There has been an abundance of interesting news related to customization and personal manufacturing over the last couple weeks. The following are a few projects that stick out.
Chris Maguire (@revolvingdork) who was a co-founder of ETSY and now is working on a new start up called Waffl has etched his laptop with the level maps of the original Super Mario Brothers. Thanks to @Make. Would be a masterpiece if not for the “Eee” logo in the upper left hand corner.
Spore is powerful CAD capable of producing cybernetic insects and models of Charles Darwin in addition to video game characters it was designed to create. This power has been expanded with the new ability to make asymmetric features. Previously, if you added a feature it would automatically be mirrored, now you can have wonkier designs. I might have to do another review of their 3D printing service in the name of science. Thanks to @pahlkadot.
Peter Semmelhack, the founder of the open source hardware company BugLabs, has turned his attention towards Hacking Health. He is working on a new kind of continuous glucose monitoring tool for people with diabetes that would alert a friend or family member in case of a medical emergency.