3D Printing http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printing/news en-GB Geek Projects Special: 3D Printing http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-3d-printing/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From a T-Rex shower head to a full car, there are plenty of amazing things to 3D print. We show you how to get started... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Printrbot" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Printer2.jpg?1422698581" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As fun as solving 2D printing&rsquo;s paper jams has been, it can&rsquo;t compete with the geeky joy of rendering in the third dimension.</p> <p>Below we show you how to take your first steps towards your new hobby &ndash; starting with a homemade 3D printer.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-specials/feature-0">All of Stuff&#39;s Geek Projects</a></strong></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/mark-wilson" title="View user profile.">Mark Wilson</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build it: Printrbot Simple Metal Kit (£475) </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>Congratulations! You&rsquo;ve just bought a 3D printer. The only thing standing between you and geek glory is a four-hour build of &lsquo;moderate&rsquo; difficulty. But that&rsquo;s a good thing, right? All you&rsquo;ll need is some pliers, a screwdriver, zip ties, wire cutters and a healthy supply of patience. Time to get building.</p> <p>The early parts of the build include attaching the motor and power adaptor to the Printrbot&rsquo;s base, and installing its &lsquo;X&rsquo; axis rods. This part controls its &lsquo;left to right&rsquo; movements, with the &lsquo;Y&rsquo; covering &lsquo;forward and backwards&rsquo; and the &lsquo;Z&rsquo; looking after the &lsquo;up and down&rsquo; of your 3D-printed dreams.</p> <p>Now attach the Printrboard (the printer&rsquo;s brains) to the base, and connect the extruder base to the Y Arm, along with the auto-levelling probe. This sensor means you shouldn&rsquo;t need to faff around levelling the printing bed. Finally, connect the power cable and thermistor cables, plus the fan extension.</p> <p>After you&rsquo;ve attached the motor to the Y arm and tucked the wiring inside, it&rsquo;s time to download the free Repetier software for sending objects to your Printrbot. Then calibrate your auto-levelling probe in the software, and get printing. We&rsquo;ll have a bottle opener, please&hellip;</p> <p>For full instructions on how to build your Printrbot and demo videos, go to <a href="http://help.printrbot.com">help.printrbot.com</a></p> <p>Get one now from <a href="http://robosavvy.com">robosavvy.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1920" height="1080" title="Printrbot Simple Metal Kit" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Simple-Metal-3.jpg?1422698581" /> </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"> Project #1 (easy): scan a statue </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>Help build a 3D-printable library of the world&rsquo;s monuments </strong></p> <p><strong>1 Find a landmark </strong><br />&lsquo;Scan The World&rsquo; is creating an archive of the world&rsquo;s sculptures and monuments for 3D printers by crowdsourcing the scanning process. All you need is a camera and access to a favourite landmark. To find out which ones have already been scanned, go to <a href="http://myminifactory.com">myminifactory.com</a> and filter by continent. Hint: Stonehenge is still available&hellip;</p> <p><strong>2 Make your scan</strong><br />Your landmark needs to be well lit and have a strong contrast with its background. Stand a few metres away from the object and take a photo. Now move slowly around the figure, taking a photo every step or two. Aim to shoot about 40-50 photos in total, including some close-up shots of finer details like hands and fingers.</p> <p><strong>3 Receive your print</strong><br />Send all of your photos to <a href="mailto:stw@myminifactory.com">stw@myminifactory.com</a> using a web service such as Dropbox or WeTransfer. Their designers will then use them to create a 3D model, which will be test-printed then hosted on MyMiniFactory for 3D printer owners to print themselves. You&rsquo;ll then be sent a 3D print of the monument for your mantelpiece.</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="Scan the world" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Scan-Process_0.jpg?1422698581" /> </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"> Project #2 (medium): print your run </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>Create a unique marathon memento: a 3D-printed route map </strong></p> <p><strong>Run to the hills </strong><br />Record your run with a GPS tracker like Strava. Your route needs to start and end in the same place and undulate lots, or you&rsquo;ll just end up printing an unimpressive circle. At home, export your run as a .gpx file.</p> <p><strong>Make it 3D (part one) </strong><br />Now download Processing (&pound;free / <a href="http://processing.org">processing.org</a>), with the GPS data library and the toxic libraries from Thingiverse here: bit.ly/printyourrun. Put your .gpx file in the same folder as the .pde file from Thingiverse.</p> <p><strong>Make it 3D (part two) </strong><br />Still with us? Now, open the .pde file in Processing and within the code rename the .gpx file to match yours. Run the sketch and it&rsquo;ll create an .stl file, the kind that most 3D printers will happily gobble for breakfast.</p> <p><strong>Press &lsquo;print&rsquo; to play </strong><br />Open the .stl file in your printer&rsquo;s software, choose a &lsquo;fine&rsquo; setting with 25% infill and print. After two hours, you should have your run immortalised in ABS or PLA plastic. Well, it&rsquo;s better than getting &lsquo;yet another&rsquo; gold medal.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/30-best-running-songs/feature">Jog on: the 30 best running songs&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="Run route" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1.Run_.jpg?1422698581" /> </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="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2.Processing.jpg?1422698581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3.File_.jpg?1422698581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4.Print_.jpg?1422698581" /> </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"> 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"> Project #3 (hard): print a new pair of specs </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>Learn how to rustle up the world&rsquo;s geekiest face furniture </strong></p> <p><strong>1</strong> <strong>Lens be having you</strong><br />Archives such as Thingiverse have lots of 3D-printable glasses frames. But as there are no standards for frame sizes, you might struggle to find lenses that fit. That&rsquo;s wear Eyewear Kit (<a href="http://eyewearkit.com">eyewearkit.com</a>) comes in. It specialises in delivering lenses for 3D-printed frames, from &pound;24 a pair.</p> <p><strong>2</strong> <strong>Order your frames&hellip; </strong><br />Got your lenses? If you don&rsquo;t own a 3D printer, head to shapeways.com or sculpteo.com and search for &lsquo;eyewear kit&rsquo;. You&rsquo;ll get a choice of a few frames (like the &lsquo;Wire&rsquo; glasses above) that will be 3D-printed in your choice of colour and sent to you. If you do have a 3D printer, go to step three&hellip;</p> <p><strong>3&hellip;or print your frames</strong><br />Instructables has designed a pair for 3D printers &ndash;you can download the files at <a href="http://bit.ly/3dprintedglasses">bit.ly/3dprintedglasses</a> &ndash; or if you fancy designing your own, scan the lenses with Autodesk&rsquo;s 123D Catch (&pound;free / iOS, Android, Windows) and follow the instructions. Warning: this requires 3D modelling skills.</p> <p><strong>4 Welcome to the future </strong><br />Going a step beyond its 3D rivals is the Formlabs Form 1+ (&euro;2,800 / <a href="http://formlabs.com">formlabs.com</a>), which can now print in clear resin. This opens the door to printing lenses, and a Formlabs staffer did just that. Once it was printed, his monocle just needed sanding down and delivering to a Shoreditch hipster.</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 for Eyewear Kit" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2.Michiel_Cornelissen_for_Eyewear_Kit_-_Wire_101_b4a8a31e-bf43-4f85-9c1d-bd95f3a80d37.jpg?1422698581" /> </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="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1.EyewearKit.jpg?1422698581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3.FZG3XO2HVFL5WT5.LARGE_.jpg?1422698581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4.lens_1.jpg?1422698581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I build: 3D-printed cars </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>John B Rogers Jr&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="http://localmotors.com">localmotors.com</a></strong></p> <p>Most vehicles contain over 10,000 parts, making them a very complex jigsaw puzzle. The creation of a new one typically requires seven years of development and billions of dollars of investment.&nbsp;</p> <p>We wanted to pit a computer-controlled machine against the complexity of building a car to reduce the number of separate parts needed, which in turn makes the process faster. We call this &lsquo;direct digital manufacturing&rsquo;. Our first 3D-printed car, the Strati, was assembled at Chicago&rsquo;s International Manufacturing Technology Show last September.</p> <p>The Strati has a vastly reduced part count: we only need to add 49 components to the 3D-printed body in order to have a running and driving car. It was created in three stages: additive 3D printing, subtractive milling, and rapid assembly. Currently, the Strati requires 40 hours to print, ten hours of milling and approximately one day of assembly. Soon we&rsquo;ll be able to do the whole process in a day.</p> <p>To design and engineer vehicles, Local Motors uses a process called co-creation. For the Strati, we held a competition called the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge. It was a crowd favourite, and the winner Michele Anoè came to America to see it made live at the IMTS show.</p> <p>Everything on the car that could be integrated into a single material piece has been printed. This includes the chassis/frame, exterior body and interior features. The mechanical components of the vehicle, such as the battery, motors, wiring and suspension, are sourced from Renault&rsquo;s Twizy, an electric-powered city car.</p> <p>The first moment I saw the full 3D-printed car was incredible. It made me feel like a hundred years of complexity melted away, leaving room for ingenuity, local manufacturing and rapid tech adoption. I then knew flying cars and other machines would someday be available to everyone&hellip; but now much sooner!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/lean-mean-green-electric-car-supertest/feature">The lean, the mean &amp; the green: three electric supercars put to the test</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="1181" height="900" title="Local Motors Strati" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/local-motors-i-built.jpg?1422698581" /> </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-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What to print (part one) </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>Still think 3D printers are nothing more than frivolous ornament factories? Think again&hellip; </strong></p> <p><strong>T-Rex Shower Head&nbsp;</strong><br />A potentially tricky print, but a rewarding one if your showerhead has recently had an unfortunate run-in with the bathroom floor. Just print without supports and make sure your machine is perfectly calibrated, otherwise you&rsquo;ll get leaks and general shower mayhem.