Filament style 3D printers are great, but typically are rather size limited. Laser sintering printers offer huge print

Filament style 3D printers are great, but typically are rather size limited. Laser sintering printers offer huge print beds, but also come with quarter million dollar price tags. What are we supposed to do? Well, thanks to OpenSLS, it might just be possible to turn your laser cutter into your very own SLS 3D printer. We’ve covered OpenSLS a few times before, but it looks like it’s finally becoming a more polished (and usable) solution. A research article was just recently published on the Open-Source Selective Laser Sintering (OpenSLS0 of Nylon and Biocompatible Polycaprolactone (PDF) that goes over the design and construction of a powder handling module that drops right into a laser cutter. The team has created the hardware to turn a laser cutter with a bed size of 60cm x 90cm into an SLS printer. The beauty? The majority of the hardware is laser cut which means you already have the means to convert your laser cutter into a 3D printer. The design files are available on their GitHub. Hardware will likely cost you around $2000, which is peanuts compared to the commercial laser sintering printers. There is tons of info in their article — too much for us to cover in a single post....

Samsonite vs. Delsey vs. American Tourister: Which Luggage Brand to Pick?

If you ever looked for luggage that’s in the “middle of the range,” chances are you ran into at least one of the following three brands: Samsonite, Delsey, or American Tourister. They are not as cheap as some of the pieces you could get at your local hypermarket, but they are generally built much better and will last longer. At the same time, they are nowhere near as expensive as luggage made by high-end brands such as Louis Vuitton or Rimowa. As such, these brands are oftentimes the right choice for casual and even frequent travelers. Deciding which of them to go with, though, can be a bit more challenging. As such, in this article, I’ll look at what some of my favorite products from each of the three brands are, as well as at the brands in general – and how they compare against each other. If you are looking for a quick tip on a good suitcase to start your search with for each of the brands, I recommend the following three all of which are available in a variety of sizes including the carry-ons that I link to below: They are in no particular order, and there are also many others that didn’t make it into the list yet are worth checking. The list should offer you a good starting...

4 Sustainable Food Rules to Save Your Life and the Planet’s

You might have noticed from the barrage of news reports on extreme weather events, sea level rise, and the melting Antarctic, that our environment here on earth is changing. It’s getting hotter out there, and Mother Earth is fighting back! Now what do we do? The good news in this temperature turmoil is that you play a significant role in this warming trend, with your own personal habits. That’s because your diet is the nexus between health and environment. Paying attention to it gives you the most powerful tool to spare the worst effects of both climate change and your health. Your job is to simply to eat lower on the food chain, choosing whole plant food sources of protein and nutrients over animal foods. Animals are inefficient at converting their food to human food. They eat more than they produce, and require a whole lot of energy, water, land and resources to convert feed to what humans call food. According to recent research, producing a single kilogram (kg) of meat, (that’s 2.2 pounds), chickens require 3.3kg of feed – we’re feeding them more than three times the food for what they produce. Pigs need 6.4kg, and  beef demands up to 25kg. These ratios just account for their...

Portable Evaporative Air Cooler Market Trends, Emerging Market Regions, Growth Factors and Trends 2024

The Portable Evaporative Air Cooler market report analysis series and provides a comprehensive insight into the global Portable Evaporative Air Cooler channel. It analyses the market, the major players, and the main trends, strategies for success and consumer attitudes. It also provides forecasts to 2024. Look insights of Global Portable Evaporative Air Cooler industry market research report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/166263    The overviews, SWOT analysis and strategies of each vendor in the Portable Evaporative Air Cooler market provide understanding about the market forces and how those can be exploited to create future opportunities. Get sample Copy of this Portable Evaporative Air Cooler Market Report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/request-sample/166263  Production Analysis: SWOT analysis of major key players of Portable Evaporative Air Cooler industry based on a Strengths, Weaknesses, company’s internal & external environments. …, Opportunities and Threats. . It also includes Production, Revenue, and average product price and market shares of key players. Those data are further drilled down with Manufacturing Base Distribution, Production Area and Prod...

