Category: 3D Printing

Airbus APWorks creates 3D printed electric motorcycle for $56,000

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Airbus is definitely not a name that you’d associate with motorcycles. The aviation giant has no automotive bias anyway. Through its subsidiary APWorks, Airbus has developed a peculiar kind of bike – a 3D printed motorcycle called the Light Rider. The motorcycle unveiled in Germany last week weighs only 77 pounds and draws power from a six kilowatt electric engine which keeps it going for almost 37 miles on a single charge. Read More…

MIT Media Lab develops programmable 3D printed hair for variety of applications

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3D printing has paved way for new innovations, which were limited to sci-fi movies only. Recently, MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group showcased their 3D-printed innovation at the CHI 2016 for human-man computer interaction in San Joes. The Lab developed soft plastic hair that mimics real hair in nature. The artificial hair, developed under Project Cilllia, can be programmed to perform defined functions. It means advent of finger swipe sensors and passive actuators for many applications. The development has opened up new possibilities for personal fabrication, 3D printing and most importantly human-computer interaction. Read More…

Inupathy 3D printed dog collar tells you how your dog feels or thinks

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A Japanese manufacturer has put a speaking dog collar “Inupathy” on Indiegogo for crowdfunding. The collar is suggested as the world’s first “mental visualizer” for dogs. The purpose is to allow users read what a dog is trying to say when its barking, looking at something, lying on floor idle, or jumping about to garner owner’s attention. Read More…

World’s first 3D-printed made-to-measure wheelchair from Layer studio

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A 3D printed made-to-measure wheelchair will be launched at Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 to be held from May 24 –May 26 at 155 Clerkenwell. Dubbed as Go wheelchair, it is designed by the Layer, Benjamin Hubert’s London studio. With an intention of creating a “tool to improve the quality of life of wheelchair users”, Layer claims the wheelchair prototype was designed based on six months of research work with wheelchair users and medical professionals. Read More…

Endurance’s 3D printable SelfieBot offers professional dynamic video recording, stills

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We have found a number of methods to click selfies or record videos, but still, we want something more sophisticated, at least something better than ‘Selfie Arm’. Even selfie sticks are replaced by accessories, like FlexCam. So, a Russian-American start up ‘Endurance’ has developed 3D printable DIY SelfiBot that enables users to create professional video recording of them with a mobile device. It sounds good for users looking forward to Skype video conferencing, video logs, lecture recordings etc. Read More…

Catterbox: World’s first speaking cat-collar sounds clunky

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A team over at Temptations Lab and London ad agency adam&eveDDB is hailing its innovation called Catterbox as world’s first smart-collar for cats that can translate their mews into human voice. The lab came into existence in 2015 and dedicatedly worked for innovating something that helps humans have more fun with their pet cats. So, after one year they came up with a 3D printed collar with a speaker, microphone, bluetooth and WiFi. Read More…

Man builds Mark I: A $50,000 life-size Scarlett Johansson robot

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In 2015, robotics have really surprised the world after some companies/inventors came up their complex machines that showed ability to respond in equally complex forms, including detailed facial expressions and body language. However, this Hong Kong man called Ricky Ma, a 42-years-old graphic designer, has stunned the world with his homemade humanoid robot that looks like Scarlett Johansson. He spent $50,000 (£35,000) and one-and-half year in his balcony, working on his robot which he has named ‘Mark 1.’  Read More…

OLO transforms smartphone into fully-functional 3D printer for $99

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Seeing all the developments in 3D printing space, most of us have dreamt of owning a 3D printer some day. If your dream is held back just because 3D printers cost too much, OLO is here for you. Seen first at the Maker Faire in New York last year, OLO is a magical device that uses your smartphone for processing and transforms it into a fully-functional 3D printer. This first smartphone-powered 3D printer by OLO 3D Inc. has taken Kickstarter by storm and has gone well past its $80,000 goal in just a few hours from launch. Read More…

Amphibious drone lives underwater and takes aerial flight when needed

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The longing for developing underwater drones is fast emerging as the new trend. To keep up with this craving, researchers at John Hopkins University have developed a drone which is good both in and out of water. In-fact it likes water more than land as it is capable of staying underwater for months in its base station and when needed take flight from there. Dubbed CRACUNS (Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System) this waterproof drone can be attached to a submarine for missions that require underwater and aerial surveillance.
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