Category: News

The Future of 3D Printing

It’s no secret that I’m excited about 3D printing. I work on Cornell’s Personal Printer, the Fab@Home, I own two MakerBot printers, and I’ve worked for MakerBot, designing electronics for their open-source 3D printers. In this local news story on 3D printing, I talk about how the technology is advancing.

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Machine Metabolism Robot Meets the World

I recently released a video demonstration of the autonomous structure reconfiguring “metabolic machine” that I designed along with Franz Nigl, Shuguang Li, and Hod Lipson in Cornell’s Creative Machines Lab. The paper will be published in IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine soon.

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The MakerBot Replicator has Landed

Tthe 3rd Generation MakerBot 3D Printer, “The Replicator”, is here! For several months I’ve been working for MakerBot, designing the all-new electronics that control the Replicator. Prepare for a revolution in personal manufacturing.

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Open Source Society [TEDx Cornell Talk]

Back in October I was invited to speak at Cornell University’s first annual TEDx event. The theme of the evening was “rethinking our society”, so naturally, my talk focused on how open source concepts could be used to re-imagine how our world works.

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Winner of IEEE-USA’s “New Faces of Engineering – College Edition”

I’m honored to announce that I was selected as the first annual “New College Face of Engineering” for IEEE-USA (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). Don’t expect to see my face plastered on any billboards anytime soon, but it’s still exciting to be recognized by such a prestigious organization – I’m proud to call myself a member of IEEE.

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This has been in the works for a long time.  I started developing this new website design in July (6 months before I launched it), and actually finished most of the design by September.  For the last three months, I’ve been filling in a tremendous amount of content for my all new[…]

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I’m one of Cornell’s 25 Most Mysterious Seniors

Each Fall, the Cornell Daily Sun features Cornell’s 25 “most interesting seniors” in its last issue of the semester.  This year they decided to call us “mysterious” – noting that the group they chose might not be the ones stealing every headline, but they are are ones making a lasting[…]

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Immortalized in Song

Yes, you heard me right.  Atdiy, of the ZombieTech Podcast (I was their guest recently), wrote and recorded a lovely song about me battling zombified, 3D-Printed, PLA plastic.  Be sure to give the podcast a quick listen if you haven’t yet – I discuss the tools I would use to[…]

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