3d printing

Inverted Skyscrapers Hang Like Glowing Stalactites From Your LED Bulbs

LED bulbs are not only more energy-efficient than the incandescents they’re slowly making extinct, they also run cool to the touch, which means if you’re bored by their uninspired shape, you can snap on these wonderful 3D-printed hanging skyscrapers that glow like stalactites, turning your living room into an art-deco oasis.


A 5m Elastic Band Powers This Sleek 3D-Printed RC Car

Elastic-powered toys don’t sound particularly exciting these days when you can get a buy a flying toy helicopter that fits in the palm of your hand. But three students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena created this stunning RC car, made from 3D-printed plastic and carbon fibre, that’s propelled using a 5m long twisted elastic band.


Researchers Make A Proto-Teleporter With Two 3D Printers

Teleportation, as theorised by a number of science fictions films, TV shows, and novels, is the high-tech ability to deconstruct humans and objects in one space and reconstruct them on a molecular level in another.


You Can 3D-Print This Green Bay Packers Version Of Catan's Robber

After it was revealed that the Green Bay Packers were big fans of playing Settlers of Catan (which they now have lots of time to enjoy in the off-season), Jim Rodda of Zheng Labs created a replacement robber piece sporting pads and an unofficial Packers helmet.


This Destructive 3D Printer Is The Closest We've Come To Teleportation

Many equate the 3D printer as being the earliest form of a real-life teleporter — or transporter, if you prefer to get your science from Star Trek. The only problem is that you’re not actually moving an object from point A to point B, you’re just creating a duplicate somewhere else. So “Scotty” might actually be the next step in developing a working transporter, since it goes the extra mile to destroy the original object.


Programmable DNA Glue Can Selectively 3D-Print Natural Materials

A team of researchers from University of Texas at Austin has developed a new technique that uses the binding properties of DNA to create selective glues, which will be able to produce complex 3D-printed objects using natural, living materials.


Mind-Melting Animations Made From 3D-Printed Fibonacci Sculptures 

Inspired by the naturally-occurring mathematical Fibonacci sequences found in pine cones and sunflowers, Stanford University’s John Edmark designed and 3D-printed these sculptures that appear come to life — with bizarre undulating animations — when filmed spinning using a strobe light or video camera with a high-speed shutter.


All The High-Tech Cars, Concepts And In-Car Gadgets From CES 2015 And The Detroit Motor Show

CES 2015 is over, the 2015 Detroit Motor Show is done and dusted, and we now know what the next year has in store for us in the world of motoring. There are some really cool things going on, and we’ve rounded them all up into one place. Here’s your scoop on 2015′s high-tech cars.


This Cheap 3D-Printed Rolex Would Be Perfect For Spendthrift Giants

There’s no easier way to humblebrag about your success than by wearing a Rolex watch, and that’s probably why the brand is also synonymous with knock-offs and replicas. Why pay tens of thousands of dollars for the real thing when you can get a close facsimile for less than $100? And why even spend that much when you can just get a 3D printer to churn one out?


3D-Printed Guns Getting Better, Scarier

A couple years ago, when a 25-year-old law student in Texas said he was going to 3D-print a gun, nobody took him seriously. Then, he actually did it. And then, a lot of people started doing it. Now, it’s so easy that some protestors are going make a gun inside the Texas State Capitol with a special gun machine. This is scary stuff, and it’s going to get worse.