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New Printing Tech Allows The Blind To Touch Priceless Paintings

Most people who walk into a major museum and put their mitt on a million-dollar painting are immediately arrested. But in Madrid right now, an unusual exhibit is inviting visitors to touch some of the most famous paintings in the world — so that the visually impaired can experience them too.


This Incredible Robotic Arm Prints Plastic Like A Spider Makes Silk

Robotic arms have been around for years, 3D printers have been around for decades, and we’ve even seen 3D printers attached to robotic arms before. But this… is different.


This Simple Video Makes The Best Case For Printing Your Family Photos 

While the family album used to be a staple of any household, we live in a time when most people’s photos remain in their digital form, forever and for always. Even the word printing conjures a fading era of physicality. Then you watch a video like this and are instantly reminded of the very human act of looking at ink on a page.


This Watercolour Bot Will Make A Painter Out Of Anyone 

Not all of us are, alas, artistically inclined. Luckily, we now have robots to help. WaterColorBot 2.0 connects right with your computer, turning images on the screen into a bot-painted watercolour on paper.


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.