<br /><a href="http://bit.ly/trexshowerhead">bit.ly/trexshowerhead</a></p> <p><strong>Superhero Cookie Cutters </strong><br />Before you &lsquo;3D print&rsquo; (bake) some biscuits, give them a touch of Superman or Batman. For speedy printing choose &lsquo;perimeters&rsquo; rather than an &lsquo;infill&rsquo; (the density of the print), and remember that 3D-printed objects aren&rsquo;t dishwasher-proof.<br /><a href="http://bit.ly/superherocookies">bit.ly/superherocookies</a></p> <p><strong>XL-RCM 10.0 Pixxy </strong><br />We&rsquo;d only just wrapped our heads around pocket drones when we discovered this 3D-printable model. Naturally, you need to buy a few parts like radios and motors, but we&rsquo;ve seen no better project for making you feel like you&rsquo;re living in the future.<br /><a href="http://bit.ly/pocketdrone">bit.ly/pocketdrone</a></p> <p><strong>Floating photo frame&nbsp;</strong><br />Proving that simple prints don&rsquo;t have to mean useless novelty objects is this fine starter project. The printed bracket just needs the addition of a single screw, and it&rsquo;s easy to swap your seedy stag-do snaps out for artistic sunrises when the parents are over.<br /><a href="http://bit.ly/floatingphoto">bit.ly/floatingphoto</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="bit.ly/trexshowerhead" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen-shot-2014-12-11-at-18.28.41.jpg?1422698581" /> </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="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen-shot-2014-12-11-at-18.44.11.jpg?1422698581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen-shot-2014-12-11-at-17.45.55.jpg?1422698581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen-shot-2014-12-10-at-12.24.30.jpg?1422698581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What to print (part two) </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>OpenReflex camera </strong><br />Yes, you can now print a camera (lens not included) for a total cost of around &pound;20. A plastic, film camera, but a working, homemade snapper nonetheless, complete with mirror viewfinder and mechanical shutter. Along with a 3D printer, you&rsquo;ll just need a vinyl cutter and a series of screws and bolts (for a full list, go to the link below).<br /><a href="http://bit.ly/3dprintedcamera">bit.ly/3dprintedcamera </a></p> <p><strong>BabyNES </strong><br />The Raspberry Pi isn&rsquo;t short of novelty cases, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean we don&rsquo;t want one that turns into a tiny Nintendo. Designed for the B+ version, this just needs a lick of paint, a microSD card, the RetroPie emulator and a USB controller to have you directing Mario, Luigi et al.<br /><a href="http://bit.ly/3dprintednes">bit.ly/3dprintednes </a></p> <p><strong>Wrench </strong><br />Many 3D-printable tools have separate parts that need assembling, but this one comes fully formed straight out of the printer. Best printed in ABS plastic, which is stronger than PLA &ndash; just remove the supports with a knife and you&rsquo;ll use it to tinker with your bike in no time.<br /><a href="http://bit.ly/3dprintedwrench">bit.ly/3dprintedwrench </a></p> <p><strong>Wii Racing Wheel </strong><br />You could buy a Mario Kart 8 racing wheel for &pound;15, but where&rsquo;s the fun in that? Boost your geek cred and save some beer money in the process with this simple print. The build time is around eight hours, so set it off in the morning and you&rsquo;ll have a new wheel to snap your Wii Remote into by sundown.<br /><a href="http://bit.ly/wiiracingwheel">bit.ly/wiiracingwheel</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/geek-projects-special-music/feature">Geek Projects Special: Music</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="bit.ly/3dprintedcamera" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen-shot-2014-12-10-at-12.08.47.jpg?1422698581" /> </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="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen-shot-2014-12-10-at-12.02.10.jpg?1422698581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen-shot-2014-12-11-at-18.18.55.jpg?1422698581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" alt="Geeky 3D printing projects to try" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen-shot-2014-12-11-at-17.22.38.jpg?1422698581" /> </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/geek-projects-special-3d-printing/feature#comments 3D Printing Geek projects How to Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:43:44 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1458549 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff's Geek Projects Special http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-specials/feature-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We show you how to pimp your existing gadgets and even build your own </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Geek Projects Special" alt="Great geek projects: How to build your own tech" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/geek%20projects%20special2.jpg?1422701108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new year always brings with it two things: a lack of cash and a thirst for self-improvement. So why not solve the former and satisy the latter with a great geek project.&nbsp;</p> <p>We&#39;ve come up with a stack of wallet-friendly, brain-upgrading, gadget-pimping projects. Where we once bought, now we build: cameras, dinosaur-shaped showerheads and even homemade nuclear reactors.</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/mark-wilson" title="View user profile.">Mark Wilson</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Photography </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&#39;s time to have a break from bokeh and take your camera on a wild ride on everything from infrared photography to light painting.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-photography/feature">Build it: Bigshot camera kit</a></strong></p> <p>The ultimate learning project for any budding snapper: building your own camera.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-photography/feature">Project #1: Level up your phoneography</a></strong></p> <p>Photographer Adrienne Pitts reveals her favourite smartphone tools for travel photography.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-photography/feature">Project #2: Make a pro cinemagraph</a></strong></p> <p>Julien Douvier shows us how to make moving pictures that trump any app.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-photography/feature/project-3-hard-create-light-tornado">Project #3: Create a light tornado</a></strong></p> <p>Martin Kimbell reveals how to use long exposure and a handful of LEDs to make glowing tornadoes.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-photography/feature/project-3-hard-create-light-tornado">I Build... IR-hacked DSLRs</a></strong></p> <p>Steven Saphore takes us into the realms of invisible light with his infrared-shooting camera hack.</p> <p><strong>READ IT NOW:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-photography/feature">Geek Projects Special: Photography</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bigshot camera kit" alt="Great geek projects: How to build your own tech" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bigshot.jpg?1422701108" /> </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"> Smart Home </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>You don&#39;t need to move to a new-build flat in Smartville, Clevershire to experience the benefits of an automated abode. A teaspoon of tinkering and a sprinkling of sensors are all you need to get started...</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-smarthome/feature">Build it: Littlebits smarthome kit</a></strong></p> <p>Piece together the &#39;bits&#39; to create your own connected home</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-smarthome/feature">Project #1: Aint no party like a smart bulb party</a></strong></p> <p>The next level up from a disco ball, create a light display for your tunes</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-smarthome/feature">Project #2: Geo-fence your central heating</a></strong></p> <p>Now that the weather will be reliably horrible for months, it&#39;s time to automate your boiler</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-smarthome/feature/i-built-fusion-reactor">Project #3: Multiroom audio</a></strong></p> <p>Don&#39;t fancy buying a new hi-fi setup just for streaming? Here&#39;s a quick multiroom solution that uses your existing kit.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-smarthome/feature/i-built-fusion-reactor">I Built... A fusion reactor</a></strong></p> <p>The ultimate smarthome project? An unlimited supply of free, clean energy. Which might sound like sky-pie, unless you&#39;re Dr Jonathan Howard, who built a fusion reactor in his London flat.</p> <p><strong>READ IT NOW:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-smarthome/feature">Geek Projects Special: Smart Home</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="Littlebits smart home kit" alt="Great geek projects: How to build your own tech" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Geek-Projects---Smarthome-Main3_0.jpg?1422701108" /> </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"> Music </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>Even if you&#39;re clueless about clefs or as melodious as a machine gun, the tech is here to teach you a new tune. From instrument kits to the best music-making apps...</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/geek-projects-special-music/feature">Build it: Korg MS-20 Kit</a></strong></p> <p>Put away your saucepan drumkit and homemade maracas, because this is a serious DIY instrument.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/geek-projects-special-music/feature">Project #1: Loog guitar</a></strong></p> <p>Ever complained that Ikea don&#39;t do flat-packed instruments?</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/geek-projects-special-music/feature">Project #2: Rocksmith 60-day challenge</a></strong></p> <p>Could you teach yourself hot to play the guitar in just two months?</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/geek-projects-special-music/feature/project-3-hard-make-music-kinect">Project #3: Make music with Kinect</a></strong></p> <p>You might not use your Kinect sensor to play darts any more, but you can use it to make sweet, sweet* music (*sweetness not guaranteed)</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/geek-projects-special-music/feature/project-3-hard-make-music-kinect">I build... Modular synths</a></strong></p> <p>Matthew Regula started building modular synths in the early 2000s, but don&#39;t let that put you off.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/geek-projects-special-music/feature/playlist-music-making-apps-1-4">Playlist: Music-making apps</a></strong></p> <p>8 of the best mobile apps to take your music-making habit on the road.</p> <p><strong>READ IT NOW:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/geek-projects-special-music/feature">Geek Projects Special: Music</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="Korg MS-20 Kit" alt="Great geek projects: How to build your own tech" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Korg.jpg?1422701108" /> </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"> Coding </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>Learning code doesn&#39;t have to mean locking yourself away for months with a Python textbook. Start with these hands-on projects...</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-coding/feature">Build it: DIY Gamer Kit</a></strong></p> <p>This kit from Technology Will Save Us has all the ingredients you need to make your own handheld console, with <em>Snake </em>pre-coded for you.