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3D Design Software for Less than $50??

Introducing Cubify Invent™, our new easy-to-learn 3D design tool. It’s powerful enough to help bring all your ideas to life, from visualizing in 3D to making them real on a 3D printer like the Cube.

With Cubify Invent you can start creating right away – easy tutorials and intuitive tools guide you as you go. It’s easy enough to start with simple designs, but powerful enough to go as complex as you need. The possibilities are endless. If you can imagine it, you can make it!

Get Cubify Invent for only $49 here, and start inventing!

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DNA Trivia Answers

It is amazing how much 3d printing has evolved over the past 10 years.  I am hopeful for the future of this emerging technology and cannot wait to see the effects it will have on the medical industry. If you didn’t get a chance to read my latest In the Queue email, you can catch it here.

Let’s have a big round of applause for this month’s winner: K. Yost from Utah. That $250 Gift Card to will really come in handy for an upcoming Stereolithography (SLA) project.

Here are the correct answers to this month’s challenge:

1. What was the name of the sheep that was the first animal cloned from an adult?
 Lamb Chop

2. What is the name for the FBI’s database of DNA for convicted criminals?
 The CODIS databank (Combined DNA Index System)
 The DNAOCC databank (DNA of Convicted Criminals)
 The Miescher databank
 The Convicted Criminal DNA databank

3. Who was the first person to isolate DNA in 1869?
 James Watson
 Francis Crick
 Rosalind Franklin
 Friedrich Miescher

4. What holds the bases of DNA together?
 Hydrogen bonds

5. What percentage of DNA do we share with chimpanzees?
 Between 81-86%
 Between 87-93%
 Between 94-99%

6. How much of our genes are shared with siblings?

7. Who discovered the double helix model?
 Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling
 Friedrich Miescher
 Erwin Chargaff
 James Watson and Francis Crick

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Foodie Trivia Answers

Turns out I am better at 3D Printing with food than actually cooking food. If you didn’t get a chance to read my latest In the Queue email, you can catch it here.

Let’s have a big round of applause for this month’s winner: J. Mulligan from Florida.  That $250 Stereolithography (SLA) credit at will really come in handy for an upcoming project.

Here are the correct answers to this month’s challenge:

1. Who was the Baby Ruth candy bar named after?
Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth
Baseball player, Babe Ruth
Journalist, Ruth Gruber
Actress, Ruth Ford

2. Why is there a string on the Animal Crackers box?
To be displayed hanging from a shelf in stores
So children could drag the box around and pretend it was a train car.
For small children to carry it around easily.
It was made to be a Christmas ornament.

3. Which country consumes the most cheese with 52.7 pounds per capita?

4. What is a cheese monger?
Someone who sells cheese professionally
Someone who likes to eat cheese
A cheese maker
Someone who is obsessed with money

5. Who created milk chocolate?
Henri Nestle
Daniel Peter
Milton Hershey
Dominbro Ghirardelli

6. Who set a world record by eating an amazing 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes during the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2009?
Eric “Badlands” Booker
Takeru “Tsunami” Kobayashi
Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti
Joey “Jaws” Chestnut

7. Approximately how much pizza does the average American eat in a year?
10 pounds (20 slices)
25 pounds (50 slices)
50 pounds (100 slices)
75 pounds (150 slices)

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March Madness Trivia Answers

Let’s have a big round of applause for this month’s winner: G. Arens from Missouri.  That $250 Gift Card to  will really come in handy for an upcoming Stereolithography (SLA) project.

Here are the correct answers to this month’s challenge:

1.  UCLA holds the record for the most NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championships with 11 titles.  What team is second with 7 national titles?
A. Indiana
B. North Carolina
C. Kentucky
D. Duke

2. All four #1 seeds from each region in the tournament have made it to the Final Four only once.  What year did this happen?
A. 2002
B. 2004
C. 2006
D. 2008

3.  In 1985, Villanova became the highest seeded team to win the National Championship.  What was Villanova’s seed that year?
A. #7 seed
B. #8 seed
C. #9 seed
D. #10 seed

4.  Throughout the years, what team is the only team to win first round games ranked as a #15, #14, #13, and #12 seed?
A. Richmond Spiders
B. Princeton Tigers
C. Butler Bulldogs
D. Santa Clara Broncos

5.  Who has scored the most total points in NCAA Tournament history?
A. Bill Walton (UCLA)
B. Tyler Hansbrough (UNC)
C. Joakim Noah (Florida)
D. Christian Laettner (Duke)

6.  What team has made the most official Final Four appearances with 18?
A. North Carolina
B. Duke
C. Kentucky

7.  What active coach has the most NCAA Tournament Titles (4)?
A. Roy Williams
B. Mike Krzyzewski
C. Billy Donovan
D. Jim Calhoun

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Injection Molded ‘Frii’ Plastic Bike

Dror Peleg, an Israeli student at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, designed ‘Frii’, an injection molded single speed city bike made with various recycled plastics. Using injection mold technology, constructing the Frii bike is less labor-intensive and more accessible than the traditional metal bicycle.

Before injecting, the bearings are placed into the mold. The tires are then injected over the rims using “full” material making them flat tire-proof. The seat can be injected in different sizes, the wheels are interchangeable, and different colors can be chosen, making the bikes easily customizable.

