Meet Poppy, the printable robot

An open-source, 3D-printed robot is set to inspire innovation in classrooms. Meet Poppy, the first completely open-source, 3D printed, humanoid robot. Poppy is a robot that anybody can build and program. That means it’s not just a tool for scientists and engineers: the team of developers aims to make it part of vocational training in schools, giving students the opportunity to experiment. Continue reading “Meet Poppy, the printable robot”

MakerBot Partners with Fry’s Electronics to Bring Their 3D Printers and Filament to 32 Stores

What a week it has been for the two largest 3D printer manufacturers in the world, Stratasys and 3D Systems. While 3D Systems yesterday announced a deal to acquire Cimatron, a CAD/CAM software developer, and is also very busy rolling out a slew of new exciting products, … Continue reading “MakerBot Partners with Fry’s Electronics to Bring Their 3D Printers and Filament to 32 Stores”

The rise of rapid prototyping in the electronics industry

Electronics does not traditionally come under the remit of design engineers – the complexities of electronics design being a step too far for most mechanical or even electrical designers. However, electronics is becoming more accessible. The rise and rise of development boards like Raspberry Pi and Arduino, originally aimed at students and hobbyists, .. Continue reading “The rise of rapid prototyping in the electronics industry”