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3D Printed Bird Feeding House for Gardens

Bird Feeding House Mixing Wood with 3D Printed Parts

Birds populations have been severely plummeting for many decades in a row. According to recent studies, we have lost about 30% of of breeding birds, compared to the 1970's. The goal of this DIY project is offer a solution to balance this decline. By feeding the birds during winter, we can help them survive the cold and the lack of food.RequirementsThis feeder allows to provide grains to feed small birds such as robins, tits, and sparrows. The design meets the ...
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COVID-19 Virus Pandemic

Fighting COVID-19: Maker Projects that Can Make a Difference

This is a selection of projects and initiatives to make solutions to to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak. Please note that most of them are uncertified biomedical devices. Still, they are likely to be helpful, and maybe life-saving, since there is a shortage in many hospitals around the globe. Laser Free Face Shield This face shield is easy to make. It requires only a 3D printed part, and an overhead projector sheet, commonly found in schools.Read More on My Mini-Factory Prusa ...
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Multisolving climate change has both short-term and long-term benefits

Multisolving the Climate Change Has Short-Term Benefits Too

I believe this TEDx talk by Dr. Elizabeth Sawin (see video below) deserves more attention from everyone interested in fighting climate change. Dr Sawin introduces Multisolving, which stands for solutions that address multiple problems at the same time. She discusses some obstacles to an international agreement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP). She also presents some short-term benefits of taking action now. These are some of the findings by Dr Sawin's team at Climate Interactive, an independent, not-for-profit ...
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Global Warming Caused by Continuous Carbon Emissions

How to Stop the Global Wildfires Epidemic?

Media's attention is currently drawn to the Corona virus epidemic. But, what's the status of fires that were burning major biodiversity hot spots? The answer is provided by today's map from NASA's Fire Information for Resource Management System (see Figure 1 below). In South America, Amazon rainforest fires are record-breaking. Much larger devastating series of fires are raging in Africa. In Australia, bushfires are unstoppable. Satellite images show that South-East Asia is burning too. Even Taiga, the world’s largest ...
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Brain Treats App Your Daily Dose of Fun Facts

Brain Treats App: Your Daily Dose of Fun Facts!

Want to get smarter while having fun? The Brain Treats app is for you. You will learn astonishing facts and real amazing anecdotes. It works even if you are offline. Energize Your Brain with Fun Facts You can use the Brain Treats app if you are alone and bored, to energize your brain. A single finger tap will show you something new. You never know, that might lead you to your next big idea, or next passion. Excellent Ice Breaker ...
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TED #JoinTheCountdown

#JoinTheCountDown TED Movement

Dear Humans,Our home is in danger. The net annual greenhouse gas emissions is 55 Gigatons. That is 55,000,000,000,000 Metric Kilograms. Yes, 55 1012 Kg!All these trillions of emissions should be turned down to 0, if we want to avoid catastrophic global warming. This is why TED launched #JoinTheCountDown worldwide movement. The goal is to first identify compelling responses to this challenge. Then, we all should unite to activate the ideas into reality. The video below by Christiana Figueres and Chris Anderson ...
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Robots with Soul by Guy Hoffman at TEDx Jaffa

How to Make Lifelike Robots with a Soul

A common misconception is that robots need advanced AI algorithms to have fluid interactions with people. Another myth is that robots need to have some special shape to be engaging.There's actually a better, simpler, and more elegant way! Secrets of Engaging Interactive Robots Guy Hoffman from Cornell University introduced a solution that requires 2 complementary ingredients. They were introduced in his awesome talk at TEDx Jaffa entitled: "Robots with Soul" (see Video 1 below).The first secret comes from acting and ...
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Selection of my Older 3D Prints

I started 3D printing in fall 2016. Overtime, I made many objects. Some are based on my design. But, many others are based on STL files downloaded from some sites such as Thingiverse and MyMiniFactory. Previous Next Previous Next The feature image of this post uses an icon made by Pixelmeetup from ...
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3D Printed Gifts

3D Printed Chistmas Gifts

3D printing allows to make unique cool DIY gifts of all colors. The video below presents a sample of items that I did printed and offered to family and friends. Some are useful, and other are just fun. All are usable and quick to print.You can find more on 3D printed objects that are useful, or just for fun in my 3D printing dedicated section. ...
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PharoJS Talk at ESUG Smalltalk Conference

PharoJS ESUG 2019 Update

I gave a short presentation at the ESUG 2019 Smalltalk conference that was held this year in Cologne, Germany. In this talk, I made a summary of main PharoJS changes and improvements done during the last 12 months. This includes a more robust test framework to run and test Javascript  code generated from Pharo code. When running such tests, PharoJS does open a web browser, and control the execution of the JS code as shown in the video below. You ...
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