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The All-In-One 3D Printer, Laser Engraver and CNC Machine

In the ever changing world of 3D printers, it can be hard for a company to set itself apart from the competition. Snapmaker plans to do just that with its Kickstarter campaign for its extremely reliable and durable 3D printer featuring an all-metal design that can be converted in a laser engraver or CNC machine […]

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Volkswagen’s Sedric, The Self-Driving Lounge on Wheels

Imagining a world dominated by self-driving vehicles is something many automobile companies have taken part in. Volkswagen (VW) recently released their newest autonomous concept car, which they have aptly named Sedric – as in self-driving car. Sedric is VW’s first concept car created for level 5 autonomous driving. Meaning VW imagines Sedric as a fully […]

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Uber for the Sky: Drone Taxis Set to Fly in Dubai This Summer

It would be another world’s first for the city of Dubai – autonomous taxi drones are set to take flight this summer. Emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed plans for the Chinese-made EHang 184 drone to carry passengers to their destination without the need for a pilot.  While it may seem many years away, RTA […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

High-Tech Compost, Zera, Turns Food Waste Into Fertilizer in 24 hours

While most traditional food composts are made to be kept outside, the Zera designed by Whirlpool’s WLabs, is an attractive indoor food recycler. As part of an Indiegogo campaign, the company claims the Zera can convert a week’s worth of food waste into homemade ready-to-use fertilizer in just 24 hours. According to Whirlpool, the average […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Toyota Thinks We Should Be Emotionally Connected to Our Future Cars

Toyota believes vehicles of the future should be built with the philosophy of “kinetic warmth,” the belief that mobile technology should foster an emotional connection with the user and should be warm, welcoming and most importantly, fun. For this, Toyota’s CALTY Design Research team designed the Concept-i, an autonomous vehicle with onboard AI Agent “Yui” […]

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2015 CCS Midwest Awards Banquet & Year End Gala

Each year there is the Champion Cup Series – CCS Awards Banquet to honor racers, family, mechanics and friends.  At Lake Lawn Resort, this year’s event took place in January. I usually pass on this banquet, opt...
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Carbon Fiber: The Road to Affordability

In early 2006 I had been been in steady contact with some of the designers/engineering staff from Cannondale with the intention of sending an instructor to their facility to raise the level of their Pro/E 3D skills. While it is...
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Google Cofounder’s Secret Flying Car Startup

Zee.Aero, a startup company that has patented designs for “flying cars” is being financed by Google cofounder, Larry Page. While originally started by Ilan Kroo, a professor in Stanford’s Department of Aeronautics and Ast...
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Solidworks Surfacing Training Class Week One

Week Long Solidworks Surfacing Training Class Course Duration: 40 hour course Next Course: Week of October 31st 2016 Tuition: $2,500 US Solidworks Surfacing Class Overview: Learning Solidworks Surfacing is a must in this comp...
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NeoCon 2011

Besides the fact that attending designers should have probably pre-registered two weeks in advance or pay the $25 penalty (which I gladly paid), this year’s NeoCon did not disappoint. In a way, the penalty cost reminded u...
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Segway’s Alternative to Those Exploding Hoverboards

If you’ve heard of the super-popular hoverboards, you have likely also heard that they have the tendency to explode, causing many of them to be banned for use in public. Ninebot by Segway has developed the MiniPro, a similar ...
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