Calgary Mini Maker Faire

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Calgary Mini Maker Faire

From soccer-playing robots to a laser maze and wearable technology, the Calgary Mini Maker Faire was humming with creations from local inventors this weekend. More than 2,000 people turned out to Telus Spark to observe the variety of displays Saturday and Sunday, as part of the fourth annual local event. “We’re really excited to invite over 70 artists, engineers, makers,…

via Wearable technology, 3-D printed hands, and soccer-playing robots discovered at Calgary's Mini Maker Faire — Calgary Herald


Star Wars BB-8 Replica 3D printed

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Star Wars BB-8 Replica 3D printed



J R Bedard, a software engineer from Montreal, Canada, 3D printed a replica of the BB-8 robot from the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  The 3D printed replica runs on wheels and is remote controlled.  Bedard 3D printed the body of Bb-8 and hand painted it with nail polish.


Polymer based 3d printing from Carbon3D

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Polymer based 3d printing from Carbon3D


Carbon3D has announced a new approach to polymer based 3D printing.  Their approach is based on CLIP (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) technology which continuously grows objects from resin instead of the conventional approach of layer by layer printing.  Joseph DeSimone, co-founder of Carbon3D and Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry, UNC, mentioned in his Ted talk in Canada, that this technique was inspired by the film Terminator 2, in which the T-1000 robot rises from a pool of metallic liquid.  According to DeSimone, objects created by conventional 3D printing are weak because they are made up of multiple layers obtained by 2D printing over and over again.  In contrast, CLIP based 3D printing is 25-100 times faster and generates much stronger objects.