3D Printing http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printing/news en-GB Fully Charged: Another (massive) smartwatch emerges, and new Call of Duty confirmed http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-another-smartwatch-emerges-and-new-call-duty-confirmed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Time to kick back and soak up a morning’s worth of tech news in our daily round-up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Rufus Cuff Wrist Communicator" alt="Rufus Cuff Wrist Communicator" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/rufus-cuff_0.jpg?1397805460" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet Rufus Cuff, the smartwatch with a bigger screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Smartwatches are usually designed to be as small as is physically possible, but no so the Rufus Cuff. The wearable &ndash; which makers Rufus Labs call a &ldquo;wrist communicator&rdquo; rather than a smartwatch &ndash; has a 3in widescreen and the full version of Android on board, meaning it can run pretty much any app.</p> <p>While primarily designed for use with an Android or Apple smartphone, connecting via Bluetooth 4.0, it also comes with Wi-Fi and can therefore work independently.</p> <p>It looks a lot bulkier than the likes of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review">Samsung Gear 2 </a>and upcoming Android Wear devices, but Rufus Labs is clearly banking on its larger screen and tough build quality (it&rsquo;s splash-proof) being enough to attract a different audience. They&rsquo;re currently seeking funding <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-rufus-cuff-more-than-a-smartwatch-a-wrist-communicator#home">via Indiegogo</a> and look set to reach their goal of $200,000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8uva1xb7DRo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3D printing produces the smoothest stop motion animation ever </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;Bears on Stairs&rdquo; is a new project that shows how 3D printing can help produce incredibly smooth stop motion animations. London creative agency DBLG created the video by 3D printing around 40 models of a bear climbing a staircase &ndash; one for each &ldquo;frame&rdquo; of the animation. Then they were filmed by DSLR in a repeating sequence to create a moving image that looks like computer animation rather than a real-world object. Impressive stuff.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://petapixel.com/2014/04/15/bears-stairs-ridiculously-smooth-stop-motion-animated-video/">PetaPixel</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SlGsj47EBIU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Next Call of Duty game coming this year from Sledgehammer Games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Some very unsurprising news has just been confirmed: Activision is to release a new <em>Call of Duty</em> game later this year, and it won&rsquo;t be developed by Infinity Ward.</p> <p>The news comes courtesy of an Activision investor call, which also revealed that the development studio for the as-yet-unnamed title won&rsquo;t be Treyarch but Sledgehammer (a relatively new studio which contributed to the development of <em>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3</em>). Treyarch, however, will likely make the 2015 <em>Call of Duty</em> title, meaning Activision now has three separate studios working on games in the series at all times.</p> <p>Going forward, that&rsquo;ll give each studio three years to develop their game &ndash; and hopefully that&rsquo;ll mean better single-player experiences. While multi-player modes have remained solid, single-player campaigns have been noticeably dropping in length and quality over the past few <em>CoD</em> releases.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/call-duty-2014-confirmed-new-lead-developer-new-development-cycle/#!EAdCh">Digital Trends</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/call-duty-ghosts/review">Call of Duty: Ghosts review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Call of Duty: Ghosts" alt="Call of Duty: Ghosts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4372COD_Ghosts_Maniac_Blindside_1.jpg?1397805460" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RunKeeper launches Breeze, an iPhone 5s-only step-tracking app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="299" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/91934781?portrait=0&amp;color=70cfd6" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="532"></iframe></p> <p>Aimed at those to prefer to walk rather than jog, RunKeeper&rsquo;s new Breeze app has just launched on iTunes. The app, which is only compatible with the iPhone 5s and its M7 motion coprocessor, is always tracking your steps in the background and therefore able to tell you exactly how far you&rsquo;ve walked on any given day.</p> <p>With plenty of competition, Breeze aims to set itself apart from its competition through an attractive, simple UI and its notifications, which keep you up to date with how far you&rsquo;ve gone towards completning your daily step goal.</p> <p>Breeze will eventually integrate with RunKeeper, as well as roll out to other phone models. You can download it for iPhone <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/id826697005">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/17/5622014/runkeeper-launches-breeze-step-tracking-app">The Verge</a>]</strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 3D Printing Gaming iOS apps Wearable tech Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:41:25 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1435676 at http://www.stuff.tv The Micro is an easy to use US$300 3D printer designed for everyone http://www.stuff.tv/micro-easy-use-u300-3d-printer-designed-everyone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This could very well be your first jump into the wondrous world of 3D printing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Brains with looks to match" alt="The Micro is an easy to use US$300 3D printer designed for everyone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/the-micro-hot-stuff.jpg?1397657734" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printers have been around for quite some time now, but like 4K TVs, we&#39;ve yet to see them invade our homes.</p> <p>The Micro is looking to change that with its affordable US$300 price tag and user-friendly design.</p> <p>Easy on the eyes, The Micro offers plenty of design tweaks to ensure a less stressful printing experience.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the actual 3D printing side of things, The Micro features a motion chip for automatic levelling and calibration, along with self-lubricating carbon fibre rods and a ceramic heater for rapidly heating up.</p> <p>It also claims to be the quietest 3D printer ever made with the lowest power consumption to boot, and it supports replaceable nozzles for tinkerers who want to take things further.</p> <p>The greatest specs in the world mean nothing without the software to back it up, and The Micro creator M3D LLC has designed the 3D printing software to be as easy to use as possible.</p> <p>It supports touch screen controls and has a simple interface, while an in-built search function lets you scour the web for objects which you can then watch come to life in front of your very eyes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Advanced users have the option to enable expert settings which serve up more options for tweaking models and it&#39;s compatible with Windows, Mac or Linux-based systems.</p> <p>If all that sounds promising to you then head on over to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/m3d/the-micro-the-first-truly-consumer-3d-printer" target="_blank">The Micro&#39;s Kickstarter page&nbsp;</a>where you can slap down US$300 to pre-order one today to be delivered in August.