Fun Helmets Let You See Through Eyes Of Giraffes, Sharks, Other Animals

January 22nd, 2015 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

If you have always wondered how animals see the world, you can soon experience it for yourself with these fun and quirky “meta-perceptual” helmets.

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New York artist creates a life-sized Honda CB500 motorcycle using just an Ultimaker 3D printer

January 22nd, 2015 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

We sometimes come across gigantic 3D printing projects that send your imagination racing, but these generally involve an equally large 3D printer. Just this week we’ve seen an actual lawnmower being printed with a garage-filling machine.

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3D Printing Circuits Gets Rid of the Box Altogether

January 22nd, 2015 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Many think that the next big step in 3D printing is when we’ll be able to print in metal, well, at an affordable rate. But what about printing in metal and plastic at the same time? The thing is, most electronics are typically two-dimensional.

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Future Technology: “Face-Hacking” Real-Time Face Tracking and 3D Projection Mapping

January 8th, 2015 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Nobumichi Asai and a team of digital designers and make-up artists return with a new video expanding on their “Omote” real-time face tracking and 3D projection mapping idea. They now refer to this as “face hacking”.

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Boeing 777 from Manilla Folders, A 6+ Year Effort

January 3rd, 2015 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

The closer you look the more you will be in awe of this shockingly intricate 777 replica. The fully-articulating landing gear alone has over 2,000 parts and 200 hours of assembly, not even including the penny-sized tires with individually-cut lug nuts. All carved from manilla office folders by hand.

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New Universal Pellet Extruder is an open source pellet extruder for multiple materials

December 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Although pre-wound filament has been a go-to for ease-of-use for many 3D printing enthusiasts, the amount of users who are interested in printing from the cheaper pellet form has been growing exponentially on a seemingly monthly basis.

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Pyramidal shape algorithm removes need for 3D print material support

December 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

In most cases, if you were to 3D print a plastic christmas tree using an FDM method, the end result wouldn’t look too much like an actual tree; it would probably more closely resemble a box residing underneath the christmas tree.

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A magnetic levitating gear system for zero friction and wear

December 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) are developing a new gear transmission mechanism with no touching parts, based on magnetic forces that prevent friction and wear and make lubrication unnecessary.

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Herringbone House: Tiny Tokyo Residence Split into 7 Levels

December 1st, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Measuring just 280 square feet, this tiny house in Tokyo by architecture firm Flathouse includes a public biscuit shop on the first level and manages to fit a lot of function into an irregularly shaped footprint by taking advantage of vertical space.

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The Average Font combines hundreds of characters into one typeface

December 1st, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

New York artist and designer Moritz Resl has compiled a new “ghostly” typeface by overlaying each letter of the alphabet from over 900 existing font families (+ slideshow).

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