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More suggestions

3d-printed musical instruments. We have done a trumpet. A flute next? How about hydraulaphones? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnJb9WyhCUc Get electronic: Samchilians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbOIBIwg_E4 AlphaSphere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8y2ZwNbQ6k Just weird mechanical is fun too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c__xzSfQA5g

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? http://www.thefuntheory.com/award-entries

Lenticular printing

Prints that project 3d images and animations http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticular_printing

http://www.vicgi.com/lenticular-tutorials.html

Send to this or other commercial print house http://www.snapilypro.com/

Light field cameras

Capture the angles and positions of photons

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-field_camera, http://www.raytrix.de/index.php/Cameras.html ,http://www.raytrix.de/index.php/3d_video_en.html, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lytro, http://cameramaker.se/plenoptic.htm

Photographic processes

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanotype

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/p/photographic-processes/

http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/p/photography/?utm_source=vam.ac.uk&utm_medium=redirect&utm_content=legacy&utm_campaign=photography-2012&processid=pr012&row=2

Acoustics: Follicle mites and small scales

I wonder what follicle mites sound like...

Acoustic ecology http://www.acousticecology.org/presentation/index.html, http://www.acousticecology.org/soundscapelinks.html

MOMA : Acoustics: Subtleties of the sonic : http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v500/n7464/full/500526a.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20130829

Acoustics: Sound engineering

Bottling up sound waves: Acoustic bottle beams hold promise for imaging, cloaking, levitation and more, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140804151512.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28Latest+Science+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Generation of acoustic self-bending and bottle beams by phase engineering, http://www.nature.com.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/ncomms/2014/140703/ncomms5316/full/ncomms5316.html

A Macroscopic Tractor Beam with Acoustic Waves http://physics.aps.org.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/articles/v7/46


Sources for inspiration


HUANG YI & KUKA - A DUET OF HUMAN AND ROBOT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7moBSpAEkD4

Reverse engineering (KahnAcademy) https://www.khanacademy.org/science/projects/Reverse-Eng

Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/?&offset=14

Udoo: http://www.gizmag.com/udoo/27099/

Google Glass specs: http://www.gizmag.com/google-glass-specs/27087/

Biomedical engineering undergraduate projects archives: http://bmedesign.engr.wisc.edu/

Ingestible sensors: http://www.hqinc.net/thermodot/products/, http://proteusdigitalhealth.com/

Kickstarter projects: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1130494637/techstyle-haus-solar-decathlon-europe-2014, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/143072809/rhode-island-mini-maker-faire-2013, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/916029689/the-fab-lab-at-space, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1697625937/the-tiltyimu-a-family-of-user-friendly-robotics-co, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/374019694/balloon-chain-at-burning-man-2013

The walls have ears http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S37/69/38I40/index.xml?section=science

Design awards http://www.core77designawards.com/2013/recipients/

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

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Use photogrammetry on video Muon detector could help UK reduce carbon emissions -- ScienceDaily http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140613084419.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28Latest+Science+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Buy lunch, pay with your hand: Vein scanning technique -- ScienceDaily http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140612120426.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28Latest+Science+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Octocopter named “HorseFly” takes flight http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/06/octocopter-named-%E2%80%9Chorsefly%E2%80%9D-takes-flight

DARPA’s newest toy lets human scale vertical glass wall, just like Spider-Man http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/06/09/darpas-newest-toy-lets-human-scale-vertical-glass-wall-just-like-spider-man/?tid=hp_mm

Nestlé claims credit for ‘major advance’ in beverage powder solubility http://www.beveragedaily.com/R-D/Nestle-claims-credit-for-major-advance-in-beverage-powder-solubility

Drones give farmers eyes in the sky to check on crop progress http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/06/drones-give-farmers-eyes-sky-check-crop-progress?et_cid=3978500&et_rid=517740405&location=top

Millennial Trains Project http://crowdhitch.millennialtrain.co Clever Domino's Applies Physics Principles to Pizza Delivery http://mashable.com/2014/06/09/pizza-delivery-physics/

Reinventing the Physicist: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education for the 21st Century http://www.aps.org.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/programs/education/conferences/innovation.cfm

Partners in the Sky: Aviation and Aerospace Industry Leaders Join the Smithsonian in Worldwide Conservation Efforts | Newsdesk http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/partners-sky-aviation-and-aerospace-industry-leaders-join-smithsonian-worldwide-conservatio.

1-gram tracking devices just got a push! Extraordinary absorption of sound in porous lamella-crystals : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group http://www.nature.com.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/srep/2014/140414/srep04674/full/srep04674.html .

