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Things We Found No. 4

Things We Found is a regular round up of stuff we find around the interwebs. Here’s no. 4…

BrewBot
Circuit Printer
Pencil

BrewBot

Ever wanted to make beer but your too lazy ? BrewBot is a craft brewing machine that connects to your smartphone. It helps you with recipes, alerts you to various important points in the brewing process, and records your brews so that you don’t forget how to reproduce that perfect IPA you made last month. Although it’s not the cheapest bit of kit, it’s comparable to MakerBot, which sounds about right to me.

The EX1 Circuit Printer

The subject of this Kickstarter project can print electronic circuits onto stuff. There really isn’t much more to say about that. Imagine printing out a customised Arduino for your next physical computing project. Wow.

Pencil

Beautiful and clever, Pencil is by Fifty Three, the people who make Paper for iOS, and is designed to work with the app for a much nicer drawing/sketching/noting experience. It knows when you’re resting your hand on the screen, so avoids that irritating thing where you accidentally scrawl all over your lovely, painstakingly crafted image. It knows when you’ve flipped the Pencil around to use the eraser end, and when you’re using your finder to blend colours. Clever stuff. On my Xmas list.

Have a great weekend.