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-coding/feature">Project #1: Learn a programming language</a></strong></p> <p>You may have failed GCSE French, but Blocks is different...</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-coding/feature">Projects #2: Build the button of power</a></strong></p> <p>A switch that can perform just about any web-connected task?</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-coding/feature/i-fixed-london-parking">Project #3: Learn to mod</a></strong></p> <p>Learn to code your own modifications for <em>Minecraft</em>.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-coding/feature/i-fixed-london-parking">I fixed... London parking</a></strong></p> <p>Enric Requena reveals how he became co-founder of AppyParking.</p> <p><strong>READ IT NOW:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-coding/feature">Geek Projects Special: Coding</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="Technology Will Save Us DIY Gamer Kit" alt="Great geek projects: How to build your own tech" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Geek-Projects---Coding-Main3_0.jpg?1422701108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 of the best Raspberry Pi projects </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>Get the most out of the cheap little tinkerers&#39; board with a variety of projects that range from easy to fiendish in difficulty.</strong></p> <p><strong>Dedicated <em>Minecraft</em> machine</strong></p> <p>Free up your PC so you can enjoy building blocks without the arguments.</p> <p><strong>piBeacon</strong></p> <p>Turn your Pi into a functioning iBeacon that will transmit a message if it spots your phone in range.</p> <p><strong>Solar smart meter</strong></p> <p>Beam the current output of your solar panels to wherever you are over the net.</p> <p><strong>3D scanner</strong></p> <p>You&#39;ll need 42 Pi boards, but it&#39;ll be worth it when you can scan whole people...</p> <p><strong>Home server</strong></p> <p>A great starter project to stream your media to almost any screen.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ IT NOW:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/raspberry-pi/5-best-raspberry-pi-projects/feature">5 of the best Raspberry Pi projects</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="pi.minecraft.net" alt="Great geek projects: How to build your own tech" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/minecraftPi.jpg?1422701108" /> </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-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 of the best Imagination Technologies Creator CI20 Projects </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>With more processing grunt than the Pi, you can tackle some more power-hungry projects&hellip;</strong></p> <p><strong>Home lighting controller </strong></p> <p>Use the CI20&#39;s Wi-Fi skills to make it Christmas all year round with colour-changing lights controlled from your phone.</p> <p><strong>Media centre </strong></p> <p>Turn the CI20 into a set-top box that will stream Netflix and media from DLNA-equipped devices.</p> <p><strong>Steam Machine </strong></p> <p>Stream games from your PC using Nvidia Gamestream. Robot Butler The CI20&#39;s built-in Wi-Fi will allow you to assemble your robot army and control it via Wiimote.</p> <p><strong>DIY Ouya </strong></p> <p>The CI20&#39;s graphics processor is plenty powerful enough for playing original PlayStation games and the like.</p> <p><strong>READ IT NOW: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/imagination-technologies/5-best-imagination-technologies-creator-ci20-projects/feature">5 of the best Imagination Technologies Creator CI20 projects</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="bit.ly/robobutler" alt="Great geek projects: How to build your own tech" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/rover.jpg?1422701108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3D printing </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 class="p1"><strong>As fun as solving 2D printing&#39;s paper jams has been, it can&#39;t compete with the geeky joy of rendering in the third dimension. We show you how to take your first steps - starting with a homemade 3D printer.</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-3d-printing/feature">Build it: Printrbot Simple Metal Kit</a></strong><br />The only thing standing between you and geek glory is a four-hour build of &#39;moderate&#39; difficulty.</p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-3d-printing/feature/project-3-hard-print-new-pair-specs">We 3D-printed... a car</a></strong><br />Local Motors&#39; John B Rogers Jr tells us about the company&#39;s first 3D-printed car.</p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-3d-printing/feature">Project #1: Scan a statue</a></strong><br />Help build a 3D-printable library of the world&#39;s monuments.</p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-3d-printing/feature/project-3-hard-print-new-pair-specs">Project #2: 3D printed glasses</a></strong><br />Learn how to rustle up the world&#39;s geekiest face furniture.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-3d-printing/feature">Project #3: Print your run</a></strong><br />Create a unique marathon memento: a 3D-printed route map.</p> <p class="p1"><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-3d-printing/feature/what-print-part-one">Playlist: 8 great objects to 3D print</a></strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ IT NOW:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-special-3d-printing/feature">Geek Projects Special: 3D printing</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" alt="Great geek projects: How to build your own tech" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Printer2.jpg?1422701108" /> </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/geek-projects-specials/feature-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/geek-projects-specials/feature-0#comments 3D Printing Apps and Games Cameras Connected home Geek projects How to Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:54:37 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1458720 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: The new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, a car is being 3D printed at the Detroit Auto Show, and man caught smuggling 94 iPhones against his body http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-new-avengers-age-ultron-trailer-car-being-3d-printed-detroit-auto-show-and-man-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech and gadget news you need to start the day off right </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Avengers: Age of Ultron" alt="Avengers: Age of Ultron" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/avengers-ageofultron-hulkbuster.jpg?1421198332" /> </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"> Here’s the new Avengers trailer </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 class="p1">Can&rsquo;t wait to see the likely-biggest movie of the first 11 months of the year (until&nbsp;<em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</em>)? Well, you&rsquo;ll have to be patient until 24 April in the UK (1 May in the States) to see <em>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</em>, but at least you can take solace in the fact that Marvel has just released another awesome trailer for the superhero sequel.</p> <p class="p1">Expanding on some of the teases from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jawbone/fully-charged-first-avengers-age-ultron-trailer-twitter-based-music-playlist-creation-and-mo">the previous clip</a>, we&rsquo;ve got a much better look at Iron Man donning his Hulkbuster armor to take on his raging green ally in one amazingly destructive urban showdown, plus there are further glimpses of the titular foe and other new characters. And now three months seems horrendously long yet again.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZoO8QVMxkk">YouTube</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/avengers-infinity-war-two-parter-leads-marvel-s-latest-round-film-announcements/news">Avengers: Infinity War two-parter leads Marvel&rsquo;s latest round of comic book film adaptations</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/MZoO8QVMxkk" 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"> A car is being 3D printed right now </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 class="p1">If you go to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan this week, you can see <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chevrolet-unveils-bolt-ev-200-mile-range-30000-hatchback/news">cool new cars</a> and even hear the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ford/forza-motorsport-6-announced-xbox-one-new-ford-gt-leading-charge/news">latest video game news</a>. But you can also see a car created out of thin air - or rather, 3D-printed on the show floor.</p> <p class="p1">Local Motors, which&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/welcome-future-transport-3d-printed-car/news">made a big splash</a> with its prototype 3D-printed cars last year, is currently printing and then will assemble the Strati, the &ldquo;world&rsquo;s first 3D-printed car,&rdquo; on the show floor. It&rsquo;s made of ABS plastic with carbon fiber for strength, and it takes about 44 hours to print the 212 total layers. The end result is the core of the vehicle, which is then paired with the actual inner workings of a car (drivetrain, wiring, tyres, etc.) to produce a drivable vehicle.</p> <p class="p1">The company is also using the opportunity to announce its first two micro-factories, which will let buyers customize a vehicle and have it printed from scratch in very little time. They&rsquo;ll emerge first in the States, in Knoxville, Tennessee and at National Harbor outside Washington D.C. You can see their magic in action right now at the auto show - which might not look like much as of this writing, but it should be something special by the weekend.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2015/01/12/local-motors-3d-printed-car-strati-detroit-2015/">Autoblog</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/welcome-future-transport-3d-printed-car/news">Welcome to the future of transport - the 3D-printed car</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="797" title="Local Motors&#039; Strati (photo credit: Jeremy Korzeniewski, Autoblog)" alt="Local Motors&#039; Strati (photo credit: Jeremy Korzeniewski, Autoblog)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/localmotors-strati-detroitautoshow.jpg?1421198332" /> </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"> Man caught smuggling 94 iPhones </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 class="p1">Ever wondered what a suit of armor comprised entirely of iPhones would look like? No? Well, check this out anyway, because it&rsquo;s pretty amazing. According to the Shenzen People&rsquo;s Daily, this man attempted to smuggle 94 such devices - iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 models - into mainland China under his clothes.</p> <p class="p1">There&rsquo;s a significant market for phones smuggled from Hong Kong, even though iPhones are available in China, but the man was caught for (unsurprisingly) walking strangely due to how constricted the bundled-together phones were. Nice try, pal - and great photo, customs agents. Check the source links below for full body shots.