Jean Lievens: Makerspace the Next Open Source Frontier

Categories: Hardware
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

The makerspace is the next open source frontier

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In this brave new world of heterogeneous projects that combine hardware, software, printed, cloud, and other pieces, we are going to see an cacophony of different tools for building these different parts of an idea and project. We have GitHub for collaborating around code, Thingiverse for 3D models, Trello for project management and coordination, Moqups and Balsamiq for user interface design, specific toolkits for building drivers and integrating with sensors, and more.

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Apr 17

Jean Lievens: 3D Printing Market — and Superficial True Costs — Rising

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

3D Printing Market Tops $3.3 Billion, Expands by 34% in 2014

If you’re wondering about the health of the market for 3D printers and 3D printing technology, put your thoughts at ease.  Market research firm Canalys says almost 133,000 3D printers were shipped around the world during 2014, and that represents a whopping 68% increase over the calendar year 2013.

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Apr 4

Sepp Hasslberger: 3D Printing is Sci-Fi Cool

Categories: Design,Hardware
Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Here is a real advance in 3D printing No longer is the object made of layer deposited above layer, it’s grown continuously speeding up the process and making the final object more “real”

Incredible New 3D Printing Technique Looks Like Sci-Fi

You’ve never seen a 3D printer like this

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Mar 18

Jean Lievens: Open Networking In, What Next?

Categories: Design,Hardware
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Now that networking’s open, what’s next?

Open-source hardware and software from Facebook’s Open Compute Project offer new options, but most enterprises won’t use them for years

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Skorupa expects a third of all IT shops — including the Web-scale players — to adopt open networking. Another third will stick with the tried and true, and the other third may go either way, he said. Read more.

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Mar 18