3D Printing http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printing/news en-GB Meet the Minibuilders: Drones that can 3D print a house http://www.stuff.tv/meet-minibuilders-drones-can-3d-print-house/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Because nail guns, hammers, and chop saws are passé </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="567" height="425" title="Meet the Minibuilders: Drones that can 3D print a house" alt="Meet the Minibuilders: Drones that can 3D print a house" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/marble.jpg?1404348197" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Soon, you&#39;ll be able to 3D print your own house. With drones. Truly, we are living in the future.</p> <p>Before you grunt in disbelief, the concept of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/3d-printing">3D printed&nbsp;</a>architecture isn&rsquo;t new. But the giant 3D printers needed for large-scale construction are somewhat impractical; adding drones to the mix makes 3D printed construction possible in much tighter spaces.</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/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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"> How it&#039;s made </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 liquid is forced through long tubes by a specialised team of three musketeer robots, using inflatable syringes. Even though it might sound like a medical experiment, the process has to start with a solid footing.</p> <p>A sensor-equipped Minibuilder follows lines marked on the ground, laying the foundation for the construction; and it&rsquo;s got its work cut out &ndash; like a potter, it positions the first 20 layers of material in a single endless, looping spiral.</p> <p>Finally, a human constructor (the most complex of things do require at least some form of human assembly) braces on another &ldquo;grip robot&rdquo; to the foundation that dispenses the material, durable enough to print roofs and other suspended constructions, to create a building.</p> <p>By the looks of it, we&rsquo;ll be able to soon expect a world where drones such as these give constructors and bricklayers a run for their money. <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/watch-robotic-drones-make-sweet-music-together/news">Watch robotic drones make sweet music together&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/06/these-drones-could-3-d-print-your-next-house/#x" target="_blank">Wired</a>]&nbsp;</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/G1iT8_QyP0M" 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="567" height="425" title="Meet the Minibuilders: Drones that can 3D print a house" alt="Meet the Minibuilders: Drones that can 3D print a house" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dronehome.jpg?1404348197" /> </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/meet-minibuilders-drones-can-3d-print-house/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/meet-minibuilders-drones-can-3d-print-house/news#comments 3D Printing Drones Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:29:21 +0000 Stephen Graves 1440629 at http://www.stuff.tv Welcome to the future of transport - the 3D-printed car http://www.stuff.tv/welcome-future-transport-3d-printed-car/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And the good news is, it looks amazing... </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="567" height="425" title="Local Motors&#039; 3D-printed Strati car" alt="The 3D-printed Strati car" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3b.jpg?1403273349" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nike/nike-football-turns-3d-printing-world-cup-gear/news">World Cup gear</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video-imakr-printing-robots-made-easy-demand-3d-printing-service/video">robots</a>&nbsp;and from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/be-fashion-rebel-print-your-own-makeup/news">m</a></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/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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>The project began with a&nbsp;<a href="https://localmotors.com/AlexFi/the-3d-printed-car-aka-direct-digital-manufacturing/" target="_blank">competition h</a><a href="https://localmotors.com/AlexFi/the-3d-printed-car-aka-direct-digital-manufacturing/" target="_blank">eld by&nbsp;</a><a href="https://localmotors.com/AlexFi/the-3d-printed-car-aka-direct-digital-manufacturing/" target="_blank">Local Motors</a>, which crowdsources its&nbsp;designs from its community of enthusiasts, back in May.</p> <p>The winning entry was picked for its retractable roof and &quot;excellent balance between innovation, complexity and practicality&quot;, while six further designs were named runners up. Elements from the runners-up may find their way into the final design.</p> <p>But while a 3D-printed car is undeniably cool, we&#39;re personally holding out for the first 3D-printed hoverboard. Come on, inventor types, make the future happen!