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CES2017: Really Fast 3D Printing for Large Builds — Hackaday

January 8, 2017

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About a year ago, Autodesk showed off one of the most innovative filament printers in recent memory. Project Escher is your basic Cartesian filament printer, but with a twist: it has five heads.

Video Tech: Popcorn Robot, Time Hacks, Siri Beatboxing and a UFO Drone

April 27, 2016

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Robotic Glockenspiel plays Popcorn Canadian James Cochrane created a beautiful prototype for this robotic glockenspiel player built out of solenoids, wooden dowels, paperclips and elastic bands. But this is a completely different bag of computer chips, using servos, an Arduino Uno, MIDI shield and Adafruit’s 16 channel I2C servo driver. “My next project is to […]

Make Hack Three: 3D Printing an Elephant, Super Slo-Mo Cats and Computer History

February 7, 2016

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This week we trawl the net for interesting digital bits and find ourselves in animal territory with a full scale 3D printed elephant and some shaky cats in super Slo-Mo. In 2014 World Animal Protection’s Dutch team undertook a project asking people to sign an online pledge never to ride an elephant. Tourist shows and […]

Virtual Pioneers Spearhead Explore the Limits of Technology to Forge Unique Path

January 24, 2016

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One of the most intriguing companies working in the north east’s virtual reality scene is Spearhead Interactive – an innovative business combining emerging technology and creative thought. Spearhead Interactive is not a normal VR company, says founder Dan Riley. If you wanted to categorise it you might call it an agency. Crucially, it solves business […]

How Shape and Colour Changing Materials Will Transform Our World: Life In 4D

October 2, 2015

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Programmable materials are a clever matter. Any material that can change state, shape or optical properties also has the power to change the world around it. In 2013 the programmable materials pioneer Skylar Tibbits presented a TED talk on the birth of 4D printing. While 3D printing may be making waves in industries from house […]

How Heat Patterns in 3D Print Can Warp Your Vision

August 28, 2015

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One of the soft spots of 3D printing technology is the warping or lack of adhesion in extruded plastic models. Are heated build plates the answer? In the spirit of true enquiry (and a little self promotion), Californian 3D print ‘farmers’ SD3D decided to test the heat distribution on the plates of several popular printers. […]

Can Small Scale 3D Print Businesses like Formwurx Break Into the British High Street?

July 22, 2015

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3D print appears constantly suspended on the verge of breaking through to popular everyday use, but as the quality of print increases, so too will its use says formwurx founder Jason Spiller. Industrial manufacturing and the world of online art and jewellery are well-established markets for 3D printed objects: everything from titanium bone implants and […]

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