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/man-hacks-3d-printer-beastly-air-hockey-robot/news" target="_blank">Man hacks 3D printer into an unstoppable air hockey robot</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="601" height="451" title="Plastic filament spool" alt="The Micro is an easy to use US$300 3D printer designed for everyone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-micro-spool.jpg?1397657734" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="600" height="450" title="A little frog gets into an argument with a fetching yellow vase" alt="The Micro is an easy to use US$300 3D printer designed for everyone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-micro-stuff.jpg?1397657734" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Micro: a £180 3D printer for everyone </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/micro-easy-use-u300-3d-printer-designed-everyone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/micro-easy-use-u300-3d-printer-designed-everyone/news#comments 3D printers 3D Printing Crowdfunding Geek accessories Hot Stuff Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:37:30 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434989 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Facebook buys WhatsApp, Galaxy Gear 2 won’t use Android and a 3D printer that makes furniture http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/fully-charged-facebook-buys-whatsapp-galaxy-gear-2-won-t-use-android-and-3d-printer-makes-f <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Come on in and get up to date with all that’s happening in the world of tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="WhatsApp " alt="WhatsApp " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/WhatsApp.jpg?1392881581" /> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook buys WhatsApp for US$16 billion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>WhatsApp, one of the world&rsquo;s most popular messaging apps, has been bought by Facebook for, well, what initially sounds like an insane amount of money. Facebook announced yesterday that it had reached a deal to acquire the service for a cool US$16 billion (&pound;9.6 billion): $4 billion in cash and the remainder in Facebook stock.</p> <p>Why were Mark Zuckerberg and co. willing to dig so deep into their pockets for WhatsApp? Well, look at the numbers: 450 million people use WhatsApp (many of them as a way to avoid using Facebook Messenger, funnily enough), over 70 percent of them at least once per day. For many, WhatsApp has replaced SMS as a way to keep in touch with friends. And now it&#39;s owned by the social network that wants to dominate the way everybody on the planet interacts with their pals.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://newsroom.fb.com/News/805/Facebook-to-Acquire-WhatsApp">Facebook</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 “to drop Android” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung won&rsquo;t be using the Android OS on its second generation of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, according to reports. USA Today claims that the company will instead turn to Tizen, the HTML5-based OS it has been developing in-house. Tizen could mean better battery life and give app developers an easier platform to work on, as well as allow Samsung to maintain more control over the way in which the Galaxy Gear 2 works.</p> <p>We expect the second version of the Gear to launch at Samsung&rsquo;s Unpacked5 event at Mobile World Congress, alongside the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Galaxy S5</a> smartphone.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/02/18/samsung-gear-smartwatch-tizen-android/5583023/">USA Today</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-gear/samsung-galaxy-gear/review">Samsung Galaxy Gear review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 “to drop Android” " alt="Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 “to drop Android” " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-gear_0.jpg?1392881581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia Treasure Tags: a nifty way to never forget your keys </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nokia has come up with a neat new method of avoiding leaving your keys at home. Treasure Tags are tiny NFC- and Bluetooth-equipped devices to which you can attach keys or other small valuable items. They pair with your Lumia phone (any Lumia running the Black update is compatible, and Android and iOS apps are promised for the future), which will make a loud sound should you take it a certain distance from the Tag.</p> <p>Tags will be available in a range of Lumia-matching colours and cost US$30 (about &pound;20).</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/nokia-s-treasure-tags-will-stop-you-leaving-the-house-without-your-keys-1226175">TechRadar</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Treasure Tags: a nifty way to never forget your keys" alt="Nokia Treasure Tags: a nifty way to never forget your keys" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-treasure-tag.jpg?1392881581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Huge BigRep 3D printer can even make furniture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/86359588" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p>Make a 3D printer large enough and you can build almost anything &ndash; an idea born out by BigRep, a new model that offers 46 cubic feet of build space and can build objects out of not just plastic but wood fibres and Laybrick, a substance that has a sandstone-like finish. That makes it capable of creating pieces of furniture and other sizeable items.</p> <p>Watch it build an ornate side table in the video above, and then cry because you&rsquo;ll never be able to afford one: it&rsquo;s US$39,000 (&pound;23,000).</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://gizmodo.com/this-3d-printer-is-big-enough-to-make-furniture-1525780841">Gizmodo</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 3D Printing Facebook Smartwatches Wearable tech Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:02:02 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1432594 at http://www.stuff.tv 3D print your own specs http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff-3d-print-your-specs/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With frames you can print at home and lenses you can order online, glasses are finally entering the 21st century </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hot Stuff: 3D print your specs" alt="Hot Stuff: 3D print your specs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hatch-frames.jpg?1392718490" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>3D printing my glasses? Sounds complicated</strong></p> <p>Nope, not really &ndash; assuming you own or have access to a 3D printer, it&rsquo;s actually incredibly simple and has the potential to save you a hefty wedge of cash.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s the first step?</strong></p> <p>Well, first you need to make sure you have an up to date prescription, as you&rsquo;ll need it to order the correct lenses. So either get thee to a optician or, if you&rsquo;ve recently been to one, dig out the deets.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Wire 3D printed glasses frames" alt="Wire 3D printed glasses frames" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wire-frames-main.jpg?1392718490" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>OK, got that &ndash; now what?</strong></p> <p>Searching a 3D print database like <a href="http://www.thingiverse.com/">Thingiverse</a> for &ldquo;eyewear&rdquo;, &ldquo;spectacles&rdquo; or &ldquo;glasses&rdquo; will give you plenty of results for 3D printable frames, lots of which are free. Which is nice. The issue here is that there&rsquo;s no standards for frame sizes, which means you might struggle to find lenses that fit.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s where <a href="http://www.eyewearkit.com/">Eyewear Kit</a> comes in.</p> <p><strong>Eyewear Kit? Tell me more</strong></p> <p>They&rsquo;re a Dutch company that specialises in delivering lenses for 3D printed frames. They supply quality lenses (sourced from top industry suppliers, they say) for sunglasses, reading glasses, proper prescriptions specs and more &ndash; they just snap in (and out) of compatible frames. All lenses are come with UV protection and anti-scratch and anti-reflective coatings.