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/william-s-eco-friendly-3d-printer-runs-recycled-coca-cola-bottles/news">Will.i.am&#39;s eco-friendly 3D printer runs on recycled Coca Cola bottles</a></p> <p>[Source and image:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/19/5825582/3d-printed-car-being-made-based-on-insane-concept-designs" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</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-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/lQqcfSjabVE" 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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/welcome-future-transport-3d-printed-car/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/welcome-future-transport-3d-printed-car/news#comments 3D Printing Cars Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:08:17 +0000 Marc McLaren 1439649 at http://www.stuff.tv Will.i.am’s eco-friendly 3D printer runs on recycled Coca-Cola bottles http://www.stuff.tv/william-s-eco-friendly-3d-printer-runs-recycled-coca-cola-bottles/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The tech-obsessed Black Eyed Peas frontman wants to make 3D printing and sustainability “cool” </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="Will.i.am’s eco-friendly 3D printer runs on recycled Coca-Cola bottles" alt="Will.i.am’s eco-friendly 3D printer runs on recycled Coca-Cola bottles" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/william-ekocycle.jpg?1403056387" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Will.i.am just won&rsquo;t stop poking his fingers into as many tech pies as possible. The Black Eyed Peas de facto leader has already been involved with Intel, started a car company, shown off his own phonecall-making smartwatch on TV and launched an ill-advised camera add-on for the iPhone &ndash; and now he&rsquo;s turned his gaze on 3D printing.</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>The Ekocycle Cube 3D printer will use filament cartridges that are 25 percent recycled plastic &ndash; there&rsquo;s around three 500ml Coke bottles in each one &ndash; and can produce objects that are up to 6in square. Colours available at launch will be red, black, white and transparent (yes, the colours associated with Coke bottles) and anyone who buys the Cube printer will get free access to 25 designs for objects including phone cases, vases and shoes. The designs, of course, come from Will.i.am himself.</p> <p>The Cube will be sold for US$1,119 (around &pound;700) and will be available at some point in the second half of 2014.</p> <p>Will.i.am said the aim of the Cube is to reduce waste in a way that resonates with with the public: &ldquo;We will make it cool to recycle, and we will make it cool to make products using recycled materials. This is the beginning of a more sustainable 3D-printed lifestyle. Waste is only waste if we waste it.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/17/coca-cola-will-i-am-ekocycle-3d-printer">The Guardian</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/5-most-ridiculous-celebrity-tech-endorsements/news">5 of the most ridiculous celebrity tech endorsements</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-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/WwsOy3SP8ek" 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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/william-s-eco-friendly-3d-printer-runs-recycled-coca-cola-bottles/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D Printing Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:17:55 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1439382 at http://www.stuff.tv International Space Station is getting its first 3D printer — and also an espresso machine http://www.stuff.tv/first-3d-printer-espresso-machine-headed-international-space-station/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The former could serve an integral purpose for future missions; the latter’s a fun addition, at least </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="Made in Space 3D printer" alt="Made in Space 3D printer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/space-3dprinter.jpg?1402981219" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The next time a spacecraft needs an essential tool, might it just 3D-print the item on demand? That seems all the more likely with the news that the International Space Station (ISS) will get the first space-ready 3D printer in August.</p> <p>Designed by Made in Space, a company with both 3D printing and space experts focused on the task, the 3D printer will travel to the ISS via the SpaceX CRS-4 later this summer. It passed certification ahead of schedule, and has been tested in microgravity flights.</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/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</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"> A taste of space </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>Last week&rsquo;s announcement of an ISS-bound espresso machine seems comparatively silly now, but surely some homesick&mdash;and exhausted&mdash;astronauts will appreciate the incoming addition.</p> <p>Developed jointly by Italian engineering company Argotec and coffee brand Lavazza, the ISSpresso will go up to space in November as part of the Italian Space Agency&rsquo;s Futura Mission, which will also shepherd the first Italian female astronaut into space.