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Friday Smackdown: Ramp the Beat

7 days ago

“Pops a’ribbon,” he says. That’s all the cantankerous old turtle could muster once squeezed from the hole by his tiny titmouse nemesis. They could both dance, but the agile legs…

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BenQ 32″ Monitor: A Massive Display For Design and Engineer Pros [Review]

1 week ago

If you’ve been in product development for any number of years, you know a person’s productivity is directly proportional to the size of their screen. You also know that’s completely…

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This Autonomous Robot is Squishibly Soft (and Nearly Indestructible)

1 week ago

Of all the robot apocalypse scenarios that cross your mind on any given day, who would have thought one would be a autonomous, rubbery, four-legged crawl-bot? With a design that…

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Dassault Dishes the Goods on SolidWorks 2015 (and the Future of SolidWorks)

1 week ago

Today, SolidWorks 2015 peels itself from the cocoon of the Dassault dev chamber and releases itself into the loving arms of users around the world. (Fly free, fresh software, fly…

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Friday Smackdown: Knuckle Crunch Cocktail

2 weeks ago

Torn into a small notch, the ribs fell, knocking against other fragments, until the light and pellets of dust scattered thin. Noise drifted through the chamber, wide open now, except…

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Friday Smackdown: Fire the Catapults

3 weeks ago

The push was hard. The gear, a chunk of wood that twisted with the strain on the oars. We pushed, wrapping the length of squirrel tails every tighter around the…

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Step-Pack Lamp Is a Simply Ingenious Flat-Pack Pendant Light Design

4 weeks ago

I love me a high-precision, interlocking aluminum light fixture. You would be hard pressed to fall out of a two-story window and land on a truck full of anything of…

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Friday Smackdown: Roofline Blues

4 weeks ago

When going along the shingled edge, busy with squirrels and dried paths of slugs, it’s best to recall the times that you fell, the lava below, the conch shell you…

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Simple Steps for Stopping Tears and Starting 3D Print Projects in SolidWorks

1 month ago

A tear falls on the molten plastic heap outside the confines of the 3d printer base. The print bed is too small. It’s sadness that creeps in at times, leaving…