The Huffington Post
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And market designs involve values and choices. Freedom is not the only human value that matters. Policy involves difficult tradeoffs between freedom, some notion of effectiveness, and some notion of fairness. Here's a fancy graph! ( 3D version which seemed more logical but turned out pretty hard to read ) That's my political science 'theory of everything'. (Inspired by Keynes ) People organize to pursue their individual and group values 2 . They can choose to maximize different values. One universal value is freedom, or maximum power to the individual. Another universal value is fairness within the in-group according to some value system... each accorded status, power, material reward in accordance to their contribution and merit, with no one taking undue advantage of anyone else. Another value is 'efficiency', which is a catch-all for other possibly non-universal group values: economic efficiency and growth, national power and world supremacy, religious or sectarian values.
Digital Trends
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Hackaday
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[Oliver Tolar] and [Denis Herrmann], two students from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), designed and produced a 3D printer prototype that has a movable printing bed that can tilt. By tilting, objects with critical overhangs can be printed without the additional support material. The printer has six axes, three axes control the print head as usual and three other axes control the printing bed, allowing a wider range of movements. The students claim that besides saving on the support material this printer can actually save time while printing objects that need a lot of support since, we assume, it's faster to tilt the bed than to print the support itself. In normal 3D printers the plate is always horizontal and the print object is built up in horizontal layers. In this printer, for large overhangs, the printing bed is held in such a way that the print object is pivoted until perpendicular to the print head.
PC Pro
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Thomas McMullan 38 min 5 sec ago Art Elliot Dodd’s work is full of gloopy, dislocated organs, stuck together like obscene family portraits. They remind me of mascots for some long-cancelled brand of cereal, or the plasticine grotesqueries of Czech animator Jan Svankmajer . He recently took part in a collaboration between HTC Vive and the Royal Academy to make a piece of art within virtual reality, alongside Adham Faramawy and RA student Jessy Jetpacks. Dodd’s project was made almost entirely using Tilt Brush, a 3D painting app developed by Google. The result was a cavernous, virtual room, leading up to an enormous goggle-eyed effigy. This figuretitled Whippy Snaggle Stack – was 3D-printed, plonked into the real world, on its very own plinth. I talked to Dodd about his work, and how he found the experience of making art in VR. How did you find the experience of making an installation within VR, using Tilt Brush? The almost hallucinogenic quality of hours spent in VR was really demanding and productive.
PC Pro
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Thomas McMullan 22 min 17 sec ago Art Elliot Dodd’s work is full of gloopy, dislocated organs, stuck together like obscene family portraits. They remind me of mascots for some long-cancelled brand of cereal, or the plasticine grotesqueries of Czech animator Jan Svankmajer . He recently took part in a collaboration between HTC Vive and the Royal Academy to make a piece of art within virtual reality, alongside Adham Faramawy and RA student Jessy Jetpacks. Dodd’s project was made almost entirely using Tilt Brush, a 3D painting app developed by Google. The result was a cavernous, virtual room, leading up to an enormous goggle-eyed effigy. This figuretitled Whippy Snaggle Stack – was 3D-printed, plonked into the real world, on its very own plinth. I talked to Dodd about his work, and how he found the experience of making art in VR. How did you find the experience of making an installation within VR, using Tilt Brush? The almost hallucinogenic quality of hours spent in VR was really demanding and productive.
Reuters
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Hackaday
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It is especially rare to see coverage in the mainstream media that involves a hackspace, so it was a pleasant surprise yesterday when the local TV news where this is being written covered a story that not only highlighted a hackspace's work, but did so in a very positive light. [Marla Trigwell] is a young girl from Newbury, UK, who was born without a left hand. She had been provided with prosthetics, but they aren't cheap, and as a growing child she quickly left them behind. Her parents researched the problem as modern parents do, and found out about recent advances in 3D-printed prosthetics lowering the bar to access for those like [Marla] born without a limb. Last month [Marla] received her new 3D-printed arm , and she did so courtesy of the work of [Andrew Lindsay] at Newbury and District Hackspace . The arm itself is a Team Unlimbited arm version 2.
