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segunda-feira, 19 de junho de 2017

$99 3D Printer! Sim a impressora a 99 dólares não pára! E re-programar umRobot Industrial em MINUTOS, invólucros para a electrónica, Bits para a Dremmel, e ponhaam a 3D a render!

A Fabulosa Impressora 3D a 99 Dólares, está ainda melhor, agora, com a nova versão a uma resolução incrível, para o Preço:







You suggested. We listened.
Get ready for an even better STARTT.

The new batch of STARTT printers will be with us in three weeks and this is your chance to reserve your very own.

Improved STARTT features

Early buyers of the STARTT have spoken so we've made a few changes to improve your printing experience. 
    3D printed parts have now been replaced with injection moulded parts.
    The power supply has been replaced with a new, more reliable version.
    New, upgraded firmware improves usage.
New printing software profile
The new Cura for STARTT is now available! No more need to create your own profile. Download objects directly from MyMiniFactory within Cura for a streamlined printing experience!


http://mailchi.mp/imakr/the-99-printer-just-got-better-691665













Grandes Companhias por todo o Mundo começaram numa Garagem, agora, Grandes Indústrias poderão começar assim mesmo!

Estes super-bacanos, da TaskMate, vão-vos permitir comprar um Robot Industrial em 3ª mão, programá-lo em Minutos, como se estivessem a instalar um Sstema Operativo num PC...
E se um dia for preciso, re-programá-lo! 

Fenomenal.





 

Engineering the "Swiss-army knife of robots"
Kristin Hanson

The Cohen Translational Engineering Fund is helping promising startups like READY Robotics bring their innovative technologies to market as quickly as possible
...
"The Cohen funding allowed us to see how our product would solve problems in real-time, and how it could provide value, rather than just existing in the lab as a research toy," Guerin says.
Now READY Robotics' president and chief technical officer, Guerin calls the startup's product, TaskMate, the "Swiss-army knife of robots."


The company installs its software in a pre-made robot, making the machine easy to program and adjust — similar to how Microsoft made personal computing accessible to non-programmers with software like DOS and Windows. Once trained in the system, users can switch the tasks their robot performs in minutes or hours instead of days or weeks and cut out the cost of an outside programmer.
After using the Cohen grant to build and test a READY Robotics prototype, the technology earned a $100,000 Maryland Innovation Initiative grant from TEDCO — the Maryland Technology Development Corporation — and then raised $3.75 million in seed funding. Since opening for business officially June 2016, READY Robotics has grown to house 12 employees in its South Baltimore office, and Guerin and his team have kept busy testing prototypes with manufacturers and attracting more investors and customers.

https://rising.jhu.edu/cohen-fund-ready-robotics














Se andam às voltas com caixas para as vossas Engenhocas, aprendam com quem sabe, a desenhar os Invólocros de que precisam, e como precisam deles:





Your Guide To Making Electronics Project Boxes
DJ Harrigan

Introduction To Electronics Project Boxes
 
You’ve just made something great: It blinks, it whirrs, it speaks in tones, it’s voiced-controlled and it’s “cloud connected” (of course). And now this assembled heap of your own design is waiting on your desk for the final touch. If you want to keep your electronic creation alive for years to come, and draw fewer eyes as you ferry it through airport security, you’ll want to make a robust electronics project box to house and protect it.
The benefits of a small electronics case are clear: Your project will last longer, work more reliably and demonstrate a detailed attitude about showing off your work. It’s time to think outside the box when it comes to thinking about the insides of boxes.
But where to start? Where to finish? This post will guide you through the many different kinds of materials, joinery and aesthetic options for your electronics project enclosure.














Eis uma Ferramenta lixadora para a Dremmel, que podem fazer em minutos, poor quase nada, para acabamentos sem despesas:






$1 Inflatable Sander Replacement DIY
johnzhu

Inflatable sanders are problematic, leakage being a problem with anything full of air. I decided to make a replacement from a piece of dowel, some velcro, and a bolt. The cost is less than $1. I really like the resulting round sander, and I hope you find it useful too.














Compraram uma Impressora 3D, e querem-na a trabalhar, para complementar os vossos ganhos?
Não querem comprar, mas querem ver se arranjam quem imprima umas coisitas em 3D?
Cá está a Treatstock, para que, localmente, possam resolver o voso problema:
Duma rede Mundial de Impressoras 3D, um App escolhe a Impressora mais próxima, e trata de encomendar o trabalho.
É bom! 









