The modulOne from PassivDom is quite an interesting house. Or, to be more accurate with the company’s description, “autonomous 3D-printed mobile house”. The Ukrainian company behind the house says it is “mobile and transportable house with Passive House parameters”. It is claimed that the thermal characteristics are high enough for the house to use 20 times less energy than an ordinary building. Of course, this comes in rather handy as autonomous function and off-grid living are the major selling points of this house.
Mark Bern received his first Commodore 64 at the age of 14. The 8-bit world it presented fascinated the (then) nascent artist. His fascination with pixel art continued, and eventually resulted in Mark creating digital pixel art – something he has been doing for the past 20 years.
Tony might have a killer armor, but I’m willing to bet he’d feel some pain once we get 3-D printing in order and start churning out exoskeletons. Once we do get that in order and find a power source (like the arc reactor) we’ll all be superhumans.
As they say, Rome was not built in a day. That was exactly what came to my mind when I saw the feat of Chinese firm Yingchuang New Materials. While Rome not being built in a day still stands true, we could perhaps soon handle the construction department, at least build city buildings in a day.
[Note: The video shows a part of the surgery. If you don’t have the stomach for it, do not watch beyond the 50 second mark.]
3D Printing is well on its way to changing the way we live. From making toys, art, food, cars, and medicine, the technology is making its impact felt in nearly every aspect of modern life. For a 22 year old Dutch woman, the technology has been especially helpful in helping her battle a medical condition.
In a very chaotic sense, Uwatela construction toy could be said to be similar to Lego. The resemblance however ends at the point that Uwatela and Lego employ pieces sticking to each other. Dolf Veenvliet’s (previously) creation is aimed at creating abstract construction forms. The pieces are 3D printed from the Makerbot Replicator 1, and thrive on serendipity of what abstract shape might be constructed. Each set contains eight pieces packed in a linen bag, and priced at $21.11.
Electric guitars get a taste of 3D printing with ODD Guitars by Olaf Diegel. The guitar bodies are made out of nylon and they dyed through a two step process for the finished look. As they mention, in terms of construction this is much like any other electric guitar.
Once you get good with 3D printing, you could make anything. Like making tiny planters with plants in them, and then using said planters in jewelry and accessories. It seriously looks great. The planters are watertight so you don’t get droplets from the plant you’re wearing. Several of the planters are also translucent and the barely visible roots give them quite a pattern. Intended for use with succulents, small flowers, and sprouts, they are available at Etsy shop A Wearable Planter.