CBA News & Notes
December 13, 2013
We're delighted to welcome Airbus as CBA's newest sponsor, with a focus on aerospace applications of digital fabrication:
How To Make (almost) Anything
will be from 5:00-6:30 on Tuesday December 17 on the sixth floor of MIT's building E14:
Planning is proceeding for CBA's topical meeting on Bits ↔ Biology to be held on May 1, 2014. We'll provide an update on the logistics for that early next year.
A team with CBA researchers and collaborators has constructed a genomically recoded organism:
Shuguang Zhang was elected to the National Academy of Inventors:
We've received a DARPA/ARO award for
. This will integrate 3D scanning, modeling, and fabrication around a common volumetric representation.
The newest addition to CBA's facilities is a Sodick SL-400G high-resolution wire EDM:
This will be used for developing digital material parts and tooling.
A CBA patent was issued for an integrated inertial measurement unit:
Nadya Peek and Neil Gershenfeld presented to Congressional leadership in a Solve for X session held on Capitol Hill:
Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Dick Durbin introduced the National Fab Lab Network Act in the Senate:
This is a companion to Representative Bill Foster's House bill:
Jan Morrison, Sherry Lassiter, and Neil Gershenfeld explored the connections between fabrication and education:
Our sponsor Motorola has announced Project Ara, an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones, developed with (and named for) CBA alum Ara Knaian:
Some other alumni updates: Matt Reynolds will be joining Josh Smith on the faculty at the University of Washington:
and Ben Recht has joined the faculty at UC Berkeley:
Best wishes from all of us at CBA for a happy holiday season and a great coming year.
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