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Electricity

Here’s your fun fact for today: unlike data-encoding electronics that utilize an electron’s negative charge to store data, spin electronics (or ‘spintronics”, for short) use the electron’s natural motion and magnetic properties around an atom to encode and store data. Up until now, physicists have only been able to move electrons around a single atomic…

iPad Sketching

Back in October 2018, Adobe announced the tentatively titled “Project Gemini” – their latest mobile app made specifically for drawing and painting. Using what they learned from previous creative software endeavors—such as Photoshop’s brush tools and engine—Project Gemini focuses on adding even more painting tools including watercolor and live oil brushes to a stripped-down interface…

ZBRUSH-2019

ZBrush 2019 is Pixologic’s latest iteration of their popular digital sculpting software. From the new Non-Photorealistic Rendering (NPR) system to a completely revised folder organization system, this update to the popular all-in-one digital sculpting solution has more new toys to tinker with than you can shake a digital pen at. Let’s take a look. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rmrq2xt7P8…

acer conceptd series

Hardware giant Acer just announced their newest product line aimed at professional creators and those who aspire to be one. The “ConceptD Collection” consists of two desktops, three notebook PCs, two UHD monitors, and a mixed reality headset, all of which are focused on increasing productivity with multiple video editing and CAD software programs. Starting…

Raspberry Pi Cambridge

The Raspberry Pi credit-card sized computer can’t do everything — but boy can it sure do a lot. Whether you spring for the full-sized Model B+ to create a custom 3D printed smart home camera, or the compact Zero to create a frickin’ homebrew pocketable smartphone, there’s no denying that the affordable boards are one of…

Autodesk’s SketchBook program, which serves as a jumping-off point for many artists, engineers, and CAD designers, is now totally free! I know what you’re thinking, but for now, there seem3 to be no strings attached to this deal. According to a blog post by Senior Product Manager Colin Smith, the aim of making SketchBook free…

While 3D printing failed to live up to its hype as a viable form of manufacturing—at least, in a way that makes sense—there were a few bespoke product companies that managed to pave their way through the noise and found success using more advanced additive manufacturing technologies to produce their one-off wares. Among others was…