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R2-D2 Is in Star Wars: Episode VII, and He’s Fan-Made | via Star Wars Blog

R2-D2 Is in Star Wars: Episode VII, and He’s Fan-Made | via Star Wars Blog

This was super cool to see – makers from the R2-D2 fan club got jobs working on EP VII. I’ve met some of these guys at Maker Faires, and their work is top notch. They are CNC-ing parts, writing their own software, etc. I’ve spent…

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How 5 Different Creatures Flap Their Wings via Co.Design

How 5 Different Creatures Flap Their Wings via Co.Design

  Really neat graphical analysis of how different animals flap their wings. I appreciate this b/c it’s exactly how SPD would go about such an analysis if we were trying to build a bio-inspired flapping-wing drone. Click through to see the animated videos produced by,…

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