One of the frustrations of the Etch A Sketch is its temporary nature. You put in all that time learning to draw and your little brother (or spouse) bumps you and it's all gone — your great art is lost forever. Rakesh Reddy has a gadget-based solution — the Remember-It-All Etch A Sketch. Reddy's gadget captures that otherwise ephemeral art and provides the ability to re-create it over and over. When the unit is in record mode, sensors in the bottom of the Etch A Sketch monitor the motion of the knobs and save the resulting motion sequences that can be repeated.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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