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Remember being a child and needing to have a popsicle in the shape of Sonic the Hedgehog, or a Clown with the bubblegum nose? – well this MIT invention is meant to take us all back to our youth and get kids excited about computing.   Although, I think it’s safe to say that kids and adults alike are able to get excited about ice cream, unless you have the unfortunate affliction of being lactose intolerant.   MIT students, who either had too much time on their hands or th ...
a)       TAKE element14's EXCLUSIVE, FREE ONLINE COURSE: 3D Printing 101! Hello all, We have an update on the Community's first exclusive online course, 3D Printing 101. If you've been following this blog you know that our professor, Kirk Hausman, 3D Printing for Dummies co-author, has been on the mend from an accident. Consequently, parts 3, 4 and 5 of the course have been cancelled.   Of course, classes 1 and 2 will remain relevant into perpetuity, so if you ha ...
While some innovators are working on making 3D-printed food, others are hard at work, creating 3D-printed organs and blood vessels. Although they’re not ready just yet, researchers expect to see the day when organ transplants are as easy as pressing “print.”   Imagine the dreadful news that you or a loved one needs an organ transplant, but there are no current donors that are a match. Imagine that stress, worry and fear you might experience, not knowing when and if you&# ...
The members of Texas A&M University’s AggieSTEM program invited me to bring SOLID Learning elements of 3D printing to their Summer Camps this year. Considering Projects for the classes, as the format will be a Project Based Learning engagement intended to create a useful end product the participants will learn from in other settings after the summer camps are over - I ran across this design in the MAKE magazine. The classes sessions include teachers-only Boot Camp sessions and multiple ...
3D printing technology need to be introduced to very young minds for early learning, tinkering, adoption, so todays kids will be turned to tomorrow’s 3d printing professionals. It is very gorgeous to see kids first enthusiastic reaction on using the 3d printer for first time in their home with their favorite gadgets like iphones, ipads.   The Mission Street Manufacturing company targets kids creativity appetite by introducing new Printeer K-12 3D Printer which is already introduced i ...
Christophe Vidal’s artist design named ‘Trixie.’ One of many innovative artists’ designs based on the My Little Pony Hasbro collection available at shapeways (via Christophe Vidal)   Hasbro is initiating a first in toy history by licensing out their intellectual property to artists who wish to create and sell their own innovative twists on Hasbro collections – under the “SuperFanArt” initiative.   A few lucky artist ‘SuperFans’ ...

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