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3D Printed Circuit Boards… Sort Of

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Comedian Demetri Martin does a bit about the phrase “sort of”. He says: “Sort of’ is such a harmless thing to say… sort of. It’s just a filler. Sort of… it doesn’t really mean anything. But after certain things, sort of means everything. Like… after “I love you”… or “You’re going to live.” SCADboard is…

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3D printed sensors can help us find parking spot

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3D printed sensors can help us find parking spot


Every time  whenever we go to popular city, our first question is where we are going to park the car. It  is hassle to find parking spot in big cities even though it is paid parking.

Sometimes all the parking lots are full, sign says no parking . So keep mood happy  before going to crowded place why don’t we take 3d printed sensor with us and have a good fun time!!!!

Dutch startup Parkeagle  is making parking easier for drivers. They are using  smart sensors and 3D printing to help parking spots SLS to FDM 3D printing, which helped to cut down on both production costs and overall production time.

They connect wireless USB device  for 3D printed  platform. Formide, and Katana   both are apps for free slicing. PARKEAGLE, was able to help the startup create physical models of its designs to show to potential investors while further developing and optimizing the sensor enclosure design.

PARKEAGLE  participated in competition, which took place in Amsterdam this past September. 🙂

http://www.parkeagle.com/

 

 

New Part Day: ST’s 32-Bit 3D Printer Controller

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New Part Day: ST’s 32-Bit 3D Printer Controller
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There are a few 32-bit ARM-based 3D printer controller boards out there such as the Smoothieboard, the Azteeg X5 mini, [Traumflug]’s Gen5 electronics, whatever board is in the Monoprice MP Mini Select, and several others I will be criticized for not mentioning. All of these ARM boards provide smoother acceleration, better control, and ultimately better […]

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3D Printer in Space

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3D Printer in Space
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They use micro gravity. they are making keep sacks,it takes hour and hour and half to make an object.
“It’s not only the first part printed in space, it’s really the first object truly manufactured off planet Earth, Where there was not an object before, we essentially ‘teleported’ an object by sending the bits and having it made on the printer. It’s a big milestone, not only for NASA and Made In Space, but for humanity as a whole.”

“An astronaut might be installing it on the printer,” says Mr. Aaron Kemmer, he is the chief executive officer of Made In Space in Nasa.

“As we print more parts we’ll be able to learn whether some of the effects we are seeing are caused by microgravity or just part of the normal fine-tuning process for printing,” Werkheiser said in a NASA news release. “When we get the parts back on Earth, we’ll be able to do a more detailed analysis to find out how they compare to parts printed on Earth.” Niki Werkheiser,he is program manager in Nasa.
This has layer and top of the layer more layers.It has 25 to 30 layers.

Curious about Nano Technology

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Curious about Nano Technology
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October 9th is the National Nanotechnology Day.
Nano technology uses nano particles, those particles are very useful in our every day life style. It can protect our cell phone from water damage, we can make our clothes on demand, we can design, and we protect our house from water damage.
This technology is always their but now it is getting more advance. 🙂

3D Printed Microscopic Robotic Fish

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3D Printed Microscopic Robotic Fish

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Nano-engineers at University of California,  San Diego have been able to 3D print microscopic robots.  They developed tiny robots shaped like fish.  These are called microfish and are smaller than the width of human hair.  Nanoparticles are added in various parts of the microfish to make them functional.  Platinum nanoparticles installed in their tails help them propel forward.  Magnetic nanoparticles installed in their head can be used to steer them.

The microfish are developed using a 3D printing technology called microscale continuous optical printing.  This technology allows 3D printing hundreds of microfish within seconds. The shapes of the microbots to be changed, for example, to experiment with different shapes of fish such as sharks vs. ray fish, or experiment with other shapes such as birds.

According to Wei Zhu, a researcher developing the technology “We have developed an entirely new method to engineer nature-inspired microscopic swimmers that have complex geometric structures and are smaller than the width of a human hair. With this method, we can easily integrate different functions inside these tiny robotic swimmers for a broad spectrum of applications.”  For example, toxic neutralizing particles can be included in the microfish to use them for detoxifying liquids.  In future, this technology may allow delivery of medicine to specific parts of body via a blood stream.

 

 

 

3D-Printed Artificial Microfish. Advanced Materials. 2015

http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/news/news_releases/release.sfe?id=1797

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/microscopic-3d-printed-smart-fish-swim-bloodstream-deliver-drugs-remove-toxins/

http://www.medicaldaily.com/robotic-drugs-3d-printed-fish-bots-made-platinum-nanoparticles-can-swim-through-blood-349976

http://www.wsj.com/video/3-d-printed-tiny-fish-could-be-used-for-drug-delivery/F0100ED9-B13F-4247-AD65-BD8F0DCF8FB2.html