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quarta-feira, 29 de janeiro de 2014

Impressora 3D a Laser, Obras na casa em 3D grátis, e espalhar Sal na Estrada

Tinha de acontecer, uma Empresa que já faz cortadoras CNC a Laser, vai usar essa experiência, para criar uma Impressora 3D por Estéreo-Litografia, o que vai permitir impressões 3D muito mais bem-definidas, e muito mais complexas, sem necessidade de material de suporte...
E tudo isto, mais rápido!
Vejam:



Pegasus Touch brings lasers to desktop 3D printing
David Szondy

Whether it’s light shows or interplanetary communications, lasers just seem to make things better. And that’s apparently part of the thinking behind Las Vegas-based Full Spectrum Lasers’ (FLS) Pegasus Touch; a desktop 3D printer that uses lasers to print objects faster and in finer detail than most other printers in its price range. Available for as little as US$2,000 via a Kickstarter campaign, its performance is claimed to be comparable to machines costing 50 times more.












Já pensaram nas Obras aí de casa? Podem vê-las, e re-pensar tudo, em 3D, antes de começarem, e 3D Grátis:





Video: Improve your Home Improvements with Free CAD

This demo video will show you how to use the MEDRaster tool in the free MEDUSA4 Personal CAD suite to turn scanned-in plans of your house into editable, fully-dimensioned designs.





E se tiverem um Caminho para a Estrada, cheio de Neve e um Tractor, eis como podem ter o vosso próprio Espalhador de sal, ou Areia, a partir de Sucata!





Electric Sand or Salt Spreader for your Truck or Tractor from Junk


This Instructable will guide you through the creation of an electric spreader that can help you coat icy surfaces with sand or salt with the flip of a switch. No more soup can, bucket, and falling on your butt! A hopper is constructed from a 5 gallon bucket with a hole in the bottom. Sand exits the big hole through a funnel made from a 2 liter bottle. The sand then piles into a PVC pipe tee. A cordless drill is used to spin the PVC pipe tee. When the pipe tee spins around, centrifugal force pulls the sand out of the tee and slings it everywhere.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Sand-or-Salt-Spreader-for-your-Truck-or-T/






segunda-feira, 27 de janeiro de 2014

Pistola de Mola! e um Concurso LittleBits, Zoótropos, e restaurar Baquelite!

Quem quizer, que chame a isto "brinquedos bélicos", como se brincar, alguma vez criasse Guerras... Pelo contrário!
Eis uma fantástica "pistola", feita a partir duma Mola da Roupa, que vos trará, com algum cuidado, e senso-comum, muitos bons momentos de Engenquice, Tiro-ao-alvo de Escritório... E brincadeira em geral!  



Mini Matchstick Gun - The Clothespin Pocket Pistol







A LittleBits e a Instructables promovem um Concurso de Ideias, que vos dá direito a ganharem prémios com o valor de 1000 Dólares, por isso vão ver como concorrer:




WIN $1,000+ IN PRIZES FROM LITTLEBITS x INSTRUCTABLES

Calling all makers! littleBits is teaming up with Instructables.com to showcase amazing littleBits projects that blink, move and buzz. Share your littleBits projects in the Supercharged Contest and compete for a chance to win over $1,000 in prizes, including a $300 littleBits gift card, littleBits Synth Kit, Kindle Fire HDX and an XBox One.






 





Uma boa ideia a concorrer, a esse Concurso, é este Zoótropo, o Antepassado do Cinema, feito usando LittleBits, e peças impressas em 3D!







make something that does something
littleBits recently had the pleasure of hosting Bilal Ghalib, a hacker aficionado and founder of both GEMSI (Global Entrepreneurship and Maker Space Initiative) and pocketfactory.org at our offices in New York City. We asked Bilal to come spend time with us at littleBits and make the craziest project he could think of.
Check out this mind-blowing project in action with an explanation from Bilal about making music with littleBits modules, an Excel spreadsheet, iPad apps and light tricks.

 http://littlebits.cc/guest-maker-spotlight-bilal-ghilad



 



Adeptos de Engenhocas, e Aparelhagens Antigas, etc. eis algo que vos vai agradar, como restaurar aquelas Peças em Baquelite, esse Antepassado dos Plásticos modernos:



Restore Bakelite to Original Finish

Bakelite is an early plastic, developed at the start of the 20th century.  It was one of the first synthetic plastics ever to be produced.   All those beautiful old radios that you see for sale in antique stores are most likely made from Bakelite.   Also made from Bakelite was a lot of electrical appliances such as light switches, telephones, and also wire insulation.  The reason why it worked so well was it's high resistance - not only to electricity, but to heat and chemical action.

