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The Badge Challenge Blog Series: Part Four
The Badge Challenge Blog Series: Part Four

(If you missed some of the adventure, or just want a recap - catch up with Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3!)With the Smart Badges fresh off development, our team headed to #MEDICA2023 in Germany! Talk about an exciting debut for our newest gadget. This Nifty Name Tag was...

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The Badge Challenge Blog Series: Part Three
The Badge Challenge Blog Series: Part Three

(Catch up with Part One and Part Two first!) Welcome back, makers and innovators! This is part 3 of our Badge Challenge blog series, detailing the development of our Root3 Labs "Smart Badge". We've already explored the early design process and fabrication journey, but...

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The Badge Challenge Blog Series: Part Two
The Badge Challenge Blog Series: Part Two

If you missed Part 1 of the Badge Challenge, check it out here! Negotiating design details is always tricky, but especially when the electrical and mechanical teams have different priorities. But with this project, our small crew defied the odds with a collaborative...

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The Badge Challenge Blog Series: Part One
The Badge Challenge Blog Series: Part One

Continue with Part Two here! Picture this: a sleek, futuristic name badge that has a pulse oximeter, displays dynamic data, and connects you to your peers. That’s not science fiction – it’s the brainchild of Root3 Labs’ engineering team, and it came to life in just...

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A Look Inside: MarinsMedLLC’s Clear Covering
A Look Inside: MarinsMedLLC’s Clear Covering

Have you ever wanted to look inside of a mechanical pencil and see how it effortlessly grabs the lead and feeds it out with every plasticky click? Or maybe you’re fascinated by mechanical watches that have a clear enclosure allowing you to see the internal gear...

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Our Candy Bridge Building Competition
Our Candy Bridge Building Competition

As part of our 2023 Holiday festivities, Root3 Labs held a candy bridge-building competition! Our talented engineers split into 3 teams to put their skills to the test. The teams were all given identical ingredients and thirty minutes on the clock to build their best...

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The BeagleV-Ahead vs Raspberry Pi
The BeagleV-Ahead vs Raspberry Pi

In less than a lifetime, we went from computers that filled an entire room to devices that fit in our pockets. While 'pocket-sized devices' may conjure images of modern smartphones, what I’m really talking about are single-board computers better known as...

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How to Get Started Powder Coating
How to Get Started Powder Coating

We got started powder coating metal parts a few years ago and were surprised to learn it isn't hard, it isn't expensive, and it can be preferred to painting for a few reasons. Here, we'll describe the process and demonstrate on the after-market cast-iron differential...

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Building a Presentation Prototype
Building a Presentation Prototype

Being able to present a physical embodiment of your product idea can go a long way toward impressing potential partners, funding, marketing, or otherwise. But, what’s the best approach for creating that prototype on a tight budget?

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Innovation in Firewood
Innovation in Firewood

As a mechanical designer, I am always on the lookout for innovative ideas to make something better. But, even I was astounded when I came across a few innovative ideas for something as tried and true as splitting firewood.

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