3D Printed Smartwatch is Open Source for More Smarts

There are plenty of rumours about Apple’s iWatch. For instance, that it will feature a bunch of biosensing technology to monitor a wearer’s blood sugar, heart rate and physical activity. Or that it will use a slap-bracelet style wristband to evoke 90s nostalgia. Why wait for all of those fabulous features when you can build your own smart watch? Continue reading “3D Printed Smartwatch is Open Source for More Smarts”

3D Printed Loudspeaker – 2 Versions (VIDEOS)

This video feature is about 3D Printed Loudspeakers. The first to get their video out to the public was Cornell researchers in Hod Lipson’s Creative Machines Lab. Their goal is to move 3D Printing away from passive parts to printing integrated systems. For this project they used two different printers, but Hod Lipson, Associate Professor at Cornell University, believes soon we will be able to use a single printer for manufacturing complete functioning products. Check the video below to see the loudspeaker in action. Continue reading “3D Printed Loudspeaker – 2 Versions (VIDEOS)”

Broken Down Powerlines? 3D Printed Robots to the Rescue

Even though some companies, with consumer electronics manufacturers at the most public forefront, have eagerly showcased TV’s and other appliances working on induction or other truly cordless solutions, the majority of the world is still pretty much stuck with powerlines and cords making our surroundings inside and outside our houses less aesthetically pleasing. Even though Tesla’s dream of electricity being distributed in other ways lives on, the cables are here to stay, probably for a long while yet. They also break down or can be brought down by disasters of different kinds. And because this world wouldn’t function at all well without electricity, the broken down lines have to be fixed as soon as possible. Continue reading “Broken Down Powerlines? 3D Printed Robots to the Rescue”