Ok - enough of the history lesson.   This Instructable is about how to restore Bakelite to its original shine and lustre.  Over time Bakelite starts to oxidise due to sunlight and over time will become dull.  The surface has a thin layer of oxidised material which can be removed with some careful cleaning. 






sexta-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2014

Torno CNC, Torno Littlebits, Strawbees, Impressora 3D com poucos meios, e uma Bancada bacana!

Podem testar este Software para o Torno CNC, e até como um Plug-in para o Rhino:

 




VisualTurn

VisualTURN is a plug-in of the new CAD platform VisualCAD/CAM 2014 with the following new modules:
  • VisualART 2014
  • VisualMILL 2014
  • VisualTURN 2014
  • VisualNEST 2014
This new offline programming system is used to program 2-axis CNC turning centers or lathes.
Includes powerful turning machining methods to handle complex programming tasks. Just as in VisualMill, the easy interface allows a user to machine a part in very short time. One of the best value packed lathe products available today.
Available file imports include: IGES, Rhino, STEP, DXF, DWG, STL, VRML, RAW, Point Cloud.










Podem testar a vossa habilidade num Torno, bem baratinho, com este incrível Micro-Torno para lápis de cera, e isto serve para muita Peça, e até, para Moldes de Fundição, para peças em Alumínio: 


Crayon Lathe LittleBits

This is quite possibly the smallest and safest lathe in the world! And its a lot of fun to use. It will turn crayons or oil pastels.

I have included a template for wood and a .STL model for 3D printing. But there are many materials the body could be made of Lego, plastic, steel...what else can you think of?










Srawbees vai ser usado em tudo o que possam imaginar, mais que não seja, como uma maneira de "esboçar" uma ideia no mundo real. 
Tudo, a partir duma simples peça...
Impecável!!! 
Parabéns, CREATABLES.
 


STRAWBEES - dream BIG, build BIGGER!

CREATABLES

Strawbees, a fantastic prototyping toy for makers of all ages. Build huge mechanical objects from standard straws and cardboard!

Strawbees is a construction kit based on one simple unit that lets you connect straws to each other. You stick a Strawbee into the ends of a standard quarter inch (6mm) straw to make struts and then connect them with another Strawbee.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1624049406/strawbees-dream-big-build-bigger









Gente superior, há em todo o lado!
Criar novas Profissões, apoiar Comunidades, isto tudo é muitíssimo louvável.
Não há condições, dizem alguns, mas não estes incansáveis Engenhocas:




Maintaining a small-scale 3D printing facility in Uganda 
On December 23rd, Emi Watanabe and I went to Kampala, Uganda for about 3 weeks. The goal of this trip was to work with Paola de Cecco and Village Energy to help fix the three 3D printers they have (a Rapidbot and two Printrbots), teach solid modeling skills, and work on the designs of the solar products they are creating. The purpose of these solar products is to enable local entrepreneurs by manufacturing the products locally, training cell phone technicians on how to use and set them up, and sell them to the more remote villages of Uganda that need them. We funded the trip with a crowdfunding campaign through a nonprofit organization, ReAllocate. We were funded mainly by family and friends, something that I find extraordinarily incredible and I appreciate so much.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Maintaining-a-small-scale-3D-printing-facility-in-/










Isto vai ser usado em incontáveis casos de pouco espaço, e muita vontade de fazer coisas, ainda assim...
Fablabs, Garagens, pequenas Oficinas, sei lá que mais!







Wall-Mounted Folding Workbench

This Instructable is for us amateur woodworkers out there without the luxury of a spacious workshop. I have a small 2-car garage that has no extra space on the sides when the vehicles are inside. Instead of building all my projects on the kitchen table, I decided to put my wall space to use and build this folding workbench!

http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Mounted-Folding-Workbench/









terça-feira, 21 de janeiro de 2014

Berlindes, Aviões de dar à corda, Circuitos Integrados, Rodas para Robots, e Mini-Satélites!

