Science & Tech

BioPen Writes With Living Cells, Repairs Damaged Bones

BioPen 3d for Bone Injuries

Putting 3D Printing technology to greater use, scientists at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) have developed the BioPen. The pen follows a process similar to 3D printing to deposit regenerative stem cells onto damaged bone and cartilage.

Cool Design

3D Printed Intricate Animal Head Trophies

Animal Busts by Linlin and Pierre-Yves Jacques

Animal Lace collection by artists Linlin and Pierre-Yves Jacques is a series of animal head busts and trophies built in an intricate mesh. The ornate trophies were 3D printed using white polyamide and gloss paint, which gives them a brilliant white look during the day. At night, lamps in the animal heads shine and glimmer through the animal forms, forming a pattern of shadows along the wall.

Design Featured

3D Printed Biological Cells Make Self Repairing Trainers

Protocell Trainer Shoes by Shamees Aden

That is the future right there, coming clean in application and mind-blowing to think of. London based designer and researcher Shamees Aden is currently working on developing a concept for shoes that appear to have arrived straight from the future. According to the designer, the trainers would be 3D printed to the exact size of the wearer, fitting fine and snug.


More Time to Be Lazy: New Toothbrush Does Its Job in Six Seconds

Brushing teeth is extremely important. It also happens to be extremely boring. We could spend all that time on other things, like doing nothing. Thankfully, this 3D printed toothbrush aims to make brushing easier for us. Blizzident claims it will get the job done in about six seconds.

Gadgets Weird

Shoes With iPhone Case on Their Heels

iPhone Mashup Shoe might be the ridiculous mashup of a shoe and an iphone case/holder, but we are good people that don’t judge. The 3D printed shoes include a strap and case along their heel where the phone goes. It might be a little trouble, but you get to pull off a Bond-style shoe phone technique. Yeah, Bond looked better but I’m not James Bond, and that sucker did not have 3D printed shoes and a smartphone. You hear that Mr Bond? I’m better than you.

Art Featured

Personalized and Computer Grown Insects Have Text as Their DNA

Dolf Veenvliet just sent in an email about his rather unusual creation, Entoforms. These little “insects” are grown virtually inside a computer and use text as their DNA. This basically means they will evolve depending on the alphabets in the name, making each piece unique and custom to name of the person commissioning these insects. Dolf wrote numerous scripts in Python to make all this possible. When fully grown, these creatures are printed in 3D, giving a solid form to the unique species. Dolf is printing and selling some of the Entoforms as limited edition art pieces, and hopes to Exhibit them as well. If you find the Entoforms interesting, you might want to check out Dolf’s crowdfunding effort at IndieGoGo.