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Story Pico Hybrid Packaging Design Pico Hybrid is an upgraded hotend for your 3D printer.  Pico Hybrid improves your printer’s reliability, expands the types of materials you can print with, and lets you reach higher print speeds. Stiff, weak joints on conventional heater cartridges can cause wires to break, leading to print failures.  Pico Hybrid’s […]

Sculpto+: The world’s most user-friendly desktop 3D printer A cool new polar based printer!

We are intrigued by this new Polar Coordinate based 3d printer:

According to Sculpto:

About this project

3D printers are one of the coolest and most efficient ways for you to make your ideas go from the drawing board and into real life.

Two years ago we launched a new type of 3D printer on Kickstarter. We wanted to make the amazing world of 3D printing available to everyone – not just engineers and tech-savvy people. We believe everyone should be able to bring their ideas to life. We started delivering that dream a year ago and opened a world of 3D printing for regular people and schools all over Denmark. Since then we have refined our production and software while developing Sculpto+

The result is a small 3D printer with one of the biggest print areas seen on a plug’n’play printer. We have maximized printing performance while eliminating the noise and inconveniences of 3D printing – we have made the perfect desktop 3D printer. And the best part: Everyone can use it!

 

 

Sculpto+ is a small 3D printer. It only weighs 2.7 KG and is about the size of your household coffeemaker, but has a printing volume of 5 liters! You can print objects at the size of a football (Soccer)! If you compare the build volume of Sculpto+ to other consumer printers in the same category and price range you will discover the print volume of Sculpto+ is up to 5 times bigger.  

Thanks to the compact design and the built-in handle the printer can easily be moved from room to room or house to house without any trouble.

 

We would love to get one to test, review and help education too. It looks quite nice, easy to use and well designed.

It has integration with Thingiverse:

 

When you have a 3D printer you also need some nice things to print. That’s why you can browse between a selection of cool models that can be printed directly from the Sculpto App to your Sculpto+ 3D printer. It’s easy and convenient. You can download the app on Google Play and App Store or you can access the printer directly from your browser via our web app. We are currently in the process of developing the app into a new and improved version where our upcoming ‘model engine’ will collect quality content from Thingiverse and present it to you in a even more user-friendly way.

You can look forward to receiving a product that keeps getting better as we push new updates with cool features and improvements.

 

We are huge fans of 3d printing, and stem education, and find that this printer seems it would be great for educational purposes!

Check them out on Kickstarter – > Scultpo

Here is a nice video that they did to talk about the printer-->

Watch this video on YouTube.

Please check us out on youtube too!

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SYNEK is a draft system that serves any beer, fresh from the tap, anywhere you want it.

 I recently met the folks from Synek, and saw their interesting new beer system that is like a Keurig device for beer.

I am a lover of new and interesting things as well as an aspie tech blogger and I am intrigued by it.

The company, Synek, was recently funded via a Kickstarter Program see–> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1620669801/synek-any-beer-ever-made-fresh-on-your-counter

Here is an overview video as well from the folks at Synek:

 

 

 

 

 

Time Magazine: “…a beer lover’s fantasy.”

Fast Company“…the game-changing part is the flexible packaging.”

ABC“…for anyone who has dreamed of one day [enjoying] a personal pint of beer anywhere imaginable…”

Mashable“…like a Keurig, but for beer”

Engadget: ” …puts your kegerator out to pasture.”

Esquire“What are you waiting for?”

PC Magazine“Calling all beer snobs”

Fox News[Live Video Interview]

Aftonbladet (Swedish Media): “Capsule coffee has received his heir. Now the beer in bag.”

Digital Trends“…solves a number of different problems. First and foremost, it cuts down the price you pay for beer.”

The Daily Dot“…pours you the perfect beer every time.”

Hot Hardware“…it’s incredibly easy to fill…”

Elite Daily“..who wouldn’t want a cold glass of brew at the push of a button right in your own kitchen?”

Total Frat Move: “It’s about damn time…I’m going to buy five of them, because why the $%#@ not?”

Also appearing inEaterThe DrainageUncrateOh GizmoPittsburgh Post GazetteArtful PintNewSchoolBeerBusiness JournalHomebrew FindsBeer on my Shirt, and many more..

It is definitely worth checking out once they launch in 2015.

I know that I would love to give the device a run through.

Change your Perspective with the New Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless)

 

 

NEWARK, NJ (August 1, 2013) – Panasonic is pleased to announce a new addition of LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera, the DMC-GX7, featuring high photographic performance and a sleek design which incorporates a tiltable LVF (Live View Finder).