Estes Cubos em Madeira, são uma ideia simples, mas genial!
Já existem há 25 anos, mas só agora dei por este Jogo de Pistas de Berlindes, criado por ideia dum Fâ da Cuboro, e são um espectáculo:



Novelty

With its latest product, cuboro Ltd. sets foot on new terrain. Thanks to the ingenious game concept by cuboro fan Johannes Guischard, a cuboro board game for young and old is launched for the first time.

As for „cuboro tricky ways“ new and longer paths leading to various finish fields are to be found constantly. The longer a path is the more valuable it becomes. cuboro, the ingenious marble track system becomes an entertaining board game for the whole family. As for the simple game version in which tracks lead through the channels on the surface, already children from age 6 can collect many points! The full version including the tunnel functions ev











Continuando com Brinquedos fascinantes, eis um Avião com hélice, que aterra como deve de ser, com a ajuda dos seus trens de aterragem...




Propeller Plane









Pode ser repetido, mas é importante, desenhem os vossos Circuitos Integrados até ao nível da Placa, com este Programa Grátis, e será sempre grátis: 


DesignSpark PCB Home

DesignSpark PCB is the world’s most powerful FREE and unrestricted electronics design software. Easy to use and easy to learn, DesignSpark PCB is designed to significantly reduce your concept-to-production time. This revolutionary software is bursting with features and functions to help you create the schematic captures, PCB board designs and layouts that have made DesignSpark PCB an award winning electronics design solution. Whatever your electronics application, DesignSpark PCB is the right choice for you.











Eis como fazer as vossas Rodas com Oogoo, feito por mais um feliz Oogooer, é um Material bacano!
Estas rodas são feitas com mais Maizena, de forma a que os vossos Robots não andem a "patinar", com rodas sem tracção:


 



Grippy robot wheels

While trying to build a mini-sumo-robot, we found it difficult to get nice grippy wheels. So if we can't buy it, we will build it! In my research on Instructables I stumbled on the oogoo "movement"; http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Sugru-Substitute/
I had some experience with silicon but that was not all positive; http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Watch-with-Nokia-3110-screen/
Especially the time it took the silicon to set was a real challenge for my lack of patience. I tried making a wheel with just silicon sealant but the oogoo version came out so much nicer.





 





E para Geeks de Barba Rija, que já fizeram de tudo, nada resta a fazer, do que um Satélite! 
MUHÁHÁHÁHÁ!
Mais uma dica da Designspark, estes pequenos Satéltes de 5*5*5 Cm, têem muito que se lhe diga...






PocketQube: CubeSat’s Little Brother
Bill Marshall 

In April 2012 I posted a DesignSpark blog post on the launch into Earth orbit of tiny, cheap Nanosat satellites built to a standard pattern called a CubeSat. Thanks to the miniaturisation of electronics the format is one of a 10cm cube. Femtosats are even smaller: one design, called a PocketQube, is basically a 5cm cube and eight would fit inside a CubeSat. Surely a step too far?





 

terça-feira, 14 de janeiro de 2014

Uma Impressora 3D Profissional, Hidropónica no Quintal, e uma Fornalha bestial

Eis não só uma Impressora 3D Profissional a bom preço, mas poderão comprar 10, por um preço em conta, e começar o vosso Negócio de Impressão 3D por conta própria:

Rapide One - Affordable Professional Desktop 3D Printer by Rapide 3D

’It’s more than just a box!’

Rapide One is the first true desktop 3D Printer to offer professional rapid prototyping with stunning design and functionality at an affordable price.

What is Rapide One?

Rapide One is an affordable professional desktop 3D Printer. What makes Rapide One unique is it has been built from the ground up with the goal of creating a fully functional desktop 3D printer, which fits the gap in the market between high-end 3D printers and the hobbyist 3D printers currently available.

Rapide One is fully enclosed; we enclosed Rapide One to ensure a constant temperature throughout the build and to make the printer office, school and home safe. There are two large Plexiglas viewing panels, which allow easy viewing during the build. The constant temperature reduces the cracking and shrinking issues open 3D Printers have and it increases the build success rate substantially.