About Us

Treatstock is an online platform where consumers can search and purchase anything made through 3D printing. With 3D print services located all over the world, Treatstock can deliver a finished product in a turn-around time of just about a week. We also have many partnerships with online platforms which provide a countless number of designs to get 3D printed. We realize the potential 3D printing has to offer and we are glad to be a part of this growing industry.
Our core values include offering the best possible customer service and providing a quality product. We recognize that Treatstock has many competitors, and by ensuring exceptional customer service, we can set ourselves apart. Every order matters, every customer matters, and we take pride in treating everyone equally as if they are our only customer at the time.

https://www.treatstock.com/






quinta-feira, 8 de junho de 2017

Faz-tudo CNC! One for all CNC! Aroundinspire, inspiração nacional, 3D scan da Câmara, Modelshop, e medir Campos Magnéticos



Yup, you'll have English intros to these posts, now
Hope you'll like it...



Tudo o que for CNC, é o que esta magnífica Iniciativa e Engenhoca nos oferece:
Corte e/ou Gravação Laser, fresa, Impressão 3D, plasma, etc. 
E por ser baseada num Braço Robótico, ainda por cima, pode ser a base para a vossa própria Fábrica Automatizada...
E como é tudo Open Source, podem fazer e vender umas tantas!


Anything CNC, that's about what this Gizmo can do...
Primarily a Robot Arm, so it can stack stuff and what not, the innovation is that it also can be fitted with a 3D Print head, a Laser Engraver and/or Cutter,  for Milling,  Plasma, etc...
And, it's Open Source, so YOU can build and sell one!
Or plenty of'em, and make your own automated Factory.

Neat.





Evezor is a go-to tool for all your building needs

Cabe Atwell  
Evezor is an open sources robotic arm that can cut, etch, engrave, 3D print, and carry out various tasks for your project needs. This robotic arm can help take your product from the prototype phase to the final stages (Images&Video via Evezor)
Sometimes you have an idea for an invention or product, but don’t know where to begin getting it off the ground. Andrew Wingate has been there and wants to help fellow creators with his latest project, Evezor. Evezor is a new tool that aims to simplify the building process. The tool is an open sourced robotic arm manufacturing platform with the ability to pour, pick, cut, weld, engrave, grab and do other tasks you need to get to your end goal.
The robotic arm is powered by Raspberry Pi and boasts some impressive internal hardware with a 64-bit ARM Quad Core Processor and 1 GB of RAM. It’s also equipped with four USB ports, an HDMI outlet, Wifi and Bluetooth low energy connectivity. It even has a 7-inch multitouch screen and a wide-angle camera along with a toolhead to support a macro camera. Thanks to its open source hardware, the arm has the capability to share and automate hand tools you already own. You can even make your own toolheads to use with the machine. 








 Mais uma vez en destaque esteve esta ideia genuínamente Lusitana, obra de João Guerreiro, da Aroundinspire, permite-vos ter àgua quente a sair da torneira, só quando está MESMO quente, e isto, sem obras em casa..
Está à procura de Distríbuidores por todo o Mundo:






 Having your hot water faucets pouring only when the hot water is really hot, without any plumbing work needed, that's what João Guerreiro, of Aroundinspire, offers you, and he's now searching for Distributors worldwide:







Email:  aroundinspire10@gmail.com















Muita gente quer usar as suas Impressoras 3D para a primeira coisa de que eles se lembram, um Retrato 3D! 
E é o que se faz aqui, e com uma Câmara, por isso, aprendam:



A lot of folks wants to use their 3D Printers, for the first thing that comes to their mind, a 3D Portrait!
And that's what is done, and with a Camera, so learn:



3D Scanning Yourself in High Resolution With a Camera

shuang peng 
In this instructable, I'll share with you how to create a 3d model of yourself with a camera. Then clean up, fix the mesh make them printable models.
Things you'll need:
A camera (or a phone with camera function)
Autodesk Remake
Autodesk Mudbox
Geomagic studio (optional)
A 3d printer (if you want to print them)

https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Scanning-Yourself-in-High-Resolution-With-a-Cam/














Podem fazer valer a vossa veia poética, ou demonstrar Mecanismos, como neste excelente Site, Modelshop, se os fizerem em Papel, o que não é tão difícil quanto possa parecer...

Basta fazerem o Download deste App: http://dxf2papercraft.sourceforge.net/, que vos forneçe planos para o corte e colagem em papel, a partir dum Objecto 3D, no formato DXF.

Por isso, contactem este Site, ou façam a vossa própria loja online!



