Ok, last Friday Links of 2010, we’re spending the new year in a low-key way watching the joys of Iron Chef and a choice movie or two while we wait for the new year to begin. I thought I’d clear out my in-box of suggestions for links and start with a clean slate for the 2011.
First, if you didn’t receive one of the limited edition 17“x24” hand-made silk screen prints of our holiday poster, you’re in luck! You can click here to download a digital version of our holiday poster (Happy-Holidays-2010.pdf). I don’t think it really gives you a sense of the joy and delight that a real print can bring (atoms still rule), but maybe if you were a little nicer you’d have gotten a real one too. This year’s greeting was inspired by the works of Rube Goldberg.
Hope you made it through 2010 in one piece and have a rich and wonderful new year!
On to the links…
1. Reading level search, this makes me happy. Imagine if you could have a comment feed for articles that organized comments by reading level and the level of credibility the commenter has regarding that topic. It would go a long way towards mitigating the extreme/lame/obnoxious commentary.
2. A nice roundup of the current state of personal fabricators, mostly focused on the low end. Multi-materials, performing materials, and combined packaging/electronics are still the biggest stumbling blocks. Though there is progress in multi-materials and a bit more performance oriented materials. Given that I spent a good bit of time making hand-made holiday action figures this year, this would have been nice (although I guess might be considered cheating)…
3. I like the sound of this. Role models for real heroes. The secret of course, at least in part, is doing.
Cold plasma, not to be confused with cold fusion. Curious use for killing bacteria in wounds.
Although not quite as cool as the Nano-Baker Stude-iPod, the story of this accessory is interesting. Worth thinking about the broader implications of accessorizing effectively magic and mostly invisible tech.
American dialect map? Yes, “On” rhymes with “Dawn.”