Rapide One has a full cartridge system built into the top of the printer to reduce over all size and to make usage simple and easy with zero mess, which is common with external, mounted spools. You can choose to use a cartridge or just load material into the top of the machine without a cartridge. The cartridge system allows users to change color and material type for each print easily and quickly. 

 

 






Falando de Negócios por conta Própria, podem vender Peixe e Legumes, que crescem no vosso Quintal, ore eis também uma boa ideia para pequenos Restaurantes:

 


Your first step in sustainable aquaculture

$849 For a Limited Time Only - Introductory price

Please allow me to share a little history and some information about me and the path that has led to the My AquaFarm™ Aquaponics System.
This system is the first consumer grade system offered by Hughey Aquafarm and is backed by 10 years of experience actually doing aquaponics.  It’s the first of it’s kind that I know of that can be shipped flat and easily assembled on site.   I built my first aquaponics system in 2003 using blue plastic barrels cut lengthwise as growbeds.  In an effort to reduce the technological complexity of current systems at the time and hope to make it possible to be done in developing countries I invented the Barrel-Ponics® Flood Valve system in 2004 using a manual flood and drain control system which spawned a whole generation of backyard aquaponics enthusiasts in America and the world.

 

 



 

 

E chegamos a esta Fornalha, que podem construír com 2 Latas, e que consome pouca lenha, com muito pouco fumo, porque queima quase tudo, aproveitando o Combustível ao máximo...

Vem neste Site bacano, que ficam também a conhecer, DIY Ready, e tem Vídeo e tudo, vão lá:



 

DIY Rocket Stove / Rocket Mass Heater Plans & Instructions

Stephanie

Materials Needed To Make Rocket Heater

Supplies

2 tall cans about 6 inches across and 10 inches tall. (We used paint cans)
1 piece of aluminum flashing about 3 ft long.
Tools
Utility knife / Box cutter/ Knife Pliers
Tin snips
Gloves
Permanent Marker
Measuring Tape

http://diyready.com/how-to-make-a-rocket-heater/





 

 

sábado, 11 de janeiro de 2014

Wifi à borla, sim, gratis!!!

Wifi à borla, sim, gratis!!!
No que parece ser a minha prenda de Natal, atrasada um Mês, podem ficar  com Wifi grátis para toda a vida, se apostarem neste Projecto lançado pela Indiegogo, 20 e tal Dólares dão-vos direito a Wifi grátis, por todo o lado, atenção, têem de pôr um pouco mais de 20 Dólares, 24,  se viverem na Europa, por exemplo...

APROVEITEM!!!


airfy - world's first smart WiFi HotSpot

We all love WiFi technology. HotSpots don’t need to be dumb, or ugly. So ours aren't. Ours think and they care about you. And that's why they’re beautiful.

Um VTOL de sonho, um Site brasileiro, Bobinas para reciclar, e Metareciclagem

Isto é que é um VTOL multicóptero convincente, e se fosse Brasileiro, chateava e Embraer até que eles fabricassem disto, sob Licença...
Muito mais fácil de pilotar que os Helicópteros, mais rápido, mais acessível, eis a versão Guarda Costeira, que aposto, pode levantar voo em condições nas quais um Helicóptero fica no Hangar...
Categoria!

Advanced Hybrid Transporter

Manned or Un-manned Operations
Faster than a conventional Helicopter
Multi-Layered Redundancy
Up to 500kg Payload
Quieter Operation
Longer Endurance
Lower Cost of Purchase & Operation









Eis uma Dica importante para aqueles Engenhocas com cablagem por enrolar, por toda a parte, ou seja, todos nós, e um Site bacano, o Manual do Mundo, que vem do Brasil, duas boas notícias duma só vez:


O jeito correto de enrolar fios e cabos


Aprenda a enrolar fios, cabos e extensões sem embramar e sem contorcer os fios. Descubra também como fazer um arremate de velcro que irá ajudar manter seus fios organizados!








