DJI releases a computer/graphics card package specifically designed for aerial image processing. This is very, very interesting…a computer specifically designed for computer vision use while flying.
The Manifold is a high-performance embedded computer specially designed for the DJI Onboard SDK. It enables developers to transform aerial platforms into truly intelligent flying robots that can perform complex computing tasks and advanced image processing literally on the fly.
Source: DJI Developer
Protopiper is a computer aided, hand-held fabrication device that allows users to sketch room-sized objects at actual scale. The key idea behind protopiper is that it forms adhesive tape into tubes as its main building material, rather than extruded plastic or photopolymer lines. Since the resulting tubes are hollow they offer excellent strength-to-weight ratio, thus scale well to large structures.
Source: Paper Bits — prostheticknowledge: Protopiper Fabrication…
Meet OnHub, a new router from Google that’s built for all the ways you Wi-Fi.
Google is getting further into the hardware business with OnHub, but it makes perfect sense given their moves towards more robust Internet-of-Things support. Of course, it also means they could theoretically monitor all traffic moving through the router.
Source: OnHub – Google
Once metadata gets incorporated into a Nakamoto blockchain, it enjoys all the benefits of the peer-to-peer network that curates it. The entries are accessible to anyone on earth who has a computer and an Internet connection. In order to destroy them, you would have to access every computer on the network (and someday, perhaps, even a constellation of satellites). They are impossible to change, and thus impossible to censor. And they carry with them both a time stamp and cryptographic proof of who created them.
Source: The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like Bitcoin – IEEE Spectrum
Cohen wrote in a recent investors’ note sent to Ars that Ekso Bionics is “at the forefront of pioneering the field of human robotic exoskeleton to augment human strength, endurance and mobility.””We believe the Company’s vast experience, commercial offerings, research & development, partnerships and collaborations, and product developments position it well to be a current and future leader for exoskeletal related technologies and their various applications for society going forward,” he added
Source: This magic exoskeleton for industrial workers is the future—we know, we wore one | Ars Technica
Cory Doctorow, doing what he does best.
The soft silicone is sprayed onto an air-permeable mandrel which is then inflated and 3D scanned. Those scans are used to extruded 3D printed forms on the inflated mandrel with with a much harder silicone to form auxetic, ‘hexachiral honeycomb’ structures.
Source: 3D Printing on an Inflatable Substrate – 3DPrint.com
Here’s the best explanation of how Copyright and 3D printing overlap that I have seen online. Protip: the answer is, less than you thought.
3 Steps for Licensing Your 3D Printed Stuff