I’ve been using If This Then That for over a year now. The service harnesses api’s from the likes of twitter, facebook, evernote, linkedin, instagram, dropbox, as well as integrating push notifications to SMS and email. It basically puts the internet to work for you by automating a variety of tasks. This is accomplished by selecting from thousands of recipes or by creating your own.
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From everyday objects to surgical breakthroughs tons of amazing things are being made thanks to the democratization of 3D printing. But I’d never seen anything like this…
Over at instructables Amanda Ghassaei has provided an exhaustive tutorial on how to 3D print your own records.
Wired magazine tagged along to document Ghassaei’s process. Watch the vid here.
Built from spare parts — a chain driven wheelbarrow wheel powered by a 350w geared motor, a pair of batteries wired in series, some PVC and polycarbonate, an IMU gyro and an Arduino UNO — all hobbled together to form a one-wheeled electric mount. Read More
The Sunlight Foundation has released an interesting open data discovery app called Sitegeist. Working from a host of open data sets, the app helps to provide another view of a neighborhood, town or city.
Here’s a few of the data points the app provides.
Popular Local Spots
How People Commute
Housing Units Over Time