engineers working on the car -- including those involved in developing the plastic, the printer, and the car design -- are hoping to have something ready to drive off the premises by the end of the week.
The printer is the world's first large-scale 3-D printer that works with polymers, Oak Ridge National Laboratory engineer Lonnie Love told the Chicago Tribune. Oak Ridge worked with a company called Cincinnati Incorporated to develop the printer. "It builds some of the biggest parts in the world, faster than anything else," Love said.














Querem mais uma Lista de 50?
Hoje, são 50 ideias, cortesia da diyprojectsworld, para pequenos Brindes, que podem fazer em pouco tempo, e por pouco dinheiro, penso eu...




50 Tiny And Adorable DIY Gift Ideas

Gifts don’t always have to be extravagant or large to be appreciated. Whether it’s the neighborhood party or your child’s stocking, small gifts don’t have to be boring. Peggy over at buzzfeed.com has gathered an awesome 50 ideas for unique, special yet tiny DIY gifts. 










Um Toyota para Makers, eis como se vai reconhecendo a crescente importância dos Engenhocas, no Mundo, e olhem que era bacano ter uma carrinha destas...


Toyota’s Unveils New Maker Vehicle Concept — to Makers
Nathan Hurst

On Wednesday, Toyota unveiled a concept car not at an auto show, but to a panel of makers. It was a first of its kind and it was hosted by Make:, and with good reason — the car, called the U2, was designed with makers in mind.
The makers, nearly a dozen, from bay-area institutions like the University of California and NASA, to startup founders and artists, crowded around the vehicle at San Francisco’s historic Palace of Fine Arts. Toyota was here, said the company’s American president, Kevin Hunter, to get feedback from makers, asking “How’d we do with this thing?”



 




...E que tal se, em vez de pilharem as Facas lá de casa, vocês fizessem as vossas próprias Facas, que bem sei que para Engenhocas, há sempre uma Faca especial, para descarnar Sucata...
Muáháháhá!
Ou uma ferramenta que não se encontra, pois, como quem faz facas, faz Ferramentas, (atenção aos Aços especiais para cada caso), ficam já a saber como se faz, e até tem Links para outros Instructables similares: 




Make Professional Quality Knives at Home

Zaphod Beetlebrox
Custom knifes are a staple of most professional cooks and chefs and can range in price from $200-$3000; however, you should be able to complete one knife for about $10 worth of steel and without power tools!

I wouldn't say that this is a very difficult project more that it requires a lot of patience and time, so get your audio books ready. Each knife requires about 20hr of work, there are ways to reduce this but it will require more money and probably more waiting.

www.instructables.com/id/Make-Professional-Quality-Knives-at-Home/






 

terça-feira, 9 de Setembro de 2014

Um Emulador de Playstation! Roland Imprime em 3D, e uma lista de 50!

E para o que é que um Raspi não servirá?
Eis mais uma finalidade, um Emulador de Playstation!
É preciso dizer mais?





PiStation - A Raspberry Pi Emulation Console

scott!

I'm moving and will no longer have room for all my classic systems like my NES, SNES, Genesis, etc, so the first thing I think is that I can just play the games on emulators on my PC. But still, I love the experience of sitting back on the couch and playing with a controller, so where's the happy medium? The PiStation! Essentially, I am removing all the parts from a PlayStation 1 and replacing them with a Raspberry Pi, although I still want the new system to function almost perfectly like it's own system, with original buttons working and all. I've seen this done with other systems, but not with the PS1, so I thought I'd give it a try. I picked up a used PS1 for cheap at GoodWill and got started.

http://www.instructables.com/id/PiStation-A-Raspberry-Pi-Emulation-Console/










Vão-me desculpar, mas a Roland?
Não sabia sequer que fazia Fresas 3D, para além dos Instrumentos Musicais, pelos quais, esse, sim, eu conhecia a Marca!
Pois fazia, e agora fazem, Dica da Garagem Fablab, uma bela duma Impressora de estéreo-litografia...
Para além da maior rapidez e muito melhor definição, próprias deste tipo de Impressão 3D, esta em particular oferece-vos a oportunidade de imprimirem várias peças, simultâneamente!
Tomem nota, também desta E-zine, a Output...
Tomem nota desta E-zins, a output.

