Skip navigation

Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pop-up ‘origami’ microrobotic ‘Monolithic Bee’ is amazing. Uses laser-cut 18 layer laminate of varying materials to create the body, actuators and assembly scaffold that cunningly folds the dragonfly-like robot into shape with the use of tiny printed hinges.

(from 2ne1 via Pop-up dragonfly robot could be the future of business cards – Hack a Day)

Using self-assembly principles to enable 3D printers to create structures that assemble themselves.

Skylar Tibbits: The emergence of “4D printing” – YouTube.


Compact 3D scanner

The Photon Laser 3D Scanner is a new startup project founded by Adam Brandejs and Drew Cox.

Compact Laser 3D Scanner For 3D Printing Aficionados.


Low power simple mesh networking.

Pinoccio – Wireless microcontroller for web-enabled DIY projects..

Article at MAKE


3D printer from 40 Raspberry PIs with camera modules see to make a pretty good quality cheap (~£1800) 3D scanner.


First 3-D-Printed Metal Gun Shows Tech Maturity – IEEE Spectrum.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) (video description) used to print the bulk of this gun and its parts in steel.

The printer required to do this costs $10000 today.