DailyDirt: Random Reader Submissions

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Since we started doing these DailyDirt posts, we've seen some interesting links in the comments from various astute readers. So here, we've collected a few of them that just shouldn't stay buried in a comment thread. And if you'd like to suggest links for future DailyDirt posts -- feel free to submit your own comment with a nice little url.
  • Here's a 3D plastic printer that can self-replicate. The software is freely available, and there's a growing group of enthusiasts working on it. [url] from modplan.
  • If you're looking for a unique wedding ring, there's one that acts like a vinyl record. The ring has a 20-second recorded message engraved on it. [url] from an Anonymous Coward.
  • Wanna meet up with other hackers in your area? There's a website for that. It's a wiki for hackers to congregate and collaborate. [url] from chris.
  • There could be a remedy for arthritis derived from bee sting venom. The "natural" bee sting therapy of getting stung hundreds of times doesn't sound too appealing, though. [url] from another Anonymous Coward.


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      Anonymous Coward, Jan 14th, 2011 @ 6:19pm

      Billions of dollars for research into bee stings now!

      How much nature can offer us for free?

       

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      PandaMarketer (profile), Jan 15th, 2011 @ 1:10am

      3D Printer

      Call me when it can print out hardware.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 1:31am

      Re: 3D Printer

      They already can print hardware.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 1:40am

      Re: 3D Printer

      It may not be able to print teeth yet but it can print a lot of stuff already.

       

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      Marcel de Jong (profile), Jan 15th, 2011 @ 5:03am

      About the hacker meetups

      There is one more, often overlapping the groups of the hackerspaces. Every first Friday of the month there are 2600 meetups all over the globe.

      http://www.2600.com/meetings/

      If you're interested, go there and join the conversation.

       

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      Michael Ho (profile), Jan 15th, 2011 @ 11:59am

      Re: Re: 3D Printer

      I think PanaMarketer means that he wants a 3D printer that can print out processors/graphics cards/hard drives/etc... That would be cool, and I think there are researchers working on very simple printed circuit boards -- but not full "computers"....

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 8:03pm

      Re: Re: Re: 3D Printer

      Funny you say that, I just dreamed about a machine I saw once that sucked little electronic pieces and put them in place and imagined a desktop version of it.

      Anyways something could be produced using this knowledge how to produce your own microchips Safe HF Etching at Home with an Etch Chamber.

      That girls rules LoL
      Don't miss her explanations on how things work, it tells the history using paper cut dolls.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Jan 15th, 2011 @ 8:06pm

      Re: Re: Re: 3D Printer

      On a further note can you imagine a desktop microprocessor maker that runs on nail polisher?

       

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      Walt, Jan 16th, 2011 @ 11:44am

      Bee Venom

      Old news, nothing new.

      Just Google "bee venom arthritis" - I got 34,000 hits.

       

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