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So my boyfriend sigecore debuted his finished fursuit this past weekend at FC!!! It’s been such a pleasure getting to watch him build it from start to finish and his hard work really REALLY shows.  

If you see any pictures of him from this weekend please message one of us! I only had my phone with me so mine are all really low quality :( 

Check out his progress shots on his twitter or FurAffinity too! 

Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar Inventor « adafruit industries blog

ABC News:

Stephanie Kwolek, a pioneering female chemist at DuPont who invented the exceedingly tough fibers widely used in Kevlar body armor, has died, colleagues said Friday. She was 90.

Kwolek died Wednesday at a hospital in Wilmington where she had lived, said her friend Rita Vasta, a chemist who also worked at DuPont. Vasta said Kwolek had been ill about a week though she didn’t know the cause of death.

Kwolek made her discovery in the mid-1960s while working on specialty textile fibers, according to DuPont’s website. She invented a liquid crystalline solution that could be spun into the exceptionally strong fibers now used worldwide in police and military protective equipment.

In 2007, Kwolek told The (Wilmington) News Journal that the discovery launched an exciting period in her career as the chemical company explored uses for her discovery.

DuPont management “didn’t fool around,” she told the newspaper at the time. “They immediately assigned a whole group to work on different aspects.”

DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman said in a statement that Kwolek was a creative, determined chemist as well as a pioneer for women in science.

Turn Any Pair of Glasses Into Google Glass Frames With This 3D Printed Solution

Last month, Google launched four new stylish frames for Google Glass each retailing $225 plus the cost of prescription lenses. As Glass is already $1500 this can get pretty costly. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can make any pair of regular glasses compatible with Glass for pennies if you have access to a 3D printer.

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This is from a website that my professor suggested I look at. 
To add a bit more of that “WOW” factor to any magical girl cosplay. 
Adafruit.com they sell all the sparkly led stuff you could think of, and have a section of their store just for cosplay and costuming. 

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Check out the da Vinci robot stitching up a grape. This robot is being used by the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgeries for procedures that need ultimate precision. Robots will invade the medical field at an exponential rate thanks to advances in technology. Many still prefer the human touch. Who would you choose to perform a procedure on you? Robot or human? #djiphantom2 #djiglobal #uav #gopro #dji #djiinspire1 #quadcopter #miniquad #rc #robotics #robot #circuitboard #aerialphotography #fpv #diyelectronics #hexacopter #octocopter #tricopter #djiphantom #electronics #hobbyking #drone #multirotor #aerial #rcplane #spacex #sparkfun #adafruit #medicine #surgery | Dragon is now ISO13485 certified so we can build circuitry for robots such as the da Vinci robot. Contact us if you need any circuit boards for your medical application 👉🏼 rfq@dpcb.com (at Dragon Circuits)

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So I ordered a Mintyboost DIY Phone/USB battery-powered charger off of Adafruit.com cause I always QQ when my phone runs out of battery. It was pretty fun making it heheh, besides the accidentally burning my finger twice part LOLL.

The kit comes with an unassembled pcb board and you solder all the parts on yourself. It’s supposed to be used in an empty altoids tin but I decided to make a Lego case instead :3.

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DIY Portable PC made on 3D Printer by Noe Ruiz

Ingredients:

  • Raspberry Pi B
  • PiTFT 320x240 2.8" Touchscreen
  • 6600mAh Lithium Ion Battery (Optional, but will make it a portable device.)
  • Slide Switch (Optional, but will make it a portable device.)
  • Powerboost 500C (Optional, but will make it a portable device.)
  • Stereo Class D (Optional, but will make it an awesome audio device.)
  • Thin Speaker 8ohm 0.25w (Also necessary for the tunes.)
  • Panel mount HDMI cable

More Info: Mini Mac Pi

How to make a Raspberry Pi E-mail Notifier Using LEDs @ The Adafruit Learning System

From Adafruit:

Raspberry Pi’s popularity make things so easy that it is almost scary. I set forth on a simple starter project of having the raspberry pi show me when new gmail messages arrive. After some searching it seems that lots of people are already talking about how to do this and there are some great examples.Michael over at MitchTech had the most ready to go code which I pilfered from. Adafruits Cobbler Breakout Kit makes the bread board experience even easier with the clearly labeled pins for each of raspi’s GPIOs.

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Having the opportunity to 3D print naturally led to an experiment with databending or, using a hex editor to manipulate an .stl file, the standard 3D modeling format used for 3D printing.

This is not easy as the nature of databending is a somewhat messy one. Retaining the results of 3D file “glitching” is quite easy if one remains within the domain of the authoring tools (Unity, meshlab, etc). Printing it, however is an entirely different endeavor.

Assuring a 3D model is manifold (printable) after subjecting it to databending techniques requires certain extra measures. The extrusions on the printed file are the result of printing the spike-like formations my databending of the “Seeing Buddha” model produced.

I’m quite happy with the results as this is a first go at printing an .stl file that has been subjected to heavy, pseudo-random hex editing. It’s a first in what will hopefully be many 3D printed “glitched” models.

Many thanks to Matthew Griffin for his help in making this a reality, John de Cristofaro for photographing the final result and, Gautama Buddha for enlightenment.

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Testing @adafruit aqua EL wire light in my 3d printed Nightmare Mask: Fear. Click below for more photos
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“Mainstreet” Original Design by Fawn Quinn/OohDeery worn for D23!~

After tears, sweat, and a little blood I was able to mount this thing back up on my dressform to display it’s small performance. As usual, I provide shoddy quality because of my terrible camera, and IT’S A LITTLE BLURRY IN THE BEGINNING because it was adjusting to the lights, about 20 secs in it adjusts. Nonetheless, here is the dress in it’s final form!

Based off Bob Jani and project director, Ron Miziker’s 1972 “Disneyland’s Main Street Electrical Parade”, this original design invokes your childhood imagination through the magic of sight and sound. With over 500 RGB LEDs that are individually sequenced, this design attempts to bring the magic spectacular back into the light.

Each LED is timed and programmed to blink, chase, change, and dance along with the parade’s memorable synthesized theme song through a portable speaker hidden within the hoop-skirt. All powered by about 3 large ampere 5 volt rechargeable batteries, the “Mainstreet” acts as it’s own parade, frilled with purples to replicate the dusk-time sky, and fabricated with multiple layers of iridescent organzas, glittering tulle, light silk and taffeta that flows and bounces throughout the night. There is over 50 yards of tulle, 10 yards of dupioni silk, 6 yards of taffeta, and a whole lot of glitter!!

I was the designer, seamstress, engineer, and programmer for this costume. It took over a year of planning and I constructed it within about 4 months. This was the first time I had ever used LEDs. It was the first time I learned how to solder as well as use the Arduino and code it. People kept telling me it was impossible because I have never soldered before and couldn’t grasp battery math, but anything is possible with some faith, trust, and pixie dust!~

I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the people that believed in me during this construction. I didn’t have the money to purchase the lights and some supplies for this garment. There were times where I would go dumpster diving for hours after work and classes just to trade recyclables in for money. I later had amazing people who donated to me, both money and recyclables because they believed so much in me. To those people, I am forever in your debt!