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Submission + - A Solar-Powered 3D Printer Prints Glass from Sand (thisiscolossal.com)

Tx-0 writes: From the article:
Industrial designer and tinkerer Markus Kayser spent the better part of a year building and experimenting with two fantastic devices that harness the sun’s power in some of the world’s harshest climates. The first he calls a Sun Cutter, a low-tech light cutter that uses a large ball lens to focus the sun’s rays onto a surface that’s moved by a cam-guided system. As the surface moves under the magnified light it cuts 2D components like a laser. The project was tested for the first time in August 2010 in the Egyptian desert and Kayser used thin plywood to create the parts for a few pairs of pretty sweet shades. But he didn’t stop there. Next, Kayser began to examine the process of 3D printing. Merging two of the deserts most abundant resources, nearly unlimited quantities of sand and sun, he created the Solar Sinter, a device that melts sand to create 3D objects out of glass.

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Submission + - Don't tase me, bro! (alligator.org)

An anonymous reader writes: umm, I don't have anything clever to write, but maybe the editors will cook me up something if they like the story. it's funny they bystanders were "stunned." It was Meyer that got stunned. the real meat of this story is not (surprise) the sensational "omg, police brutality," but that this kid is gonna get charged.

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