A good idea and an Excellent Site, Modelshop, Models and Gizmos in Papercraft, and making those is not as hard as it seems...
Just download this App: http://dxf2papercraft.sourceforge.net/that will cough up Papercraft Plans, from a 3D Object in the DXF format.






The Pioneer of DIY Creative Models – Modelshop 
Paper automata are not just toys. They are works of art and demonstrations of science. A lot of thought goes into the design of every model. Each is marvelous on its own, and shines even more brightly as part of a collection.
All Modelshop automata are constructed from paper rather than plastic. Paper is lightweight, strong, easy to work with and environmentally friendly.
From Famous Ships and Cruises to Taiwan Vintage Model Houses and European Automata Art Masters Collections, all Modelshop collections recall poignant moments in history. They are equally appealing to adults and children.
Pull the levers, turn the crank and watch with delight as the model springs into life.















Um Engenhocas vai sempre ter de medir a força dos seus Ímanes e Electro-Ímanes, por isso, saibam como o podem fazer com precisão:





Gizmo Makers will all eventually get to need to measure Magnetic Fields, of their static and electro-mangetic Magnets, so learn how to do that accurately:






Measuring Magnets 
We like to use this blog to answer common magnetic questions in a bit more detail.  Here we can provide a fuller explanation than might be possible in an email or brief conversation.  It’s also nice to share this kind of stuff online so people can find it for themselves while searching!
In this installment, we’re going to focus on questions about measuring the field strength of a magnet.  Perhaps the most common question is:
I’m measuring the Surface Field of a specific magnet with magnetometer, and I’m measuring less than the specified Surface Field.  Why are my readings low?  Is something wrong with the magnet?
Let's dig down into the details and see how these measurements can be useful.  We'll also learn about what their limitations and pitfalls might be. 






sexta-feira, 2 de junho de 2017

Cimento 3D! E Cortar por Waterjet por tostões, Protótipos feitos à medida, Q.bo.One Um Robot para todos, e um Torno de Metal DIY(!)

Que tal, o vosso Laboratório, ou Oficina...
Impressos em 3D?
Foi o que foi feito em Dubai, pela Empresa Holandesa CyBe, isto é um Mundo fantástico:








Dubai’s New Drone Laboratory is 3D Printed from Concrete

Matthew Mensley 
And the award for the most “the future is now” headline goes to this story, and the news that concrete 3D printing company CyBe has completed its first project in Dubai.
The Dutch firm has been working on the city’s new R&Drone Laboratory, one of a number of progressively technology-focused projects commissioned by Dubai’s numerous authorities.
Located in the desert at the city’s Solar Park, it will be home to exciting research facility. Exciting indeed, since 3D printing will be one of the areas of focus, alongside the building’s titular drones.
The Dubai Electrical and Water Authority, architects Wanders Wagner, engineering consultants Witteveen + Bos and construction firm CONVRGNT all have a stake in the project. But it is CyBe that planned and physically constructed the structure.
To achieve this the company used its array of proprietary, concrete-based products. This includes software, material and the CyBe RC 3Dp mobile printer.













Abram os olhos, Engenhocas! 
Cortar por jacto-de-àgua, a 150 Dólares!
Podem ver no vídeo como é, corta Alumínio, uma maravilha à espera de ser transformada em Máquina de Corte CNC, nalgum Fablab...





Waterjet cutter built with a cheap pressure washer
Applied Science
Building an abrasive waterjet cutter with a $150 pressure washer.














Há quem tenha muito Tempo e pouco Dinheiro...
Mas há quem tenha Dinheiro que chegue, mas pouco Tempo!

Para esses, e para quem tem de apresentar um Protótipo já num  nível muito mais avançado, já para a pré-producção, eis esta empresa, que vos resolve o problema:









EPD is a high-tech, full service product development firm. 
We are devoted to providing uncompromised quality and service at a competitve cost. We have the skill and expertise to develop your product to its fullest potential. We believe that products are only complete when styling, function, ergonomics, economics, ecology and manufacturing are fully balanced.
From concept to manufacturing, we can make your product a reality. We use state-of-the-art computer aided design and engineering to develop your product, and the latest in material and process technologies to prototype and manufacture your product.
We've worked in many different industries that span from architectural components, automated equipment, automotive parts and products, bicycles and components, consumer appliances and electronics, furniture, luggage, marine products, medical products, snowboards and other sport-related products, toys and vending machines, just to name a few.











