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SketchChair, a project by Tiago Rorke and Greg Saul of Diatom, is an "open-source software tool that allows anyone to easily design and build their own digitally fabricated furniture:" The SketchChair software allows ...

SketchChair :: open source furniture

Tools

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The first edition of Botacon took place last weekend in Brooklyn. The lineup of speakers was impressive and made for one of the best conferences I've ever attended. But one materials-related presentation stood out. Mr. Kim ...

DIY printed semiconductors @ botacom

Conductive Materials, Techniques, Tools

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OSLOOM is is a project led by Margarita Benitez aimed at creating an open source electromechanical thread-controlled loom that will be computer controlled. It will include basic software allowing anyone to simply weave a ...

osloom :: an open source computer controlled loom

Textiles, Tools

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A great new service has just been launched called BioTorrents, which allows scientists to rapidly share their results, datasets, and software using the popular BitTorrent file sharing technology. Here's the abstract from ...

BioTorrents

Tools

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Refarm the city (aka re:farm) is a collective project started and led by Hernani Dias with the purpose of developing open source software and hardware tools for urban farmers. In its creators' words, the project is a ...

refarm the city :: open source tools for urban farmers

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This solar clothes washer was made by 2nd year art students from the École Supérieure d'Art d'Aix-en-Provence (France). The challenge was to make a DIY washing machine using only materials available in the sahara. The ...

the open source washing machine project

Tools

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growth modeling device is an artwork by David Bowen which involves a system using lasers to scan an onion plant from one of three angles, which then creates a plastic model based on the information collected. The ...

growth modeling device

Tools

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The OpenStructures project is an open and modular construction system where everyone designs for everyone on the basis of one shared geometrical grid: It is an ongoing experiment that wants to find out what happens if ...

OpenStructures :: everyone designs for everyone

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Open3DP's Recipes are a really nice resource for those interested in experimenting with different materials for 3D printing. There's a little bit of everything in there, from glass to porcelain to sugar. Open3dp is a ...

open3DP’s 3D printing recipes

Ceramics & Glass, Tools