So last week I was in the UK, visiting people who work on AM and talking at Develop3DLive (awesome event, BTW - and video of my talk soon). This weekend I was home briefly to get my motorcycle license with Ada, and on Tuesday I'm heading to AMUG, where I'm giving a talk on Thursday morning.
Hat tip to Jordan for suggesting "wayfinding" instead of "pathfinding," too. I'm sloooowly making my categories less dumb/arbitrary :)
- Fred Wilson on side projects.
- Bryce Roberts: VC is a crappy product for most of its customers.
- Me, on the GrabCAD blog, about the rationale for lattice structures.
- Tesla took more than 276k deposits for Model 3s, which are scheduled for delivery in late 2017. For context, the most popular passenger car in the US in 2015 was the Toyota Camry (429k sold), and the BMW 3-series (which, at a $33k base price, costs about the same as the Tesla Model 3) sold 95k units.
- GM built a new wind tunnel to test 40% scale cars.
- Impossible Objects is a startup making printers that laminate and then autoclave sheets of prepreg carbon fiber. Hope Reese interviewed the founder, and asked me to comment on their technology as well.
- Via Derek, a crazy mechanical clock that writes the time every minute.
- A short tour of the construction of the London Crossrail.
- Via Michael, a good infographic on how NYC gets its drinking water. I still *really* want to visit Water Tunnel Number 3.
- Via Dan, two 5K runs that are both happening next weekend: One goes the length of the Lincoln Tunnel, and one that's held on the main runway at JFK airport.
- The Port Authority is kind of a mess.
- An interesting post on the market for fake sneakers.
- Michael Nielsen on whether or not AlphaGo is a big deal.
- "Data Mining Reveals the Four Urban Conditions That Create Vibrant City Life."
Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.
- Jon Hirschtick, the founder of OnShape and SolidWorks, was a major blackjack player while at MIT.