Podem chamar-lhe Reciclagem eu cá sou é Sucateiro Amador, ou seja, Engenhocas...
Eis o que se pode aproveitar duma Bobina vazia de Cabo, um Tubo em PVC, 3 Parafusos e suas Porcas, das que se cravam na Madeira, e a própria Madeira, para Lenha, ou para pôr debaixo de algo que não queira pôr no chão:







E mais uma Dica do Brasil, eis uma do nosso amigo Alex Garcia, estas Oficinas Gratuitas no CEU Presidente Doutra:


Alex Garcia
Fab Social agenda 2014 agora com o projeto de Metarreciclagem MetaGuarux!




sexta-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2014

Watercooling, Makerbot linha profissional, esculpir com o Computador, e um Analizador Lógico Open Source

Agora, também perto da Av. de Roma, em Lisboa, podem encontrar a simpática Loja da AquaPC, uma ideia posta em prática, assim é que é, numa Empresa que vos fornece Computadores feitos à vossa medida, ou seja, para as vossas necessidades reais, montando algo que vos serve, de raíz, indo até aos PCs refrigerados a àgua:



Aquapc
A Aquapc é um projecto diferente anti-loja globalizante. Se se preocupa apenas com o preço, passa a vida a ver tabelas com milhares de artigos, então talvez este não seja o melhor lugar. Gostamos de testar e brincar com as coisas que vendemos. Temos como objectivo principal manter stock regular dos artigos (e disponível o stock para que possa confirmar) e prestar uma assistência diferente.
Enviamos à cobrança para todo o País por CTT/EMS 18. Estamos também disponíveis para atendimento ao público, no Parque das Nações em Lisboa.
Aquapc - Quality Computers é uma marca registada e propriedade de WEBPRO - Comunicações e Sistemas Lda.








Depois de ter sido adquirida pela Stratasis, a Makerbot virou uma Linha Profissional de Impressoras 3D.
Isso por si, até pode ser uma boa notícia, mas o que me chateia foi a atitude Moralistazinha da Makerbot e Thingiverse, com a laracha de serem os Santos Padroeiros da Open Source, politizando a Impressão 3D para além da naúsea, com os seus lindos ideaizinhos, para agora venderem tudo, por um bom preço!!!
Mas a vida continua, e cá vai o seu Modelo mais acessível:





MakerBot Replicator Mini

Compact 3D Printer

The easy-to-use, no-compromise compact 3D printer for everyone, from beginners to professionals.


  • Easy-to-use and reliable compact
    3D printer
  • Plug and play
  • Build Volume
    10.0 L x 10.0 W x 12.5 H cm
    [3.9 L x 3.9 W x 4.9 H in]
  • Fifth generation technology defines
    the new standard for ease of use,
    quality, and reliability
  • App and cloud enabled for seamless
    workflow and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • No leveling required
  • Optimized for speed
  • Powered by the new, user-friendly
    MakerBot Replicator Platform

Shipping Spring 2014




 




E que tal, esculpirem para dentro do vosso Computador, as vossas criações, para um Ficheiro 3D?
Já o podem fazer, agora, a um preço acessível:



Touch

Grab hold of your design

Touch is the first-ever haptic-based, consumer 3D mouse for intuitive 3D sculpting and design, with instant force feedback that mimics the sense of physical sculpting. Touch works with 3DS’ Cubify Sculpt, a powerful virtual sculpting tool that transforms 3D modeling from a complex, skills-centric design experience to a simple, easy sculpting delight for students, designers and hobbyists alike.
Touch is priced at $499 and comes with Cubify Sculpt. Availability expected in Q2 2014 – sign up for updates at 3dsystems.com/ces.





 





E passando a Open Source, que ainda não virou a casaca, eis um Analizador Lógico Open Source, que fará decerto, muito Engenhocas, muito feliz...
Vem na E-Zine Hacked Gadgets, sempre cheia de notícias frequinhas,  que recomendo a míudos e graúdos:




DSLogic – Open Hardware Logic Analyzer and More


If you are in the market for a Logic Analyzer the DSLogic might fit the bill. At time of writing it is fully funded and you can get the early backer board for $49 (there are still 13 left). The next step up is $40 more and gets you the test clips and a USB cable, if you don’t mind making some test leads yourself you can save some cash.
Thanks for sending this in Andy.