</p> <p>Sunglass lenses cost around &pound;24 per pair, reading glasses around &pound;40 and prescription lenses around &pound;65.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Eyewear Kit&#039;s prescription lenses" alt="Eyewear Kit&#039;s prescription lenses" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/prescription-lenses.jpg?1392718490" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>OK &ndash; but what do I put them in?</strong></p> <p>Eyewear Kit has a <a href="http://www.eyewearkit.com/pages/design">list of specifications</a> for designers of 3D frames, so assuming the designers stick to them, there&rsquo;ll be plenty of options on the usual 3D print template databases like the aforementioned Thingiverse. And a killer feature is that, because the lenses are removable, you can print out several frames and just pop your lenses in and out as required.</p> <p>If you just can&rsquo;t wait (or you don&rsquo;t have a 3D printer), don&rsquo;t fret. The company has teamed up with Dutch designer Michiel Cornelissen, who has created <a href="http://www.eyewearkit.com/collections/frames">three frame templates</a> that Shapeways or Sculpteo can print and send to you right away. Hatch, Wire and Pince-Nez can be printed in a variety of materials and colours, and are fully compatible with Eyewear Kit&rsquo;s lenses.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-lux-camera-you-can-print-yourself/news">Meet the Lux &ndash; a camera you can print yourself</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">Click here for more amazing Hot Stuff&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Michiel Cornelissen Pince-Nex frames" alt="Michiel Cornelissen Pince-Nex frames" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pince-nez-frames-main.jpg?1392718490" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Michiel Cornelissen Wire frames" alt="Michiel Cornelissen Wire frames" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wire-frames.jpg?1392718490" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 3D Printing Hot Stuff Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:00:13 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1432425 at http://www.stuff.tv World's first 3D-printed titanium bike is super strong and incredibly light http://www.stuff.tv/empire-cycles-mx-6-bicycle-has-worlds-first-3d-printed-titanium-frame/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Empire Cycles&#039; MX-6 prototype is a third lighter than normal metal bike frames, and four times stronger than the most stringent tests demand – this is the future of pedal power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Empire Cycles MX-6" alt="Empire Cycles MX-6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3d-printed-bike-01.jpg?1392303918" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printing isn&#39;t just for churning out plastic doodads, oh no.</p> <p>You just need to think bigger. Like Bolton-based <a href="http://www.empire-cycles.com/" target="_blank">Empire Cycles</a>, who&#39;ve teamed up with 3D printing wizards <a href="http://www.renishaw.com/en/renishaw-enhancing-efficiency-in-manufacturing-and-healthcare--1030" target="_blank">Renishaw</a> to create the world&#39;s first 3D-printed titanium alloy bicycle frame.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Going organic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Using a process called topological optimisation, the CAD models of the bike were refined to remove unnecessary weight, while still retaining structural strength. The result is a series of lattice-like joints with almost organic forms &ndash; and a bike frame that&#39;s a third lighter than a conventionally-manufactured metal frame.</p> <p>It&#39;s a technique that aircraft manufacturers are experimenting with to create strong, light airframes &ndash; indeed, much of Renishaw&#39;s work has been with the aviation industry.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/12-surprising-reasons-you-need-3d-printer/feature" target="_blank">12 surprising reasons you need a 3D printer</a></strong></p> <p>&quot;Because it&#39;s essentially grown, you can create shapes and forms that you can&#39;t create using any other manufacturing method,&quot; explains Chris Williams, MD of Empire Cycles. &quot;So you can do lots of of undercuts and intricate shapes that would be impossible with solid machining or casting.&quot; That also means it&#39;s more efficient; rather than carving into a solid piece of metal, you use only as much material as you need.</p> <p>But does 3D-printed metal hold up to conventionally-cast components? The bike&#39;s been strength tested, and the results are startling. &quot;We&#39;ve tested the seat tower in a test lab, and it&#39;s extremely strong,&quot; says Williams. &quot;It quadrupled the European standard requirement for the component.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Empire Cycles MX-6" alt="Empire Cycles MX-6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Empire-Cycles-MX-6-02.jpg?1392303918" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Empire Cycles MX-6" alt="Empire Cycles MX-6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Empire-Cycles-MX-6-01.jpg?1392303918" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="The 3D-printed Empire Cycles MX-6 (left) and a conventionally-manufactured MX-6 Evo (right)" alt="The 3D-printed Empire Cycles MX-6 (left) and a conventionally-manufactured MX-6 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3d-printed-bike-03.jpg?1392303918" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This isn&#039;t even my final form </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Because 3D printing means you can quickly tweak and produce a design, it&#39;s still being revised. &quot;We&#39;re currently growing a new one, because we&#39;ve made some changes,&quot; says Williams. &quot;It&#39;s on the machine now, being built.&quot;</p> <p>The latest version of the MX-6 will be on display at the <a href="http://www.thelondonbikeshow.co.uk/" target="_blank">London Bike Show</a>, before a three-day stint on display at the <a href="http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/" target="_blank">Science Museum</a>. What are you waiting for? On yer bike.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mark-one-worlds-first-carbon-fibre-3d-printer/news" target="_blank">The Mark One is the world&#39;s first 3D printer that can make objects out of carbon fibre</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">CLICK HERE FOR MORE BOUNDARY-PUSHING HOT STUFF STORIES</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The world&#039;s first 3D-printed titanium bike </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/empire-cycles-mx-6-bicycle-has-worlds-first-3d-printed-titanium-frame/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/empire-cycles-mx-6-bicycle-has-worlds-first-3d-printed-titanium-frame/news#comments 3D Printing Bikes Hot Stuff Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:21:12 +0000 Stephen Graves 1432066 at http://www.stuff.tv You wouldn't download a car – but now you can http://www.stuff.tv/honda/you-wouldnt-download-car-now-you-can/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Honda releases 3D printing data for five of its concept cars </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Honda Acura NSX Concept 3D data" alt="Honda Acura NSX Concept 3D data" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/honda-acura-nsx-concept-3d.jpg?1391221207" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Got a 3D printer? Now you can print the car of your dreams. As long as it&#39;s a Honda.</p> <p>Honda has released the 3D design data for five of its concept cars, ranging from the boxy Puyo to the gorgeous NSX Concept, as part of its &quot;Super Ultra Daydreams&quot; promotion.</p> <p>You can download the 3D data from <a href="http://www.honda-3d.com/" target="_blank">Honda-3D.com</a>, manipulate it to your heart&#39;s content, and, yes, print it out; the files are in the .stl format, which can be read by 3D printers.