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://sz.people.com.cn/n/2015/0112/c202846-23527468.html">Shenzen People&rsquo;s Daily</a> via <a href="http://consumerist.com/2015/01/12/man-caught-at-chinese-customs-wearing-94-iphones-as-long-underwear/">The Consumerist</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/smartphone-supertest-late-2014-apple-iphone-6-vs-sony-xperia-z3-vs-lg-g3-vs-motorola-moto-x-vs">Smartphone supertest: iPhone 6 vs Xperia Z3 vs G3 vs Moto X vs Galaxy Alpha</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="iPhone smuggler" alt="iPhone smuggler" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-smuggler.jpg?1421198332" /> </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"> GameCube controller adapter for PC </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 class="p1">Are you one of those folks who still loves the Nintendo GameCube controller some 13+ years after its release - and not just for <em>Smash Bros</em>? Nintendo released a very scarce adapter for Wii U a couple months back, but now a third-party manufacturer called Mayflash is about to release one for PC and Mac. Each supports four gamepads, so if you&rsquo;ve got any games that could use a weird yellow knob, now&rsquo;s the time to act.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.mayflash.com/Products/NINTENDOWiiU/W012.html">Mayflash</a> via <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/12/7531809/gamecube-controller-adapter-wii-u-pc">Polygon</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/super-smash-bros-wii-u-launching-december/news">Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launching in December</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="800" title="Nintendo GameCube controller" alt="Nintendo GameCube controller" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gamecube-controller.jpg?1421198332" /> </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/apple/fully-charged-new-avengers-age-ultron-trailer-car-being-3d-printed-detroit-auto-show-and-man-c#comments 3D Printing Apple Cars Film and TV Gaming iPhone 6 Nintendo Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1457459 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: This 3D printer can print individual cells http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/ces-2015-3d-printer-can-print-individual-cells/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The OWL MC-1 is accurate to 0.1 microns, or one-thousandth of the width of a human hair </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CES 2015: This 3D printer can print individual cells" alt="CES 2015: This 3D printer can print individual cells" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OWLmc-1-1.jpg?1421113594" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;We had more of these&rdquo;, explained the representative from Old World Labs, holding up a small Perspex box containing what appeared to be fuzzy grains of salt, &ldquo;but they&rsquo;re easy to lose.&rdquo;</p> <p>Peering closely into the box, we realised that the specks inside were dizzyingly small mechanical gears.</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/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</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>Rather than extruding molten plastic like the other 3D printers at CES, OWL&rsquo;s machines use tightly focused laser beams to draw on the surface of some liquid resin. The light hardens a layer of resin one ten-thousandth of a millimetre thick. As with more basic printers, the object is then built up, layer by layer.</p> <p>Your Makerbot prints might need a bit of sanding to look smooth and finished, but products from the OWL MC-1 and MC-2 can actually be smaller than sand grains. If your pet ant needs a new monocle and you can&#39;t get to Ant Monocles R Us, this is the printer for you. &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="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="CES 2015: This 3D printer can print individual cells" alt="CES 2015: This 3D printer can print individual cells" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/OWLMC1a.jpg?1421113594" /> </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>Okay, so you&rsquo;re unlikely to need an OWL printer for your desktop tinkering, but it&rsquo;s interesting to see the sort of technology that will one day trickle down to everyday devices, and the printers themselves have a pleasingly sci-fi design. Unfortunately the cost is also from the future &shy;&ndash; &ldquo;six figures&rdquo;, said the OWL man we spoke to &ndash; so they&rsquo;re mainly being leased to researchers at large research organisations, but if you&#39;re rich and you want a new hat for your amoeba, visit <a href="http://oldworldlabs.com/">oldworldlabs.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015">All the biggest stories from CES 2015</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="CES 2015: This 3D printer can print individual cells" alt="CES 2015: This 3D printer can print individual cells" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/OWLMC2.jpg?1421113594" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/ces-2015-3d-printer-can-print-individual-cells/news#comments 3D printers 3D Printing CES 2015 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:59:24 +0000 Will Dunn 1457226 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Stuff interviews Max Lobovsky, co-founder of Formlabs http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/ces-2015-stuff-interviews-max-lobovsky-co-founder-formlabs/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We talk 3D printing with the brains behind the Form 1+ printer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CES 2015: Stuff interviews Max Lobovsky, co-founder of Formlabs" alt="CES 2015: Stuff interviews Max Lobovsky, co-founder of Formlabs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/formlabs-form-1-plus.jpg?1420938082" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All this week, Stuff is running interviews on the International News Stage at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015" target="_blank">CES 2015</a>, the biggest and craziest technology show in the world.</p> <p>Stuff&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/stephengraves" target="_blank">Stephen Graves</a> was joined yesterday by <a href="https://twitter.com/maxlobovsky">Max Lobovsky</a>, co-founder of 3D printing firm Formlabs, to talk about the company&#39;s latest innovations in new materials &ndash; including flexible plastics &ndash; and the current state of 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/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/ces-2015-what-expect-best-gadgets-and-tech/feature" target="_blank">All the latest news from CES 2015</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/FENn0Xeb_lg" 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/ces-2015/ces-2015-stuff-interviews-max-lobovsky-co-founder-formlabs/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/ces-2015-stuff-interviews-max-lobovsky-co-founder-formlabs/feature#comments 3D Printing CES 2015 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 20:18:10 +0000 Stephen Graves 1457071 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/slimmer-lighter-sexier-3doodler-20-revealed-ces/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you don&#039;t want your original 3Doodler to have body image issues, cover its eyes immediately </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" alt="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3doodler-main.jpg?1420543618" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler/review" target="_blank">3Doodler</a> won our hearts back in 2013 when it picked up Stuff&#39;s Kickstart of the Year award after earning a well-deserved five stars in its review. And now it&#39;s gotten even better.</p> <p>The handheld 3D printing pen lets users create 3D shapes instantly, using melted plastic that&#39;s pumped out of its tip, cooling immediately to form solid structures.</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>For starters, it weighs in at a mere 50 grammes, which we&#39;re told is less than half the weight of an Apple.</p> <p>It&#39;s also kitted out in a much more stylish aluminium shell, and its insides have been tweaked too. There&#39;s a revamped drive system and new nozzle design, along with enhanced airflow thanks to a patented fan system, all resulting in plastic that&#39;s cooled more efficiently and quietly than before. Dual-speed controls also allow for more precision over your creations.</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="3446" height="2585" title="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" alt="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3doodler1.jpg?1420543618" /> </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="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" alt="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3doodler2.jpg?1420543618" /> </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>There&#39;s also a new JetPack accessory. It doesn&#39;t grant the 2Doodler 2.0 with the gift of flight, but it does act as a portable power pack, providing over three hours of constant doodling with PLA plastic or over two hours with ABS plastic.</p> <p>As before, 3Doodler is launching on Kickstarter, with a 20-day campaign aiming to raise US$30,000. Early Bird pledges start at US$50, with the first 100 units set to ship within a month of the launch. The rest of the models will make their way to backers by April.</p> <p>An optional pedal accessory gives your fingers a break from the 3Doodler&#39;s buttons, while a nozzle set for creating different textures is also an option for those looking to take their doodling to the next level.</p> <p>If you fancy backing the 3Doodler 2.0 then head on over to <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1351910088/794945037?token=cc6fd8ff" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> now.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler/review" target="_blank">3Doodler 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="911" height="684" title="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" alt="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3ddodlerpack.jpg?1420543618" /> </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="892" height="614" title="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" alt="Slimmer, lighter, sexier 3Doodler 2.0 revealed at CES" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler%20Nozzleset.jpg?1420543618" /> </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/ces-2015/slimmer-lighter-sexier-3doodler-20-revealed-ces/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/slimmer-lighter-sexier-3doodler-20-revealed-ces/news#comments 3D Printing CES 2015 Crowdfunding Geek accessories Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:45:39 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1456495 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Check out the 3D-printed smart ring, make-good gifts offered for PSN downtime, and Tesla’s snake-like automated car charger http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/fully-charged-check-out-3d-printed-smart-ring-make-good-gifts-offered-psn-downtime-and <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our morning tech news roundup is just what you need to kickstart your day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Arduboy&#039;s 3D-printed smart ring" alt="Arduboy&#039;s 3D-printed smart ring" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/arduboy-smartring-3dprinted.jpg?1420243400" /> </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"> The 3D-printed smart ring </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 class="p1">Smartwatches are working their way to mainstream acceptance, so what&rsquo;s next? How about smart rings? We&rsquo;ve seen a couple of these pop up on Kickstarter with varying levels of success, functionality, and promises made, but the Bluetooth-connected Ö ring is already up and running as a solid prototype.