Saw this over at Tested recorded at Maker Faire 2016. Researchers at the Galileo University in Guatemala have created a robot's body with remote control via an Oculus DK2 headset and Perception Neuron motion capture system allowing for almost a conscious form of telepresence.
We all know by now that before we throw away plastic six-pack rings we should cut them apart so animals won't choke on them, but that doesn't solve the problem of animals trying to eat them. Saltwater Brewery in Florida has taken a 3D-printed step toward fixing that problem with edible six-pack rings.
Mother's Day is this Sunday, and with that comes obligatory pampering, phone calls, flowers, jewelry, and visits. But what if you just can't swing a plane ticket this year? Groupon wants you to send your mom a 3D printed you, and it's more than a little disturbing.
Anyone who has a pet knows how often you hold "conversations" with them, whether you're talking about your day, letting off some steam, or sharing happy news. But you've always had to supply the dialogue since they don't speak human language... At least not until now.
File this under, "Things We Didn't Know We Needed Until We Saw Them". Not only is this 3D design by Gambody incredibly detailed both inside and out, but the StereoLithography (STL) files to make one yourself are available for download!
Youtuber Mehdi Sadaghdar a.k.a ElectroBOOM is know for his occasional on screen electrical mishaps, quirky takes and minor explosions. Frankly, it's a wonder he survives some of his builds. Today, he takes a look at 3D how 3D printing works and how to 3D print .... a BOMB!
Jordan Reeves was offered a chance to create her own prosthetic arm through KIDmob's and 3D software company Autodesk's Superhero Cyborgs program in San Francisco, and she designed something that just might make the other kids so jealous they'll be disappointed with their own two standard-issue arms.
We've seen any number of 3D printed body parts for both animals and humans, but a team from St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, is taking us into the future with the Biopen, which can customize 3D printed cartilage as it's needed.
Prosthesis devices have been around for decades, and the technology improves each year to the point where they are lifelike and can function almost as well as a natural limb. But what about those who still have all their parts, but need help using them?
If you have or know a kid, you know they spend a lot of time drawing. And some of what they draw is a truly unique window into their brains, isn't it? Mattel's ThingMaker 3D Printer promises to turn your child's drawings into actual toys they can play with!
It seems the world is obsessed with the selfie. It was even named the word of the year in 2013! Now you can have a 3D printed model of your head added to one of three body types, in case you'd like to memorialize yourself in a more permanent manner than just a digital file.
Hardware.info takes an extensive look at 6 models of 3D Printers based on performance and price. With 3D printing becoming more mainstream, they wanted to show what may fit your needs and budget.
Quote:"FDB 3D printers are actually quite simple machines. A roll of plastic thread, usually PLA or ABS plastic, is heated up to around 200 degrees Celsius, This causes the plastic to melt, and then the nozzle on the printer moves back and forth above a flat surface, and the melted plastic is ejected. It cools down and solidifies, and by adding more layers of plastic, the printer slowly builds up a 3 dimensional object.[/nq]
The printers they look at are: Inno3D M1, Makerbot Replicator 5th Gen, Ultimaker 2, XYZPrinting da Vinci 1.0 AiO, XYZPrinting da Vinci Junior 1.0 and Zortrax M200
Throughout the course of your life, you're going to end up getting any number of injections, and no matter how stoic you are they always hurt at least a little. Comfortably Numb is a new 3D printed gadget that aims to change that.
New makeup formulas require testing to ensure they won't cause rashes or worse, but testing on animals is not a good option for a wide variety of reasons. L'Oreal is now using 3D printing technology to have their makeup and test it, too.
3D printing is increasingly popular for many items, but what they all have in common is being made of non-biological materials. The folks at BioBots are looking to change that, and have begun experimental printing of living human tissue. Science is equal parts fascinating and frightening sometimes, isn't it?