</p> <p>Lavazza claims that it will &ldquo;deliver a perfect espresso in [the] weightless environment,&rdquo; with the hefty 20kg machine using a capsule system that allows it to brew espresso, tea, and broth, and rehydrate foods. Whatever keeps our spacefaring compatriots happy and alert, right?</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.madeinspace.us/3d-printer-headed-space-station-ready-launch">Made in Space</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/16/3d-printer-iss/">Engadget</a>;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lavazza.com/en/media-center/pressreleasedetail/58dae66d-f246-11e3-b615-c90c8a507add/">Lavazza</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/la-fenice-worlds-first-electromagnetic-induction-coffee-maker/news">La Fenice is the world&#39;s first electromagnetic induction coffee maker</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/cx45rg8Q-Cw" 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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/first-3d-printer-espresso-machine-headed-international-space-station/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/first-3d-printer-espresso-machine-headed-international-space-station/news#comments 3D Printing Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:01:16 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1439291 at http://www.stuff.tv Nike Football turns to 3D printing for World Cup gear http://www.stuff.tv/nike/nike-football-turns-3d-printing-world-cup-gear/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wayne Rooney, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo will be toting Nike’s new shin pads and bags in Brazil </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="Nike Football Rebento bag with 3D printed base" alt="Nike Football Rebento bag with 3D printed base" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nike-rebaro-bag-main.jpg?1402483703" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I don&#39;t normally care much for bags, but that bag is my kind of bag.</strong><br />Presumably you&#39;re a professional soccer star, then. Nike Football has unveiled two hi-tech pieces of gear that&rsquo;ll be used by a handful of the world&rsquo;s top players in soccer&rsquo;s premier showcase: the Rebento duffle bag and Mercurial FlyLite shin guard.</p> <p><strong>Hi-tech how?</strong><br />Well, for starters both come with 3D printed elements. The bag has a 3D-printed plastic base (with leather forming the bulk of the actual bag) and the shin pad has a webbed shock absorption system that replaces the foam you&rsquo;d usually see.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nike-unveils-knitted-magista-boots-ahead-world-cup/news">Nike unveils knitted Magista boots ahead of World Cup</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How does that help, though?</strong><br />Well, in the case of the bag the cocoon-like base structure is both lightweight and supportive of whatever a ludicrously rich footballer might want to carry in it. With the shin guards, the structure provides more consistent impact protection than standard foam and flexes more easily, which means it can wrap more tightly around the lower leg. It breathes better than foam too.</p> <p><strong>Can I buy them?</strong><br />Not yet. In fact, there are only three Rebento bags in existence, and they&rsquo;ll be toted by Wayne Rooney, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo (assuming he shakes off his injury) at the World Cup. The Mercurial FlyLite, on the other hand, will be available at nike.com from 1st July (price to be confirmed).</p> <p>Alternatively, if you&rsquo;ve got a 3D printer you can have a go at designing your own &ndash; although we make no guarantee that your homemade shin pads will protect you from a crunching challenge next time you&rsquo;re playing five-a-side.</p> <p>[Via: <a href="http://nikeinc.com/news/nike-launches-summer-2014-football-equipment-innovations#/inline/29991">Nike</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">MORE HOT STUFF STORIES</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-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 Mercurial FlyLite shin pad features a 3D printed structure" alt="The Mercurial FlyLite shin pad features a 3D printed structure" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nike-flylite-shin-pads.jpg?1402483703" /> </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="The 3D printed base of the Rebento bag" alt="The 3D printed base of the Rebento bag" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nike-rebaro-bag-detail.jpg?1402483703" /> </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 Nike Sport World Cup 2014 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:15:31 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1438818 at http://www.stuff.tv Doodle your own drone with a 3D printing pen http://www.stuff.tv/doodle-your-own-drone-3d-printing-pen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> YouTuber creates a quadcopter using the tool of the future </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="YouTuber &quot;Questpact&quot; shows how to draw a drone with a 3D printing pen" alt="YouTuber &quot;Questpact&quot; shows how to draw a drone with a 3D printing pen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3d-printed-drone.jpg?1401773324" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printing pens like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler/review" target="_blank">3Doodler</a> and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lix-pen-brit-made-3d-printing-pen-puts-3doodler-shade/news" target="_blank">Lix Pen</a> are entertaining toys &ndash; but you could never make anything practical with them, right?