Hammocks are a huge up and coming outdoor item these days, and for good reason. A

Hammocks are a huge up and coming outdoor item these days, and for good reason. A quality camping hammock packs small, can be set up in all sorts of settings and is a great option for both sleeping and camp site lounging. A lot of campers have even found sleeping in a hammock to be far more comfortable than on a sleeping pad. It’s a matter of personal preference — if you’re an outdoorsman or woman who enjoys this style of camp bed then you’ll be stoked to learn about our top picks for hammock camping! The beauty of a portable hammock is its versatility. It can be used as your sleeping accommodation or as a place to swing and relax once you reach that glorious summit view. The beach, the park or the back country are all suitable places to lay out for a quick snooze or a full night’s sleep with a portable hammock. It can be either a pleasure item or an essential piece of gear — for campers like me, it’s both. For all you backpackers out there, consider the benefits of leaving behind the weight and bulk of your tent and sleeping pad and solely relying on a hammock when it’s time to crash for the night. Ultralight tents pack impressively compact these days, but they still don’t com...

Weighing 150 pounds, it has an aluminum frame and sits on three small but durable bicycle

Weighing 150 pounds, it has an aluminum frame and sits on three small but durable bicycle tires with a heavy-duty suspension system in front — one meant for all-terrain vehicles — which helps to navigate the city’s innumerable potholes. It can haul up to three times its weight, nearly a quarter-ton of cargo. To go uphill, a single click on the handlebar unleashes a power-boost from an electric-hub in the rear wheel. The T3 — the “T” stands for “trike,” — is the latest prototype of an urban delivery vehicle from Upcycles, a Brooklyn start-up founded in 2017. Seeking to create a greener and more nimble alternative to trucks for delivering everything from groceries to office supplies, the company built two earlier prototypes. Its third incarnation, T3, which is considered a bicycle under city law, can travel on and fit within the city’s growing network of bike lanes and park on the sidewalk rather than -park in the street. Upcycles most recently attracted the attention and support of Urban-X, a Brooklyn-based incubator program for city-focused start-ups, created by the Mini car company, which gave them $60,000. However, Upcycle’s initial funding of $600,000 came from one of its fo...

RHF launches Experiential Online Course with Athabasca University to Improve Building Accessibility in Canada

Today, the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) and Athabasca University (AU) are announcing their partnership to offer the first of its kind online RHFAC Accessibility Assessor training course. The new online course will use immersive technology to train individuals to improve the accessibility of buildings and spaces across the country using Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC). Similar to the existing course offered at bricks-and-mortar post-secondary institutions across the country, this new online course will provide participants with the fundamental skills and knowledge required to rate a building using RHFAC – a rating system that helps both owners and tenants measure the level of meaningful accessibility of their sites. The online course will allow participants who would not otherwise be able to physically attend the in-person course with a digital training option. These virtual reality exercises­—all offered in a coached digital environment—will provide participants with a higher degree of immersion, and allow participants to check their own work against that of expert professionals.  Rick Hansen, Founder of the Rick Hansen Foundation, says, “Athab...

Do People Finish Their Goodreads Reading Challenges?

When Stevie Peters was a kid, she used to read books for pizza. She remembers participating in Pizza Hut’s reading program, which still exists today, as her first experience with reading challenges. “When I was a kid, I read all the time, even if it wasn’t for school, so the idea of reading 200 books just so you could get a pizza was the best thing ever,” she told me. Peters, now 31 and living in Swansea, Wales (though she grew up in the United States), started participating in reading challenges again in 2016, though no one is giving her free pizza for doing so now that she’s an adult. Every January, she logs into her Goodreads account and sets a goal to read 50 books that year. She hasn’t hit that number yet—she said she usually makes it to 45 or so. Still, “I can definitely do 50,” she said. “I just want to keep challenging myself to read as much as I can.” Though surely people have had personal reading goals for as long as there have been books, the book-tracking social-media site Goodreads seems to have institutionalized and popularized the practice of setting yearly reading targets. The Goodreads Reading Challenge started in 2011 and had 149,716 participants that year, acc...

Human-Robot Collaboration Quickens BIW Completion | 2019-06-06

Some automotive enthusiasts get their fix by building a car themselves. Others thoroughly enjoy watching the pros do it; i.e., assemblers on the production line. For these folks, the ideal destination is the BMW Group plant in Munich, Germany, where 8,000 employees produce up to 1,000 cars and 2,000 engines daily. Five days a week year-round, visitors from all over the world are able to take a two-hour tour of this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. For a fee, people can tour the plant in groups of up to 30. Guides walk visitors through each of the plant’s 12 halls and explain each assembly process in detail in either English or German. Attendees are free to ask questions throughout the tour. For the last few years, plant visitors have seen a unique helper in the body-in-white (BIW) assembly line: a floor-mounted LBR iiwa cobot made by KUKA AG. This robot places stacks of metal blanks near the shop operator, who uses a fabricating machine to form them into various reinforcement members. The cobot then stacks the finished parts near two larger robots that position each one on the BIW and weld it in place. Previously, the operator retrieved the metal pieces and stacked the p...

