MakerBot’s kids’ book teaches them about 3D printing
We featured Brooklyn-based MakerBot on these pages back in 2010 thanks to its efforts to bring 3D printing to the masses with its initial range of build-your-own desktop machines. Now the project has created LEO the Maker Prince, a children’s storybook that helps them learn about 3D printing and then download files to bring the characters to life. READ MORE…

MakerBot’s kids’ book teaches them about 3D printing

We featured Brooklyn-based MakerBot on these pages back in 2010 thanks to its efforts to bring 3D printing to the masses with its initial range of build-your-own desktop machines. Now the project has created LEO the Maker Prince, a children’s storybook that helps them learn about 3D printing and then download files to bring the characters to life. READ MORE…

In Peru, beach cleanup scheme helps disadvantaged people become entrepreneurs
The ocean is full of waste produced by humans, and beaches often end up collecting the debris that washes ashore, which is unsightly and potentially deadly to marine animals. While cleanup initiatives have the obvious benefit of ridding trash from coastlines, the recyclable waste can also be used for creating products and opportunities. In the past we’ve seen schemes in the UK develop the Sea Chair — a stool made entirely of trash trawled from the ocean — and now Plastic Bank is enabling those participating in beach cleanups in Peru to exchange their help for training, micro-loans and access to 3D printing facilities. READ MORE…

In Peru, beach cleanup scheme helps disadvantaged people become entrepreneurs

The ocean is full of waste produced by humans, and beaches often end up collecting the debris that washes ashore, which is unsightly and potentially deadly to marine animals. While cleanup initiatives have the obvious benefit of ridding trash from coastlines, the recyclable waste can also be used for creating products and opportunities. In the past we’ve seen schemes in the UK develop the Sea Chair — a stool made entirely of trash trawled from the ocean — and now Plastic Bank is enabling those participating in beach cleanups in Peru to exchange their help for training, micro-loans and access to 3D printing facilities. READ MORE…

Marketplace’s mass produced, 3D-printed products are never exactly the same
3D printing has for a while been touted as a game changer in mass production, and we have already seen how the technology can be applied to consumer-facing business — for example, the Netherlands’ Zazzy platform, which lets customers design their own jewelry. Now a new marketplace called Dyo offers ‘artisanal’ mass-produced items that each feature individual design quirks and can be customized by the consumer. READ MORE…

Marketplace’s mass produced, 3D-printed products are never exactly the same

3D printing has for a while been touted as a game changer in mass production, and we have already seen how the technology can be applied to consumer-facing business — for example, the Netherlands’ Zazzy platform, which lets customers design their own jewelry. Now a new marketplace called Dyo offers ‘artisanal’ mass-produced items that each feature individual design quirks and can be customized by the consumer. READ MORE…

3D printer lets users fax physical objects
3D printing is a great innovation in its own right, but perhaps more interesting is the consumer uses that are now being developed around it. Yahoo! Japan has already created a 3D-printing search engine for blind kids, and now AIO Robotics’ ZEUS enables users to print, scan, copy and even fax 3D objects. READ MORE…

3D printer lets users fax physical objects

3D printing is a great innovation in its own right, but perhaps more interesting is the consumer uses that are now being developed around it. Yahoo! Japan has already created a 3D-printing search engine for blind kids, and now AIO Robotics’ ZEUS enables users to print, scan, copy and even fax 3D objects. READ MORE…

3D-printing medical supplies on-demand in Haiti
Natural disasters can hit countries hard, and Haiti — which experienced a massive earthquake three years ago — is no exception, and that’s to say nothing of the poverty that pervades the country’s society. Vital community resources are often low, or missing altogether, especially when it comes to healthcare. Now a new project called iLab Haiti is hoping to use 3D printing to solve some of the country’s immediate needs. READ MORE…

3D-printing medical supplies on-demand in Haiti

Natural disasters can hit countries hard, and Haiti — which experienced a massive earthquake three years ago — is no exception, and that’s to say nothing of the poverty that pervades the country’s society. Vital community resources are often low, or missing altogether, especially when it comes to healthcare. Now a new project called iLab Haiti is hoping to use 3D printing to solve some of the country’s immediate needs. READ MORE…

Fast food for the digital age: Meals are 3D-printed
The 20th century ushered in the age of mass produced food, which — for better or worse — has fed the population with an endless array of new dishes and delicacies. The 21st century food industry may come to be about the individual customization with 3D printed food, however, if two new startups get their way. READ MORE…

Fast food for the digital age: Meals are 3D-printed

The 20th century ushered in the age of mass produced food, which — for better or worse — has fed the population with an endless array of new dishes and delicacies. The 21st century food industry may come to be about the individual customization with 3D printed food, however, if two new startups get their way. READ MORE…

Machine bends wire into anything
The 3D printing revolution is in full swing and is providing inspiration for a number of similar ways of creating new objects. We’ve already seen how successful the 3Doodler pen — which enables users to draw physical pieces into existence — has been, and now the DIWire hopes to follow suit by bringing wirebending capabilities to designers’ desktops for easy wireframe prototyping. READ MORE…

Machine bends wire into anything

The 3D printing revolution is in full swing and is providing inspiration for a number of similar ways of creating new objects. We’ve already seen how successful the 3Doodler pen — which enables users to draw physical pieces into existence — has been, and now the DIWire hopes to follow suit by bringing wirebending capabilities to designers’ desktops for easy wireframe prototyping. READ MORE…

On platform, businesses bid to 3D print consumer designs
The 3D printing revolution is set to open up a new generation of consumer-creators, but only if the average consumer can get access to the technology. In the past we’ve seen makexyz offer a platform for anyone to connect with local printers, but a new site called CowFab is seeing 3D printing facilities competing to work on designers’ projects by offering them the best deal. READ MORE…

On platform, businesses bid to 3D print consumer designs

The 3D printing revolution is set to open up a new generation of consumer-creators, but only if the average consumer can get access to the technology. In the past we’ve seen makexyz offer a platform for anyone to connect with local printers, but a new site called CowFab is seeing 3D printing facilities competing to work on designers’ projects by offering them the best deal. READ MORE…

In Japan, web search 3D-prints results for visually impaired
The web is largely a visual experience, which can mean that those with blindness or sight impairments can’t make the most of it. To tackle this problem, researchers in Japan have created the Hands On Search, a machine that allows users to search by voice and receive a result in 3D-printed form. READ MORE…

In Japan, web search 3D-prints results for visually impaired

The web is largely a visual experience, which can mean that those with blindness or sight impairments can’t make the most of it. To tackle this problem, researchers in Japan have created the Hands On Search, a machine that allows users to search by voice and receive a result in 3D-printed form. READ MORE…