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This Cube Made of Gears Shouldn't Work, But It Does

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Watching this cube slowly turn itself inside out as its internal gears mesh together is a mesmerising and puzzling experience. It looks like it should never work, but it does. I have a degree in engineering. Hell, I have a PhD in engineering. I (kind of) know how it works. But it still looks like magic to me.

Reminder: Submit Your Model Into the 3D Printing Challenge Before Tomorrow

By Kat Hannaford on at

Currently, you stand a good chance of winning this month's 3D Printing Challenge, friends. It must be the many eggnog-quaffing occasions December offers, because Nick at 3DPrintUK tells me we've only had a couple of entries to this month's high-tech sleigh design competition. Fire up Google SketchUp, or your preferred CAD programme, and enter to win fame; your 3D printed model, and a Tokyo Flash watch. Read the rules here.

Can 3D Printers Make Libraries Useful Again?

By Andrew Tarantola on at

As the printed word gives way to digital distribution, libraries must change in both form and function in order to remain relevant in the Internet age. One New York book repository has taken the lead in this effort by installing the country's first "maker's space" within a public library.