The Frii is built to be sturdy with a shorter fork, plastic ribs, and the pyriamid shaped bottom. The recycled materials create additional strength for the bike.

The concept behind the design was creating a hybrid of local industry and traditional product.

To see more pictures of the Frii, click here!

To learn more about injection molding, click here!

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“Kicking Off” The Year In Style Trivia Answers

A big congratulations this month’s winner: M. McGraw from Massachusetts.  That $250 Gift Card to  will really come in handy for an upcoming Stereolithography (SLA) project.

Here are the correct answers to this month’s challenge:

1. What player has won the most Super Bowl MVP awards with three?

A.     Troy Aikman

B.     Terry Bradshaw

C.     Jerry Rice

D.     Joe Montana

2. Who is the only player to have won Super Bowl MVP on a losing team?

A.     Roger Staubach

B.     Kurt Warner

C.     Chuck Howley

D.     Jake Delhomme

3. What team lost a Super Bowl by the smallest margin in the game’s history?

A.     New England Patriots

B.     St. Louis Rams

C.     Buffalo Bills

D.     Miami Dolphins

4. Which Super Bowl winning starting quarterback attempted the fewest passes in a single Super Bowl game?

A.     Bob Griese

B.     Len Dawson

C.     Bart Starr

D.     Joe Namath

5. What player holds the record for most career sacks in the Super Bowl?

A.     Reggie White

B.     Mean Joe Greene

C.     Randy White

D.     Charles Haley

6. What player holds the record for most interceptions in a Super Bowl game?

A.     Rod Woodson

B.     Everson Walls

C.     Rod Martin

D.     Darrell Green

7. Where was the first Super Bowl held?

A.     New Orleans

B.     Miami

C.     Los Angeles

D.  Phoenix

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And the Winner is…

Let’s have a big round of applause for this month’s winner: M. Marek from Texas.  That $250 Gift Card to  will really come in handy for an upcoming Stereolithography (SLA) project.

Here are the correct answers to this month’s challenge:

1. What was the highest grossing movie of 2011?

A.     The Hangover Part II

B.     Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

C.     Transformers:  Dark of the Moon

D.     Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2


2. Who was credited as being the “most searched” person of 2011?

A.     Kim Kardashian

B.     Lady Gaga

C.     Justin Bieber

D.     Lindsay Lohan


3. After 30 years and 135 missions, the U.S. Space Shuttle program formally ended on August 31, 2011. 

Which shuttle is credited with the highest number of missions (39)?

A.     Discovery

B.     Atlantis

C.     Endeavour

D.     Columbia


4. In 2011, Katy Perry became the first woman to have five #1 songs from one album (Teenage Dream).

Who is the only other artist that has accomplished this feat?

A.     Elvis Presley

B.     Lionel Ritchie

C.     Michael Jackson

D.     Michael Bolton


5. Demographers say it took until 1804 for the world to reach its first billion people and over a century more to hit 2 billion in 1927.

What milestone did the estimated world’s population surpass in October, 2011?

A.     6 Billion People

B.     7 Billion People

C.     8 Billion People

D.     9 Billion People


6. What celebrity set a new Guinness World Record for Twitter in 2011 by amassing 1 million followers in just over 24 hours?

A.     Ashton Kutcher

B.     Simon Cowell

C.     Oprah Winfrey

D.     Charlie Sheen


7. Whose suffered a “lyric malfunction” and botched the singing of the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV in February, 2011?

A.     Cyndi Lauper

B.     Christina Aguilera

C.     Janet Jackson

D.  Scotty McCreery



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Win a $250 Gift Card from Quickparts

SLA Gift Card | Rapid Prototyping | Quickparts.comMy favorite Custom Parts Manufcturer,, recently sent me a dozen of these sweet gift cards for $250.  The gift card can only be applied to SLA projects, but the finish and material choice is all yours!!

Ofcourse I don’t believe in getting something for nothing, so I set-up a trivia challenge page that I will use in my selection process.  Simply answer all 7 questions correctly and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 gift card to use with your next SLA project with Quickparts!  Make sure to send me your responses before Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in order to be entered into the drawing.

Click here to claim your $250 gift card NOW!

I will post the answers and winners tomorrow at 12pm EST. Good Luck!

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Reality Redesigned: A Design Contest with a Reality Show Twist


Pinkbike and The Edge Factor are now accepting submissions for Reality Redesigned (R2).  R2 is what happens when the biggest names in North American manufacturing, design and engineering throw open the doors and allow both mountain bikers and designers alike to have at it.  Have no doubt, this is full access to a full on mountain bike design competition with legitimate resources, and up to $40,000 in prizes.

Reality Redesigned is a whole new concept – a design contest with a reality show twist. Students and bike enthusiasts from Canada and the U.S. will be invited to submit designs into one of 3 design categories.  The submissions will be analysed and professionally critiqued by industry experts.


Contact Matt Ormel at for a kit containing a poster and information about EdgeFactor and this contest.  Matt is ready to answer questions and offer any support that might help you get started.  You can also like EdgeFactor on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.  Good luck!

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