Eis um simpático Robot Open Source, o Q.bo One, e é mesmo para todos, Programadores, Educadores, Hobistas, ou mesmo os mais novos!

Porque pode ser programando com um Interface de programação intuitivo, o Scratch, ou para Engenhocas mais sabidos, em  C++, Java, PHP ou Python, vai ser uma ferramenta bacana:








The Perfect Platform for Kids, Educators and Developers
Qbo Robot 
Q.bo One is built to be easy. It is easy to adopt because it is relatively inexpensive, it is easy to understand because it is interfaced with very simple parts and it is easy to build applications on because its hardware and software are open source.
Programming language such as C++, Java, PHP or Python can be used to program Q.bo One. Notwithstanding, those with little or no programming language experience can always start with Scratch. Scratch is easy to learn, so much so that even kids can pick it up. Essentially, Scratch is supported by comprehensive and interesting tutorials together with references and discussion forums to get the learner up to speed. It is designed to be graphical so that users can just pick and drop various modules to write a program. It similar to building a jigsaw puzzle, only that this time, instead of putting an image together, the user writes a program. 











Quantas vezes já não vos falei do Torno Gingery!
Pois para vos inspirar a fazerem um, cá vai esta história de sucesso, para verem que sim, pode ser feito:






Re: Home made tools!
ndr1968 
Here’s my ultimate home made tool. My lathe! It swings 10.5” over the bed. Turns 24” between centers. Threads the full compliment of SAE threads. Has steady and follow rests as well as a Southbend inspired taper attachment. Yep, I cut all the change gears, made most of the tooling (except chucks) including a sector type dividing head with hole plates. This little lathe still turns with +/- .001” (or better) accuracy and I still use it on occasion. I completed it back in the late 90’s and as I recall it took me about two years of pretty much devoting every spare moment I had to it. 
I was inspired by the David Gingery book Metal Lathe. The book outlines detailed plans and instructions for building a small lathe from aluminum castings. I used no castings for mine but the shop lore and techniques in this little book were all I needed to understand the processes and basic machining skills needed to complete the project. Even if you have no intention of building such a thing the book is well worth looking at. Gingery is a genius of what I like to call “bootstrap engineering”. He takes scratch building to a whole new level. He has several other project books out including how to build a drill press, a shaper, a horizontal mill, sheet metal brake, dividing head, etc. 









segunda-feira, 22 de maio de 2017

Modelos e Ideias! Um Holograma em cada Smartphone(!), vasos 3D-impressos, Material 3D de Carbono, um sintetizador de Papel, e Ar Condicionado com Hidroónica!

Isto é impressionante...
Um Holograma em cada Smartphone, sim, os vossos Smartphones vão poder mostrar Imagens em 3D! 
Dica de Tyler Koslow, do belo Site All3DP, a coisa vai funcionar assim:
Uma película especial será criada, para se sobrepôr ao ècran do vosso telemóvel, e isto permite projectar imagens em 3D, FORA do Smartphone.

Impressionante.





Researchers Develop 3D Hologram Display for Smartphone Use

Tyler Koslow 
Just a few years ago, the idea of having access to holograms seemed like a fantastical notion. What once was a communication tool in the sci-fi classic Star Wars is starting to become an imminent reality.   
A team of researchers from the Melbourne, Australia-based RMIT University and the Beijing Institute of Technology are developing what they call the “world’s thinnest hologram.”

Creating 3D Holograms On Your Smartphone

The team is designing a nano-hologram that you can see without 3D goggles and is also 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. Using topological insulators, the researchers are creating a holographic film screen that is only 60 nanometers thick.  
This material have unique properties, acting like a conductor at the surface but an insulator throughout most of the interiors.
According to Zengji Yue, a research fellow at RMIT University and co-author of the research paper, the combination of the metallic surface and insulated interior acts as an intrinsic optical cavity. This generates multiple reflections of light within the thin film.   










E agora...
Arte 3D!
Uma série de 5 Vasos, impressos em 3D, pelo Designer Olivier van Herpt, por encomenda da Marca de Moda COS, por via duma Impressora que imprime em Barro.
Isto é só o princípio, quem sabe quantos mais novos de Expressão Artística o Fabbing permitirá?