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/honda/you-wouldnt-download-car-now-you-can/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/honda/you-wouldnt-download-car-now-you-can/news#comments 3D Printing Honda Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:46:32 +0000 Stephen Graves 1431882 at http://www.stuff.tv This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies http://www.stuff.tv/us330000-3d-printer-lets-you-create-your-own-multicoloured-wellies/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You wouldn&#039;t download a pair of shoes.... would you? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies" alt="This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3d-print-colour-boots.jpg?1390872756" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stratasys (the company who now owns <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/makerbot/ces-2014/makerbot-debuts-three-3d-printers-and-new-apps/news" target="_blank">MakerBot</a>) has unveiled the world&#39;s first 3D printer which can create flexible, coloured objects.</p> <p>The Objet500 Connex3 3D uses a combination of plastic and rubber printing materials which can be blended together to offer varying levels of flexibility and transparency.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like regular printers, colours are provided by a blend of cyan, magenta and yellow, letting you create items like rave-friendly multi-coloured flexible shoes and cycle helmets.</p> <p>The printer itself can churn through 30kg of rubber and plastic resin per run, and it&#39;s available to snap up today. If you&#39;ve got US$330,000 dollars spare that is. Ouch.</p> <p>Still, the flexible printing materials won&#39;t actually be out till later this year, so at least you&#39;ve got a bit of time to scrape together some change.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies" alt="This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3d-print-colour-helmets.jpg?1390872756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies" alt="This US$330,000 3D printer lets you create your own multicoloured wellies" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3d-print-colour.jpg?1390872756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/makerbot/ces-2014/makerbot-debuts-three-3d-printers-and-new-apps/news" target="_blank">MakerBot debuts three 3D printers and new apps</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.stratasys.com/connex3-multi-color-material-application" target="_blank">Stratasys</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/27/stratasys-3d-printer-flexible-color/" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/us330000-3d-printer-lets-you-create-your-own-multicoloured-wellies/news#comments 3D printers 3D Printing Geek accessories Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:57:43 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1431713 at http://www.stuff.tv Meet The Lux - a camera you can print yourself http://www.stuff.tv/meet-lux-camera-you-can-print-yourself/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why bother hitting the shops for a camera when you can 3D-print one for yourself? Well, it is a bit less effort we suppose... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Lux - a camera you can build yourself" alt="The Lux - a camera you can build yourself" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Lux.jpg?1390370117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Instead of buying your next camera, you could make your very own. Thanks to Kevin Kadooka, the man behind the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/71185779/duo-a-diy-twin-lens-reflex-camera-for-instant-film">Duo-TLR</a>, it isn&#39;t impossible. That&#39;s because he&#39;s got all the details you need to build one through his open-source camera project, Lux.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sharil-abdul-rahman" title="View user profile.">Sharil Abdul Rahman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some assembly required </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&#39;t expect a fancy digital camera though. This DIY camera uses 120 film and shoots with Kadooka&#39;s own <a href="http://www.diyphotography.net/single-leaf-shutter-controlled-arduino" target="_blank">single leaf shutter (SLS) concept</a>. Those soldering skills we mentioned at the beginning? You&#39;ll need it to make the SLS that&#39;s controlled by an Arduino board.&nbsp;</p> <p>Kadooka&rsquo;s vision is to make a 100% DIYable camera. He says,&nbsp;&rdquo;Lux is my proof-of-concept platform for my new electronic shutter (the SLS). A secondary goal for this camera was to make it completely homegrown, meaning no parts from existing camera manufacturers, only using single-element lenses from Anchor Optics.&rdquo;</p> <p>So if you&#39;re into photography and have some time to spare, grab the design and instructions for the camera <a href="http://kekado.zapto.org/kevin/open.html">here</a>. Go ahead and impress your mates with a camera you built with your own two hands.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://kekado.zapto.org/kevin/open.html">Kadooka Camera</a> via <a href="http://www.diyphotography.net/lux-beautiful-waist-level-120-camera-you-can-build-it-too">DIYPhotography</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="1060" title="The 3D printed housing for Lux" alt="The Lux - a camera you can build yourself" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/11218191425_235f4db49a_h.jpg?1390370117" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1600" height="1600" title="The Lux sample image" alt="The Lux - a camera you can build yourself" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/11892770335_39577d5288_h.jpg?1390370117" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1588" height="1600" title="The Lux sample image" alt="The Lux - a camera you can build yourself" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/11893176814_ec338a1bce_h.jpg?1390370117" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1569" height="1600" title="The Lux sample image" alt="The Lux - a camera you can build yourself" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/11893043973_c65a43bc06_h.jpg?1390370117" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The camera you print yourself </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-lux-camera-you-can-print-yourself/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/meet-lux-camera-you-can-print-yourself/news#comments 3D Printing Cameras Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:02:07 +0000 Will Findlater 1431475 at http://www.stuff.tv MakerBot debuts three 3D printers and new apps http://www.stuff.tv/makerbot/ces-2014/makerbot-debuts-three-3d-printers-and-new-apps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At around £850, the company&#039;s fifth generation of hardware includes its most affordable 3D printer yet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="MakerBot 2014 trio" alt="MakerBot 2014 trio" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-makerbot-trio.jpg?1389381972" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printer pioneer MakerBot is enjoying a busy CES. Not only has the company unveiled a trio of brand new 3D printers, it found time to launch mobile and desktop apps and two new ways to get your hands on 3D print designs.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three new printers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Let&rsquo;s start with the hardware. Coming in at entry-level is the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, which as well as being one heck of a mouthful is the company&rsquo;s cheapest printer yet. While the final price hasn&rsquo;t been confirmed, the company expects it to be US$1,375 (around &pound;835) when it goes on sale in the spring. It&rsquo;s a small printer designed to fit easily into classrooms, dorm rooms and homes, and features just one button &ndash; other controls are taken care of via the new desktop and mobile apps. It can make objects up to 4 x 4 x 6 inches in volume.</p> <p>There are two more new printers: the midrange MakerBot Replicator Desktop (which offers 11 percent more build volume than the model it replaces) is on sale today for US$2,899 (&pound;1,765); and the high-end MakerBot Replicator Z18, which offers a huge print volume (objects up to 18in in height) and will be out in the spring priced at US$6,499 (&pound;3,950).