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3d-printed musical instruments. We have done a trumpet. A flute next? How about hydraulaphones? Get electronic: Samchilians AlphaSphere Just weird mechanical is fun too:

The Fun theory

Making a staircase into a piano gets people to choose it rather than the escalator. Can you make a game of something to solve a problem?

Lenticular printing

Prints that project 3d images and animations

Send to this or other commercial print house

Light field cameras

Capture the angles and positions of photons, ,,,

Photographic processes

Explore albumen, autochrome, calotype, carbon, collotype, cyanotype, daguerreotype, platiumum

Acoustics: Follicle mites and small scales

I wonder what follicle mites sound like...

Acoustic ecology,

MOMA : Acoustics: Subtleties of the sonic :

Acoustics: Sound engineering

Bottling up sound waves: Acoustic bottle beams hold promise for imaging, cloaking, levitation and more,

Generation of acoustic self-bending and bottle beams by phase engineering,

A Macroscopic Tractor Beam with Acoustic Waves

Sources for inspiration

Practical physics - a collection of experiments by the Nuffield FOundation Institute of Physics (IOP)


Reverse engineering (KahnAcademy)



Google Glass specs:

Biomedical engineering undergraduate projects archives:

Ingestible sensors:,

Kickstarter projects:,,,,

The walls have ears

Design awards


Projects, contests, grand challenges

Challenges at Mind Sumo

Links/ideas (many more on the Diigo page!)


Use photogrammetry on video Muon detector could help UK reduce carbon emissions -- ScienceDaily

Buy lunch, pay with your hand: Vein scanning technique -- ScienceDaily

Octocopter named “HorseFly” takes flight

DARPA’s newest toy lets human scale vertical glass wall, just like Spider-Man

Nestlé claims credit for ‘major advance’ in beverage powder solubility

Drones give farmers eyes in the sky to check on crop progress

Millennial Trains Project Clever Domino's Applies Physics Principles to Pizza Delivery

Reinventing the Physicist: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education for the 21st Century

Partners in the Sky: Aviation and Aerospace Industry Leaders Join the Smithsonian in Worldwide Conservation Efforts | Newsdesk

1-gram tracking devices just got a push! Extraordinary absorption of sound in porous lamella-crystals : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group .

Extraordinary absorption of sound in porous lamella-crystals J. Christensen, V. Romero-García, R. Picó, A. Cebrecos, F. J. García de Abajo, N. A. Mortensen, M. Willatzen & V. J. Sánchez-Morcillo Affiliations Contributions Corresponding author Scientific Reports 4, Article number: 4674 doi:10.1038/srep04674 Received 19 March 2014 Accepted 26 March 2014 Published 14 April 2014

Guide to Silicon Valley Startup scene.

The Public Forum Institute | Internships

Brigham Young Researchers Develop Google Glass System To Assist Deaf Students -- Campus Technology

GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

Microbubble Compositions, Properties and Biomedical Applications Medical things one can do with bubbles. Can you think of other applications?

LIX - The Smallest 3D Printing Pen in the World by LIX — Kickstarter Maker Faire | Find a Faire Near You

Robots transform into furniture at EPFL Interesting concept. Make smaller differently? Make something that climbs a wall and then hauls itself up?

A Woman Has Been Given A New 3D Printed Skull 3D Printed Cast Speeds Bone Recovery Using Ultrasound

Winning Ag Prize teams address global food system challenges, from food spoilage to hunger | Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.

Maker Commons – A Community of Makers | Commons In A Box Replacement for wiki?

World’s smallest magazine cover

Nanoscale drawing on plastic Blender whips up graphene | Science News

Auditory brainstem response to complex sounds: a tutorial

Flute Finger Hole Locations Flutomat Javascript Flute Designer

3d cad and print? Advanced Tactics, Inc. | Home of the AT Black Knight TRANSFORMER

Internships in California for quadcopter VTOL Patent Lens Home

California VC Greg Robinson to Lead Wisconsin’s 4490 Ventures | Xconomy

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here -

National Robots Week Open House | Wisconsin Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory

Crowdfunding Site Raising Capital for ASU Student Projects -- Campus Technology

Hmm. UW should have this! CollabFinder - Find A Cofounder

Headset & Accessories

WID Frontier Fellows take on exonerations, archaeological sites and science images with data | Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Wind Industry’s New Technologies Are Helping It Compete on Price - ,