</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The mechanical parts, including the rotors, weren&#39;t created using the 3D printing pen; instead, they&#39;re off-the-shelf drone parts from an <a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.redrockethobbies.com%2FRc-Eye-One-Quadcopter-p%2Frcl88003rc.htm&amp;redir_token=DkyXO_UC7WAH9YXV9rTmKuiVr4V8MTQwMDg1NDg4OUAxNDAwNzY4NDg5" target="_blank">Eye One</a> micro quadcopter. While the end result is &ndash; unsurprisingly &ndash; a little scrappier-looking than a professional kit, it seems to fly perfectly well, and is stable in the air.</p> <p>We look forward to amassing our own army of 3D printed drones, just as soon as we&#39;ve worked out how to produce more than an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hands-3doodler-worlds-first-3d-printing-pen-seriously-giddy-fun-sketching-three-dimensions/news" target="_blank">abstract swirl</a>.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.suasnews.com/2014/05/29312/3d-pen-doodled-quadcopter/" target="_blank">sUAS News</a> via <a href="http://www.dvice.com/2014-5-21/doodle-drones-reality-your-own-3d-printing-pen" target="_blank">Dvice</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler-21st-centurys-newest-tool-your-toolbox/news" target="_blank">3Doodler is &quot;the 21st century&#39;s newest tool for your toolbox&quot;</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-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/aMuOdisewAc" 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> <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"> Doodle your own drone </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/doodle-your-own-drone-3d-printing-pen/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/doodle-your-own-drone-3d-printing-pen/news#comments 3D Printing Geek accessories Thu, 22 May 2014 14:39:19 +0000 Stephen Graves 1437645 at http://www.stuff.tv 3D-printed braille mobile phone now on sale http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printed-braille-mobile-phone-now-sale/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OwnFone’s handset can be customized with four saved numbers for blind users </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="OwnFone" alt="OwnFone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ownfone-braille.jpg?1400549189" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most modern smartphones include accessibility features designed to help those with disabilities and impairments, but now there&rsquo;s a streamlined phone custom-designed for blind users.</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/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</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 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http://www.stuff.tv/sony/fully-charged-sony-s-4k-alpha-7s-camera-out-july-npower-s-nest-thermostat-initiative-and-3d-pri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snap out of your morning haze by catching up on the hottest tidbits of tech news </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="Sony Alpha 7s" alt="Sony Alpha 7s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-alpha7s.jpg?1400237625" /> </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/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</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"> Sony’s 4K-capable Alpha 7s releases in July for US$2,500 </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>We&rsquo;re not far removed from the release of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alpha/hands-sonys-a7-and-a7r-are-nex-sized-full-frame-snappers-your-camera-bags-crying-out/news">the A7 and A7r cameras</a>, but Sony&rsquo;s ready to move onward and upward with the release of the new Alpha 7s. Now we finally know when we&rsquo;ll be able to get our hands on the hugely promising device and for how much: it&rsquo;ll launch in July, and for the mighty sum of US$2,500 (almost &pound;1,500) for the body only.</p> <p>Why so pricey? Well, the compact, mirrorless A7s offers 4K video output via a third-party recorder (full HD footage without it) and includes the option to switch between full-frame and APS-C shooting. It also offers wireless transfers via Wi-Fi or NFC, and you can utilize a Dual Record feature to snag both 50Mbps XAVC S and 720p streams simultaneously. Guess it&#39;s time to start searching the couch cushions for coins.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/16/sony-alpha-a7s/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sonys-new-alpha-7s-gets-4k-video-output/news">Sony&#39;s new Alpha 7s gets 4K video output</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"> nPower offers Nest thermostat and fixed rates ’til 2017 </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>Feeling pinched by your heating bills? nPower hopes to help by setting you up with a Nest Learning Thermostat&mdash;installed for much less than the standard price&mdash;and fixed price rates until April 2017, albeit at a slightly higher rate than standard as of now.