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  • The Ex1, A 3D Printer For PCBs, Takes To Kickstarter To Simplify Rapid Electronics Prototyping

    The Ex1, A 3D Printer For PCBs, Takes To Kickstarter To Simplify Rapid Electronics Prototyping

    3D printers are great if you want to print small plastic widgets. But what if you want to print something a bit smarter, like an electronic circuit board? Australia and U.S.-based startup Cartesian Co. wants to extend the principle of affordable 3D printing to PCBs -- and they've taken to Kickstarter to raise $30,000 to get their printer prototype, called The Ex1, to market. Read More

  • DIY: Nikon IR remote in a Lego

    DIY: Nikon IR remote in a Lego

    Here's a little DIY project for you Nikon shooters out there. Certain models of the Nikon DSLR support IR remotes, but to buy an actual "Nikon" brand remote from your local camera shoppe will set you back around $40. Why not build one yourself instead? Read More

  • CrunchGear in China: The Factory

    CrunchGear in China: The Factory

    This is part one of a series of four articles. Read the rest here: Getting From There To Here The Ex-Pats Shanzhai Market The driver pulled up to a small office complex in the heart of the city and beckoned us into the back of his scuffed white van. The surface of the vehicle was caked in dust and the seats, clad in new blue velvet, were sized for someone much smaller. I curled up in the back and… Read More

  • The DIY community needs to get a clue and wake up

    The DIY community needs to get a clue and wake up

    I came across this particular post on BoingBoing today and got kind of pissed off. A lot of DIYers are defending the 19-year-old MIT student, Star Simpson, who last week, walked into Boston’s Logan International Airport with this odd homemade electronic device on her sweatshirt. Understandable, but there’s something called social responsibility that applies to us humans. Read More