Upgraded Abarth treatment turns Fiat 500 hatchback into a fun ride

The 2019 Fiat 500 Abarth gets special exterior treatment and a special 160-horsepower turbocharged engine, with either a manual or automatic transmission. The Fiat 500 began life as a rear-engine, four-seat, small city car with rear-hinged doors in 1957 known as the Cinquecento (Italian for “500”), and was produced until 1975. Its rear-hinged doors were dropped in 1965. Production of the 500 ceased when Fiat began producing the Fiat 126, but then resumed in 2007 with a modern reinterpretation featuring notable changes. For example, the rear engine was moved to the front, and the new 500 had over 500,000 personalization options such as exterior and interior colors and trims. The current generation of the Fiat 500 was introduced in 2012, inspired by the 1957 Cinquecento, with a front-mounted engine and front-wheel drive, and received a facelift in 2015 with design tweaks and new lower-emissions engines. The Fiat 500 comes in four models: base 500, 500e, 500 L, and the 500 X all-wheel drive small crossover, with up to four trim levels for each. Some models are available in either hatchback or cabrio configuration ($1,495 markup), with the choice of a five-speed manual or a heavy-d...

We have not yet reached the future promised by Star Trek where we can simply ask

We have not yet reached the future promised by Star Trek where we can simply ask the computer to make whatever we desire in a Food Replicator — that’s still a ways off. But there are a growing number of cool gadgets designed specifically for the kitchen, or simply products that make a ton of sense to set up in your kitchen. Not all of these are “smart home” products in the traditional sense, but they are smart in the ways they let you easily cook delicious meals while spending less time in the kitchen. Speaking as an owner, the Instant Pot is a truly remarkable kitchen gadget that you can use for so many recipe ideas. It’s an all-in-one pressure cooker, slow cooker, sauté/searing, steamer, sanitizer and pre-programmed settings for cooking soups, stews, rice — even yogurt. The best part is that you can set it to cook your food, walk away, and it will be hot and ready whenever you are. The Google Home Hub is perfect you rely on your phone for following recipes in the kitchen. Keep your dirty phone off the counter and follow along with your videos and recipes using a bigger screen that can find a new home on your kitchen counter. It’s also perfect for ...

The best Amazon Prime Day UK deals 2019: day one and two roundup

This year’s Amazon Prime Day has brought us thousands upon thousands of deals. Millions, in fact, according to Amazon. So we’ve been trawling Amazon for the very best of those deals and posting them here since Prime Day started at midnight on Monday 15 July and we’ll be updating this page until it ends. When does Prime Day end? The 48-hour sale officially ends at midnight tonight, so you still have plenty of time to shop, but maybe not enough time to browse Amazon to find the best deals. But don’t worry, because we’ve done that work for you! The T3 team has been working around the clock handpicking deals in home appliances, tech and gaming, photography, clothing and footwear and much more from brands including Apple, Sony, Samsung, Nike, Adidas and many more. Here, we present the absolute best deals available in the Amazon Prime Day 2019 super sale, as well as a big list of all the alternative July sales that Amazon’s competitors are holding right now (and not all of those sales end tonight). So read on for the best Prime Day deals and prepare to shop. Many of these products are unlikely to be this low again until Black Friday at the end of No...

Gov. Parson vetoes effort to repeal motorcycle helmet requirement

The idea got tied up with a bunch of other changes to the law, and Gov. Mike Parson decided some of them were too much. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Bikers arrive at a previous motorcycle awareness ride in Springfield. (Photo: News-Leader file photo) State lawmakers, including local representatives, had hoped to let some ride without them this year and passed a bill with language repealing the state’s helmet requirement for riders ages 18 and up with qualifying health insurance in May. But the idea got tied up with a bunch of other changes to the law, and on Friday afternoon, Gov. Mike Parson decided some of them were too much. In his veto message, Parson focused his disapproval on a provision giving courts outside of St. Louis and St. Louis County the power to take away drivers’ licenses if people don’t pay fines for minor traffic offenses. Parson wrote that the proposal would “significantly” undermine a law passed in 2015 aimed at preventing abuse of such power statewide after the previous year’s events in Ferguson brought the issue into focus. In an interview, Sen. Eric Bur...