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="MakerBot Mini" alt="MakerBot Mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/makerbot-mini.jpg?1389381972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Software and stores galore </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What might be even more exciting for creative types are the new desktop and mobile apps. MakerBot Mobile and MakerBot Desktop provide a platform for searching, managing and sharing 3D print designs (which are stored in a cloud library), but more importantly allow you to remotely control a MakerBot 3D printer. The desktop app will be available from February, which the mobile app will hit iOS in the spring and Android before the end of 2014.</p> <p>And it doesn&rsquo;t stop there. There&rsquo;s also a new MakerBot Digital Store, which will sell 3D model designs guaranteed to work on the latest Replicator printers from US$0.99 (you can also buy collections of several designs from US$9.99). All designs can be painted and don&rsquo;t require glue or assembly.</p> <p>Then there&rsquo;s the MakerBot PrintShop, a tablet app that&rsquo;ll make designing and printing 3D objects idiot-proof (well, near enough). The app will be out on iOS in the spring and Android by the end of the year.</p> <p>Phew. It&rsquo;s safe to say that MakerBot (which now, unbelievably, is onto its fifth generation of 3D printers) is making a big push for the mainstream in 2014. An exciting time for amateur and professional creative types everywhere.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - the biggest news so far, live from Las Vegas</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards/feature">2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards - the 10 best launches from the show</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="MakerBot Digital Store" alt="MakerBot Digital Store" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/makerbot-digital-store.jpg?1389381972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="MakerBot Mobile " alt="MakerBot Mobile " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/makerbot-mobile-app.jpg?1389381972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="MakerBot Printshop" alt="MakerBot Printshop" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/makerbot-printshop.jpg?1389381972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 3D Printing CES 2014 MakerBot Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:23:51 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1430987 at http://www.stuff.tv 3Doodler 3D printing pen gets nozzles, DoodleBlock moulds and accessories at CES http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/3doodler-3d-printing-pen-gets-nozzles-doodleblock-moulds-and-accessories-ces/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scribble through thin air in fat plastic, now in different shapes and thicknesses </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="3Doodler 3D printing pen gets accessories at CES 2014 " alt="3Doodler 3D printing pen gets accessories at CES 2014 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3Doodler-close-up-nozzle_0.png?1389382280" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You might think a 3D printing pen would be a solitary creature, hiding in a next-gen studio howling and creating plastic masterpieces all through the night. But the 3Doodler, our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-7-best-kickstarts-year/feature" target="_blank">Kickstart of the Year 2013</a>, already has some close confidantes.</p> <p>WobbleWorks is showing off five new nozzles for the 3Doodler pen at CES as well as a pen holder for storage plus moulds called DoodleBlocks.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Absolutely Nozzled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>First up, WobbleWorks wants its new changeable nozzle line-up to act like different paintbrushes would when painting. The initial five include chunky square, triangle and star shapes plus a thin strip and group of dots options. We reckon these will be especially handy when basing creations on 3Doodler stencils found online.</p> <p>The DoodleBlock silicon moulds too will make it easier to create more realistic 3Doodles - fun as it is to panic and go abstract - as they will hold the plastic down inside the grooves as you trace the contour of each shape. The DoodleBlocks can be used with both ABS and PLA.</p> <p>There&#39;s no concrete prices for the accessories yet but we&#39;ve been told that the aim is to get every accessory below a US$20 pricetag. So nozzles and moulds won&#39;t add too much to the initial tech toy investment.</p> <p>Read <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler/review" target="_blank">Stuff&#39;s in-depth review of the 3Doodler and watch our video here</a>, we&#39;ll update it with impressions of the new nozzles soon. It was also announced at CES that the 3Doodler will be stocked in stores worldwide in the next six months, starting with ThinkGeek, the Museum of Modern Art Store and others in the US.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - the biggest news so far, live from Las Vegas</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards/feature">2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards - the 10 best launches from the show</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="New 3Doodler nozzles at CES 2014 " alt="New 3Doodler nozzles at CES 2014 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Five%20nozzles%20side%20large%20image.JPG?1389382280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="898" title="New 3Doodler moulds at CES 2014 (3D renderings) " alt="New 3Doodler moulds at CES 2014 (3D renderings) " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3doodler-mould-CES.png?1389382280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="New 3Doodler pen holder at CES 2014 " alt="New 3Doodler pen holder at CES 2014 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-pen-holder-CES.JPG?1389382280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Half complete 3Doodled Charizard " alt="Half complete 3Doodled Charizard " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-Charizard-half-complete_0.png?1389382280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/3doodler-3d-printing-pen-gets-nozzles-doodleblock-moulds-and-accessories-ces/news#comments 3D Printing CES 2014 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:07:59 +0000 Sophie Charara 1430870 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: 3D printed speakers, Samsung brings back buttons and holiday videos go 360 degrees http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-3d-printed-speakers-samsung-brings-back-buttons/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The perfect gadgety start to your day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="460" height="307" title="Fully Charged: 3D printed speakers, Samsung brings back buttons and holiday videos go 360 degrees" alt="Fully Charged: 3D printed speakers, Samsung brings back buttons and holiday vide" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Speaker12-12a.jpg?1387273052" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DIY hi-fi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>3D printing your own hi-fi has come a step closer thanks to boffins at Cornell, who have found a way to 3D print an entire speaker.</p> <p>The speaker comes out of the printer ready to blast out your favourite tunes, although the team does admit the audio quality still needs a little work.</p> <p>There&#39;s also the small matter of needing two 3D printers to complete the gadget - but, as Cornell points out, the 3D printing world is changing so fast it won&#39;t be too long before we&#39;ll all be rushing to our printer on the day new gadgets are released.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/12/fully-functional-loudspeaker-3-d-printed" target="_blank">Cornell</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Core brings back buttons </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you pine for the days of a mobile phone with actual buttons, then Samsung has some good news - especially if you&rsquo;re on a budget.