</p> <p class="p1">After seeing those crowdfunding campaigns, creator Kevin Bates wanted to see for himself if he could make a worthwhile smart ring. Having previously designed a <a href="http://gizmodo.com/make-an-awesome-first-impression-with-a-tetris-playing-1535287877">business card-sized Game Boy</a> and a <a href="http://gizmodo.com/a-tetris-playing-bracelet-is-where-fashion-meets-frustr-1639852502">playable Tetris bracelet</a>, he clearly has a knack for putting tech into impressively small packages. The result here might be bulky for a ring, but it&rsquo;s a start - and it displays Elvish text!</p> <p class="p1">The body is 3D-printed, and it houses a 64x32 OLED display with a touch button (allowing both reading and responding), and it connects to a smartphone for notifications and the like. According to the Arduboy website, Bates has gotten quotes from manufacturers to push ahead with producing a batch of proper, finished rings in the near future and bring this wearable gadget to market.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.arduboy.com/o-bluetooth-ring/">Arduboy</a> via <a href="http://gizmodo.com/unlike-all-those-dumb-crowdfunding-campaigns-this-smar-1676567712">Gizmodo</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-apple-s-tim-cook-interviewed-and-microsoft-renames-skydrive/news">Remember Apple&rsquo;s &lsquo;iRing&rsquo; joke?</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/uDXsLxPPB88" 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"> Sony’s make-good PSN gifts </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 class="p1">Both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live went down on Christmas due to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, but Sony&rsquo;s gaming service <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gran-turismo-6/fully-charged-tesla-roadster-upgrade-extends-range-playstation-network-back-after-maj">took the harder hit</a> - it was almost three days before service was fully restored, and then it struggled again a couple days later. Considering the major downtime, Sony plans to reward users for their patience.</p> <p class="p1">PlayStation Plus subscribers will automatically receive five days of additional service added to their accounts in the near future. However, the bigger perk here applies to all PSN users: Sony will soon make available a one-time-use 10% savings on a cart full of anything and everything in the PlayStation Store, letting everyone load up on games, movies, DLC, and more at a discount. Consider grabbing some of our picks for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">best games in the world</a> right now.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/01/01/a-holiday-thank-you/">PlayStation.Blog</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gran-turismo-6/fully-charged-tesla-roadster-upgrade-extends-range-playstation-network-back-after-maj">PlayStation Network back up after major downtime</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony PlayStation 4" alt="Sony PlayStation 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/playstation4_1.jpg?1420243400" /> </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"> Tesla working on automated wall charger </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 class="p1">Tesla Motors already makes some of the coolest cars on earth, and its electric vehicles are pioneering tech that may inform the future of transportation. But Elon Musk&rsquo;s company is always pushing ahead into new and interesting things, and the next could be&hellip; an automated, snake-like wall charger for your car?</p> <p class="p1">The celebrated CEO <a href="https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/550297212769402881">tweeted Wednesday</a>, &ldquo;We are actually working on a charger that automatically moves out from the wall &amp; connects like a solid metal snake. For realz.&rdquo; He also added that it will work with all <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review">Model S</a> cars, including current models. That&rsquo;s all we know for now, but if it&rsquo;s truly <em>for realz</em>, then we&rsquo;ll have to take Musk&rsquo;s word on it.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/550297212769402881">Twitter</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review">Tesla Model S 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-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="Tesla Supercharger" alt="Tesla Supercharger" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesla-supercharger.jpg?1420243400" /> </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"> This Hobbit sword detects Wi-Fi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Want an ultra-nerdy project that&rsquo;s also potentially useful? How about hacking a toy replica of Bilbo Baggins&rsquo; mighty sword Sting from <em>The Hobbit</em>, which allows it to turn blue when it detects a nearby open Wi-Fi network? You&rsquo;ll need the right plastic sword and a Spark Core Wi-Fi development kit, which all told should run you about US$70&nbsp;(&pound;45). Here&rsquo;s the full <a href="http://blog.spark.io/2014/12/17/warsting-a-wifi-scanning-sword-for-hobbits/">step-by-step tutorial</a> from Spark CEO Zach Supalla should a network-vanquishing sword sound appealing.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://blog.spark.io/2014/12/17/warsting-a-wifi-scanning-sword-for-hobbits/">Spark</a> via <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/hack-a-hobbit-sword-to-find-wi-fi/">CNET</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</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/rmjkUv5OtLM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/fully-charged-check-out-3d-printed-smart-ring-make-good-gifts-offered-psn-downtime-and#comments 3D Printing Electric cars PlayStation 4 Tesla Wearable tech Fri, 02 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1456475 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Barilla taps 3D printing for new pasta, BlackBerry working on self-destructing phone, and HP’s Chromebook 14 gets 1080p touch display http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-barilla-taps-3d-printing-new-pasta-blackberry-working-self-destructing-phone-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake up and smell the tech news - or better yet, just read it in our morning roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Barilla&#039;s 3D printed pasta competition winner" alt="Barilla&#039;s 3D printed pasta competition winner" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/barilla-3dprint.png?1419384361" /> </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"> 3D printing opens new pastabilities </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>Even massive corporations can&rsquo;t resist the prototyping opportunities presented by 3D printing, and now pasta maker Barilla has joined the fray. Only the company has decided to tap into the designer community to generate ideas for its next great product.</p> <p>Barilla just announced the results from its &quot;PrintEat&quot; 3D printing competition, which picked three winners from a total of 216 submissions, with each winner receiving &euro;800 for the effort. &ldquo;Rosa Pasta&rdquo; blooms in water to look like a rose, &ldquo;Vortipa&rdquo; has a &quot;vortex pattern progression system&quot; and looks like a pine tree, and &ldquo;Lune&rdquo; is a small globe with holes to allow better mixtures with sauce.</p> <p>The top entries could end up being used in future pasta products, and Barilla seems keen on pursuing this kind of tech further. &ldquo;Whatever the future of pasta, Barilla is going to be there,&rdquo; said Michela Petronio, the company&rsquo;s research vice president, possibly even with a straight face.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://3dprint.com/32604/3d-printed-pasta-contest/">3DPrint.com</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/22/barilla-3d-printing-pasta-contest/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/future-food-3d-printed/feature">The future of food is 3D printed</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"> BlackBerry helping with self-destructing phone </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>Earlier this year, we heard about airplane maker Boeing&rsquo;s plan to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/boeings-black-smartphone-ideal-double-agents-self-destructs-if-tampered/news">release the Boeing Black</a>, an Android-based smartphone that encrypts calls and is designed to self-destruct if physically compromised. Such a secure device (which has&nbsp;<a href="http://www.boeing.com/boeing/defense-space/ic/black/index.page">some modular add-on capabilities</a>) also requires secure software, and for that, Boeing has apparently enlisted the skills of BlackBerry.</p> <p>The news broke late last week (shortly after the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-classic-launches-states-uk-shipments-starting-mid-january/news">launch of the BlackBerry Classic</a>), with CEO John Chen confirming that they&rsquo;d been recruited to use BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 software with the phone. Recode says the phone is now being offered to potential buyers, although if you&rsquo;re not a government employee or double agent, you probably won&rsquo;t have an opportunity to use the low-specced device.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://recode.net/2014/12/19/blackberry-working-with-boeing-on-secure-phone-that-self-destructs/">Recode</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/boeings-black-smartphone-ideal-double-agents-self-destructs-if-tampered/news">Boeing&rsquo;s Black smartphone is ideal for double agents, self-destructs if tampered with</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="798" title="Boeing Black" alt="Boeing Black" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/boeing-black.jpg?1419384361" /> </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"> Chromebook 14 gets 1080p touch option </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>Interested in getting a Chromebook, but want a couple of perks above the budget baseline specs? HP has responded to criticisms of its standard Chromebook 14 laptop&rsquo;s screen by introducing an optional new version - one with a display running at 1920x1080 that also adds touch capabilities.</p> <p>The enhanced model also doubles the RAM and internal storage for a bumped-up price of US$440 (&pound;282) as opposed to US$300 (&pound;192). Seems like a fair price to pay for a lot of extra quality - then again, Chromebooks start to lose their appeal once the price climbs.&nbsp;As of this writing, it doesn&rsquo;t appear to be available in the UK store, where the standard model sells for &pound;229.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://store.hp.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/us/en/mdp/Laptops/chromebook-14#!&amp;TabName=vao">HP</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://9to5google.com/2014/12/22/hp-chromebook-14-touchscreen/">9to5Google</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/group-test-best-chromebooks-planet/feature">The best Chromebooks in the world - reviewed</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="812" title="HP Chromebook 14 with 1080p touch display" alt="HP Chromebook 14 with 1080p touch display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hp-chromebook14-touch1080p.png?1419384361" /> </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"> January’s free Xbox games revealed </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>Microsoft has announced the next slate of free games coming to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in January, and it&rsquo;s led by&nbsp;<em>D4</em>, the strange Xbox One graphic adventure from infamous game designer Swery65 (<em>Deadly Premonition</em>). That&rsquo;ll be free to download all month long on the current-gen console.