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A cool research project for somebody aspiring with a 3D printer

Back in the days when I went to (the German equivalent of) high school, we had to write the famous "Facharbeit": a thesis in the field of your specialization for which you had a whole year. I wrote about infrared remote controls and built a bunch of electronics -- which was great fun, except that…

Learning to OpenSCAD

As a proud new owner of a 3D printer, obviously I have been attempting to learn how create 3D CAD models for it. My friend Joe Andrieu pointed me to OpenSCAD, an open-source, "programmer's" CAD tool. Unlike all other CAD tools I've ever heard of, OpenSCAD uses a textual programming language to describe the object…

The House Of 1000 Windows

Perhaps the rate of technological change is indeed accelerating. One can't even make a few outlandish predictions any more (as I did on this blog last week) without being passed on the right by actual events. Take the past week's CES: On the subject of 3D TVs, I'll just note that the world's software developers…