Egyptian artifacts discovered in the Valley of the Kings have been faithfully recreated by 3D printing at Fab Lab Warrington. A series of canopic jars, used to preserve organs for the afterlife, and other ancients objects were made as part of a festival held by the BBC that saw museums up and down the country come […]
In the center of a garden woodland in Surrey, southeast England, there is a magnificent 200 year old oak tree. Dating as far back as the battle of Waterloo, the tree has survived both World Wars, avoiding much sustained bombing of British cities and the countryside. In addition to its size and survival, the tree […]
A new TV series from the BBC features London based 3D scanning company, ScanLAB Projects. For ‘Italy’s Invisible Cities ScanLAB Projects have created stunning 3D …
What is Micro:Bit? Over the last few months the BBC micro:bit – a mini computer designed to teach youngsters how to code – has been delivered to over 800,000 school kids across the UK. Before the end of the year, this amazing device will make its way into the hands of 1 million teenagers. MyMiniFactory is the official 3D printing partner for the BBC micro:bit and just launched a 3D design competition for the device. How to compete? You just have to upload your own design which works with the micro:bit to the MyMiniFactory website. They are tasking the community to come up with 3D printable designs to be used in conjunction with the micro:bit. Anything goes – they say – as long as your design would make sense when used with a micro:bit. Whether its a simple case, or large project that makes use of multiple devices, MyMiniFactory wants to see what you’ve got. The winning design will take away a BQ Witbox2 3D printer for the school of their choice. Don’t have a micro:bit yet? Dont worry, you can download the micro:bit CAD file from Kitronic’s profile page. You can also check out this useful list of functions the micro:bit can perform. The competition is sponsored by BQ, a brand with a heritage in education, 3D printing, telecoms and robotics. They are giving away one of their brand new printers, the Witbox2, as well as 2 of their Zowi Bots. The […]
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