Mashable
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Getting people to believe that high-end virtual reality is truly immersive can be difficult if they haven't tried devices like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive first-hand. That gap of disbelief gets even wider when you try to convince the uninitiated that incredibly detailed, near retail-ready 3D-printed models are being born in VR, but this week we got our best example of exactly what's possible. SEE ALSO: Oculus Medium hands-on: Now everyone gets to be a 3D artist On Tuesday, Oculus character artist Giovanni Nakpil posted an amazingly detailed, 3D-printed model of an ogre modeled in Oculus Medium, the VR sculpting app, and then output via 3D printer. Read more... More about 3d Printing , Art , Oculus Medium , Oculus , and Virtual Reality
Digital Trends
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Okay, so it’s kind of a gloomy thought, but would there be a more Cool Tech way to close out your eventual funeral (years in the future) than by having a 3D-printed robot play the bagpipes? The post For better or worse, these 3D-printed robot hands play bagpipe-like instrument appeared first on Digital Trends .
Cnet
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LG and Sony will not support 3D in any of their televisions for 2017. The companies join Samsung and Vizio in dropping the third dimension of viewing.
Hackaday
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In most mechanical systems, metal gears that bend are a bad thing. But not so for strain wave gearing, which is designed to take advantage of a metal gear flexing to achieve an action much like planetary gears. The fun isn't limited to metal anymore, though, if you 3D print a strain wave gear like this . Strain-wave gearing is nothing new it was invented in 1957 and has traveled to the moon on the lunar rover. And you may recall [Kristine Panos]' recent article on a LEGO strain wave gear , which makes it easy to visualize how they work. She also has a great description of how the flex spline, wave generator, and circular spline interact, so we'll spare those details here. [Simon Merret]'s interpretation of the strain wave gear is very simple and similar to other 3D-printed versions, except that he uses an inside-out timing belt as the flex spline.
Make:
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Daily Mail - Health
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Digital Trends
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Hackaday
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Finally, there's a way to get rid of those applicator-less tampons that literally no one uses while also destroying a bunch of Axe body spray. Just use the Axe as the propellant in a 3D-printed, gas-powered tampon gun . As you'll see in the assembly and demonstration video after the break, most of the parts in [HarambesLabs]' modular gun design are 3D-printed. Aside from those, you just need to add a PVC tube for a barrel, a bottle that fits the threading on the body, and a pair of o-rings to make a nice, tight seal. Snap in the piezo mechanism from a lighter, fill the bottle with an Axe cloud, and screw it on to the body. If the gas/air mixture is close enough, the compacted cotton bullet should fly. The gun is single-shot, but [HarambesLabs] is working on a mod to make it fully automatic. We love a good gun build around here, be it mostly benign or downright terrifying .
Hackaday
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[Chris Mitchell] was going to make his own plotter for doing cursive writing for cards but realized he might be able to use his 3D printer to do the writing instead. But then he couldn't find any suitable software so he did what you're supposed to do in this situation, he wrote his own called 3DWriter. He even 3D printed a holder so he could attach a pen to the side of the extruder. When not in use as a plotter he simply retracts the pen tip. The software is written in C# for Windows and is available on GitHub along with a detailed write-up. He clearly put a lot of thought into what features the software offers. After selecting the font, you type in whatever you want printed and then preview it to make sure it looks good. There's also a bunch of G-Code settings you can fill in such as bed size, the horizontal and vertical offsets of the pen tip from the extruder tip, drawing speed and so on.
Mashable
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If you've ever been curious about what a bagpipe playing robot sounds like, then here you have it. SEE ALSO: That feeling when a robot isn't just a robot John Dingley shared his quirky robotic inventions on his Youtube page XenonJohn and he recently shared this video (above) of his bagpipe playing robot. The fingers and thumbs are 3D printed while mechanisms move the fingers and blow air through the pipe. From brain surgery to lovely Scottish ditties, robots really can do it all. Lin-Manuel Miranda drops pitch-perfect 'West Wing' tribute rap Please enjoy this sweaty clip from Idris Elba's new documentary 'Fighter' Let this 94-year-old gym junkie be your 2017 fitness fairy godmother You're breaking my balls: Tennis pro smashes rival in the groin during match Read more... More about Bagpipes , Inventor , Music , Robot , and Conversations
Daily Mail - Science
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A set of 3D renders claiming to be the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus reveal the devices' measurements. Another rumor suggests both handsets will come with a revamped S Health app.
