Category Archive: 3D Printing

Aug 08 2013

Light Bulb: Huddle Cityscape Light Cover

You know what line was missing from that new Despicable Me movie? “Light bulb.” Other than that it was a pretty good movie. On a topic unrelated to excellent children’s movies is Huddle by David Graas. Just like the penguins in the Antarctic huddle to survive the extreme cold during the winter time also people …

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Jul 15 2013

Beautiful and Tasty: 3D Printed Sugar Art

The Sugar Lab is a micro-design firm specializing in 3D Printed sugar objects. I love it when objects are sweet on multiple levels. They’re specialty is cake toppers but they do all sorts of cool stuff. It doesn’t even have to be a cake; centerpieces, chandeliers, cupcake toppers, sugar cubes, pie-crust-lattice, grapefruit sweeteners, all possible …

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Jul 03 2013

Sneaky Silent Underwater Propulsion

As you well know, from all your time spent on a WWII era submarine or from watching Down Periscope, one of the main factors that can help to keep your location a secret is how quiet you can be. Problem is diesel engines are loud, you know that from the idiot-moron teenagers why try and …

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Jul 02 2013

Cast Too Cool To Sign

Remember when you were seven and you broke your arm falling off of the counter while trying to find the peanut butter? Now, think back to six weeks after that when went to the doctor to finally get your cast off. I want you to think of that smell. Remember it? It’s like someone took …

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Jun 26 2013

Let Me Hold That For You

In displaying art it is important to show scale. If you don’t then you don’t know that the Mona Lisa is only 2′ 6″ x 1′ 9″. What a lot of artists do to display their art where scale would be hard to judge, like pictures on the internet is they hold the painting in …

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Jun 14 2013

Game Changer: Standout 3D Printing

I once had dreams on becoming an engineer but then my university wrote me a letter and told me to take my brilliance elsewhere. Now I’m just looking for a way to rub it in their faces, but it’s not going well. I can’t find the right paper to print my own diploma.¬†Part of engineering …

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Jun 02 2013

Dreaming up a Real Monster

The folks at Thinker Thing have come up with a new idea that they’ve turned into an Indiegogo project. They call this one “The Fantastical Mind Creatures of Chile.”¬† What it comes down to is magic and nightmares. The idea is to strap their machine onto the heads of Chilean children and let them create …

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May 21 2013

We’re So Screwed: Self-Assembling Robots

When MIT and Harvard put their heads together bad things can happen. This time it’s a self-assembling inchworm robot. In the future who knows? Maybe a self-assembling tapeworm parasite, or a self-assured 900 pound weaponized butt kicking machine. I am in love with the technology at play here: 3d printing, shape memory polymers, batteries… but …

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May 15 2013

Want: Me as Stormtrooper Action Figure

I know what I’d like to be doing this weekend, and the next three weekends after that, but that’s it. Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida is holding, “Star Wars Weekends.” Along with activities like Jedi training and Star Tours, there will be some of the actors there: Boba Fett, Admiral Ackbar, Chewbacca (not the characters …

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May 13 2013

Stealing my DNA? Yes, but for art.

Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a brave woman. She’s come up with an art installation called Stranger Visions. For her project she collects DNA from various sources like gum on the sidewalk, or cigarette butts, or hair stuck in a gate, and then she extracts DNA from it and prints out a face from what the …

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