 

Dressed in magnesium alloy full diecast frame in black and silver the new LUMIX GX7 allows photographers to change their viewing perspective with a newly integrated 90-degree tiltable LVF. The new LVF features 2764K-dot high resolution and 100% color reproduction based on a Field Sequential Color Accuracy method**.  This 16:9 Wide Screen LVF boasts approx.1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100% field of view. The tiltable LVF offers extraordinary angle of view with unique shooting style – looking down into the viewfinder to level the camera straight on the subject. It comes with an Eye Sensor that automatically turns ON/OFF according to the photographer’s action. The Eye Sensor AF (Auto Focus) automatically begins to focus when a user looks into the LVF, so no shooting opportunity is missed.   An Eye Cup, DMW-EC1GU, made of elastic material is sold separately to enhance comfort in viewing either with the naked eye or glasses.

 

The LUMIX GX7 is a new breed of digital camera suitable for the Hybrid Photographer. It’s capable of recording full HD 1920 x 1080 60p smooth, high quality video recording in AVCHD Progressive and MP4 with stereo sound. The practical full-time AF and tracking AF is also available in video recording mode. The cinema-like 24p video with the bit rate of max. 24Mbps or P/A/S/M mode provides richly expressive afterimage with exquisite image quality.  The Digital Live MOS Sensor greatly improves motion picture quality.

 

The LUMIX GX7 incorporates Creative Panorama, Time Lapse Shot, Stop Motion Animation or Clear Retouch in addition to the popular Creative Control mode with a total of 22 fascinating filter effects

 

A new in-body Image Stabilizer is nearly as effective as the MEGA O.I.S. found in Panasonic’s conventional DSLM lenses, which makes it easier to take clear photos with mounted non-stabilized and classic lenses. The LUMIX GX7 is also compatible with Focus Peaking for more precise control of focusing.  In Silent Mode, the camera switches the shutter from mechanical to electronic and turns all sound (AF operation) off while suppressing emission of AF assist lamp and flash with just a single setting for special shooting occasions. Furthermore, the LUMIX GX7 allows photographers to use a max. 1/8000 shutter speed for more impressive expression with high speed lens options.

 

Panasonic developed a new 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor for LUMIX GX7 that achieves both high resolution and high sensitivity image recording with minimum noise by utilizing cutting-edge Semiconductor Fine Technology to improve color saturation by approx. 10% and a redesigned on-chip lens that enhances light condensation to achieve approx.10% higher sensitivity. Noise generation is minimized in both pixel circuit and digital signal readout circuit for better S/N ratio by approx.

25% and detail reproduction by approx.10% compared to the LUMIX DMC-GX1, making it possible to capture clear images even in low lit situations.  The image processor Venus Engine features advanced noise reduction systems, including Multi-process NR (Noise Reduction) and Detail Reproduction Filter Process, which enhances the limit resolution. The combination of the digital Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves max. ISO 25,600.

 

The Contrast AF System of the LUMIX GX7 excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signals between the camera and the lens at max. 240 fps. A variety of extensive AF functions including Low Light AF (-4EV), Pin-point AF and One-shot AF enhances usability to comply with a wide-range of shooting situations. In Pinpoint AF, picture-in-picture display is available and the magnification ratio of in-frame picture is selectable from 3x to 6x. The One Shot AF function can be allocated to the AF/AE Lock Button (AF/MF Switch Lever) for more flexible control over focusing.

 

The LUMIX GX7 incorporates high speed response desired for the digital single lens mirrorless camera, taking only approx. 0.5 sec* to get ready to shoot after startup. The LUMIX GX7 also realizes the high speed burst shooting at 5 fps and max. 40 fps using an electronic shutter. Also, AF Tracking enables consecutive shooting to capture moving subject in sharp focus at 4.3 fps.

 

At the same time, Panasonic designed ease of operation into the LUMIX GX7. Two separate dials on front and back offer direct control over aperture, shutter speed or exposure, which achieves smooth manual shooting. The Live View function is also digitally advanced, making it possible to adjust highlight / shadow separately with the front/rear dial. Three patterns of settings can be customized in addition to three patterns of presets. In addition, the Fn (Function) tab is newly integrated into the menu, which means a total of nine functions can be assigned (five in tab and four with the button).

 

The LUMIX GX7 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology to offer a more flexible shooting experience and seamless instant image sharing. All of these flexible shooting, browsing, and sharing styles are made possible with the LUMIX GX7 and Panasonic’s dedicated application software and the Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android smartphones/tablets.

 

 

DMC-GX7KS (with lens) = http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMC-GX7KS

DMC-GX7SBODY (no lens) = http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMC-GX7SBODY

 

 

* With H-FS1442A, based on the CIPA standard.

**Based on Adobe RGB color space, Panasonic in-house comparison based on the CIE 1931 x, y color space.

 

 

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide-range of consumer solutions in the U.S.and Canada including products from VIERA Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand’s 2013 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand ranked number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report.(http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2013/Best-Global-Green-Brands-2013.aspx)

 

To learn more about the company and its products, visit www.panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.