Author: Mike Garrity

Hackathon/Bogrács Gulyás 0

Hackathon/Bogrács Gulyás

At work this weekend, we had a hackathon. Everyone was making cool stuff and trying out crazy ideas. Of course, even when you’re hacking, you need to do things right. And that includes safety...

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Wipers

So I’ve invested a ridiculous amount of time into getting the windshield wipers sorted. It seems like a silly thing to put that much work into on a car which doesn’t even have a...

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Shanzhai

I’ve been enjoying Bunnie Huang‘s latest series, but this one’s especially provocative, isn’t it? What do you think?

Word for the Day 0

Word for the Day

Here’s my favorite word I learned this week: Agnotology It’s the study of “culturally induced ignorance or doubt”. In other words, the study of the act of convincing the public to believe things that...

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Fun in the Sun

We got the Westfield out of the garage this morning. There was a lot of fussing about ground clearance. It was pretty tight. Once it was out in the sun, we could see how...

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Five Tetrahedra

The other day I printed the polyhedra from my last MathWorks blog post. The compounds of five tetrahedra look pretty nice in clear resin. Those are only about an inch across. That’s the “Laevo”...

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Shaper Origin Demo

One of the most interesting tools I’ve seen recently is the Origin CNC router from Shaper. It’s a hand router that moves the head relative to the base to compensate for errors in how...

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Quirky Octopus

One of the nice things about my office at Formlabs is that I have a 3D printer on my desk. Its name is “quirkyOctopus”. It looks like this: Today I finally got a chance...

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Mathworker to Formling

So last week, I was working here: And this week, I’m working here: Pretty nice, huh? Anyways, after almost 15 years in the burbs, I’m having a lot of fun being in Somerville at...