[caption id="attachment_1159" align="alignnone" width="443" caption="Open source works for atoms too! "][/caption] Our friend Michel Bauwens fabs it up at Reality Sandwich by breaking down the rising activity in open ...

emergence of open design and manufacturing

Tools

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Sparkle Labs just announced their new business card micro kits: a paper base with embedded LEDs that light up in the dark. Check out their site for more photos and PDF instructions. We love paper circuits - please keep ...

sparkle labs’ printed circuit business cards

Circuits, Paper

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Papercrete is a construction material made from waste paper, for affordable, sustainable housing. The name implies a mix of paper and concrete, hence paper-crete. Papercrete can be mixed in many ways. Paper is ...

living in paper

Ceramics & Glass, Paper, Polymers

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Video of 'Computational Sketch', made with electronics, paper, conductive paint, magnetic paint, and magnets by Leah Buechley. ...

computational sketch :: paper computing

Circuits, Conductive Materials, Paper

Just found a great site 'animated knots by grog' which shows you how to tie a variety of different knots. Each knot automatically "ties itself" when the page opens. The complete list has 119 knots, though some are ...

animated knots

Textiles

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For the last couple of years a colleague of mine Ken Gregory has been researching kites as sound instruments. What he has produced is an Aeolian Kite, the kite functions similarly to an Aeolian Harp or wind harp. Rather ...

Aeolian Kite

Metal, Paper

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Introduction to Chemical Engineering (E20) is an introductory course offered by the Stanford University Engineering Department. It provides a basic overview of the chemical engineering field today and delves into the ...

introduction to chemical engineering

Chemicals

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A Fab Lab (Fabrication Laboratory) is a workshop with a range of flexible manufacturing and prototyping tools that can be used to make "almost anything". The types of fabrication tools you might find in a Fab Lab ...

Fab Labs

Tools

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Peter Blasser has an inspiring website detailing his experiments with paper circuits. There are a whole range of circuits he has designed that you can print out and assemble yourself. One interesting project is a ...

pretty paper rolls

Paper

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Here's a novel way to learn all about chemistry. The video is brought to you by the European ...

the world of chemistry

Chemicals

Open Source Embroidery is a socially engaged art project initiated by Ele Carpenter in 2005, investigating the relationship between programming for embroidery and computing. It's based on the common characteristics of ...

open source embroidery

Textiles

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I came to experiment with the construction of an arduino-on-wood just recently because I began to be interested in the idea of "embalming" data.  Since some years ago I've been exploring ways to make visible and audible ...

“embalming” data

Circuits, Organic Materials