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. http://steveblank.com/visitors-guide/

The Public Forum Institute | Internships

Brigham Young Researchers Develop Google Glass System To Assist Deaf Students -- Campus Technology http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/05/28/brigham-young-researchers-develop-google-glass-system-to-assist-deaf-students.aspx

GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor http://www.gemconsortium.org

Microbubble Compositions, Properties and Biomedical Applications http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2889676/ 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 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lix3d/lix-the-smallest-3d-printing-pen-in-the-world Maker Faire | Find a Faire Near You http://makerfaire.com/map/

Robots transform into furniture at EPFL http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/05/robots-transform-furniture-epfl?et_cid=3953140&et_rid=517740405&type=cta 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 http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/woman-has-been-given-new-3d-printed-skull 3D Printed Cast Speeds Bone Recovery Using Ultrasound http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/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. http://wid.wisc.edu/wid-culture/winning-ag-prize-teams-address-global-food-system-challenges-from-food-spoilage-to-hunger/?utm_source=May+2014+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Newsletters&utm_medium=email

Maker Commons – A Community of Makers | Commons In A Box http://commonsinabox.org/archives/1044 Replacement for wiki?

World’s smallest magazine cover

Nanoscale drawing on plastic Blender whips up graphene | Science News https://www.sciencenews.org/article/blender-whips-graphene

Auditory brainstem response to complex sounds: a tutorial http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2868335/

Flute Finger Hole Locations http://www.phy.mtu.edu/~suits/fingers.html Flutomat Javascript Flute Designer http://11wall-west.com/~ph_kosel/flutomat.html

3d cad and print? Advanced Tactics, Inc. | Home of the AT Black Knight TRANSFORMER https://www.advancedtacticsinc.com

Internships in California for quadcopter VTOL Patent Lens Home http://www.patentlens.net/daisy/patentlens/patentlens.html

California VC Greg Robinson to Lead Wisconsin’s 4490 Ventures | Xconomy http://www.xconomy.com/wisconsin/2014/03/04/california-vc-greg-robinson-to-lead-wisconsins-4490-ventures/

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/08/tech/forget-wearable-tech-embeddable-implants/index.html

National Robots Week Open House | Wisconsin Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory http://hci.cs.wisc.edu/national-robots-week-open-house/

Crowdfunding Site Raising Capital for ASU Student Projects -- Campus Technology http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/04/03/crowdfunding-site-raising-capital-for-asu-student-projects.aspx

Hmm. UW should have this! CollabFinder - Find A Cofounder http://collabfinder.com

Headset & Accessories http://emotiv.com/store/headset.php

WID Frontier Fellows take on exonerations, archaeological sites and science images with data | Wisconsin Institute for Discovery http://wid.wisc.edu/wid-culture/wid-frontier-fellows-take-on-exonerations-archaeological-sites-and-science-images-with-data/

Wind Industry’s New Technologies Are Helping It Compete on Price - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/21/business/energy-environment/wind-industrys-new-technologies-are-helping-it-compete-on-price.html?ref=business&_r=0 ,http://www.altaerosenergies.com/.

Firestarters: Emotional Arcade | IDFA DocLab http://www.doclab.org/2013/emotional-arcade/

XYZprinting Inc. – da Vinci 3D Printer $499 at Amazon http://us.xyzprinting.com/Product

Soccer displays fractal dynamics http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/03/soccer-displays-fractal-dynamics?et_cid=3832585&et_rid=517740405&type=cta

Pretty naive video analysis on a system that could be interesting. Shapeways | About - How it works http://www.shapeways.com/about/how_does_it_work?li=home-learnmore [1402.7101]

New type of microengine using internal combustion of hydrogen and oxygen http://arxiv.org/abs/1402.7101 Agisoft PhotoScan Standard | www.agisoft.ru http://www.agisoft.ru/products/photoscan/standard/

Roomy Cages Built From DNA : Wyss Institute at Harvard http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpressrelease/148/

Innovative solar-powered toilet developed by CU-Boulder ready for India unveiling | University of Colorado Boulder http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/03/12/innovative-solar-powered-toilet-developed-cu-boulder-ready-india-unveiling

State of Inqenuity SOI SourceLink http://www.soisourcelink.com

WI Drone 2013 Senate Bill 196 http://docs.legis.wi.gov/2013/proposals/sb196

GenoCAD: CAD Software for Synthetic Biology http://www.genocad.org

Posters in the Rotunda 2013 http://www.wisconsin.edu/posters/

Epicenter: Creating a Nation of Entrepreneurial Engineers http://epicenter.stanford.edu

Campuses | Dream. Design. Deliver. http://dreamdesigndeliver.org/about/

Someone interested in putting WI on this map. Dell Social Innovation Challenge http://www.dellchallenge.org/discover/projects

The Awesome Foundation http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en

Physics - Droplets Caught at High Speed http://physics.aps.org.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/synopsis-for/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.1.014004 34 microsecs to form a drop

Battery-free tech brings gesture recognition to all devices http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/02/battery-free-tech-brings-gesture-recognition-all-devices?et_cid=3795336&et_rid=517740405&type=cta

Grants | NCIIA http://nciia.org/grants National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

Start it up :Mission & History | NFTE http://www.nfte.com/what/mission Org devoted to promoting entrepreneurship

We The Geeks | The White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/we-the-geeks

Laser-Sintering 3d printing http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2014/02/laser-sintering-effect?et_cid=3788672&et_rid=517740405&type=cta

