“Easy Bake” Vacuformer

“Easy Bake” Vacuformer

hackaday.com 18 Apr '15, 2am

One of our favorite things about Hackerspaces is people tend to spend a lot of time building tools, or repairing/upgrading older ones. This is a case of the former. The vacuum former. [Adam] wrote in to tell us about this vacuum forming machine which he and few other members built for FizzPOP , a hackerspace in Birmingham, England. The device is used to suck hot sagging plastic around a mold. This is accomplished in two parts, the vacuum table and the heating mechanism to put the sheet of plastic into that sagging state. The vacuum part of these tools has been easy to DIY for a long time. Pegboard makes for a very good table surface, with ...

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electronicproducts.com 18 Apr '15, 5am

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spectrum.ieee.org 17 Apr '15, 3pm
Video Friday: Robotic Kitchen, Swarming Drones, and Robots Want Your Blood

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Check out all the latest innovations in the #SAMracecar v2.0!

arrow.com 17 Apr '15, 7pm

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Want to #BeAnEngineer? Brush up on #3D printing via @DesignNews #STEM

designnews.com 17 Apr '15, 9pm

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#IBM announces $3 Billion investment in #IoT development

element14.com 17 Apr '15, 2pm

It seems IBM’s strategy regarding the IoT is to shotgun its initiatives to see which will tak...

Five fascinating power facts about supercomputers

eetimes.com 17 Apr '15, 12pm
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