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Bridge Building The Portland Way

ENTRY 9Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Moving a large object, for instance, a 40 foot wooden beam, might involve some brainpower, but not too much. Sliding a 1,000-foot long bridge requires a fair amount of genius. Not only did Sundt Construction propose the novel idea of tempo…

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​The Power of Clean Air in 3D

ENTRY 11Tualatin, ORMonday, June 16, 2014

When Louis Pasteur developed the germ theory of disease, he was building on the work of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis who introduced hand washing to the medical community in 1847. Such a practice seems incredibly basic, but it was overlooked as a way …

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Cutting, Grinding, And Welding For The Greater Good Of The World

ENTRY 14Emeryville, CAFriday, June 20, 2014

Fun. Dynamic. Masterful. Effusive. Lively. Brilliant.A few words that describe Jeff Tiedeken, owner and creator of a modern day machine shop called Monkey Likes Shiny. This is not a hobby shop, but a shop of a full-time tinkerer, a career mak…

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Anything You Can Dream - We Can Build

ENTRY 15Port Coquitlam, BCThursday, June 26, 2014

Anything you can dream . . . we can build. That is the tagline, motto, mantra for Dynamic Structures in British Columbia and I could not find a more appropriate title to give this post. Our timing was impeccable. Craig Breckenridge, who …

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A Motorcycle Built For Any Road: Carducci Dual Sport SC3 Adventure

ENTRY 19Sunnyvale, CASunday, July 6, 2014

Over 10 million motorcycles are on the road in America. A subset of those are known as dual sport bikes – motorcycles you can take pretty much anywhere you want off-road or pavement. Jim Carducci and Sherry Cordova are co-founders of a limite…

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Start Your Own Personal Industrial Revolution

ENTRY 28San Mateo, CASunday, July 13, 2014

What is it about Maker Faire that sets people’s minds and hearts ablaze? Mark Hatch from TechShop gives a very clear picture as to why: You can start your own “Personal Industrial Revolution” by taking classes at a makerspace or at a TechShop…

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Step Inside A Virtual Ford Mustang

ENTRY 29Dearborn, MITuesday, July 15, 2014

Today I experienced a piece of the future, of manufacturing in particular, but of design, too. This collaborative virtual reality (VR) lab at Ford, led by Elizabeth Baron, is remarkable. They call it the FIVE lab -- Ford Immers…

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Charge Your Cell Phone By Walking Around

ENTRY 36Pittsburgh, PASunday, July 27, 2014

In developing nations, a mobile phone is the technology choice. People cannot afford to have a computer and the feature and smart phone is the path to freedom in many ways. But for most, the simple act of charging their phone is a chore, a ma…

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