A precautionary approach to health, safety, and conservation while 3D printing in the home.

Conservation, Education, EnvironmentalismMay 13, 2016 • 1~2 min read • 0

3D printers are awesome. That sentiment really shouldn’t surprise anyone who follows this blog. From oceanographic equipment, to farm tools, to just things around the house, over the last year I’ve made 3D printing a standard part of my toolbox. A conversation last week on Twitter got me thinking again about 3D printers, safety, and […]

Six thoughts about Greenpeace’s attack on Ray Hilborn.

Conservation, policy, Science • 1~2 min read

First, some background: Fisheries Scientist Under Fire For Undisclosed Seafood Industry Funding Ray Hilborn: Overfishing Denier Hilborn’s Response to Greenpeace Or, just read Trevor Branch’s timeline. 1. The idea that scientists should declare every source of funding over the history of their career on every scientific paper is impractical and wholly unnecessary in a connected […]

Build your own BeagleBox 2!

Life in the LabMay 9, 2016 • < 1 min read • 0

A more comprehensive build guide, along with the 3D printer files, can be found in the BeagleBox GitHub Repository.    The BeagleBox 2 is a dirt-cheat, tough, versatile field computer built from 3D-printed parts, off-the-shelf hardware, and a single board computer. You can read all about it here: The BeagleBox 2: a dirt-cheap, tough-as-nails, 3D-printed, versatile […]

The BeagleBox 2: a dirt-cheap, tough-as-nails, 3D-printed, versatile field laptop.

Life in the Lab, Science • 2~2 min read • 0

Last year, as part of Oceanography for Everyone, we debuted the BeagleBox, a small, cheap, tough, basic field computer powered by a BeagleBone Black. The first BeagleBox didn’t promise much, it was designed for basic field work and, most importantly, to be cheap enough that researchers (particularly grad students) wouldn’t be too worried about damaging […]

Ocean Kickstarter of the Month: New Robot to Explore the Depths of Yellowstone Lake

Ocean KickstarterApril 14, 2016 • 2~3 min read

We are engineers and explorers who plan to help Yellowstone scientists make what could be tomorrow’s greatest discoveries. New Robot to Explore the Depths of Yellowstone Lake The Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration is a non-profit engineering group that designs and builds robots to explore the world’s oceans and large lakes. They are trying to build Yogi, […]

My favorite story about Craig McClain

Blogging, Personal StoriesApril 13, 2016 • 1~2 min read

Today marks the last day of Craig McClain week for our friends over at Deep Sea News. We’ve celebrated his science, his outreach, and his tremendous spirit. Over the last decade, I’ve been lucky enough to co-author two papers with Craig: Digital environmentalism: tools and strategies for the evolving online ecosystem and Sizing ocean giants: patterns of […]

April 1 on Southern Fried Science

BloggingApril 1, 2016 • < 1 min read

For the last several years, we’ve made an effort to produce a silly, though not particularly pranky (because pranks are a whack way to be mean to people who ostensibly trust you), article for April 1. Today, our own David Shiffman defends his thesis. Make of that what you will. Good luck David! And may […]

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