Out of the world’s estimated 7 billion people, 6 billion have access to mobile phones. Far fewer — only 4.5 billion people — have access to working toilets. Of the 2.5 billion who don’t have proper sanitation, 1.1 billion defecate in the open, according to the study.
His foundation announced $3.4 million in new funding on Tuesday for toilet projects being worked on by various organizations, bringing total investment in its “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge” to about $6.5 million.
MakerBot Starts Taking Pre-Orders For Their Itty-Bitty 3D Printer – $1,375 bucks
Back at CES 2014, MakerBot announced three new 3D printers: one small (Replicator Mini), one huge (Replicator Z18), and one that’s about the same size as the one they’ve sold for years (now just the “Replicator”). With a new smart leveling system and built-in webcams for monitoring prints, these new models pack a few tricks that the older Replicators don’t.
Since that announcement, though, only the standard Replicator has actually gone up for sale. If you wanted the baby-bear or papa-bear model, your only option was to sign up for more info later.
Good news! Sort of. If you were waitin’ for the Mini-model, pre-orders just opened up. At $1,375 bucks (before shipping and taxes and whatnot), it’s the cheapest 3D printer that MakerBot offers by almost a grand.
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Lens Sample (http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Basic-Lens-sample-359fda1b) – The Lens Sample contains the code necessary for creating an in-app viewfinder complete with focus box UI, image capture and navigation and image storage. It’s a great starting point for anyone building an image-based application.