Category: Hacks, Mods & DIY

Type A Machines introduces big new 3D printer

Meet the new kid on the block. Hope you’re not intimidated by size…

Geeker diy do it yourself: 49183334837dae66c57786642f488d83 Type A Machines introduces big new 3D printer

Thinking big is kind of healthy, in the world of DIY creativity. And with this new offering from SF based Type A Machines, 3D printing just received a hefty size boost. … Read More

Thing-o-Matic Makerbot #3344 Is Go!

Built!


The last MakerBot I built was #33, although given that some of its parts originated from the prototyping process, and given that I scrounged many of the parts (including some borrowed minutes on Revar’s roommate’s laser cutter for the XY carriage), and given that, at the time, I was using slightly nonstandard circuit boards and had to rewrite the firmware to fit, then the software to comply with my new firmware, it might not quite be fair to call it even a first-batch MakerBot. … Read More

Originally posted 2011-03-06 08:39:14.

the Art of Micro Growing

Rubber Band Machine Gun

Rubber Band Machine Gun

Mr.Nakamura is shooting off with his rubber band machine gun. This gun can fire 200 rubber bands in rapid succession. The trigger makes an electric drill pull a rope and firing off rubber bands. Mr.Nakamura is from Japan Rubber Band Gun Shooting Association. … Read More

Originally posted 2009-08-25 10:48:05.

Introducing the Concertinome

Anonymous reader points out this squeezebox gone digital, incorporating a 16-button monome pad -

the Concertinome is a custom made instrument combining the concertina accordion with the monome style keyboard and electronic air pressure sensors. It was made by Espen Sommer Eide 2009 and demonstrated in this concert at Visningsrommet USF, Bergen, Norway.

Seems like a natural progression to me! The instrument uses an Arduino Mega running a custom monome-compatible sketch.

In the Maker Shed:

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Originally posted 2009-08-06 08:06:15.