invention

Wearable Computers with E-Textiles and Conductive Fabric

Wearable computers may be a difficult concept to grasp, but it is one that Lynn Bruning is actually bringing to life. She is a problem solver who thinks in terms of smart fabrics that respond to environmental stimuli – antimicrobial fabrics, thermochromatic fabrics, conductive materials – not just the clothes we wear but also upholstery, [...]

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We Need More Makerspaces

MIT has their Fab Labs, there are Mobile Fab Labs in Cleveland and elsewhere, and then there are the Hackerspaces (subject dear to my heart) where education, invention, creation and sharing happen. Maker spaces to get small businesses off the ground have never been more important, a fact that the people at ActivSpace appreciate. ActivSpace [...]

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21st Century Duct Tape – Sugru

It’s the best thing since, well, duct tape. Time magazine listed it a few points above the iPad in their list of 50 Best Inventions of 2010. It is Sugru; the amazing invention of Jane ni Dhulchaointigh and her team. It is made from flexible silicone rubber. It can be molded into any shape and [...]

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3D Printing Will Transform Education

A computer on every desk is the present. In the future there will be a 3D Printer on every desk too, and this will transform the way that our kids learn about the STEM Principles, says Bre Pettis from MakerBot Industries. Imagine if, instead of the standard Lego set, every child had the ability to [...]

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Assistive Technology Device for the Blind

If your smart phone is set to vibrate when you touch the screen or use the keyboard, you know what haptic technology is. This tactile feedback technology can now go a step further in assisting the disadvantaged. The “Tacit” project created by Steve Hoefer, of Grathio Labs, creates hope for the visually impaired. Tacit is [...]

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