</p> <p>The new Galaxy Core Advance will hit shelves early next year, and boasts a trio of buttons on the front with dedicated camera and voice recorder buttons on the side.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also a reasonably specced budget Android handset, with Android 4.2 and TouchWiz running on a 480 x 800 display and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.samsungmobilepress.com/2013/12/16/Galaxy-Core-Advance-Extends-Galaxy-Experience-to-More-Users-with-Enhanced-Features-1" target="_blank">Samsung</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="630" height="433" title="Samsung Galaxy Core" alt="Samsung Galaxy Core" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Galaxy-Core-Advance-lead.jpg?1387273052" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> tap to turn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>They&rsquo;re the ultimate safe cycling gloves, and also look pretty cool.</p> <p>Created by ex-Google engineer Zach Vorhies, the Zackees (we aren&rsquo;t sure about the name either) contain an array of LED lights.</p> <p>They appear to add a layer of safety to riding, but crucially, they&#39;re also brilliant for Spiderman fans, as the lights are activated by tapping your thumb and finger together. The US$69 (&pound;42) gloves are set to go on sale via Kickstarter.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zackees/zackees-turn-signal-gloves?ref=category" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iUZ89t1FctY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 360-degree holiday videos </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Consumer virtual reality style headsets could finally be coming to fruition thanks to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus-rift-3d-virtual-reality-headset-%E2%80%93-hands-review/news">Oculus Rift </a>and other head-mounted displays.</p> <p>However, what are we going to do without new wraparound cyber vision?</p> <p>Well, there&#39;s always gaming, but thanks to a new Kickstarter project, we&#39;ll soon be able to record out own holiday videos in glorious 360 degree video thanks to this neat addon for a digital camera.</p> <p>The Eye Mirror 360 will snap onto cameras like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gopro-hd-hero-3-silver-edition/review">GoPro</a>, letting you capture surround video, which you can either navigate with a mouse or, if you&#39;re one of the lucky few, with a headset.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/95342015/360o-for-gopro-dslr-video-and-compact-cameras-ocul" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yYE4yveJa18" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-3d-printed-speakers-samsung-brings-back-buttons/feature#comments 3D Printing Android Samsung Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:16:00 +0000 Mark Prigg 1430170 at http://www.stuff.tv 3Doodler http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fresh from its Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 triumph as our Kickstart Of The Year, can this genius 3D printing pen doodle its way into our toy cabinet? Yes, yes it can [UPDATE: now includes video] </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Close-up of the 3Doodler at work creating &#039;abstract art&#039; " alt="Close-up of the 3Doodler at work creating &#039;abstract art&#039; " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3Doodler-close-up-nozzle.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Like Hulk, the 3Doodler stepped into the laboratory a normal pen, but emerged many times the size and countless times more awesome, as a shining tool of the future, roaring and squirting out fat 3D ink.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £61.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (US$99) the3doodler.com </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pick up and play ‘wow’ factor </div> <div class="field-item even"> Cheap price for the pen - less than 1/10 the price of 3D printers </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Invest time and concentration and you’ll be amply rewarded </div> <div class="field-item even"> 3Doodling is a great spectator sport </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Creations depend on your own steadiness and skill </div> <div class="field-item even"> Kids may get bored, frustrated or burn themselves </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Not ideal for ‘making’ fully-formed objects like a regular 3D printer can </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What the what is a 3Doodler? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Essentially a 3D printer nozzle in a pen, sticks of plastic filament are fed through the 3Doodler like a glue gun and extruded at 200&ordm;c (or thereabouts) into thin air or onto surfaces. The plastic then cools and solidifies almost immediately&ndash; you&rsquo;ve got a second or two to bend it to your will &ndash; letting you &lsquo;draw&rsquo; 3D structures.</p> <p>It really is gawp-inducing to see the 3Doodler working its next-gen magic in the flesh, making for a nice techy spectator sport. And speaking of flesh, we&rsquo;ve only burnt ourselves once. Maybe twice. But we manned-up, pressing on with our spindly sculptures with even more dedication than before. Still, it&rsquo;s not really for kids, despite first impressions.</p> <p>After your first minute or so of doodling you&rsquo;ll end up with, well, something. You can squint at it for a while and decide it looks like a camel or alternatively hide away and spend an hour or so (probably over a few sessions) making a figurine, model or piece of plastic jewellery. But either way, it&rsquo;s miles quicker than a regular 3D printer.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2662937840001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2662937840001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Reviewer Sophie hard at work 3Doodling " alt="Reviewer Sophie hard at work 3Doodling " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-Sophie-hard-at-work.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="An army of 3Doodler 3D printing pens " alt="An army of 3Doodler 3D printing pens " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-army-of-pens.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="This is what a 3Doodler&#039;s desk looks like" alt="This is what a 3Doodler&#039;s desk looks like" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-a-doodler%27s-desk.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plastics Make Perfect - ABS and PLA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As with 3D printers, you can pick your plastic but the 3Doodler is only compatible with 3mm strands so it won&rsquo;t work with the 1.75mm spools sitting next to your UP! Plus.</p> <p>ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is the n00b&rsquo;s choice, as it can draw upwards, bend and flex and works well with stencils as it doesn&rsquo;t stick too much to paper or surfaces underneath. PLA (Polylactic Acid) sticks to metals and glass, can travel in angles tighter than 90 degrees and is available in translucent colours. Check out <a href="http://www.the3doodler.com/abs-vs-pla-head-to-head/">3Doodler&rsquo;s handy infographic</a> comparing the two in depth.</p> <p>WobbleWorks, maker of the 3Doodler, is selling packs of 25 strands of both plastics in various colourways (primary, fluoro, black and white plus new shimmer and matte packs) for just $10 a pack. So&hellip; both it is. Add. To. Cart. Our advice? Stock up when you first order the device.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A 25 strand pack of 3mm ABS plastic for the 3Doodler - with some mess on top" alt="A 25 strand pack of 3mm ABS plastic for the 3Doodler - with some mess on top" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-scribbles-on-plastic-packs.