</p> <p>For Xbox 360 owners, you&rsquo;ll be able to grab so-so off-road racing game&nbsp;<em>MX vs. ATV Alive</em>&nbsp;between 1-15 January, and amazing open-world RPG&nbsp;<em>The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings</em>&nbsp;between 16-31 January. Free is free, however, and if you&rsquo;re an active Xbox Live Gold subscriber, you might as well check everything out.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://news.xbox.com/2014/12/games-start-the-new-year-off-with-some-sweet-games-with-gold">Xbox Wire</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review">Long-term test: Microsoft Xbox One 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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EHvbOIrYrQQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-barilla-taps-3d-printing-new-pasta-blackberry-working-self-destructing-phone-a#comments 3D Printing Android BlackBerry Gaming HP Laptops Smartphones Xbox 360 Xbox One Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1455992 at http://www.stuff.tv Virgin Media wristband records the shows you miss when you nod off http://www.stuff.tv/media-tivo/virgin-media-wristband-records-shows-you-miss-when-you-nod/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Never again miss 95 percent of the Queen&#039;s speech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Virgin Media KipstR" alt="Virgin Media KipstR" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/KipstR.jpg?1418987323" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Virgin Media has enlisted the help of two young tech fans to develop a wristband that senses when you fall asleep on the sofa and automatically starts recording what you&#39;re watching so you can pick it up again after a few well-earned zeds.</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/jools-whitehorn" title="View user profile.">Jools Whitehorn</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>Their creation, KipstR, features a pulse-oximeter to monitor heart rate. The smart band tells the Virgin TiVo box to start recording when it senses the drop in heart rate that suggests you&#39;ve nodded off. Though if it&#39;s the TV show that&#39;s caused you to lose consciousness rather than your overindulgence, perhaps you won&#39;t be so excited to find it&#39;s been recorded for you.</p> <p class="p1">The company picked out 14-year-old Ryan Oliver and 15-year-old Jonathan Kingsley from Manchester Creative Studio as part of its Switched on Futures initiative. The pair took advantage of 3D printing for the prototype, manufacturing the piece in flexible Polyjet resin on an Objet Connex printer.</p> <p class="p1">Virgin Media&#39;s tied-to-TV sensor experiments aren&#39;t going to stop there, as Neil Illingworth, its head of advanced technology and innovation, has talked of show suggestions based on your mood, or even brainwave TV control. We&#39;ll have to make do with a standard remote for this Christmas, though.</p> <p class="p1">Are you a TV-addicted narcoleptic? You can <a href="http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Announcements/KipstR-Trial/td-p/2568986">register for a trial of KipstR on the Virgin Media website</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sintratec-s-laser-sintering-3d-printer-creates-usable-items-moving-parts/news">Sintratec&rsquo;s laser sintering 3D printer creates usable items with moving parts</a></strong></p> <p>&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="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> http://www.stuff.tv/media-tivo/virgin-media-wristband-records-shows-you-miss-when-you-nod/news#comments 3D Printing Media TiVo Virgin Media Wearable tech Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:04:08 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1455750 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: The Bionic Bra is a real wonder, you can 3D print the new Star Wars lightsaber, and Apple’s top apps and games of 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-bionic-bra-real-wonder-you-can-3d-print-new-star-wars-lightsaber-and-apple-s-top <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our morning roundup has all of the fun and fascinating news you need today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bionic Bra research team" alt="Bionic Bra research team" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bionic-bra.jpg?1418174246" /> </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"> Researchers unveil Bionic Bra </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>Now here&rsquo;s a form of wearable tech that at least half the world can potentially agree on. Researchers at the University of Wollongong in Australia have developed what they call the Bionic Bra, which uses smart components to react to changes in movement and provide immediate support for wearers.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s been in development for more than 15 years, but recent advancements in fabrication (including the rise of 3D printing) have finally made the Bionic Bra feasible via &ldquo;actuators and sensing technologies,&rdquo; says the university. However, there&rsquo;s still much work to be done before you can pick one of these off the shelf.</p> <p>&ldquo;Results indicate that our technologies can sense breast motion and provide additional breast support,&rdquo; said team member Dr. Sheridan Gho. &ldquo;The challenge now is to integrate these technologies into a functional, comfortable bra.&rdquo; Godspeed, we say.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://media.uow.edu.au/releases/UOW184372.html">University of Wollongong</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/08/bionic-bra/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft-lifts-moods-smart-bra/news">Microsoft lifts moods with smart bra</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"> 3D print the new lightsaber </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="319" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/113298946?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="567"></iframe></p> <p>Surely we could settle all of the debate over the controversial crossguard lightsaber seen in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/first-star-wars-force-awakens-trailer-will-premiere-friday/news">the&nbsp;<em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</em>&nbsp;teaser</a>&nbsp;if we only had a physical replica. Oh, right: 3D printing, duh.</p> <p>Within mere days of the teaser&rsquo;s release, the 3D-printable fictional weapon hit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:572485">MakerBot&rsquo;s Thingiverse</a>, letting you download the plans and customize your own version of the new saber. Let&rsquo;s be honest: not even the movie itself (still a year away) will quell the message board battles, but at least you&rsquo;ll have a cool new toy to play around with.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.designboom.com/technology/3d-print-customizable-crossguard-lightsaber-star-wars-12-08-2014/">Designboom</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/first-star-wars-force-awakens-trailer-will-premiere-friday/news">First Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer goes live</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-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"> Apple picks best iOS apps of 2014 </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>It&rsquo;s always interesting to hear which apps and games Apple thinks are the best on its own platform each year, and for 2014, the top picks are very well deserved. On iPhone, Apple awarded best game honours to amazing puzzler&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/threes!/id779157948?mt=8"><em>Threes</em></a>, with slick platformer&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/leos-fortune/id830544402?mt=8"><em>Leo&rsquo;s Fortune</em></a>&nbsp;taking the runner-up spot. Brain training app&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/elevate-brain-training/id875063456?mt=8">Elevate</a>, meanwhile, took App of the Year on iPhone, while Instagram&rsquo;s own&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/hyperlapse-from-instagram/id740146917?mt=8">Hyperlapse</a>&nbsp;was runner-up.</p> <p>On the tablet side of things, brainy platform-puzzle adventure&nbsp;<em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/monument-valley/id728293409?mt=8">Monument Valley</a></em>&nbsp;won out, with addictive card-battler&nbsp;<em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/hearthstone-heroes-warcraft/id625257520?mt=8">Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</a></em>&nbsp;in second place. And for iPad apps, robust image editor&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/pixelmator/id924695435?mt=8">Pixelmator</a>&nbsp;was deemed the best of 2014, with visual storytelling app&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/storehouse-visual-storytelling/id791297521?mt=8">Storehouse</a>&nbsp;deemed next-best.</p> <p>Monument Valley was&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-mobile-games-year/feature">our own pick</a>&nbsp;for the best mobile game of 2014 (as shown), with Threes appearing as a runner-up. Apple also named several runners-up in each category, so be sure to check our their full lists on the App Store, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-mobile-games-year/feature">then consult ours</a>. Oh, and load up your iOS devices with amazing recent games and apps, of course.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-mobile-games-year/feature">Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Monument Valley is the Mobile Game of the Year</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Monument Valley" alt="Monument Valley" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/monument-valley-stuff-awards.jpg?1418174246" /> </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"> The Legend of Zelda gameplay demo </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 Wii U is on a bit of an upswing, and games like&nbsp;<em>Mario Kart 8</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Super Smash Bros.</em>&nbsp;have been among the best in their respective series. Luckily, next year&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>The Legend of Zelda</em>&nbsp;looks to continue that trend on an even grander scale.</p> <p>With a massive world and less linear gameplay than usual, it looks like the biggest advance since the role-playing favorite entered 3D. Check out the first real gameplay demo from this weekend&rsquo;s The Game Awards, and then be sure to pick your jaw up off the floor when you&rsquo;re done.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SECWlFInyFM">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/25-most-anticipated-games-2015/feature">The 25 most anticipated games of 2015</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/SECWlFInyFM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-bionic-bra-real-wonder-you-can-3d-print-new-star-wars-lightsaber-and-apple-s-top#comments 3D Printing Apple Gaming iOS apps iOS games Nintendo Wearable tech Wii U Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1454936 at http://www.stuff.tv Sintratec’s laser sintering 3D printer creates usable items with moving parts http://www.stuff.tv/sintratec-s-laser-sintering-3d-printer-creates-usable-items-moving-parts/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this the next big thing in 3D printing? Do you need a wrench in an hour or so? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Printed with Sintratec" alt="Printed with Sintratec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sintratec-wrench.jpg?1416187926" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ready for something new in the 3D printing space? Sintratec thinks it has the answer, and the upstart company is about to launch a crowdfunding campaign to reach prospective makers.