Global Space Balloon Challenge http://www.balloonchallenge.org

Microscopy: A new phase for X-ray imaging : Nature : Nature Publishing Group http://www.nature.com.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/nature/journal/v467/n7314/full/467409a.html

A battery small enough to be injected, energetic enough to track salmon http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/02/battery-small-enough-be-injected-energetic-enough-track-salmon?et_cid=3775592&et_rid=517740405&type=cta

Students | AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting http://meetings.aaas.org/students/ 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)) http://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2014/webprogram/Session6794.html

RSA US Student Design Awards — An RSA Catalyst Project http://sda.rsa-us.org

Stratasys introduces world’s first color multi-material 3-D printer http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/stratasys-introduces-world%E2%80%99s-first-color-multi-material-3-d-printer?et_cid=3736667&et_rid=517740405&type=cta

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 http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/01/3-d-printed-soil-reveals-world-beneath-our-feet?et_cid=3733746&et_rid=517740405&type=cta

Interesting application of 3d-printing Penn State Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Moonlander -- Campus Technology http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/01/22/penn-state-launches-crowdfunding-campaign-for-moonlander.aspx

Inkjet printing - the physics of manipulating liquid jets and drops - Abstract - Journal of Physics: Conference Series - IOPscience http://iopscience.iop.org.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/1742-6596/105/1/012001

High-Speed Imaging of Drops and Bubbles - Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 40(1):257 http://www.annualreviews.org.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/doi/full/10.1146/annurev.fluid.40.111406.102215?prevSearch=searchText%253A%2528bubble%2529&searchHistoryKey=

3D Printed Food | BotBQ | The Open Source 3D Printing BBQ http://botbq.org/services/3d-printed-food/

Madison Startup Fair | Capital Entrepreneurs http://www.capitalentrepreneurs.com/startup-fair/ PowerUp 3.0 App Toys | PowerUp Toys http://www.poweruptoys.com/pages/app-toys

Technology uses micro-windmills to recharge cell phones - News Center - UT Arlington http://www.uta.edu/news/releases/2014/01/microwindmill-rao-chiao.php

University of Toronto http://criticalmaking.com 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 http://www.swivl.com ArduSat - Your Arduino Experiment in Space by ppl4world — Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/575960623/ardusat-your-arduino-experiment-in-space

Arts Business Symposium @ UW-Madison Continuing Studies http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/conferences/arts-business-research-symposium/index.html?source=madisonartsbusiness.com/%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%C5%BD

Open Source Ecology http://opensourceecology.org/index.phpUW

Physics alum Marcin Jakobowski's project Students showcase wearable computing projects, design thinking (Dec. 19, 2013) http://www.news.wisc.edu/22403?utm_source=iUW&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=iUW2013-12-19

Superpedestrian - The Copenhagen Wheel https://www.superpedestrian.com PNNL: News - Algae to crude oil: Million-year natural process takes minutes in the lab http://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=1029

UW Rapid Prototyping Consortium http://prototype.wisc.edu/contact

DROP AND SPRAY FORMATION FROM A LIQUID JET - Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 30(1):85 http://www.annualreviews.org.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.fluid.30.1.85

Lionhead 3D Printer and 3D Scanner with Li Modeling Software by Radiant Fabrication — Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/radiantfabrication/lionhead-3d-printer-and-3d-scanner-with-li-modelin

Outgrowth of rapid prototyping center Harvesting waste plastic for 3D printers to reduce poverty: Plastic Bank : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/harvesting-waste-plastic-reduce-poverty-plastic-bank.html

Engineer designs mug to keep coffee temperature just right http://www.rdmag.com/news/2013/12/engineer-designs-mug-keep-coffee-temperature-just-right?et_cid=3653754&et_rid=517740405&type=cta

How to Teach Entrepreneurship -- Campus Technology http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2013/10/16/How-to-Teach-Entrepreneurship.aspx?Page=1

Print Your Own 3D Learning Objects -- Campus Technology http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2013/12/04/Print-Your-Own-3D-Learning-Objects.aspx?Page=1

Video: A flying robotic jellyfish? Prototype proves it's possible - latimes.com http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-flying-robot-jellyfish-insects-bioinspired-engineering-20131125,0,1118474.story#axzz2mKaPFGeo%C2

The engineering behind additive manufacturing and the 3-D printing revolution http://www.rdmag.com/news/2013/12/engineering-behind-additive-manufacturing-and-3-d-printing-revolution?et_cid=3638079&et_rid=517740405&type=headline

Associated Students of Madison approves 2015 Green Fund | Office of Sustainability http://sustainability.wisc.edu/news-and-events/associated-students-of-madison-approves-2015-green-fund/

Amazon proposes cargo drone http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/technology/amazon-delivers-some-pie-in-the-sky.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131203&_r=0

Open-Source Lab, 1st Edition | Joshua Pearce | ISBN 9780124104624 . http://store.elsevier.com/Open-Source-Lab/Joshua-Pearce/isbn-9780124104624/

Michigan Tech Open sustainability technology, Joshua Pearce. http://www.mse.mtu.edu/~pearce/


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