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3Doodler Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Plastic: 3mm ABS or PLA</p> <p>Temperature: &nbsp;190-240C (225-250C for ABS, 190-240C for PLA)</p> <p>Dimensions: 188x45mm</p> <p>Weight: 130g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and Build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hulky, but comfortable in the hand as it&rsquo;s not too heavy, even intricate doodles are easy to manage thanks to two arrow buttons for fast (down) and slow (up) settings. It&rsquo;s a neat device that&rsquo;s intuitive to use and the power button doubles as the slider to select the plastic you&rsquo;re using.</p> <p>The fan is quite noisy so you won&rsquo;t be whipping it out in the office for a quick sketch and 3Doodling can get tiring so you&rsquo;re unlikely to have sessions lasting longer than half an hour to an hour. It needs mains power too&ndash; we wish the cable stretched further, extension cables are a bother. Plus UK users should hunt down a universal adapter while they wait for their delivery as you&rsquo;ll need one to get started.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The 3Doodler&#039;s fan can be quite noisy so no covert Doodling at the office " alt="The 3Doodler&#039;s fan can be quite noisy so no covert Doodling at the office " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-fan.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="It&#039;s chunky and Hulky but easy to hold " alt="It&#039;s chunky and Hulky but easy to hold " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-in-hands.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Deputy Online Ed Stephen 3Doodling " alt="Deputy Online Ed Stephen 3Doodling " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-Stephen-hard-at-work.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doodles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Doodles are both surprisingly sturdy and unsurprisingly awesome. It&rsquo;s perfect for figurines, jewellery, decorations, customising cases (or GameCube controllers) and basic architecture models. ABS flexes and bends rather than snaps off &ndash; though thin sections can be fragile so best to avoid these altogether.</p> <p>A mix of techniques is best. That includes doodling outlines in fat 2D on paper (with or without stencils) then peeling them off, building up parts in layers from the surface upwards as a 3D printer does and drawing details straight onto your work. You&rsquo;re not going to doodle an Eiffel Tower freehand though, trust us, that needs a stencil.</p> <p>Our 3D penmanship improved rapidly after an hour or so, then continued apace all week, but the first five minutes are fun, too. Anyone with a steady hand will get on well with the 3Doodler &ndash;&nbsp;you should see dentists with this thing. Practice makes perfect, though, and 3Doodler sticks examples of the coolest doodles on <a href="https://twitter.com/3Doodler">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/3doodler">Instagram</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/3Doodler">Facebook</a> and <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/3doodler/">Pinterest</a> pages for inspiration.</p> <p>Pro tip: decide what you&rsquo;re drawing first or you&rsquo;ll get stage fright and just spiral your ABS up and up in the air. But hey, if you draw wide enough circles you&rsquo;ve got yourself a springy Slinky.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A 3Doodled Charizard made by Sophie in around an hour and a half " alt="A 3Doodled Charizard made by Sophie in around an hour and a half " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-Charizard.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Half formed Charizard - you&#039;ll need to take breaks from 3Doodling " alt="Half formed Charizard - you&#039;ll need to take breaks from 3Doodling " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-Charizard-half-complete.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Customised Gamecube controller. So what if it means we lose at Smash Bros?" alt="Customised Gamecube controller. So what if it means we lose at Smash Bros?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-gamecube-customisation.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="3Doodled glasses.. yeah, we&#039;re not taking credit for these " alt="3Doodled glasses.. yeah, we&#039;re not taking credit for these " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-High-res-glasses.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How to 3Doodle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Some more tips for rapturous 3D sketching: don&rsquo;t leave plastic in the pen when you turn it off. Holding down both buttons reverses the strand in a couple of seconds. Then stick it back in next time you need that colour - WobbleWorks recommends snipping the end off to get a clean edge. We encountered some extruder problems but nothing that wasn&rsquo;t solved by pushing the strand further into the 3Doodler, wiping away bits of plastic from the tip or holding down the button for a few seconds.</p> <p>Black plastic is particularly tricky in terms of checking what you&rsquo;ve already done and where you&rsquo;re headed &ndash; you may need good light and extra focus using this colour. Also, no doodling on yourself, you (next-gen) tool &ndash; did you not listen when we said it&rsquo;s 200 degrees? If you must have a 3D printed Walter White on your leg, use a stencil then stick it to yourself.</p> <p>Our final 3Doodler tip? Save half a stick or so of each hue for fixes so if your beloved Charizard figurine&rsquo;s tail breaks off you can just doodle it back on with another blob of plastic without it looking a hotchpotch.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Eiffel Tower 3Doodled with stencils by 3Doodler staff " alt="Eiffel Tower 3Doodled with stencils by 3Doodler staff " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-Eiffel-Tower.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="These stencils to be precise " alt="These stencils to be precise " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-Eiffel-Tower-Stencil-.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Writing in 3D, peel if off and prop it up " alt="Writing in 3D, peel if off and prop it up " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-wow-so-3D.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="3Doodling inpsiration in the form of a spaceship figurine " alt="3Doodling inpsiration in the form of a spaceship figurine " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-Spaceship-One.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3Doodler Versus 3D Printers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Price&nbsp;</strong>US$99 for a 3Doodler plus US$10 per pack of 25 3mm ABS or PLA filament strands <strong>versus</strong>c. &pound;1000 for a 3D printer (UP! Plus is &pound;1500, Velleman K8200 is &pound;700) plus &pound;24-&pound;30 per spool of 1.75mm ABS or PLA &nbsp;Win: <strong>3Doodler</strong> </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Time&nbsp;</strong>30 seconds - 2 to 3 hours <strong>versus</strong>&nbsp;1 hour 30 minutes - 3 hours for more intricate objects &nbsp;Win: <strong>3Doodler&nbsp;</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong> </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Intricacy and Sturdiness of Objects&nbsp;</strong>Depends on the Doodler but generally less solid and less refined <strong>versus</strong>&nbsp;Depends on 3D printer model and software/ design used&nbsp;Win: <strong>3D Printer</strong> </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Materials &nbsp;</strong>ABS and PLA (for now) <strong>versus</strong>ABS, PLA, metals, ceramics, sandstone, food &nbsp;Win: <strong>3D Printer&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What else can you stick in a 3Doodler? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Next to a regular &pound;1000 printer that can spit out 3D printed guitars and guns in a day, the 3Doodler might look trivial in its abilities. But plans are already afoot to expand its capabilities. Accessories and different sized tips are on the way, which WobbleWorks reckon will amount to the equivalent of different sized paintbrushes, plus it can already be mounted to a CNC arm or Lego Mindstorm for extra awesomeness.