Arc Reactor Kit Assembly Instructions

Posted By Dan Damron

Apr 26th 2016


Arc Reactor Kit Build Instructions Here’s a quick blog on how to assemble the Arc Reactor Kit – Limited Edition – purchased from the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. Editor’s note:  It’s 2 days before the Expo, so these may be brief, and we will update these more as we go.. 1.  Remove brown paper […]

Solarbotics Raspberry Pi 3 SAFE Assembly Instructions

Posted By Dave

Apr 25th 2016


The instructions for assembling the Pi v3 and the previous acrylic Pi SAFE are quite similar. Only difference between the models is the location of the LED light pipes, so these Pi3 instructions apply generally to all Pi SAFE versions. 1. Your Parts! 8 x 4-40 nuts 8 x 4-40 x 3/8″ bolts 2 x […]

Wednesday Links: Transparent Aluminum, Gloves & Pins

Posted By Yana

Apr 6th 2016


Transparent Aluminum Well, technically not exactly aluminum, but aluminum-based ceramic called aluminum oxynitride. Still with quite magical properties. (Via Makezine) Concealed Layers of Product Life Renee Verhoeven’s grad project explores the relationship between anatomy and mobility in the series of gloves, using laser cutting. (Via Mocoloco) Asian Snack Enamel Pins These lovely pins by […]

Wednesday Links: Speaker, Picobug and 3D Printer

Posted By Yana

Mar 30th 2016


3D printer Using Smartphone Light The creators claim this is the first of its kind, high-resolution portable 3D printer. Interesting idea. (Via Designboom) Tiny Picobug It is adorable and multi-modal – it is capable of flying, crawling and grabbing. (Via IEEE Spectrum) Illuminated Bluetooth Speaker A combination of white oak and LED-illuminated acrylic makes this […]

Wednesday Links: New Materials, Music Marble Machine & more

Posted By Yana

Mar 23rd 2016


Liquid Metal to Make Stretchable Electronics The elastic tech has huge potential for wearable tech, mobile devices, and even electronic “smart clothing.” New Material Inspired by Geometric Patterns Inspired by the intricate geometries and repetitive patterns found in Islamic art, researchers at McGill University developed a material with new properties. (Via ZME Science) Kinematic Petals […]

Monday New Product: Enclosures, FeatherWing, ESP8266

Posted By Yana

Mar 21st 2016


Acrylic Enclosure for the 1018 Interface Kit 8/8/8 $11.50 The 3804 Enclosure is designed to protect the PhdgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8 while giving you access to all terminals and connectors through openings in the enclosure. Acrylic Enclosure for the 1014 Interface Kit 0/0/4 $11.50 Acrylic Enclosure for Phidget Interface Kit (#3802) DC Motor + Stepper FeatherWing Add-on […]

New Product: Metric Hardware

Posted By Yana

Feb 29th 2016


M3x10mm Allen Hex Socket Head Cap Black Steel Screw, 10 pcs 1.90 M3x10mm Allen Hex Socket Head Cap Black Steel Screw, 10 pcs M1.7x4mm 304 Stainless Steel Cross countersunk head Machine Screw $1.95 M1.7x4mm 304 Stainless Steel Philips head countersunk machine screws, qty 10 M3x3mm Hex Socket Head Set Screws Cup Point (grub) $1.95 Don’t […]

OpenBeam & Nightmares in China Sourcing

Posted By Yana

Feb 16th 2016


We’ve been a big fan of Openbeam for a long time, and when Terence Tam started producing 3D printers using this material, we were hopeful that this would be a great fit for his operation. Nice material, great engineering – what could go wrong? LOTS. Follow his spiral down the Asian rabbit-hole when his selected […]

Solarbotics at the Calgary City Teachers’ Convention

Posted By Yana

Feb 10th 2016


Solarbotics will be at the Calgary City Teachers’ Convention Thursday & Friday February 11-12, 2016. We will demo a variety of educational kits for teachers to use in classrooms, including introductory kits to develop skills in programming, mechanical construction, and soldering. Come put a face to the name at booth 326 and find out how […]

Wednesday Links: Arduino Theremin & 3D Modeling Sharks

Posted By Yana

Jan 13th 2016


Arduino Theremin Theremin is a fascinating musical instrument, and this is a version that runs on Arduino, by Urs Gaudenz of  Gaudi Lab (Via Arduino Blog) Travertine and Resin Table Top Topographical lagoon tables by Alexandre Chapelin of LA Table (Via Colossal) 3D Modeling Sharks and Other Creatures Sharks and other wonderful living things refuse to […]





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