Roland moves into 3D printing with monoFab range launch

Ben McCabe
Despite having produced 3D milling devices for 25 years, this is the company's first 3D printer
Roland DG has announced its new monoFab 3D device series, which includes the company's first 3D printer.
The ARM-10 is a 13 x 7 x 7 cm additive prototyping machine suitable for prototyping and complex shape modelling. It uses a stereo-lithography process with a UV-LED projection system to cure layers of liquid resin and can attain build speeds of 10mm per hour. The machine incorporated a suspended build system to reduce resin consumption and allows for multiple objects to be created simultaneously.
http://www.outputmagazine.com/production-print/production/3d/roland-moves-into-3d-printing-with-monofab-range-launch







 




... E que tal uma lista de 50 boas ideias a apoiar?
Aqui estão elas, cortesia da Makezine, vão vê-las todas, só cá apresento uma, a que gosto mais:




Cool Crowdfunding: September 6th 2014

Caleb Kraft
...

Display piece using ultrasonic levitation. Incredibly cool and could be used for education.








sábado, 6 de Setembro de 2014

Verve 2, um Arduino para quem não sabe Programação! E como imprimir em Tela, e mais um outro Instructable sobre Fibra de Carbonore

Têem cada vez menos desculpas para não construírem O QUE SEJA!
Não querem aprende Programação? Este Verve 2 faz-vos a papinha toda, não se ralem...




Verve 2 is like Arduino for people without programming skills

Dave LeClair

For tinkerers and people who love programming complicated projects, devices like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino are amazing, but for those without technical knowledge, they can be a terrifying proposition. A new device called Verve 2 aims to bring the functionality of these devices to the masses without the need for programming skills.
The crux of a lot of cool projects you see developed using Arduino is the device itself, along with some connected sensors. From there, someone with electronics and programming knowledge writes the code that tells the system what to do when the sensors detect something. The general idea for Verve 2 is the same, except it doesn't require the programming step.








Como poderão imprimir em Tela, se quizerem, na vossa Impressora comum, de Jacto-de-Tinta?
Eis como:


How to Print Fabric at Home
push_reset

Learn how to print on fabric using an ink-jet printer. There are great places like spoonflower, where you can get yards of fabric printed with your own design, but did you know that you can print custom designs at home too? Oh, the possibilities.
This Instructable will also go over some helpful tools and tips that will produce the right print for your project.
What you need:
- Ink Jet Printer
- White 100% Cotton Fabric
- Cutting Mat
- Rotary Blade
- Metal Ruler
- 8.5" x 11" packing labels
- Somewhere to soak and wash fabric
- Computer with photo editing software installed (GIMP is free)
- Bubble Jet Set (you may not need this, please read all steps before buying materials)
Carbon Fiber Aircraft Flap
Carbon fiber composites have been used for decades in high-performance applications that require high strength and lightweight components. Making something out of carbon fiber may seem daunting at first, so the goal of this Instructable is to demonstrate composite manufacturing techniques and provide a list of materials and vendors.
This aircraft flap contains four pieces that are bonded together using adhesives and fasteners. The leading edge, lower, and upper panels contain honeycomb core. The spar in the middle does not contain a honeycomb core and only contains carbon fiber plies.
5 Milestones
  • Mold preparation (Steps 1 - 38)
  • Honeycomb core preparation and carbon fiber cutting (Steps 39 -42)
  • Layup in molds (Steps 43 - 60)
  • Cure (Steps 61 - 72)
  • Machine and bond (Steps 73 - 98)

sexta-feira, 5 de Setembro de 2014

ARTISTAS! A Trotinete em madeira, Cerâmica impressa em 3D, uma Engenhoca FX para a TV, e a Maker Faire em Lisboa

Este nosso amigo Zeloko, do grande Blogue L'air du Bois, é um Génio!
Ver isto, é maravilharmo-nos perante algo que só visto, e pasmarmos, pensando, porque é que a Trotinete não foi inventada pelos Gregos?
Porque ninguém se lembrou!
Material para apresentar em Grande Estilo, na próxima Maker Faire, em Lisboa, penso eu...





Trottinette en bois
Zeloko

Voici une trottinette quasiment entièrement en bois (hors axes). La technique principale utilisée est le lamellé collé, tant pour les roues que pour le cadre.
La géométrie des roues m'a été inspirée par cette vidéo de Chet Baigh.
J'ai conçu ce projet pour qu'il soit réalisé dans le cadre d'un atelier de découverte des possibilités du bois et par des adultes en majorité débutants dans le travail du bois.
Les principales pièces ont été préparées dans mon atelier et la finalisation du projet a été faite en itinérant dans le cadre d'un séminaire d'entreprise.










Mais um Artista, este não desistiu de tentar, até que fez a Impressão 3D funcionar, para algo como para obras Primas em Cerâmica, que seriam impossíveis de fazer de outro modo. 
Maravilha!


