BenHeck, Benjamin Heckendorn, Chris Kraft, electronics podcast, Hangprinter, Luffa, MacroFab, macrofab engineering podcast, Makerbot Method, ODrive, SLA Resin Pritners
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MEP EP #153: Discrete Atomic Luffa Control

Podcast Notes

  • Benjamin Heckendorn
    • An electronics hacking entertainment guru
    • Former host of Element 14’s “ The Ben Heck Show”.
  • Chris Kraft
    • A tinkerer currently working as a software engineer in the financial services industry
    • Extensive background in 3d printing and building anything that seems interesting
  • Past two years
  • Hangprinter
    • The first new/interesting thing Chris has seen in awhile
    • Project is open source so people are free to contribute and find ways to improve the design
    • One thing I feel is potentially a missed opportunity is the focus is on making it cheap
  • ODrive
    • Designed to give motor control to hobby grade brushless DC motors instead of stepper motors
    • Hackaday.io project
  • New Makerbot printer named “Method”
    • Non-heated bed is a “feature”?
    • Latest design seems to prefer technologies that Stratesys can or already has patented
  • Consider the humble Luffa
    • For a long time manufacturing has mostly used subtractive techniques
    • Until recently most manufacturing was about taking raw materials and cutting, bending, etc into the desired pattern
    • Look at that infill
    • Additive manufacturing is really different when you think about the possibilities
    • What if we could use CRISPR to “reprogram” plants to produce other things? Like growing a replacement organs, body parts or something else completely?

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Benjamin Heckendorn

Benjamin Heckendorn

 

Chris Kraft

Chris Kraft


Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!