Monthly Archives: February 2013

Bottling Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented drink, made of sweet tea and brewed over a period of a week or more. If you buy bottled kombucha, you should expect to pay $4 for a half liter. If you’re interested in having it on a regular basis, you will want to start brewing it yourself. The equipment for brewing your own kombucha consists of common items, and the process is not very difficult. You can buy brewing kits, but you can make your own out of things that are likely already in your kitchen. To get your first culture, you may be able to get one from a friend who is already brewing, buy one online, or make your own by adding a bottle or two of store bought, unpasteurized kombucha to your first batch. Continue reading

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The Development of 3Doodler

As 3Doodler’s Kickstarter campaign was taking off, I had a chance to chat with Peter Dilworth of WobbleWorks at Artisans Asylum.

We talked about how the new product works, and a bit of how it was developed. As an experimenter with 3D printing, most of these systems are familiar. The 3Doodler is a bit different from a 3D printer in that it doesn’t come attached to a robot that moves in three axes. Being able to create solid designs while using hand motions seems like a simple, yet empowering technology. Continue reading

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