Oral hygiene is important, but it’s not normally associated with high tech gadgets. Even the mechanical toothbrush has been around for decades and the “scientifically designed” brushes of today are really just variations of ancient toothbrushes with bristles pointed in different directions. Then, there’s this 3-D printed toothbrush. It’s different. It takes a scan of… Continue reading #Video: In theory, this 3D printed tooth brush does the job in 6 seconds
There are food shortages around the world. People die from hunger in all countries and regions. Keeping the seven billion residence of the world fed has been a problem since the dawn of humanity. What will happen when there are 12 billion mouths to feed? According to Anjan Contractor, the human population will not be… Continue reading Are 3D printers the future of food for 12 billion people?
3D printing holds the promise of allowing people to take something they envision and turn it into a tangible object, whether as a prototype for a design or as something that can be useful in and of itself. The biggest problem today is logistics. Despite a low demand for 3D printing, availability is even lower,… Continue reading Dreambox turns 3D printing into a vending machine
The Pez is strong with this one. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about true geeks over the years, it’s that they love Star Wars in any form. Our patience was tested to its fullest with the most recent trilogy, but we did not waver for very long. Disney and JJ Abrams give us hope,… Continue reading Geeks win with the Star Wars flash drive Pez dispenser
Clever. Tasty. Creepy. Hot Pop Factory has been able to make a name for itself by generating creative pieces of jewelry using 3D printers. Now, they’ve used a neat hack with Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect system to scan a person’s head, print it out on a 3D printer, and put it on the top of a… Continue reading Put your head on a Pez dispenser with a 3D printer
Soon, you may have an entirely new scapegoat for not attending all manner of functions: a printer jam. 3D printing gurus Stratasys took engineering company Kor Ecologic out to a couple fancy dinners, one thing led to another, and now we have the Urbee, the world’s first 3D-printed car. I guess I missed the memo;… Continue reading Sorry I’m Late, Guys – Car Got Stuck In My Printer Again
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWjQBR_FZCY[/youtube] At the risk of publicizing a superhero’s Achilles’ heel for all to see, here’s some shocking news: The Iron Man suit used in Iron Man II is in fact made of plastic, NOT iron. If only Ivan Vanko had known this before creating an entire army of evil clone robots to hunt down and… Continue reading Iron Man Is In Fact Plastic Man
3D Printing has always been a bit of a confusing concept. It’s always seemed a bit befuddling to think that 3D objects – things you can pick up and hold and use – could be printed in the same way that a document or photo are. All that said – who cares? Look! Shiny jewelery!… Continue reading 3D Printed Jewelery Makes Vanity Efficient and Futuristic