Month: April 2012

3D Printed Electromechanical Computer

NYC Resistor’s Chris Fenton (who built this tenth-scale Cray-1) is building an electromechanical computer using 3D-printed parts (it doesn’t work yet) and this punchcard reader (which does) will be part of it. Way cool!

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Open Hardware Summit – Call for Sponsors

Open Hardware Summit – Call for Sponsors

Open Hardware Summit – Call for Sponsors. The Open Hardware Summit is made possible through the generosity of sponsors — individuals, hackerspaces, businesses large and small — who recognize the importance of an ongoing conversation about the Open Hardware Movement. Your donations allow us to keep ticket prices low, and help ensure that the summit […]

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How-To: DIY Bias Tape Maker

How-To: DIY Bias Tape Maker

Bias tape is the perfect addition to all kinds of crafting projects. Beyond finishing seams and edges, I use it for everything from sewing projects to mending to paper crafts. I like to add a bit of eye-catching contrast to my work, so I often make my own custom bias tape using fabric scraps that […]

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Math Monday: Paper Polyhedra

Math Monday: Paper Polyhedra

By the Museum of Mathematics If you’ve never made a set of the Platonic solids from paper, perhaps it’s time to try it. These shapes are the foundation for many aspects of three-dimensional design. Here is a set made with open faces, but the openings are strictly optional. You can just cut out regular polygons […]

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