</p> <p>Homeowners with direct debit billing for dual fuel are eligible for the plan, which gets you the Nest installed for just &pound;99&mdash;down from &pound;279 outside of this deal&mdash;and the fixed rate runs just &pound;12 per year more than today&rsquo;s standard rate. While that means paying a chunk of change upfront and a bit more on the rates in the short term, the Nest (if used properly) should save you quite a bit more in the long run.</p> <p>While available in the States since 2011, Nest just launched its UK efforts last month, and nPower&rsquo;s promotion seems like a shot at British Gas, which has <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/british-gas-announces-smart-thermostat/news">its own Hive smart thermostat</a> system available for &pound;199. Smarter gas consumption and lower prices in the end? We&rsquo;re all for a little competition.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/british-gas/nest-learning-thermostat-launches-uk/news">Nest Learning Thermostat comes to the UK</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="Nest Learning Thermostat" alt="Nest Learning Thermostat" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nest_0.jpg?1400237625" /> </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"> This Nescafé cap is a 3D printed alarm clock—for some reason </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="300" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8ZohB3q7rJo" width="534"></iframe></p> <p>As part of an apparent rebranding effort, Nescafé commissioned a series of 3D printed alarm clock caps for its instant coffee jars. At the appropriate time, the cap lights up and makes one of seven sounds in an effort to coax you out of bed&mdash;and the only way to turn it off, naturally, is to twist the cap and take in the scent of minced, freeze-dried coffee beans.</p> <p>Curiously, it doesn&rsquo;t sound like these limited caps are available for sale&mdash;a <a href="http://www.notcot.com/archives/2014/05/nescafe-alarm-cap.php">post by maker NOTCOT</a> notes that 200 units were made for press kits, and that may be the end of it. Just a fun publicity stunt, then? Odd, but it got us all talking about it, so&hellip; mission accomplished.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://design-milk.com/wake-better-nescafe-alarm-cap/">Design Milk</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alarming-clocks-mechanical-woodpecker-makes-alarm-out-anything/news">The Alarming Clock&#39;s mechanical woodpecker makes an alarm out of anything</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 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"> Assassin’s Creed Unity being developed by 10 studios </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>Need a quick encapsulation of how large and complex top-tier video games have become in 2014? Here it is: Assassin&rsquo;s Creed Unity, the first entry in the open-world action series to release solely for new-gen consoles and PC, is being developed by 10 different studios at Ubisoft. Its Montreal home base is leading the charge, as it has for all core series entries, but it&rsquo;s being flanked this time by the Annecy, Bucharest, Chengdu, Kiev, Montpellier, Quebec, Shanghai, Singapore, and Toronto studios.</p> <p>Last year&rsquo;s Assassin&rsquo;s Creed IV: Black Flag featured work from nine studios, and it&rsquo;s how Ubisoft has been able to continue pumping out an open-world game with a completely new setting each and every fall. And that philosophy is spreading to the publisher&rsquo;s other games, as we found out yesterday that Far Cry 4 will <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ubisoft/far-cry-4-scales-himalayas-and-drops-november/news">feature the work</a> of five different studios. But when these games ultimately sell several million copies apiece, we imagine the mass headcount and logistical headaches will all be worth it.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/15/5721832/assassins-creed-unity-developers-10-ubisoft-studios">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/detaiuls-next-assassins-creed-game-have-leaked-and-its-called-unity/news">Details of the next Assassin&#39;s Creed game have leaked, and it&#39;s called Unity</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="Assassin&#039;s Creed Unity" alt="Assassin&#039;s Creed Unity" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/assassinscreedunity.jpg?1400237625" /> </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/sony/fully-charged-sony-s-4k-alpha-7s-camera-out-july-npower-s-nest-thermostat-initiative-and-3d-pri#comments 3D Printing Cameras Console games Sony Ubisoft Fri, 16 May 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1437310 at http://www.stuff.tv Be a fashion rebel and print your own makeup with Mink http://www.stuff.tv/be-fashion-rebel-3d-print-your-own-makeup/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Mink printer can produce makeup in any shade without killing your bank account. Bye bye, cosmetics industry </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="567" height="425" title="Be a fashion rebel and print your own makeup with Mink" alt="Be a fashion rebel and print your own makeup with Mink" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mink%20stuff.jpg?1399657119" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The beauty industry is big business, but its days are numbered thanks to Mink.