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HP's Sprout Is A Creation Machine With No Mouse Or Keyboard Required

Not satisfied with just revealing a printer, HP has also launched a new type of device that combines a computer, projector and scanner into one machine called Sprout. This computer is something that HP pulled from its “experimental” department.


Watch A Steamroller Make A Letterpress Print On The Street

There are lots of ways to put ink on paper, so why not use a goddamn steamroller over pavement to make a massive letterpress print? At San Francisco’s Roadworks Festival, an old-timey industrial construction beast from 1924 that’s since been spiffed and shined made literal street art. And it was awesome.


The Project To Let Anyone Download And Print Their Own House

If you could go online, select a home, print the plans for free and build it yourself for less than $US80,000 in a few days, would you? That’s the dream behind WikiHouse, an open source home design project that just finished construction of its fourth prototype, a two-storey home that snaps together in just a few days.


3D Printing Just Wireframe Models Can Vastly Speed Up Prototyping

When 3D printing technologies were first adopted for manufacturing decades ago, they were referred to as rapid prototyping machines because compared to old methods, they were able to churn out parts with remarkable speed. But even today’s 3D printing technology has room for improvement, and a new technique that involves printing only simple wireframe models should expedite the earliest stages of prototyping a new product.


When These CMYK Coasters Are Stacked A Masterpiece Is Revealed

As newspapers, magazines and books are slowly replaced with electronic alternatives, the art of CMYK printing is slowly dying alongside them. So now’s as good a time as any to grab a souvenir before the technical process becomes a forgotten art — and these CMYK coasters seem to fit the bill, especially if you’ve got wooden furniture you want to protect.


The Rise And Fall Of America's Greatest Convicted Counterfeiter

Art Williams Jr says he never really knew how money worked until he went to prison three times. It’s ironic because Art Williams is also one of the most infamous money counterfeiters in recent American history. And he almost got away with it.


Can You Tell The Monet From The Microscopic Imitation?

One of these is Claude Monet’s famous painting “Impression, Sunrise”. The other is a replica, constructed using an aluminium nanostructure, measuring around 300 microns in width. But can you tell which is the real deal?


Monoprice Just Gave The 3D Printer A Crazy Price Cut

With many machines well over the $2000 mark, 3D printers are still mostly sequestered to use by professionals. Monoprice, the cut-rate technology powerhouse, is slicing more than a few hundreds off the price point with a 3D printer that costs $US1200.


This Self-Folding Lamp Definitely Paves The Way For Real Transformers

With countless wires protruding from the side, as a lamp, this creation from researchers at Harvard is a disappointment at best. But as a demonstration of future technologies that promise to revolutionise manufacturing — like printable, self-assembling electronics — it’s about as awesome as tech demos can get.


It's Surprisingly Easy To Print Fake Money On An Inkjet Printer

If you’re running an international counterfeiting ring, then you’re gonna need some expensive equipment. But for the small-time counterfeiter about town, it’s all too easy. Just grab your everyday inkjet printer.


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