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The 10 best pedalboard power supplies: our pick of the best power supplies for guitar effects pedals

Although spending money on pedalboard power supplies certainly isn’t the top of every guitarist’s priority list, if you’re a heavy pedal user, it’s some of the most important money you can spend on your rig. Most players start with a cheap and cheerful daisy chain, or a generic multi-output adaptor, and while this can see you through to bigger stages and bigger pedalboards, sooner or later it will be time to look at upgrading. The main reason for upgrading is reducing noise in your signal chain. Hum or buzz in the chain is almost always as the result of power-line noise. Some will be introduced at the amplifier, but a lot of the noise introduced by pedals can be removed.   • The 10 best pedalboards: our pick of the best pedalboards for guitarists • Best overdrive pedals • Best distortion pedals • Best reverb pedals • Best delay pedals • Best chorus pedals • Best multi-effects pedals Individual pedals, especially distortions and digital delays, are likely to have some kind of power-line filtering, but without an isolated power supply – that is, one where each output powers one pedal only, and the power lines do not cross – it’s possible ...

46 Brilliant Products On Amazon That Will Inspire You To Get Your Life Together

Eating vegetables, drinking more water, cleaning the dishes getting plenty of sleep, reaching your longterm goals, finally getting the stuck-on gum off the bottom of your favorite sneakers — are you getting hives yet? Understandable. Life can be overwhelming, and sometimes tackling bigger tasks (like, um, scraping the gum off of your shoe) can send you into procrastination mode fast. But the best way to beat procrastination is with a little inspiration, and these brilliant products on Amazon are here to offer you just that. Now, none of these products is going to give you a pep talk per se, (okay there are some self-affirmation cards on this list) but they will send you in the right direction. They’ll streamline your life or upgrade the way you already do things. Best of all? They’re all easy to incorporate into your daily routine, so that getting your life together actually feels like an achievable goal. Oh, and — you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that one of the most affordable products on this list will help you get that gum off in a mere two minutes of your time (if only every problem was that easy to solve). Still, that wasn’t so bad, was it? Th...

The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available

The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent illness down the line. There are other ways that foods fight infection and strengthen immune response. (Grandma wasn’t wrong about chicken soup, for example: The mixture of hydrating broth, healing herbs, fiber, protein and antioxidants makes the meal actually therapeutic.) Here are 11 of the best foods for your immune system. Jalapeño peppers get their spice from a compound called capsaicin, which is something of an all-star in the nutrition world. Capsaicin acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and may ease arthritis symptoms. Some research suggests it can also keep your metabo...

The term “All-Metal 3D Printer” has been thrown around a lot lately, but don’t get it

The term “All-Metal 3D Printer” has been thrown around a lot lately, but don’t get it confused with an actual metal 3D printer! Here’s an explanation about what it is, along with the best models. Over the past few months, you may have noticed the term “All-Metal 3D Printer” popping up in your peripherals. Not be confused with metal 3D printing technology, this phrase is actually being used to describe a desktop FDM machine that has a full metal frame. In the following article, we’ll explore the question “What is an All-Metal 3D Printer?”, looking at where the phrase comes from and what it means. After that, we’ll provide you with a brief overview of the most popular 3D printers that can be considered as “all-metal” machines. The story begins with the 3D printer manufacturer Snapmaker, who unofficially coined the term “all-metal 3D printer” for its wildly successful crowdfunding campaign… From our initial research, we found that the expression “all-metal 3D printer” was willed into existence by Snapmaker. The California-based 3D printer manufacturer amassed over $2.5 million on Kickstarter for its all-in-one desktop 3D printer, which functions as a 3D pri...

Global PET Stretch Blow Molding Machines Market 2019: By Orientation Type, Rotary, Linear, By Technology Type, Single Step

Market study on most trending report Global global PET Stretch Blow Molding Machines Market 2019 Industry Research Report recently published on marketdeeper.com is the key document for industries/clients to understand current global competitive market status. The PET Stretch Blow Molding Machines market study report base year is 2017 and provides market research data status (2012-2018) and forecast (2019-2025) and also categorizes the PET Stretch Blow Molding Machines market into key industries, region, type and application. Global PET Stretch Blow Molding Machines Market 2019 study report covers all major geographical regions and sub-regions in the world and concentrates on product sales, value, market size and growth opportunities in these regions. The globaly top players and Manufacturers, covered bellow: Krones AG, Sacmi Imola S.C., Nissei ASB Machine Co. Ltd., SMI S.p.A., Guangzhou Tech-Long Packaging Machinery Co. Ltd., KENPLAS Industry Ltd., W. Amsler Equipment Inc, Zhejiang Huangyan Lingma Plastic Machinery Co. Ltd., Pet All Manufacturing Inc, Aoki Technical Laboratory Inc, CHUMPOWER MACHINERY CORP, PARKER PLASTIC MACHINERY CO. Ltd., GLOBAL PET INDUSTRIES PVT. LTD., CHIA...

When is 3D printing more economical than injection molding?

SLS and SLA 3D printing methods are capable of producing objects at a quality comparable to injection molding. But, at what stage does it become advantageous to opt for 3D printing in place of conventional manufacturing methods? The short answer to this question is: mass customization. SLS and SLA are both enabling manufacturers to produce multiple entirely unique, end-use products and functional prototypes within a single build volume. As a leading 3D printer OEM and service provider with over three decades in the business, 3D Systems is well equipped to help businesses realize these aims. Through 3D Systems On Demand, manufacturers can unlock mass custom production without the overheads associated with machine acquisition, re-training and post processing. Detailing how to leverage SLS in particular, the company has recently published a free-to-download white paper titled The New World of Thermoplastic Manufacturing. 3D printing is of course the method of choice when design complexity, custom parts and multiple design iterations are required. More specifically SLS gives a greater degree of design freedom where support structures are concerned. Part nesting is also achievable wi...