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SUMMER CAMP // BOM brings an industrial revolution to Birmingham for 9 - 12 year olds

Published 25 May 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, education, birmingham

The Birmingham Open Media (BOM) Summer Camp is back this August with five packed days of art and electronics - this year transporting kids aged 9 - 12 into a world of inventions, inspired by Birmingham’s Industrial Revolution!

BOM Fellow and Creative Technologist Ben Neal will lead young inventors through an exciting journey of creativity and discovery, designing, building and coding new projects with programmable technologies.

Born from Hacker culture, BOM is proactively addressing barriers to cultural participation, by connecting world-class practitioners with activist research and communities - and it’s Summer Camp 2017 sounds amazing.

It takes place 21 - 25 August 10am to 4pm with all children booked onto the full five days, at a total cost of £125 per child.

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New Learning Center offers an online crash course in Onshape fundamentals

Published 25 May 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, cloud, education, onshape

The Learning Center offers users a new means of learning about working with full-cloud CAD

A self-guided online learning program for experienced engineers and designers has been launched by Onshape to speed up their transition from traditional desktop-installed CAD to the brand’s ‘full-cloud CAD’.

Access to the Onshape Learning Center is free for all its annual Professional Plan subscribers, with the curriculum breaking down into short introductory courses with practice exercises that CAD professionals can complete at their own pace and also revisit later.

The Learning Center was created as an alternative onboarding option to Onshape’s interactive Overview Training, which is comprised of four daily two-hour online sessions with an expert instructor.

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Vest for safer water transport wins DuPont packaging awards

Published 22 May 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, materials, packaging, dupont

DuPont has announced its 2017 winners of the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, with the highest honor awarded to the Fritz Water Vest, which allows people in developing countries to carry up to 20 pounds of water easily and safely.

Judges felt the design was an ‘out-of-the-box solution’ for a significant global problem and was designed with an overwhelming sense of the greater good. The vest is antimicrobial, ergonomic and reusable.

Designed by several packaging experts joining together and distributed as a non-profit, the design was conceived to enable people in disaster areas, or where water is not easily available, to transport water.

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Fusion 360 gets TraceParts integration

Published 18 May 2017

Posted by Al Dean

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While there’s already a number of standard parts integrations built directly into the Fusion 360 interface (perhaps most notably the slick integration with McMaster-Carr), there’s now a new one on the block.

Autodesk and TraceParts have announced that the Fusion 360 format is now available from TracePart’s standard and manufacturer specific parts library.

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