</p> <p>Not only that but WobbleWorks is fielding requests from 3Doodler backers to tinker with the 3D printing pen to allow more plastics, and even different materials, to get involved. Toffee, chocolate and sugar could be on the cards &ndash; funny that, as doodling on a stencil can feel like icing a cake. Mmmm, tastes like the future to us.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Maybe one day whole buildings will be 3Doodled - said no-one, ever " alt="Maybe one day whole buildings will be 3Doodled - said no-one, ever " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-Building.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you want to get hold of a 3Doodler and you&rsquo;re not one of the original 30,000 Kickstarter backers, <a href="http://www.the3doodler.com/">pre-orders </a>taken now have an estimated shipping date of February 2014. There is an &pound;80 rival YAYA pen being sold by <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video-imakr-printing-robots-made-easy-demand-3d-printing-service/video">London 3D printing emporium iMakr</a> but we haven&rsquo;t tested this yet and there&rsquo;s no obvious advantage from the specs.</p> <p>Sure, we&rsquo;d like a slimmed down, battery-powered version compatible with different plastics and materials, but that&rsquo;s only when pushed to be picky. Tipping the usual notion of 3D printing on its head (that&rsquo;s a 3D selfie head printed at Selfridges) the 3Doodler makes truly freeform &lsquo;prints&rsquo; without the heartache that can accompany regular 3D printers. And with its friendly pick-up and play factor combined with that wallet-friendly price, the 3Doodler turns 3D printing from an inaccessible buzzword into a genius part-toy, part-tool 3D printing pin-up that&rsquo;s a joy to use.</p> <p>Words:<a href="https://plus.google.com/100316166955509219073/posts"><strong> Sophie Charara&nbsp;</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="WobbleWorks was pretty excited about its Stuff Gadget Award for Kickstart of the Year " alt="WobbleWorks was pretty excited about its Stuff Gadget Award for Kickstart of the" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-loves-Stuff-logo.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="A genius part-toy, part-tool 3D printing pin-up. In a nice box. " alt="A genius part-toy, part-tool 3D printing pin-up. In a nice box. " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-review-press-Single-Box_0.png?1387665053" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cheap, messy and the most fun we&rsquo;ve had in ages, the 3Doodler is our new favourite tech toy</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3Doodler review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;A 3D printing pin-up that’s a joy to use&quot; </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler/review#comments 3D Printing Crowdfunding Geek accessories Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:23:34 +0000 Sophie Charara 1430048 at http://www.stuff.tv Organic, 'living' shoes for running? They're more likely than you think http://www.stuff.tv/organic-living-shoes-running-theyre-more-likely-you-think/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The self-repairing shoe bio-synthetic shoe, shaped to fit you like a second skin, also happens to be 3D-printed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Organic shoes for running? More likely than you think" alt="Organic shoes for running? More likely than you think" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Organic-Shoes.jpg?1386858255" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://shameesaden.com/" target="_blank">Shamees Aden</a>, a designer and researcher from London,&nbsp;unveiled a shoe prototype that will make your best kicks looks like a plaything at the&nbsp;recently held <a href="http://www.wearablefutures.co/" target="_blank">Wearable Futures</a> conference.</p> <p>Developed with help from Martin Hanczyc, a professor from University of Southern Denmark, they have created a 3D printed shoe, made from a synthetic biological material that can repair itself overnight.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sharil-abdul-rahman" title="View user profile.">Sharil Abdul Rahman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blast it man, these shoes are alive! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The shoes are made from non-living protocells that can be combined to make living micro-organisms. Thanks to 3D printing, the shoes aren&#39;t just designed to fit the user&#39;s feet like a second skin, providing the needed extra cushioning throughout their run.</p> <p>Aden told Dezeen that the cells will inflate and deflate in response to pressure, supporting runners while they run on different surfaces. After each run, the shoes will then be placed in a jar full of living liquid protocells, rejuvenating them for the next excursion.</p> <p>While the shoe is by no means ready for prime time as of today, we could see them on sale as early as 2050.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/11/5200814/designer-creates-3d-printed-regenerative-running-shoe" target="_blank">The Verge</a>, <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2013/12/11/3d-printed-trainers-synthetic-biology-protocells-shamees-aden-wearable-futures/" target="_blank">Dezeen</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Living trainers" alt="Living trainers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Organic-Shoes-2.jpg?1386858255" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/organic-living-shoes-running-theyre-more-likely-you-think/news#comments 3D Printing Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:25:10 +0000 Will Findlater 1430044 at http://www.stuff.tv This 3D printer does colour like no other http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printer-does-colour-no-other/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ProJet 4500 is the first 3D printer capable of mixing colours for a vastly extended palette, like some futuristic inkjet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" title="This 3D printer does colour like no other" alt="This 3D printer does colour like no other" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3d-printer_0.jpg?1386035052" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is something of a seminal moment for 3D printing. 3D Systems has revealed what it claims&nbsp;to&nbsp;be the world&#39;s first continuous-tone full colour 3D plastic printer &ndash; the unassumingly named ProJet 4500.</p> <p>While we&#39;ve been able to print coloured 3D plastic models for quite some time, the ProJet 4500 turns things up a notch by offering full-colour parts with colours that are able to blend into each other with gradient transitions.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Colour us impressed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The video above shows off what the new system can achieve, and it certainly looks&nbsp;impressive. Not to mention expensive.</p> <p>There&#39;s sadly no price or release information available at the moment, but something tells us it&#39;ll be a while before we&#39;re printing out our own perfectly colour-blended Iron Man armour. We&#39;ll report back as soon as we hear of any developments from 3D Systems.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.3dsystems.com/3d-printers/professional/projet-4500#.UpyIp5RVBM5" target="_blank">3D Systems</a> via <a href="http://gizmodo.com/full-color-3d-printing-is-here-and-its-marvelous-1474789308?utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pulsenews" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MFcQ15rSI4Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="760" height="350" title="This 3D printer does colour like no other" alt="This 3D printer does colour like no other" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/projet-4500-shoe.jpg?1386035052" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printer-does-colour-no-other/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printer-does-colour-no-other/news#comments 3D printers 3D Printing Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:07:44 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429662 at http://www.stuff.tv