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The open-close sound and feel of the makerbot printed heart boxes is awesome!! You get easily addicted. * crrack ….crrracck ….* It’s a bit like the joy of cracking pringles with you mouth.  thx @bre!

Unrelated:
So strange that guy with the crazy look on the flight yesterday tried to attack me with a plastic spoon …. ;-)

 

The idea behind this morning’s post about USB flash drives struck me last night/this morning on a whim. Through absolutely no coordination whatsoever, I noticed the appearance of a photopool series on Flickr with every photo labeled “Dead Drops.” From the photos in the pool it appears someone1 is going around New York epoxying and cementing USB flash drives into public crevices. 2

A dead drop is, according to Wikipedia, “a location used to secretly pass items between two people, without requiring them to meet.”

Now, for the questions:

Who is doing this and why? Why those locations? What are on these drives? Where are they? Is someone mapping them? Are they read-only? 3 And, how long before someone sitting on a park bench or leaning up against a phone booth scrapes themselves on one of these?

 

Tonight some CRAFT friends will participate in a panel discussion called Open Retail at Eyebeam's Summer School series in New York City. The event will also be live streamed, for all you out-of-towners.

 
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MakerBot is an affordable, open source 3D printer rapid prototyping machine developed by Bre Pettis, Zach Hoeken, and Adam Mayer. Build your own MakerBot and it makes things for you, functioning like a personal factory. Digital designs for the MakerBot can be shared on Thingiverse.com, a web-based community initiated by MakerBot Industries, where users post files, document designs, and collaborate on open source hardware.

 

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June 2009
 
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MakerBot Industries was born out of the NYC Resistor hackerspace in 2009. It is a company that produces a 3-D printer kit called MakerBot which sells for under $1,000. Founders Bre Pettis, Adam Mayer, and Zach “Hoeken” Smith used open-source software, the Arduino microcontroller and digital fabrication techniques to create a low-cost competitor to high-end 3-D printers that sell for well over $20,000

 

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A how to guide from Make blog on how to assemble your Cupcake CNC 3D printer

 
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Video from our 48 Hour Hackathon featuring projects created during the event:

openFrameworks art, EL wire fashion, 3d printed bottle openers, LED email lights, massive LED matrix projects, and books hacked to hold digital collections of… books!

 
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