for the last 10 years i periodically ask someone whos really into 3d printers "are 3d printers actually good yet?" and they're like "yeah! theyre amazing!" and then i actually do my own research and they still take like 19 hours to print anything and they can't print anything bigger than about 25 or 30cm wide, and even the best ones have lines on everything you have to sand off, or resin curing bullshit to deal with, and even the ones that cost $4000 still have several (or all) of these problems
Here’s a fantastic rabbit-hole for you, just in time for whatever lockdown phase you’re currently in ;)
D M L - distributed mode loudspeakers
Start with this overview, and then go ahead and build your own!
Did I mention that the kids love the PrintABloks?
After the Christmas presents were unwrapped, they went back to play with the old toys! :D
Every time I need to persist some simple data on a web app, I go through a dreaded “which database should I use?” process which – given I’m not building a global panopticon – is *always* overkill so I’ve decided to bite the bullet and write a very basic transparent (using Proxy) in-memory database for Site.js that flushes to JSON files on each write and is available on all your routes so you can use it without knowing you’re using a database. Working title: What Database? :)
Medical company threatens to sue volunteers that 3D-printed valves for life-saving coronavirus treatments - The Verge #3dprinting
Check out these amazing sportspeople...err, sportsmarbles 🤣
The sports commentator of the Marble Olympics is truly hypnotising!
Vous prenez parfois le bus ?
Alors VOTEZ pour nos jeunes codeurs Leo et Henri au Prix de la Jeunesse !
(Leur projet http://www.BUSTER.lu est en jaune au milieu de la page de vote)
Merci d'avance pour vos votes et boosts ! Aidez nos jeunes Davids contre Goliath en partageant largement autour de vous :)
If you're an avid open-source user who would love to help advance a project, there's a lot you can contribute whether you can program or not:
Provide constructive feedback, file bug reports, improve the documentation or help out maintaining the web & social media presence. Spread the word and recommend the projects you love to others (btw, I run Arch 😂)
Say "thank you" and tell developers to "keep up the great work". That form of contribution means a lot more than you could possibly imagine.
I’m very excited about this – it’s one of the first pieces of the bridge we’re building towards the peer web (it’s on the current web leg of the bridge – that’s where are now.)
Democratising the ability to develop/deploy personal sites is an important step. This is the first of a number of more specialised modules I’m considering releasing as I build the scaffolding of #Hypha. Hypha also will/does use Indie Web Server for its untrusted node (https://source.ind.ie/hypha/hypha).
Indie Web Server
If you want to run your own personal web server, this is as easy as it gets.
- Seamless TLS for development and production (without certificate warnings + A grade on SSL Labs in production).
- Command-line: use it to serve your static web site
- API: build your own dynamic web app on it in Node.js using Express, etc.