3D Printing – what is it good for?

It’s likely that you’ve heard of 3D Printing by now. But for some, the technology still seems mysterious. You may have questions like, “What exactly is 3D Printing” or “Why does 3D Printing matter?” Below are some answers. HOW THE TECHNOLOGY WORKS. 3D Printing is kind of like a hot glue gun that has the […]

Electronic component jewelry & art from trash

We had many visitors try out IG’s creative re-use projects at the Spring Into Action event at the Johnson Art Museum. Electronic component jewelry was very popular, and some new styles were invented, including a lovely charm bracelet and dangling earrings out of resistors and capacitors. Suspending fragments of plastic detritus in glass vials of […]

Sugru and the Art of Repair

Last night we hosted another Instructables Build Night, this time with the material Sugru. Sugru is an air drying rubber invented by Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh. It can be used to repair, modify, or mash-up existing products. Dhulchaointigh grew up on a farm where there was a DIY spirit and ethos of repair. She was in […]