Firestarters: Emotional Arcade | IDFA DocLab

XYZprinting Inc. – da Vinci 3D Printer $499 at Amazon

Soccer displays fractal dynamics

Pretty naive video analysis on a system that could be interesting. Shapeways | About - How it works [1402.7101]

New type of microengine using internal combustion of hydrogen and oxygen Agisoft PhotoScan Standard |

Roomy Cages Built From DNA : Wyss Institute at Harvard

Innovative solar-powered toilet developed by CU-Boulder ready for India unveiling | University of Colorado Boulder

State of Inqenuity SOI SourceLink

WI Drone 2013 Senate Bill 196

GenoCAD: CAD Software for Synthetic Biology

Posters in the Rotunda 2013

Epicenter: Creating a Nation of Entrepreneurial Engineers

Campuses | Dream. Design. Deliver.

Someone interested in putting WI on this map. Dell Social Innovation Challenge

The Awesome Foundation

Physics - Droplets Caught at High Speed 34 microsecs to form a drop

Battery-free tech brings gesture recognition to all devices

Grants | NCIIA National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

Start it up :Mission & History | NFTE Org devoted to promoting entrepreneurship

We The Geeks | The White House

Laser-Sintering 3d printing

Global Space Balloon Challenge

Microscopy: A new phase for X-ray imaging : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

A battery small enough to be injected, energetic enough to track salmon

Students | AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting Just down in Chicago, an earful for $70. Session: Nurturing Scientific Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the University Ecosystem (2014 AAAS Annual Meeting (13-17 February 2014))

RSA US Student Design Awards — An RSA Catalyst Project

Stratasys introduces world’s first color multi-material 3-D printer

Engineers at beta user Trek Bicycle in Waterloo, Wisc., are using the Objet500 Connex3 for assessment and testing of accessories like bike chain stay guards and handlebar grips prior to actual production. "The Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer changed the way we manufacture at Trek, augmenting our traditional, time-consuming CNC processes with fast, iterative and realistic prototyping and functional testing," says Mike Zeigle, manager of Trek's prototype development group.

‘Office hours’ on State Street offers informal advice to entrepreneurs (Jan. 27, 2014)

3-D printed soil reveals the world beneath our feet

Interesting application of 3d-printing Penn State Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Moonlander -- Campus Technology

Inkjet printing - the physics of manipulating liquid jets and drops - Abstract - Journal of Physics: Conference Series - IOPscience

High-Speed Imaging of Drops and Bubbles - Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 40(1):257

3D Printed Food | BotBQ | The Open Source 3D Printing BBQ

Madison Startup Fair | Capital Entrepreneurs PowerUp 3.0 App Toys | PowerUp Toys

Technology uses micro-windmills to recharge cell phones - News Center - UT Arlington

University of Toronto The critical making laboratory is a shared space for opening up the practice of experimentation with embedded and material digital technology to students and faculty in the Faculty of Information. The lab provides tools, materials, and training for building devices such as wearable computers, RFID systems, ubiquitous computing networks, and other physical computing technologies.

Swivl personal cameraman ArduSat - Your Arduino Experiment in Space by ppl4world — Kickstarter

Arts Business Symposium @ UW-Madison Continuing Studies

Open Source Ecology

Physics alum Marcin Jakobowski's project Students showcase wearable computing projects, design thinking (Dec. 19, 2013)

Superpedestrian - The Copenhagen Wheel PNNL: News - Algae to crude oil: Million-year natural process takes minutes in the lab

UW Rapid Prototyping Consortium

DROP AND SPRAY FORMATION FROM A LIQUID JET - Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 30(1):85

Lionhead 3D Printer and 3D Scanner with Li Modeling Software by Radiant Fabrication — Kickstarter

Outgrowth of rapid prototyping center Harvesting waste plastic for 3D printers to reduce poverty: Plastic Bank : TreeHugger

Engineer designs mug to keep coffee temperature just right

How to Teach Entrepreneurship -- Campus Technology

Print Your Own 3D Learning Objects -- Campus Technology

Video: A flying robotic jellyfish? Prototype proves it's possible -,0,1118474.story#axzz2mKaPFGeo%C2

The engineering behind additive manufacturing and the 3-D printing revolution

Associated Students of Madison approves 2015 Green Fund | Office of Sustainability

Amazon proposes cargo drone

Open-Source Lab, 1st Edition | Joshua Pearce | ISBN 9780124104624 .

Michigan Tech Open sustainability technology, Joshua Pearce.


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