• Hands-On With The $149 Hisense Chromebook

    Hands-On With The $149 Hisense Chromebook

    When Google announced that Haier and Hisense were about to launch $149 Chromebooks — the most affordable Google-powered laptops yet — I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. How much computer, after all, can you expect to get for $149? I’ve now had a chance to spend a few days with the Hisense Chromebook and the answer is: more than you probably expect. Read More

  • Students Build Objects With Metal Using A MIG Welder And An Off-The-Shelf 3D Printer

    Students Build Objects With Metal Using A MIG Welder And An Off-The-Shelf 3D Printer

    Today in the Department of Overkill Department we present students from the University of Delft who have built a metal printer using a basic Prusa 3D printer – essentially a hobbyist printer – and a MIG welder. The system extrudes and melts a length of wire which is then laid down just like it is in plastic printers. The resulting objects, while far from pretty, prove that 3D… Read More

  • Researchers Create Whimsically Charming 3D Printed Metal

    Researchers Create Whimsically Charming 3D Printed Metal

    People so rarely use light string accompaniment as the soundtracks for their 3D printing projects these days, but I think this video deserves it. It depicts a new, syringe-based metal printing system made by researchers at NC State. It uses gallium and indium which oxidizes in air, thereby sealing the droplets together. While you won’t be building any 3D guns with this process –… Read More

  • Gustafsson & Sjogren Lapland Sky Damascus Steel Watch Review

    There are few designs less polarizing in the “I would wear this department” than a watch like the Lapland Sky” from Sweden-based Gustaffson & Sjogren (hereinafter known as “GoS”). While many people can appreciate the beauty of their in-house made Damascus folded steel metal, this is a watch to be worn on the right type of wrist only. I feel confident that I… Read More

  • This Toaster Is So Metal, It Has A Skull AND Crossbones

    When I first saw this device, I was utterly convinced that blood and drop D tuning must pour out of it on an “as-needed” basis. Then I realized that it was just a toaster and proceeded to procure some bread. See, this just isn’t any toaster – this is a toaster that puts a skull and crossbones on every slice of bread you toast. It’s funky, niche, and oozes… Read More