Book of the Week: Building Smart Robots Using ROS

This week’s selection is “Building Smart Robots Using ROS: Design, Build, Simulate, Prototype and Control Smart Robots Using ROS, Machine Learning and React Native Platform” by Robin Tommy.

Flexible OLED Display 3D Printed

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed an unusual process to 3D print a prototype OLED display that’s actually flexible.

Cornell 3D Prints a Working Audio Speaker

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a method that is capable of 3D printing an entire, working audio speaker.    The process involves two different 3D printers: one prints the basic structure in plastic, while the other prints the electronic parts within the plastic structure.    It’s a two-stage operation, to be sure, but it… Continue reading Cornell 3D Prints a Working Audio Speaker

3D Printed Batteries?

Harvard materials scientist Jennifer Lewis has produced a new liquid material that could be used to 3D print lithium-ion batteries.    The “ink” is intended to be 3D printed using the syringe approach that is frequently used for bioprinting or culinary experiments.    The process to produce the liquid material is quite interesting. Printing battery… Continue reading 3D Printed Batteries?

3D Printing Liquid Metal Electric Circuits

Researchers Collin Ladd, Ju-Hee So, John Muth and Michael D. Dickey at NC State University have published a paper describing their experiment in 3D printing liquid metal – at room temperature.    The liquid metal used by the researchers is binary eutectic alloy of gallium and indium, which, in very small droplet form becomes relatively… Continue reading 3D Printing Liquid Metal Electric Circuits

An Interview With Limor Fried

Fabbaloo recently caught up with Adafruit’s Limor Fried to discuss her views on 3D printing. Here’s the interview:    Fabbaloo: Adafruit recently partnered with MakerBot to produce a bundle of DIY electronics and the capability of 3D printing. Do you see further collaborations with 3D printer manufacturers or 3D print services?   Limor Fried: We’ll… Continue reading An Interview With Limor Fried

The Adafruit-Flavored MakerBot

Do you build electronics projects? Do you 3D print objects? Do you print 3D cases for your electronics projects? If you answered yes to any of those questions, especially the last one, you’ll be interested in a fascinating collaborative offer from electronics kits distributor Adafruit and personal 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot.    The two companies… Continue reading The Adafruit-Flavored MakerBot

Do You Carbomorph?

Carbomorph is a new, experimental material for 3D printing that promises to add a whole new range of capabilities with its ability to embed sensors within 3D printed items.    Carbomorph was invented by researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK in their quest to develop a method of 3D printing electronic circuits.… Continue reading Do You Carbomorph?