World Maker Faire 2013: Print Your Own Circuits

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Would be great for prototyping and for hacking if you could just print out your electronic circuits with your inkjet printer at home? That’s not possible yet, but Microsoft Research Labs is already doing it and they expect the technology to be commonly available in the not-too-distant future.

At World Maker Faire in New York City last month, they were showing off they have already been able to accomplish, and some of the applications that they feel it will be suited for. Put very simply, what they’re doing is using an inkjet head very similar to the one in your printer at home to print conductive ink on flexible substrates.

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DEVO BOTS are Coming!

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Coming soon to the iTunes App Store from Kit Robot -

DEVOBOTS ARE COMING : NEW APP SOON TO BE RELEASED
Kit Robot has been working on a new App in collaboration with DEVO, titled DEVOBOTS. For the last year we have been working along side DEVO to bring you this exclusive App featuring unreleased Music and Sound Loops from the Devo Archives, allowing you to mix your own music. Also featuring our Kit Robot Avatar engine combined with unique DEVO ASSETS, enabling you to create your very own DEVOBOT!

DEVOBOTS WILL BE INVADING ITUNES STORES WORLDWIDE SOON!

Via: DEVO BOTS

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Cool New Robot App Infographic (Video)

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The Robots App Store put together an interesting and thought provoking infographic covering the potential market for robot applications over the next few years. While the infographic does seem to get a bit over-the-top with some of its claims, like implying that the NAO robot can feed your family pet while you're away, I tend to believe their view that robot apps will be a strong, dynamically growing, and profitable market in the future.

Of course, that will depend totally on designers and manufacturers bringing practical, useful robots to market for all of those apps to run on. In some ways it's been a "chicken or egg" type problem, and I'm glad that Elad Inbar, the founder of the Robots App Store, has taken the initiative to get the robot app ball rolling.

Hear what Inbar has to say about the future of robot apps, and see the full Robot App infographic below.

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