Category Archives: CULTURE

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The Mingei Movement Is Making a Comeback – but Not Where You Would Expect It to Be

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Back in the late 20’s and 30’s, Japan was establishing their Folk Art movement (Mingei) due in no small part to philosopher Yanagi Soetsu. Yanagi became enamored with Korean crafts…

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The New Mythbusters: Where Did the ‘Build Team’ Go?

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Chances are, if you are alive in any way, you have more than likely seen at least one episode of Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel. When the first show aired…

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A Closer Look at Autodesk’s Drool-Worthy Pier 9 Waterfront Workshop

5 days ago

When it comes to manufacturing equipment ranging from various CNC mills to common woodworking tools and 3D printers, few would expect these space-hogging machines to live on prime waterfront property…

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Take a Step Back in Time and Experience the Original SolidWorks Site from 1996

4 weeks ago

Leading up to SolidWorks World next week in Phoenix, we thought we’d take a moment to take a brief look at just how far the company has come from its…

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The Road to Funded: Equity Crowdfunding Rises in the UK While Languishing in the US

4 weeks ago

With every great idea, Seed investment can go a long way towards turning it into an actual and great product. While crowdfunding has only been around for close to a…

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There Is Now a Video Game Centered around Assembling IKEA Furniture

1 month ago

For some (college students?) it’s a necessity, for others (psychopaths?) it’s a hobby. Assembling flat-packed IKEA furniture really isn’t as bad as many make it out to be, but it’s…

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Things You (Maybe) Need: The 2,996-Piece Lego SHIELD Helicarrier

1 month ago

For those who enjoy the brain activity of assembling thousand-plus part models in SolidWorks, this new ‘desk toy’ just might be right up your alley. Set to be unveiled at…

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Modular Nerf Blaster Lets Kids Play Engineer with Over 30 Possible Design Combinations

1 month ago

For those that grew up in the 1980s and early 1990s, it’s likely that some of the best weekends-ever consisted of epic Nerf soft-dart Blaster fights and fort-building. Unlike LEGOs,…

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Inspire the Nascent Nerd within Your Children with This Robot Coloring Book

1 month ago

For our readers who might have little ones running around playing engineer or designer, we noticed something on Adafruit.com that quite frankly…we couldn’t help but share. Departing from the standard…