3D Printed Clay Art of Oliver Van Herpt
Cabe Atwell
 
Oliver van Herpt is an artist whose obsessive compulsion has led to a victorious invention: a 3D printer which creates lovely pottery. Considering the manner in which 3D printers work, one layer at a time, creating 3D pottery has been less than elegant as each layer cannot be masked. Of course, this doesn’t even take into account how hard it is to stop wet clay from collapsing in on itself.
So, van Herpt’s elegant pottery is quite an impressive feat which was achieved by hours of intense messing about with code and hardware. In the end, this version of van Herpt’s creation is a water cut steel, delta-style printer that stands 5 feet tall and can create clay pots both big and small (yep, it even rhymes).






 





Eis algo que não é Arte, mas é um Efeito Especial bacana para o vosso Monitor, que prolonga de algum modo a Cena que vocês estão a ver, porque faz um show de LEDs à volta.... Impressionante, para fazer da vossa Sala uma Sala de Espectáculos.... 



https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/meet-zambilight-the-update-for-your-television









...A não perder, a Maker Faire em Lisboa dias 19, 20, e 21 deste Mê, vão lá, e participem se puderem, que é muito importante neste País de Engenhocas, verem como é, neste Certame que valoriza a Inovação e a Capacidade de FAZER!




What's a Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth -- a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.









segunda-feira, 1 de Setembro de 2014

A Bolsa, através do Raspi? E 3D em Fibra, um T-Cóptero, e uma Parede Insonorizada

Têem Acções na Bolsa?
Acompanhem os Valores da Bolsa, através deste Raspi, que pode estar ligado a toda a hora, mesmo quando o vosso PC não está...

Getting Stock Prices on Raspberry Pi (using Python)
I working on some new projects involving getting stock price data from the web, which will be tracked and displayed via my Raspberry Pi. I wanted to share the setup on how to do this using Python.
This short Instructable will show you how install a stock querying library to get (mostly) realtime stock prices using Yahoo Finance API. There's no GitHub involved!
You can also use this stock price-gathering engine on any Linux server.










Eis uma Impressora 3D para um Filme do Homem-Aranha!
Mas sériamente, quando pensamos em Fibra-de-Vidro, já se vê como se podem um dia fabricar coisas como Capacetes, peças de Barcos e Aviões, etc...






Fiber Composite 3D Printing (The Bug)
Sebastian Morales

Think of this machine as a very friendly sculpting spider.

For my last semester as an undergrad at IIT, I decided to give my education a twist and create my own research project. Fascinated by natures way to fabricate, I got inspired to create the Bug, a 3D printer-like robot that can create using composite fibers.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Composite-3D-Printing-The-Bug/

 


 




Um T-Cóptero, é uma configuração com várias vantagens sobre os 'cópteros que já existem, como ser mais resistente, e ficam a conhecê-lo, aqui, juntamente como calcular o vosso próprio T-Cóptero, uma autêntica Iniciação aos 'Cópteros de toda a espécie:

 


Cheap, crash resistant portable T Copter 
All that i do

Hello People of the world.

One fine morning, I woke up and decided to find out what is going on in the world of aeromodelling. I was surprised to see the world had been overtaken by drones. There were multirotors everywhere and everyone was making one for themselves.

So I decided to make one for myself. Being always out of cash I was hell bent to make something that was cheap. And since the only mode of transport I have is my trusty 3 yr old Honda motorcycle, it had to be portable as in backpack-able. As it goes without saying, it had to be crash resistant as this would be my first multirotor.
A portable , crash resistant T-copter seemed to be the ideal candidate for this adventure.

In this instructable I will stress on how to make the frame rather than going into the intricacies of the electronic component selection and their settings. There are a lot of websites which provide enough information on those subjects. A quick google search should do fine. (Edit : I did add basic info for the benefit of any person new to all this)









Um Engenhocas precisa às vezes de ter máquinas algo barulhentas a funcionar, (Hé, hé, hé...) ou precisa de fazer experiências com Som, ou lá o que seja, pois cá está como o podem fazer, sem incomodar os vizinhos ou a Família!






Build a Soundproof Wall 
Natalina

Up until recently, the only thing between my room and the one adjoining was a set of double doors. I like living with people and do so by choice, but being able to hear someone's entire phone conversation word for word seemed a little much. So I set out to build a more proper wall between us, and in the process learned quite a bit about soundproofing. It worked out great, as now we can barely hear each other when talking at a normal volume. Success!

http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Soundproof-Wall/