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Solar Sinter prints in 3D with power from the sun

Markus Kayser – Solar Sinter Project from Markus Kayser on Vimeo. In case you didn’t see this on Boing Boing, this is a video of a 3D printer made by Markus Kayser which uses a lens and the sun to heat sand and 3D print in glass.

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Hacker news source

Maybe I’m behind the times, but I just found out about Hacker News from the prestigious tech incubator Y-Combinator. One way to feel more like a hacker even if you’re coding skills are minimal (like mine).

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Watch a video about the Printer Smash

Just posted on WHYY:

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Random Hacks of Kindness Coming to Philly June 4th and 5th

Random Hacks of Kindness is a recurring hackathon where geeks, designers, coders, hackers (the kind who find new ways of doing things, not people who steal identities) get together and work on a big problem. Philly has been chosen as one of twenty cities to host the next round of rHoK. This hackathon’s theme will […]

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Maker Field Day Today with NextFab at the Science Festival

Our friends over at NextFab Studio put together an awesome event happening today at the Philadelphia Science Festival. “It’ll be like the field days we grew up with, but instead of playing tug-of-war against those pesky 5th graders, you’ll be competing against your peers in events as varied as speed soldering, BristleBot racing, the Foamwood […]

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Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery – Red Bull Hack Challenge 2011

So we got a curious package in the mail the other day…

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Hacktory Organizer Meeting Tuesday Night – Open to All

Curious about what we’re working on at The Hacktory? Want to get involved? Our monthly organizer meeting is tomorrow March 8th and everyone is welcome. The meeting starts with a potluck dinner at 6 where we catch up, then get down to business by 7. Bring something to drink, bring some paper/plates or utensils, or […]

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More about the CFA effect in Philly

Mark Headd, one of the participants of the hackathon wrote a great blog post for Vox Populi about the CFA effect.

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Introducing Zigduino – a new platform from Seattle company

Check this out – The Zigduino, an Arduino-compatible microcontroller platform that integrates an 802.15.4 radio on the board. It’s built by Logos Electromechanical based out of Seattle, WA. You can reserve the zigduinos now, the company says they will be shipping early this year.

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Future of the ENIAC…

Cool piece with video about the ENIAC (one of the world’s first computers built here in Philly) at Technically Philly.

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