</p> <p>Canny&nbsp;inventor&nbsp;Grace Choi has created <a href="http://gracemink.com/" target="_blank">Mink</a>, a printer that lets you sample any colour on a screen and print it out as makeup.</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/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> Any shade can be yours </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>Mink works on the&nbsp;same principle as an inkjet printer; mixing substrates and ink, it can print out lipsticks, powders, creams and foundations.</p> <p>With Mink plugged into your PC, you&#39;ll be able to simply go online, sample any colour you want on the screen,&nbsp;send the hex code to your Mink, and print it out.</p> <p>The makeup produced is created from the same FDA-approved substrates used by major makeup brands, and Choi&#39;s demo at the Disrupt convention in New York showed how easily powder eyeshadow was created just by taking the shade from a YouTube video.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can easily sample a shade from photographs, videos, or swatches. The Internet then becomes your online shopping store without actually having to shop for products, just the colour.</p> <p>Choi states that makeup margins (as high as 38%) are the highest compared to all other products. Mink, as it doesn&#39;t have to actually produce the makeup, has much lower margins, which is great news for consumers.</p> <p>Mink is expected to be priced around US$300 when it launches, likely later this year. Head on over to the Mink website and&nbsp;<a href="http://gracemink.com/" target="_blank">request an invite</a>&nbsp;for when the printer goes on sale.&nbsp;</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/05/mink-is-a-3d-printer-for-makeup/" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/revolution-will-be-3d-printed/news" target="_blank">The revolution will be 3D printed</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-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/cBZHFUQiP8Q" 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> <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"> Print your own makeup with Mink </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/be-fashion-rebel-3d-print-your-own-makeup/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/be-fashion-rebel-3d-print-your-own-makeup/news#comments 3D printers 3D Printing Thu, 08 May 2014 10:38:26 +0000 Stephen Graves 1436691 at http://www.stuff.tv Ready, teddy, go! Disney Research invents 3D-printed soft toys http://www.stuff.tv/ready-teddy-go-disney-research-3d-prints-soft-toys-and-interactive-speakers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And as well as customised cuddly toys, the research paves the way for interactive speakers </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="1024" height="682" title="3D printed speaker" alt="3D printed speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Project_3DPrintedSpeakers_CHI14_3DBearFront-1024x682.jpg?1399095689" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Think of 3D printing and you probably imagine squiggles of plastic eventually turning into something you or someone else has modelled on a computer. Well Disney wants to tear up the rulebook.</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/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</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"> KNIT OF ALRIGHT </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>Rather than plastic or metal being used to fashion a precise, hard object, Disney Research&rsquo;s project works with felt, essentially knitting a toy that can have &ldquo;fairly arbitrary geometry&rdquo; and that feels &ldquo;somewhat reminiscent in character to hand knitted materials&rdquo;.</p> <p>As well as speeding up the prototyping process, the project would make it easier to both customise toys and also embed&nbsp;&ldquo;electronic components for sensing and display, as well as motors and mechanisms for actuation within the material&rdquo;.</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/qc-tGbMN9Ms" 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"> SPEAKER ABLE </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>And there&#39;s more. The Disney Research team has been working on a second 3D printing project with benefits for the toy world. &nbsp;</p> <p>The 3D Printed Interactive Speakers paper explores turning any 3D object into a speaker, from an abstract spiral to a rubber duck. This potentially enables omnidirectional sound output, resulting in a more impressive experience for the user - you could have sound only coming from a toy&#39;s mouth, for instance, or from over the entire object. Essentially, the toy would become the speaker.&nbsp;</p> <p>The method involves printing the body of the toy using standard 3D printing technology, then adding a conductive spray paint, which becomes an &ldquo;inner electrode layer where the audio signal [is] injected&rdquo;.