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As the video above shows, the team designed a simple Swiss Army knife using its software and then sent it to the printer, which effortlessly printed the object one tiny layer at a time using its precise laser. Once done, the excess material (most of which can be used again) just has to be scrubbed off, but then you have a working tool with no assembly required. Because it was just made from scratch.</p> <p>It looks amazing, although it could prove a pricey process. TechCrunch says the IndieGoGo campaign launching next week will offer the Sintratec printer for US$4000 (about &pound;2550), and that doesn&rsquo;t take into account the Polyamide 12 powder you&rsquo;ll need (and a sturdy toothbrush for all that scrubbing).</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/EHSPjl3ttpo" 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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Still, it seems like a potentially amazing advancement in the field, and it&rsquo;s something we&rsquo;ll be paying close attention to as Sintratec brings its technology to the general public.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://sintratec.com">Sintratec</a> via <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/13/sintratec-is-going-to-build-the-first-sintering-desktop-3d-printer/">TechCrunch</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ibox-nano-world-s-smallest-cheapest-3d-resin-printer/news">iBox Nano is the world&rsquo;s smallest, cheapest 3D resin printer</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="Sintratec" alt="Sintratec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sintratec-printer.jpg?1416187926" /> </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/sintratec-s-laser-sintering-3d-printer-creates-usable-items-moving-parts/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sintratec-s-laser-sintering-3d-printer-creates-usable-items-moving-parts/news#comments 3D Printing Crowdfunding Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1453214 at http://www.stuff.tv This 3D printed robot spider has learnt how to walk http://www.stuff.tv/edison/3d-printed-robot-spider-has-learnt-how-walk/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rough terrain and damaged legs won&#039;t stop this crawler - it learns how to locomote all on its own </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This 3D printed robot spider has learnt how to walk" alt="This 3D printed robot spider has learnt how to walk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3d-printed-robot-spider-01.jpg?1412929644" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printing is being used to create everything from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hue/insect-eyes-geodesic-domes-and-lightbulbs-inside-crazy-world-3d-printing/news" target="_blank">lights</a> to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/future-food-3d-printed/feature" target="_blank">raspberries</a> &ndash; and now it&#39;s producing walking robots, too.</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 robot&rsquo;s controlled through an iPad app &ndash; though we only saw it running in demo mode, in which it cycles gracefully through a series of poses that look like an insect&rsquo;s mating dance. When it&rsquo;s walking, though, it&rsquo;s not just going through the motions &ndash; this robot learnt how to walk all by itself, using a Q-learning algorithm. &ldquo;I built this to explore robotics behaviour,&rdquo; says Bunting. &ldquo;It has machine vision with the camera, and locomotion. Before it had no idea how to move its legs; so it had to experiment, and the camera told it how well it was moving around in the world.&rdquo;</p> <p>That means that if the robot&rsquo;s damaged &ndash; or if Bunting decides to change the design &ndash; it can compensate, without his having to reprogram it.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&#39;ve also done terrain adaptation,&rdquo; he adds. &ldquo;So by using the camera, it can build up a map of the environment, and then use that map to step on top of obstacles.&rdquo;</p> <p>While the prospect of swarms of hexapod robots that can&rsquo;t be stopped by damaging them gives us the shivers, fortunately Bunting&rsquo;s ambitions don&rsquo;t stretch to creating his own robot army. For the time being, he&rsquo;s just planning to replace the Arduino breakout board with something less bulky.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/future-food-3d-printed/feature" target="_blank">How 3D printing will change the face of food</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/nUpnbVb2-Rk" 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="1200" height="900" title="This 3D printed robot spider has learnt how to walk" alt="This 3D printed robot spider has learnt how to walk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3d-printed-robot-spider-02.jpg?1412929644" /> </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/edison/3d-printed-robot-spider-has-learnt-how-walk/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/edison/3d-printed-robot-spider-has-learnt-how-walk/news#comments 3D Printing Edison Intel Robots Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:51:05 +0000 Stephen Graves 1449809 at http://www.stuff.tv Insect eyes, geodesic domes and lightbulbs: how 3D printing will conquer the high street http://www.stuff.tv/hue/insect-eyes-geodesic-domes-and-lightbulbs-inside-crazy-world-3d-printing/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WertelOberfell designer Jan Wertel tells us how he&#039;s taking 3D printing into the mainstream with Philips and Panasonic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue Luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-hue-01.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printing is generating a lot of buzz in the tech world &ndash; but it&#39;s hard to see how the flimsy plastic chess pieces spat out by consumer 3D printers will translate into a manufacturing revolution.</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>&quot;It looks quite expressive, but actually we try to make everything in there have a purpose or a function,&quot; explains <a href="http://www.werteloberfell.com/" target="_blank">WertelOberfell</a> designer Jan Wertel of the Philips Hue Entity luminaire. &quot;So the starting point is the light.&quot; That light &ndash; cast by a pair of colour-changing Hue LED bulbs&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;glows from behind a complicated array of facets. They&#39;re arranged so that the top and bottom of the lamp emit more light, and glare from the side is kept to a minimum.</p> <p>The structure is initially reminiscent of an insect&#39;s compound eye, though the inspiration behind the design was something quite different. &quot;It looks like an insect&#39;s eye,&quot; says Wertel, &quot;but actually the starting point for this structure is Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic dome; and then we subdivided it to arrive at this structure. It&#39;s always nice for us to see the connection between mathematics and nature; so suddenly this Buckminster Fuller dome looks like an insect&#39;s eye.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-02.jpg?1413283358" /> </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="Jan Wertel" alt="Jan Wertel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jan-wertel.jpg?1413283358" /> </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>3D printing is currently being used to create some very distinctive designs &ndash; ones that show off the potential of the process to create previously-impossible shapes. Wertel doesn&#39;t see that lasting, however. &quot;It&#39;s still at the stage where you need to show that it&#39;s 3D printed; that&#39;s why it&#39;s so elaborate. And we like to experiment, so this is more of an experimental design.&quot; he notes. Some aspects of the design are also informed by the limitations of the manufacturing process. &quot;We have an understructure,&quot; Wertel says, &quot;and because of cost it&#39;s actually split in two parts, so you can stack them in the machine. And to hide the split line, we created an outer structure.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;Even the surface structure that we added was there to hide any mistakes that the printer makes,&quot; he adds; otherwise, the rough texture of the laser-sintered polyamide wouldn&#39;t sit right next to the smooth, sculpted designs of the Hue range.</p> <p>Those limitations will eventually be overcome, though; and the elaborate designs of 3D printed products will give way to more everyday products. &quot;I just repaired my Bugaboo by printing a part, so this is like a sensible use of the technology which is growing and growing,&quot; Wertel says. &quot;It&#39;s really like the boundaries between consumer and producer are becoming blurred.&quot;</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="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-03.jpg?1413283358" /> </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="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-04.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-05.jpg?1413283358" /> </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>Before that happens, though, more well-known brands are incorporating 3D printing into their products. WertelOberfell has just created a series of 3D printed custom covers for the <a href="http://www.materialise.com/blog/change-focus-panasonic/" target="_blank">Panasonic Lumix GM1</a> camera &ndash; intricate loops and honeycombs in copper and plastic. &quot;The idea is to add 3D printed parts to the camera to make it more customisable,&quot; says Wertel. &quot;So, we&#39;re working out with them how it&#39;s possible to bring this to the market; they want to consider it in the future as a normal product that you can buy.&quot;</p> <p>Pretty soon, you could be walking into a high street store and ordering a personalised product from the likes of Panasonic or Philips that&#39;s custom-built to your specifications. The only limitation, it seems, will be your own imagination.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/future-food-3d-printed/feature" target="_blank">The future of food is 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-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="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" alt="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-Lumix-GM1-01_1.jpg?1413283358" /> </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="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" alt="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-Lumix-GM1-05.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" alt="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-Lumix-GM1-04_0.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" alt="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-Lumix-GM1-06.jpg?1413283358" /> </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"> How 3D printing will conquer the high street </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hue/insect-eyes-geodesic-domes-and-lightbulbs-inside-crazy-world-3d-printing/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/hue/insect-eyes-geodesic-domes-and-lightbulbs-inside-crazy-world-3d-printing/news#comments 3D Printing Hue Panasonic Philips Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:58:57 +0000 Stephen Graves 1449685 at http://www.stuff.tv The future of food is 3D printed http://www.stuff.tv/future-food-3d-printed/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At Rome Maker Faire, food pioneers want to ditch the additives and embrace additive manufacturing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dovetailed 3D printed fruit" alt="The future of food is 3D printed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dovetailed.jpg?1412849591" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Think Italian cuisine, and you&#39;re probably imagining pizza, pasta and ossobuco &ndash; but in Rome, the 3D printing movement is bringing something new to the table.