To make a machine easy to build and repair, it is important to choose the right kind of fasteners. If you want to get a good overview of what standard fasteners there are, check out boltdepot.com.
Mathias Wandell shows in this very pedagogic video how you can build your own Jenga pistol from his drawings.
The people at Evil Mad Scientist hav just released their new Egg-bot! Check it out here.
SLS, selective laser sintering is a well-known technology used for 3D printing prototypes. The project Replaser has managed to create this experiment as a home-made version of laser sintering.
Ever wondered why electronic devices can get more and more complex but still cheap to manufacture? Here is the answer! :)
It seems like the world of making is undergoing a quite revolution. Every now and then there is a new 3D printer or manufacturing machine being launched! Here is the Ultimaker – The project aims to “designing/developing an easy to build low cost 3D printer with a small form factor but large build envelope”. Read more at ultimaker.com.
Most geeks dream of having their own laser cutter. With such a machine you can make the most intricate shapes in 2D and them cut them out on wood, carton, acrylic and other materials. Most commercial laser cutters are quite expensive but maybe Lasersaur will introduce some change in the future. Check out their project page here.
SketchChair is a very cool 3D program created by Greg Saul. It makes it enormously easy to create and test chair designs in 3D. The software can even test them physically to check the balance! When the design is done it will produce 2D patterns that can be cut and assembled into the real thing! Kudos! :)
Most makers think of injection moulding of plastic as a difficult and expensive thing but there are good alternatives If you don’t need industrial high speed. The company GALOMB Inc. has affordable model that you can use with hand-power on your desktop! You can use moulds machined out of metal or even make your own from Epoxy. :-)