Using an emotiv EPOC brain-computer headset, george laskowsky of thinker thing was able to create a three-dimensional shape by directing virtual mutations with his mind, which are controlled using small electrical impulses detectable in the brain. ‘this evolving model is created in a form that can be read by the latest 3D printers,’ says bryan salt, founder of thinker things. it allows us to create real physical objects directed by your mind’, he adds. anyone can use the machine, a user would need to wear the EPOC neuro-headset, which transfers the corresponding brain patterns to a computer program, manifesting a three-dimensional model from a genetic DNA seed. continue reading
Sitting on your couch or bed and having a coffee? With the Wave Cup, your coffee or tea will not spill! The cup has a balancing ring around it so that it can sit on uneven surfaces. Includes a nice grip, but smooth at the top. The capacity of the Wave Cup is 150 millilitres or 5oz.
There are some star players emerging in the growing tech markets and to celebrate International Women’s Day we’re taking a look at the females at the heart of the 3D printing industry.
So just who are these women and how are they steering 3D printing as it develops into a major industry?
These days, restaurant dishes can’t be customized too far beyond requests to hold the dressing or to cook the meat medium-rare.
But thanks to 3D printing technology, along with the proliferation of sensors tracking our activities and tastes, future meals — even mass-produced ones — could be tailored specifically to suit an individual’s dietary needs. A dish someone is served might even be calibrated to the calories she burned that day. Read on
“We want to 3D print long-lasting performance-based designs for the built environment using raw materials that have strength, tactility, cultural associations, relevance and beauty.”
So far, the team and their students have successfully created gorgeous 3D printed objects using salt harvested from San Francisco Bay, wood pulp, and clay, and a standard powerder-based printer. Each of these materials is recyclable, and in some cases, recycled. The results are bricks, components, and furniture that look like they just walked out of a high-end catalog. Continue reading
Can’t wait to see what your baby will look like? Japanese company Fasotec has you covered. The engineering firm can take magnetic resonance images (MRI) of a developing fetus in the womb and convert them into a 3D-printed paperweight of your fetus in white plastic, surrounded by a clear plastic tummy. Fasotec’s main gig is creating 3D prints of scanned organs for doctors and medical students, so fetus keepsakes are something of a promotional sideline. Japanese moms can get theirs for about 100,000 yen (approximately $975), not including the cost of the MRI. Read on
We are still in the Doom days of consumer 3D printing, maybe Doom II at best. I for one am totally excited that 3D printing is ‘the new virtual reality’, and I cannot wait to see what sort of products and technology evolve from two decades of consumer innovation. via
Read on here. Then 3D printing molecules?