Wednesday Links: MarshmallowMatic, Etch ...

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April 2, 2014

So there's one link today that makes my artistic soul happy - it is the laser-controlled Etch A Sketch. Although I never owned an Etch A Sketch (some smarty pants might say right here that in Russia we used rusty nails to draw on cardboard instead), but the idea to draw with a laser beam seems extremely attractive.

Smiley Face Screws by Yuma Kano
This needs to be a standard, eventually expanding the range of screws to :< (sad)ಠ_ಠ (sad in Kannada) and ~(_8^(I) (Homer Simpson). (Via Colossal)
Smiley faces toasted on marshmallows - there's potential , except for I don't know exactly how much toasting is involved in this one... (By Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, via Gizmodo)
An Etch A Sketch Laser Cutter Makes Your Crappy Drawings Permanent
Folks at Just Add Sharks hacked Etch a Sketch to control a laser. (Via Gizmodo)
Japan gets serious about 3D printing using titanium
Would be nice to see 3D printers work period, and then work using titanium. Maybe Japan will make it happen... (Via
Bionic Kangaroo
Compared to the kangaroo produced by nature this little fella looks a bit wobbly, but still pretty impressive. (By Festo, via IEEE Spectrum)

So does the marshmallowBot: devouring your artwork and getting it destroyed with stomach acid - you cant get more conceptual than that!


March 20, 2013
Wednesday Cool Links: The Flying Stuff, ...

Solarbotics and the Useless Box have been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal article "Looking for Something Useful to Do With Your Time? Don't Try This"! It is dedicated to the historical overview of the uselessness starting with its invention in the 1950s to nowadays. The useless box can take many guises, names and materials […]

December 12, 2003
You guys are good...

No matter that we've been beating this website up for the better part of 6 months, you guys still find some bizarre bugs. Thanks to all that have been sending in the bug reports. We'll get the fly-swatter out Monday to squish them. Thanks again for all your (mostly very positive) feedback! Dave Hrynkiw, President

September 18, 2013
Wednesday Links and MakerFaireYYC

MakerFaireYYC - we were there, to prove that check out some pics on our photostream. Also in our spare time we browsed some internets and brought you some hand-picked links with random, funny, interesting and cool: Little Robot Friends: Customizable Robots with Evolving Personalities Toronto-based Aesthetec Studio created these awesome little robots that communicate with […]

August 1, 2003
Closed for Long Weekend

Just a quick reminder that Solarbotics' Offices will be closed on Monday, August 4 for a Provincial Holiday. We will resume normal business hours on the the 5th, from 9AM til 6PM MST.

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