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3-D Chess pieces for 3-D printers

In response to the Maker bot industries giveaway, I had the idea of making designs for pieces. Not just ordinary chess pieces, but 3 dimensional (Space Chess) pieces. Anyone who has watched ‘Star Trek’ the original series has seen this ‘Three-dimensional chess’.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-dimensional_chess

Unfortunately the contest closes tomorrow at noon, and I just started the project today. I don’t have any skill with using 3-D computer drafting programs, and I don’t think I will be able to learn Google sketchup proficiently in a matter of hours. So, I drew my designs out by hand and posted them here. Read the rest of this entry »

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MIDI + Mini Piano

Recently I came across an Electron Echo Mini Piano that my brother and I played with many years ago:

I have no idea who made it or where it came from. The interweb mentions it a few times, but there doesn’t seem to be any information about it.

A moment of inspiration hit, and I decided it would be neat/fun/educational to build it into a sort of glorious MIDI-controlled monophonic electronic tinny-sounding synthesizer.

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Peter’s 3D printer on hackaday

Peter and his dad designed and built a 3D printer which is got posted to hackaday: http://hackaday.com/2010/04/19/makerbot-clone/. Cool beans.

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