Hackaday
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There are few projects on how to make your own cordless drill, but what sets [Johnnyq90's] amazing project apart is the fact that his power plant is a nitro engine. Not an easy task of course, but he makes it look easier than it is, and we really enjoyed the construction process. He uses an RC Kyosho GX12 engine that was previously modified , changing the cooling head with a larger one. The engine drives a gearbox that was taken from another drill. All other parts were hand made. The clutch was carefully machined, and the cooling fan was made in a 3D printer. Other necessary parts were the frame, brass spacers to adjust the engine height and alignment, throttle arm and handle. In the end even the gearbox had to be modified for higher speed. The finished drill sure looks and sounds terrific, and seems to be perfectly capable of doing its job. As with other mechanical projects from [Johnnyq90], the video has good timing and attention to detail.
Hackaday
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Pogo pins make the required connections to the pads on the underside of the computer, so it can be removed and replaced at will. The result is a useful addition to your Pi arsenal, one that could be used for a host of little stand-alone devices. It could use a cover, however we suspect a 3D printer owner could create themselves one with relative ease. The full description is shown in the video below the break. Fitting Raspberry Pis into small spaces is a favorite theme, we've had a Zero in a projector and another in a USB stick . Perhaps it's the miniature Pi 2 laptop that takes the prize though. Filed under: Raspberry Pi
Universe Today
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Image captured from the footage shot by the Chilean Navy helicopter, showing the thermal trail cast by the object, and its two bright spots. Credit: CEFAA However, since the video went public, one UFO hoax-buster has come forward with what he believes to be a sound explanation for the sighting. According to Mick West , an administrator at Metabunk.org a website dedicated to debunking unscientific theories what was seen in the video was actually the result a four-engine airplane leaving flying out of Santiago and leaving aerodynamic contrails in its wake. Using online flight records, West tracked down two flights that were in the same airspace at the time LA330 (from Santiago to La Serena) and IB6830 (from Santiago to Madrid). After examining the flights GPS data and conducting a 3D analysis, West concluded that the four-engine IB6830 was the likeliest culprit.
Hackaday
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Some time back, we posted about [Gavin]'s laser-cut/3D printed Dymaxion Globe if you haven't read about it yet, you should check it out. [noniq] loved the idea, and like a true hacker, built and shared an improved Foldable Dymaxion Globe . It can snap together to form an icosahedron globe, or it can be laid flat to form a map. Duct tape, stoppers and magnet holders Like the original, [noniq]'s version is laser cut and engraved, and uses some 3D printed parts. But it does away with the fasteners (that's 60 pairs of nuts and bolts), and instead uses neodymium magnets to make all the triangle pieces snap together to form the icosahedron globe. The hinges are simply some pieces of gaffer-tape. This design improvement creates a cleaner globe and also addresses some of the concerns posted in the comments of the earlier build . The design files are available for download on [noniq]'s blog you need to 3D print some magnet holders and stopper plates, and laser cut the 20 triangle tiles.
Dezeen
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Techradar
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The game allows players to create their own Skylander character with incredible levels of customization. You can preorder the game from Game UK for 54.99. Release Date: Spring 2017 Arms is an interesting looking game that will make full use of the motion-control sensors of the Joy-Con controllers in a way thats reminiscent of Wii Sports boxing. The game features a bunch of wacky, colorful cartoonish characters youll be able to fight with and against in a full 3D arena. Arms is available for preorder from UK retailer Game for 59.99 and from Amazon US for $59.99. Watch the trailer below: Release Date: Summer 2017 Pain-based shooter Splatoon was a big hit on the Wii U and now its sequel is coming to the Switch. Splatoon 2 will have all new modes, weapons, and stages. Therell be online and local multiplayer modes and youll be able to play on your home TV or on the go.