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Makerarm – a super versatile 3D device that can make almost anything

Imagine a single device that can 3D print, carve, etch, mill, solder, plot, assemble, laser cut, and even ice a cake! A new device called Makerarm can do all that and more, anywhere on your workspace. Though still currently a Kickstarter campaign and not an actual product just yet, Makerarm promises to be a complete digital fabrication system that can create “just about anything.”

The device is a swivelling robotic “arm” that can be mounted onto a desk. It uses interchangeable tool heads to perform its wide variety of functions. It can also work in collaboration with another Makerarm to perform more complex tasks.

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Astronauts eat first ever space salad

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It was, quite literally, a bite that was out of this world. And it tasted “awesome”, according to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

The very first outer space lettuce was grown in a small, microwave-sized box for more than a year, and exposed to LED lights. The crew members first used sanitary wipes to clean the lettuce before trying them raw, and then with a bit of extra virgin olive oil and Italian balsamic vinegar.

The astronauts said it tasted “fresh” and “kind of like arugula” – a great alternative to the usual packaged, freeze-dried space food.

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Under the hood of an Intel 2-in-1 Laptop / Tablet

I recently obtained an Acer R3-471T-5448. Do I call it a laptop or a tablet? Really it is the best of both worlds. I call it a convertible 14″ touchscreen personal device – a comfortable size to carry around. It has a 10-point touch display which I find to be quite intuitive. Intel has been pushing out 2-in-1‘s which are helping bridge the gap between both world (laptops and tablets). There are 4 different ways it can be used: as a laptop/notebook, propped up like a tent so everyone can see, used as a tablet/pad, or as a display. This is achieved by using a 360 dual torque hinge which is very versatile.

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My First Kickstarter Campaign – UberStax!

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I’ve always wanted to try something on the very popular crowdfunding website known as Kickstarter. It’s an amazing way of presenting a fresh idea to a community who are looking to support innovation. This is my first Kickstarter project, and something I’m very excited about!

It’s called überStax, an accessory for anyone playing table top games. Young, old, families, and gamers. After designing numerous prototypes over the course of a year, I created a simple universal piece that snaps together with other pieces, becoming a purposeful ‘rack’ used to place cards, tiles, miniatures, or other game pieces during any gameplay.

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