</p> <p><a href="http://www.makerfairerome.eu/en/" target="_blank">Rome Maker Faire</a> is playing host to a gathering of Makers, tinkerers and open-source champions &ndash; and among them are a group of pioneers who want to change the way we think about food.</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"><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"> When the Moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie </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><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNhpRHPZkRpKpJTRNbok2rQ" target="_blank">Anjan Contractor</a> is working with NASA to develop a food printer that can be used by astronauts; he&#39;s already produced a 3D-printed pizza complete with tomato sauce and cheese. Though it may not rival Rome&#39;s street food, it&#39;s a vital step towards long space missions such as a manned flight to Mars. At present, NASA uses Meals Ready-to-Eat; packaged foods that are heated up aboard a spaceship.</p> <p>&quot;That has a very short shelf life,&quot; explains Contractor. &quot;It goes for 18 months. It&#39;s unhealthy; there are very limited choices. It may have preservatives, it may be tasteless. NASA wanted something that has longer shelf life, with personalised nutrition. Going to Mars takes around 5 years &ndash; that&#39;s not even landing, that&#39;s just going into orbit and back.&quot;</p> <p>Contractor&#39;s 3D food printer uses freeze-dried, powdered ingredients that contain micro-nutrients; they&#39;re combined with oils and water to produce finished wet foods. They&#39;re printed out using a modified RepRap 3D printer, and then heated.</p> <p>3D printed food has potential benefits for us Earthbound folks, too; with an increasing population, printed food could reduce food waste, and provide personalised nutrition to combat obesity.</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/ISXqC-YPnpc" 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"> Act naturally </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>3D printed food doesn&#39;t have to involve powdered, processed food, either &ndash; indeed, it could help to remove unnecessary additives from our diet, according to Lynett Kucsma of <a href="http://www.naturalmachines.com" target="_blank">Natural Machines</a>.</p> <p>Her company has created Foodini, a 3D printer that uses fresh ingredients; you fill the printer&#39;s food capsules with your own choice of produce. Why would you want to pipe out pureed food when you could slice a carrot, you wonder? The idea isn&#39;t to print out a salad or a stew; instead, Kucsma envisages the Foodini printing out fresh versions of the processed, packaged foods that we keep in our cupboards today.</p> <p>&quot;Look at the pre-packaged foods and the pre-made foods you eat. A lot of them have additives and preservatives to make these foods last for months or years; that&#39;s not natural, that&#39;s not eating healthy,&quot; she says. &quot;We don&#39;t know what we&#39;re eating, and when we do know what we&#39;re eating, we don&#39;t know exactly how much of it we&#39;re eating. We&#39;re eating way more salt, oil and sugar that we would if we made these foods at home.&quot;</p> <p>The Foodini lets you print those pre-made foods that you don&#39;t have time to put together yourself. Foodini stores its ingredients in five individually-heated food capsules; you control it using an Android-powered touchscreen interface. It&#39;s designed to be as easy to use as a microwave; you create recipes by selecting a shape to print, and then a canister to print from; Kucsma shows off a spinach toastie in the shape of a dinosaur.</p> <p>Of course, you can also download recipies from the internet, should creativity desert you; you need no longer pore over Granny&#39;s old cookbook for her family jam tart recipe. &quot;We like to think about 3D food printers as a mini-food manufacturing factory in your kitchen,&quot; says Kucsma.</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/rPngd9NkX3A" 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"> Berry nice </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>Fresh 3D printed food is all very well, but you&#39;re never going to get fresher than a fruit plucked from the tree &ndash; or are you?</p> <p><a href="http://www.dovetailed.co" target="_blank">Dovetailed</a>&nbsp;is a 3D food printer firm that&#39;s worked out how to print &quot;berries&quot; &ndash; droplets of liquid sealed in a fruit-like skin, clustered together in a structure like a raspberry. &quot;We&#39;re depositing very small droplets of liquid in a very controlled way,&quot; explains Dr. Vaiva Kalnikaitė, creative director and founder of Dovetailed. &quot;This is the first printer in the world that we know of that can actually create structures using droplets.&quot;</p> <p>Of course, you can just go and pick a raspberry &ndash; but Dovetailed&#39;s printer can do far more than just replicate the fruits of the forest. Kalnikaitė shows off some out-of-this-world creations that she&#39;s conjured up on their printer, including a honeyberry &ndash; a hexagonal structure made up of liquid honey droplets &ndash; and even a strawberry-and-cream-berry.</p> <p>3D printed food may seem like a novelty now &ndash; paging Heston Blumenthal &ndash; but it&#39;s clear that its advocates have grander ambitions. &quot;This is real food, 3D printed,&quot; says Natural Machines&#39; Lynett Kucsma. &quot;In the future, you&#39;re going to see 3D food printers as a common kitchen appliance.&quot;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/burger-me-its-first-taste-test-cultured-meat/news" target="_blank">&quot;There&#39;s a bite to it&quot;: the verdict on the first ever test-tube burger</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/e4YfjwNNv5I" 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/future-food-3d-printed/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/future-food-3d-printed/feature#comments 3D Printing Fri, 03 Oct 2014 23:53:52 +0000 Stephen Graves 1449263 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Fitbit finally works with Windows Phone, smartphones to replace Hilton room keys, and Disney Infinity 2.0 adds big Marvel villains http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-fitbit-finally-works-windows-phone-smartphones-replace-hilton-room-keys-and-dis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drop into our latest morning roundup for a breezy blast of tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Flex" alt="Fitbit Flex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fitbit-flex.jpg?1406682181" /> </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"> Fitbit finally gets a Windows Phone 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>Taking advantage of enhanced Bluetooth support in the Windows Phone 8.1 OS update, Fitbit has finally released an app for the platform, allowing its myriad fitness bands and trackers to work with Microsoft&rsquo;s mobile devices.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s the first physical fitness tracker to support Windows Phone&mdash;another big milestone as the mobile platform proves that it can be an everyday smartphone, not just a good-looking but vapid alternative to iOS and Android. The Fitbit Flex band is currently <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wearable-tech/top-ten">our #2 top wearable tech</a> in the world, so congratulations Windows Phone users: you now have a pretty excellent option for tracking steps, sleep, and more.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/28/5943851/fitbit-windows-phone-app">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/fitbit-flex/review">Fitbit Flex 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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hilton making your phone your hotel room key </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>International hotel leader Hilton yesterday announced a series of digital-minded initiatives, the most significant of which will be allowing guests to use their mobile devices as a room key. Rather than carry around a little card or old-fashioned key, you&rsquo;ll be able to use a compatible smartphone to unlock the door.</p> <p>Hilton will begin adding such capabilities to most of its 4,000+ worldwide hotels starting in 2015. Also on the horizon, but coming before the end of this year: the ability to book a particular room using a web or mobile app the day before your stay, as well as check in and out without having to stop by the front desk.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://news.hiltonworldwide.com/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/27192">Hilton</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/balluga-smart-bed-hands-wafting-you-sleep-cushion-air-cells/news">Balluga Smart Bed hands-on: wafting you to sleep on a cushion of air cells</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hilton Hotels" alt="Hilton Hotels" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hilton-hotels.jpg?1406682181" /> </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"> Disney Infinity 2.0 adds Marvel villains to the mix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As promised by its title, Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes will introduce the storied comic company&rsquo;s biggest and brightest stars&mdash;but as revealed yesterday with a new trailer, the game will also allow players to take the role of some of its most notorious villains.</p> <p>The Green Goblin, Loki, and Ronan the Accuser (Guardians of the Galaxy) are all previewed in the latest trailer, and each will have a plastic figurine to purchase and use, of course. Infinity 2.0 is due out on 23 September for all current consoles, ranging from the Wii all the way up to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Even the Nintendo 3DS is getting in on the fun.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEpM67QFslg">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/disney-infinity-20-marvel-super-heroes/review">Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes preview</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/MEpM67QFslg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon US opens 3D printing store for customized items </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>It seems that Amazon is getting in on the 3D printing craze. Sure, the online retailer has been selling makers and parts for some time, but now you can purchase and customize your very own items <a href="http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&amp;node=8323871011">direct from Amazon</a>, at least in the United States (to start).</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll find a couple hundred items available in the store, but not all of them are fully tweakable. The 3D-printed bobblehead (priced at US$29.99; a bit less than &pound;18) is perhaps the best example of something you can make your own, with Mii-like facial characteristics you can swap in with ease. No word on this new storefront hitting the UK, but it&rsquo;s a promising first step for Amazon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/doodle-your-own-drone-3d-printing-pen/news">Doodle your own drone with a 3D printing pen</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="687" title="Amazon 3D printing" alt="Amazon 3D printing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-3dprint.png?1406682180" /> </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/amazon/fully-charged-fitbit-finally-works-windows-phone-smartphones-replace-hilton-room-keys-and-dis#comments 3D Printing Amazon Fitbit Gaming Windows Phone Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1443504 at http://www.stuff.tv