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Pirate3D launches Kickstarter Campaign for their Buccaneer 3D Printer, hits $100,000 goal in under 10 minutes

This morning Pirate3D launched their long anticipated Kickstarter campaign for their 3D Printer dubbed the Buccaneer. Touted as "The 3D Printer that Everyone can use!" the Buccaneer takes 3D printers to a level of elegance and refined design that is rivaled by none. Based on the additiave deposition process like our Lulzbot, the Buccaneer prints using 1.75mm PLA filament.  [node:read-more:link]

Lulzbot Opens Forum For Its 3D Printer Owners

Lulzbot AO-100

It's no secret that I love my Lulzbot AO-100 3D printer. Over the last few months I have printed about 10lbs of filament through the machine and have only ran into a few small problems, which were remeided by a quick email or phone call to Lulzbot, or by emailing other lulzbot owners I met on Reddit. Today Lulzbot has just added a forum for owners of their 3D Printers which will make trouble shooting even easier as this will provide a sort of archive for information on upgrades, repairs, and tweaks that the community has generated. We have already joined and began posting photos to the site! Head over to http://forum.lulzbot.com and sign up for free!  [node:read-more:link]

Raijintek is coming... Are you ready for it?

Raijintek is coming....Are you ready?

A new player in the custom PC game will be making its debut in the coming weeks. Raijintek is the maker of a completly new line of high-end power supplies, high-end cooling products, and high-end chassis, and after talking with their marketing director, I am excited about things to come. While he would not reveal any tidbits about what is to come, we do know that they are designed in Germany and made in Taiwan, which will be a nice change from the made in China stuff we see every day. [node:read-more:link]

Arduino Releases GSM Shield with global data tariff

Arduino GSM Shield

Arduino has teamed up with Telefónica Digital to design a tool that would greatly simplify the process of building Internet of Things applications based on the GSM mobile phone network, the largest wireless network on the planet.The Arduino GSM Shield is easy to set up. Simply mount the module onto the Arduino board, plug in a SIM card from an operator offering GPRS coverage and follow a few simple instructions to start controlling your world through the internet anywhere there is coverage. [node:read-more:link]

Our Arduino Due Overview posted on Element14

Arduino Due Overview

When I first got my Arduino Due in the mail I searched the web for a simple overview to help me better understand what new features Arduino is bringing to the table with the new development board. After finding next to nothing I decided to write my own general overview post in hopes that it would help out someone in a situation similar to mine. The Due was sent to me by Element14 and is part of some content I am creating for them. I just posted my first installment, which is an overview of the Arduino Due. Head over and check it out!  [node:read-more:link]