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Discov3ry 3D Printer Paste Extruder: Copy with Paste

Discov3ry 3D Printer Paste Extruder: Copy with Paste
A couple of months ago we talked about the Rabbit Proto, an add-on that lets existing 3D printers print with conductive ink and other viscous materials. Structur3D’s Discov3ry extruder is like Rabbit Proto, but it’s designed to be more versatile from the get go.

Rabbit Proto Lets 3D Printers Add Circuits While Printing Objects: Coming in Hot

Rabbit Proto Lets 3D Printers Add Circuits While Printing Objects: Coming in Hot
We’ve seen an add-on that turns ink printers into circuit board printers, and even a 3D printer that specializes in printing circuits. A new company called Rabbit Proto takes prototyping to the next level with its eponymous product.

Printoo Modular, Thin & Flexible Electronics: Diet PCB

Printoo Modular, Thin & Flexible Electronics: Diet PCB
Microcontrollers and other electronics components have been getting smaller and cheaper. A company called Ynvisible proves that these parts can be made much thinner as well. The company recently launched a Kickstarter fundraiser for Printoo, a set of modular electronics that are paper-thin and flexible.

Arduino-based 8-bit Handheld Game Console: Gamebuino

Arduino-based 8-bit Handheld Game Console: Gamebuino
Late last year I talked about the DIY Gamer Kit, which contained all the parts you need to assemble your own handheld game console. In other words, the kit introduces you to video game hardware. Aurélien Rodot’s Gamebuino on the other hand comes fully assembled and is intended to get you into video game software.

AgIC DIY Kit Lets You Print Circuit Boards on Ink Printers: Agical!

AgIC DIY Kit Lets You Print Circuit Boards on Ink Printers: Agical!
Last year we talked about the EX¹, a 3D printer designed to print circuit boards on a variety of materials, including paper. The EX¹ has great potential, but if all you want is to print is circuit boards on paper, the AgIC may be better for you.

DARPA Giving out Money to Develop Electronics That Kill Themselves on Command

DARPA Giving out Money to Develop Electronics That Kill Themselves on Command
About a year ago, we mentioned that DARPA was working on a plan to develop electronics that would destroy themselves on command. The idea was to get devices that soldiers could take into battle that could be destroyed if lost or left behind.

Newegg Takes on Amazon Prime with Newegg Premiere

Newegg Takes on Amazon Prime with Newegg Premiere
Back when Amazon Prime first launched I made fun of it and generally thought it was the dumbest thing I had ever heard. In my mind, I would never buy enough items for Amazon to cover the yearly fee to be a member.

Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination

Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination
It may not look like much, but Dentaku’s tiny board lets you follow in the footsteps of Leo Fender, Antonio Stradivari, Ikutaro Kakehashi and other musical instrument makers. It’s called the Ototo, and it’s a small synthesizer that can be activated by any conductive material and tweaked by a variety of inputs.

Circuit Stickers: Peel & Stick & Light

Circuit Stickers: Peel & Stick & Light
Here’s a fun kit that you can use to make simple electronics, even wearable ones. Circuit Stickers are just that – electronics with adhesive backing. The star of the kit are the LED stickers. Put them on a conductive surface – wire, foil, conductive thread or fabric etc.

EX¹ 3D Prints Circuit Boards: Rapidest Prototyping

EX¹ 3D Prints Circuit Boards: Rapidest Prototyping
Last year we found out about a new material that could be used with 3D printers to make simple electronic sensors. If that tinkled the tinkerer in you, wait ’til you see the EX¹ 3D printer.

Touch Board Turns Touch Into Sound (and More): Synthetic Synesthesia

Touch Board Turns Touch Into Sound (and More): Synthetic Synesthesia
Last month I talked about Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint Pen, which can be used to make simple or hidden circuits. Thanks to the company’s newest product, you can use the pen to make more complex and fun devices.

DIY Gamer Kit: Build, Code & Game Boy

DIY Gamer Kit: Build, Code & Game Boy
Technology Will Save Us is the maker’s version of Toys R’ Us. The shop makes toys or gadgets that require assembly, perfect for people who are into tinkering and assembling electronics. Their newest kit is a great way to entice gamers to make their own video game systems.

Electric Paint Pen Lets You Draw Your Own Circuits

Electric Paint Pen Lets You Draw Your Own Circuits
As someone who doesn’t know a lot about building electronics, I love learning about products that manage to teach the basics of the field. Bare Conductive’s Paint Pen is one such product. It’s a liquid wire that you can use to make simple circuits or electronic prototypes.

3D Printing with Liquid Metals at Room Temperature: One Small Step for Terminators

3D Printing with Liquid Metals at Room Temperature: One Small Step for Terminators
We’ve seen a 3D printer make objects out of soft materials, and one that uses titanium powder.  This 3D printer made by researchers at North Carolina State University is somewhere in between: it uses a liquid metal alloy that is stable at room temperature.

DARPA Wants Electronics That Melt into the Environment on Command

DARPA Wants Electronics That Melt into the Environment on Command
DARPA is looking for input from companies in the electronics industry, researchers, and other interested parties on technology that sounds like something out of a Mission Impossible movie. No, they don’t want exploding sunglasses or anything like that.

Smart ‘Ice Cubes’ Let You Know When It’s Time to Stop Drinking

Smart ‘Ice Cubes’ Let You Know When It’s Time to Stop Drinking
If you’re the type of drinker who can’t tell when enough is enough, then maybe these ‘smart’ ice cubes can help you out. They’re not really ice cubes in the sense that they aren’t made from water and all.