Sunday, January 31, 2010

RepRap reader bundle

I have created a Google Bundle for RepRap related sites. This is a little different than the existing Yahoo Pipe.

-It leaves all the individual feeds separate in Google Reader. This is handy for me because it allows Google to automatically translate the content. Also this would allow you to unsubscribe to individual feeds in the bundle, while still having new members of the bundle automatically added to your reader.

-Google Reader now will automatically create a feed if nonare available for a site. So if we wanted, ANY webpage could be added to the bundle, including product pages, or non RSS news sites.

-I added a Truvio search for all Videos containing Makerbot and Reprap. Can anyone think of more videos to search? Is there a better video search engine that offers RSS? I couldn't get Rapman or Bits from bytes to work in the search without finding lots of rap videos other odd things.

-Added an RSS feed for the Makerbot and Thingiverse Google group. Lots of GREAT related information in these groups.

-It is REALLY easy to add the blog list to your blog sidebar. It's an option when you look at the bundle under Google reader.

-Just one more way for us to share information!

If you want to preview the feed go to this link

I am really interested in getting more non English language blogs into this bundle. PLEASE EMIAIL ME THE BLOGS I MISSED!!

17 comments:

  1. Hello :-)

    Please add my blog: http://casainho-emcrepstrap.blogspot.com/

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  2. you've got 58 blogs, but the aggregated feed has 63, so you are missing a few.

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  3. Does Google Reader offer any filtering? I noticed some non-reprap posts creeping into the feed from people who have personal blogs but also post their reprap stuff on them. I know that the Yahoo Pipe offers this feature.

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  4. The filter might be one of the reasons why yahoo sucks so much -_-. I don't mind reading what the other reprappers are up to besides the reprap.

    I have a few more sites in my google reader:

    http://www.neufeld.newton.ks.us/electronics/
    http://reprap.soup.io/
    http://pleasantsoftware.com/developer/3d/
    http://www.rrrf.org/

    and I should not keep the blog of me and a friend secret as well, althought there is not much relevant information in there yet (well, its a blog ;) ), here it is:
    http://nkreprap.blogspot.com

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  5. Regarding video search:
    I don't know if it's better, but google does it:
    http://video.google.de/videosearch?q=reprap&emb=0&output=rss

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  7. Seems to be working quite well for me now, better than the Yahoo pipe. I've separated the Google Group feeds out as they create too much noise and the messages don't tend to make sense out of context.

    It might be worth replacing the RSS from the Google Groups with just the topic RSS feed (either 15 or 50 latest) from http://groups.google.com/group/makerbot/feeds (and other groups)

    This way the noise from the groups is limited to new topics only and people can click through to the groups to see the whole topic and messages in context.

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  8. Problem with that is they tend to ramble on the Makerbot group. You could miss some of the good stuff, better to just hit 'n' allot ;)

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  9. Some college students building a RepRap - http://theunlink.com/atom.php?tags=project:reprap

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  10. Thanks, IMHO its better than yahoo pipe

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  11. Might I humbly suggest my blog too, you might want to add the makerbot and reprap specific feeds: http://tonybuser.com/tag/makerbot and http://tonybuser.com/tag/reprap

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  12. Please add mine: http://reprapbreeding.blogspot.com/

    Thank you

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  13. The official reprap aggregation pipe, has always been in various states of broken for me. Can you add mine ones:

    http://www.gilesbathgate.com/category/reprap/feed/

    and

    http://www.rapcad.org/?feed=rss2

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  14. www.woodsmokeworkshop.com

    just started but will be weekdaily updates. printer tips, newly designed printer parts, design diary, big print projects. It's gonna rock!
    but i'm not quite RSS savvy yet, what need I provide?

    Cheers

    woodsmoke

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  15. Hi! Any chance you could add my blog to the aggregator please?

    https://sites.google.com/site/321soldersucker/home/project-1---reprap-printer

    and https://sites.google.com/site/321soldersucker/home

    Thanks!

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  16. Please add my new blog:
    http://reprapbreeding.com/feed/rss/

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