Olivier van Herpt Partners with Fashion brand COS to 3D Print Clay Vases

Hanna Watkin 
Fashion brand COS has commissioned dutch designer Olivier van Herpt to create a series of five vases using a custom-designed 3D printer.
Olivier van Herpt is an industrial design graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven. He has specialized on beautiful 3D printed objects made from clay. Fashion brand COS regularly works with artists and van Herpt was chosen due to his innovative twist on 3D printing.
Now van Herot has developed a series of five printed vases which are inspired by the company’s Spring/Summer collection. The designs take into account the colors, textures, and shapes of the collection’s pieces.
As a result, each of the vases has a different shape, from curved to angular. The final designs are now on display in COS stores around the world.
These stores include Stockholm’s Biblioteksgatan, Berlin’s Neue Schönhauser Strasse, London’s Regent Street, in Rotterdam’s Dreamhouse, Spain’s Bilbao and on New York’s Fifth Avenue.
If you live nearby any of these stores, check out the images of van Herpt working on the vases in the windows. You’ll be able to spot the designer’s custom-designed 3D printer which drips clay. By using a 3D printer, he was able to print larger designs. 












Aeromodelistas e afins, eis uma boa notícia da Sculpteo este novo Material, CarbonMide, é plástico reforçado com Fibra de Vidro, e, já adivinharam, é muito mais leve que o Poliamido, com a mesma resistência...
E imprime com muito boa resolução!
É bom.




3D Printing Material: CarbonMideSculpteo 
Our CarbonMide Material
The CarbonMide objects printed at Sculpteo are created from a fine black plastic polyamide powder (PA12) reinforced with carbon-fibers. The material is characterized by an excellent stiffness and a maximized weight-strength-ratio. It nearly has the same mechanical properties than the solid black plastic Polyamide but is much more lightweight. The material is great for experienced professionals and people in need of a strong and lightweight material, and a very high 3D printing precision.
Due to the process related orientation of the fibers, the mechanical properties vary in the three axis directions. The Z axis is is the less resistant compared to X and Y. To learn more about it, refer to the design guidelines.
To learn more, refer to our paragraph about finishes and colors for polyamide models.
Processing Times and Pricing
The printing price of your design is calculated automatically the moment it is placed online. As you modify your object (changing size, using batch control or hollowing feature, etc.) you will note that the price changes automatically. The pricing is based on a series of factors, including: total volume, object size, and bounding box - to name a few.
Your CarbonMide object is estimated to arrive in maximum 16 business days. Polishing options and particularly large objects can extend the processing time by 1-2 days on average. The estimated shipping time is also calculated automatically as the object is uploaded.
Delivery time should be added to processing time and depends on the delivery option you choose. 
https://www.sculpteo.com/en/materials/carbonmide-material/












E agora, um pouco de saudável Loucura Criativa, façam um Sintetizador de 8 Bits, com PAPEL, fita de folha de Cobre, e mais uns pózinhos...






PaperSynth: an 8-bit Synthesizer Made Out of Paper and Copper Foil
Bryan Cera

PaperSynth v2 is an "8-bit synth" circuit for creating musical square wave tones - made with paper, copper foil tape, an ATTINY85 microcontroller and some simple electrical components.

https://www.instructables.com/id/PaperSynth-an-8-bit-Synthesizer-Made-Out-of-Paper-/












E esta, não lembrava a ninguém...
Mas aconteceu!
Uma estufa Hidropónica, que arrefece o ar, para o vosso Ar condicionado, em Climas quentes e secos.
E este, como tem a Estufa, serve também para os meses menos quentes.






Swamp Cooler, Hydroponic, Rooftop GreenhouseAviKado in backyard 
For those not in the know, a swamp cooler (also known as an evaporative cooler) is a popular way of cooling homes in hot, dry climates like Tucson, Arizona. It is a very simple machine, just a box with a fan in it and wet pads as walls. The fan pulls dry air through the wet pads, thus evaporating water, and pushes the now moist air into the home. The simple act of evaporation causes the pads to get very cool, and thus will cool the air as it flows past. The humidification of air is a side effect, but is usually welcomed when it is very dry outside. This is the same basic principle of how sweat works. However, swamp coolers can only drop the temperature of air by a limited amount, and will only work when it is dry, which is why you only see them in certain regions and even then, many people prefer AC units (or both). But enough about swamp coolers, lets turn ours into something else! 
It is an enclosed space with water and electricity, and is usually located on the roof of a building where it will get a lot of sun. The orientation of the swamp cooler does matter. The side with the duct should face north, but may also work if it face east or west. If it faces south it will block to much sun to make this useful. The roof of a swamp cooler is solid, but with the low winter sun it wasn't much of a problem.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Swamp-Cooler-Hydroponic-Rooftop-Greenhouse/