Monday, May 22, 2017

NEW PRODUCT – Stainless Steel Spudger – Double Sided Prying Tool

from NEW PRODUCT – Stainless Steel Spudger – Double Sided Prying Tool
by Daniel Nosonowitz

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NEW PRODUCT – Stainless Steel Spudger – Double Sided Prying Tool


Is there something missing from your tool kit or workstation? Are you having trouble figuring out which elusive tool it is that you’re lacking? Perhaps it’s a spudger! “A what?” A s-p-u-d-g-e-r! It’s a prying tool that has a wide flat-head screwdriver-like end that extends as a wedge, used to separate pressure-fit plastic components without causing damage during separation.

Basically, this is the thing you should be using instead of a screwdriver, or your keys, or a knife, or whatever you have lying around.

They’re commonly used to open up slim electronics, for example replacing broken cell phone screens. One of the ends is slightly pointed, so when applied to separate pressure-fit panels it helps to create an initial gap before the wedge end is utilized. This is really a very very nice tool, once you have it, you’ll use it all the time for poking, prodding, prying, etc.

Features

  • Stainless steel metal, double-edged spudger / prying repair tool
  • Good for opening a wide range of devices, with minimal damage
  • Nice knurled handle for a good grip
  • Stainless steel build, very slick and strong!
  • Pointed prying end for better access to small gaps
  • Flat head prying end for wedging gaps open

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In stock and shipping now!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

MIT Is Printing Furniture In Westworld-Like Gel Vats

from MIT Is Printing Furniture In Westworld-Like Gel Vats
by Ben

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Via Apartment Therapy:

Rapid Liquid Printing, a brand new “4-D printing” process created in collaboration between MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab and leading office furniture company Steelcase, pushes the boundaries of current 3-D printing technology by producing material that will grow and change on its own, according to a recent interview with Steelcase director of new business innovation Rob Poel.

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Not unlike the ginormous vats of gelatinous white goo used in Westworld to create AI (which Steelcase is also toying with in collaboration with MIT and other labs), Rapid Liquid Printing uses a technique that injects liquefied rubber, foam, or plastic into a vat of gel, which provides structural support while the material hardens — like a massive candy mold.

The printing method allows for a large piece of furniture to be pulled, fully formed, from the gel within minutes. Or, as Fast Company put it: “Imagine that you could print a tabletop in a matter of minutes, faster than an IKEA product comes down the assembly line. What would that technology look like? And how would it change the processes of mass manufacturing furniture?”

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Subscribe to the Adafruit Youtube channel! #Youtube

from Subscribe to the Adafruit Youtube channel! #Youtube
by Jessie Mae

Are you subscribed to the Adafruit Youtube channel? If you’re not already subscribed, click here! http://ift.tt/WjMaF9 . It’s a free and easy way to keep up with our newest episodes. Here’s some of what we’re up to.

Electronics show and tell with G+ On-Air hangouts every Wednesday at 7:30pm ET. Want to show a project on an upcoming show and tell? Leave a comment on the show and tell announcement on Adafruit’s G+ page: http://ift.tt/15IF4UZ

Every Wednesday night at 8pm ET join us for our weekly live video & chatroom! Visit http://adafruit.com/ask for more info. You can ask anything about electronics, kits at Adafruit or just stop in to meet other makers who are building cool things! At the end of the chat we give away a kit from Adafruit to the winner of our trivia question!

Hang out with Noe & Pedro Ruiz every week and discover 3D printing! Get your 3D news, projects, design tutorials, shop talk and more each week..

New Products – Updated Fridays

Each week Ladyada shows the newest great electronics at Adafruit!

Join Ladyada streaming live for circuit board layout design, code writing, surface mount soldering and more fresh engineering and even some gaming! If Ladyada’s working on it, you’ll find it here first.

where Collin Cunningham covers a seemingly random variety of topics from the world of electronics, science, music, etc, etc …

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New Products 5/17/2017 (Video)

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by Sully Romero

New Products 5/17/2017 (Video)


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cupboard Door Lock – Baby proof #3DThursday #3DPrinting

from Cupboard Door Lock – Baby proof #3DThursday #3DPrinting
by Pedro Ruiz

fivestep shares:

Do you have an inquisitive baby and a cupboard full of treasure? Then this item is definitely for you!

My design could be used on any cupboard with swing or sliding doors, where door handle is mounted with single screw. You need to remove original door handles though.

You could use screws from original handles if they are no longer than 20 mm. Right handle should be tightened to the cupboard door, while left should rotate. I would recommend placing spacer under screws head.

Two versions provided: 40 mm and 70 mm between mounting screws. Feel free to remix your own version, the 40mm have two parts, that could be pulled apart for longer designs.

download the files on: http://ift.tt/2rjqJus


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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

Raspberry Pi Desktop Tower Case #3DThursday #3DPrinting

from Raspberry Pi Desktop Tower Case #3DThursday #3DPrinting
by Pedro Ruiz

JoeyC shares:

I setup a Raspberry Pi 3 to experiment with ROS, OpenCV, and whatever else I felt like looking into, and I wanted a desktop case for it. I started trying to duplicate the look of the Intel NUC stuff, but ended up doing a “micro” version of a desktop PC tower case.

download the files on: http://ift.tt/2qyBdIr


649-1
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

Gopro Shoe Mount #3DThursday #3DPrinting

from Gopro Shoe Mount #3DThursday #3DPrinting
by Pedro Ruiz

fpsollie shares:
Thread laces through the holes and attach Gopro. Inspired by Tucker Gott – Intended for use in Paragliding/Paramotoring.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCASjdyu0y8XQ9qJnqxsKHnQ

download the files on: http://ift.tt/2qyFnQe


649-1
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!