</p> <p>A sound-producing diaphragm is then 3D printed, painted, and inserted into the toy. When exposed to a current, the plates vibrate and make sound. As printable conductive printing material becomes available, the speakers will be simplified further, since the paint will become superfluous.</p> <p>No, we don&#39;t necessarily understand all of that either, but there&#39;s a video above.</p> <p>Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyResearchHub" target="_blank">DisneyResearchHub</a> via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dvice.com/2014-5-1/disney-softens-3d-printing-new-toy-tech" target="_blank">DVICE</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/micro-easy-use-u300-3d-printer-designed-everyone/news">The Micro is an easy-to-use 3D printer designed for everyone</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-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/zralu3wYUTU" 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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ready-teddy-go-disney-research-3d-prints-soft-toys-and-interactive-speakers/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ready-teddy-go-disney-research-3d-prints-soft-toys-and-interactive-speakers/news#comments 3D Printing Fri, 02 May 2014 16:10:11 +0000 Craig Grannell 1436517 at http://www.stuff.tv Lix Pen: the Brit-made 3D printing pen that puts 3Doodler in the shade http://www.stuff.tv/lix-pen-brit-made-3d-printing-pen-puts-3doodler-shade/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The smallest, smartest 3D pen we’ve seen so far has smashed through its Kickstarter target in two hours </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="Lix Pen: the Brit-made 3D printing pen that puts 3Doodler in the shade" alt="Lix Pen: the Brit-made 3D printing pen that puts 3Doodler in the shade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lix-pen-main.jpg?1399020386" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>We&rsquo;ve seen 3D printing pens before</strong><br />Yes, we have &ndash; most notably the 3Doodler &ndash; but the Lix is something a little bit more refined.</p> <p><strong>How so?</strong><br />Well, for starters it&rsquo;s smaller, sleeker (just 14mm wide) and lighter (40g). Made of aluminium, it&rsquo;s really no bigger than a fountain pen. And unlike the 3Doodler, it doesn&rsquo;t need to be hooked up to a power socket on the wall: it can draw power from a USB 3.0 port on your PC.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler/review">3Doodler review</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It looks a little more professional&hellip;</strong><br />That&rsquo;s the idea. Its makers claim the Lix is not merely a toy but instead something that artists, architects and designers can use in a professional capacity. There&rsquo;s a nice measure of control on offer, thanks to two speeds of plastic extrusion.</p> <p><strong>What kind of plastic does it use?</strong><br />Filaments of ABS/PLA plastic, which can be loaded in 10in strips. Lix&rsquo;s makers say that one 10in cartridge will give the user around five minutes of sketching time, so you&rsquo;ll need 15 or so for an hour of use. It&rsquo;s estimated that that&rsquo;ll cost approximately US$10 (&pound;7) for a pack of 30 strips.</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="Lix comes in black matte and grey matte finishes" alt="Lix comes in black matte and grey matte finishes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lix-pens.jpg?1399020386" /> </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>How do I get one?</strong><br />Well, Lix&rsquo;s London-based founders were seeking &pound;30,000 on Kickstarter, but with 29 days left at the time of writing they&rsquo;ve already exceeded that by a huge margin, racking up &pound;115,000 in pledges. You&rsquo;ll currently need to pledge &pound;82 or more to get one, with delivery estimated for December 2014. Early bird pledgers (all these spots have gone, sadly) could have received one by October.</p> <p>[<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lix3d/lix-the-smallest-3d-printing-pen-in-the-world">Kickstarter</a> via <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/30/lix-a-more-precise-3d-printing-pen-passes-its-kickstarter-goal-in-2-hours/">TechCrunch</a>]</p> <p><em><strong>Correction:</strong> The original version of this story incorrectly stated that the 3Doodler had one extrusion speed. It has two.</em></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">SEE MORE HOT STUFF</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-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="675" title="Precise, intricate models can be created" alt="Precise, intricate models can be created" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lix-pen-statue.jpg?1399020386" /> </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 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:05:06 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1436403 at http://www.stuff.tv 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?1397896409" /> </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?1397896409" /> </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?1398271379" /> </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?1398271379" /> </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?1398271379" /> </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