The 3D MEMS Design Challenge is the world's first micro-device design contest. Held by MEMGen Corp., the competition is open to all individuals who have commercial or research interest in micro-device design, manufacturing, or use. Top three winners will be awarded prototypes of their designs and cash prizes from $2,500 to $10,000. Entries must be submitted to MEMGen by April 15, 2003. Go to www.memgen.com.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies.
You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived.
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