prototyping

  • POP Gets $700K To Make Prototyping Apps Easy, Releases Second Version

    POP Gets $700K To Make Prototyping Apps Easy, Releases Second Version

    POP, an app that lets developers quickly turn paper sketches into prototypes for iOS or Android apps, has raised an angel round of $700,000 from ZPark, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups (which POP participated in last year) , and other investors. POP, which launched for iPhone first, also released a new version that can be used to create apps for iPads, Android devices, and desktop as well. Read More

  • Pitching App Ideas? AppGyver Delivers Mobile App Prototypes In Minutes, No Technical Know-How Needed

    Pitching App Ideas? AppGyver Delivers Mobile App Prototypes In Minutes, No Technical Know-How Needed

    Although there are a ton of DIY app builders out there, the majority of them are either designed for those with a little bit of coding know-how, or involve drag-and-drop components which are used to create a basic app or mobile website. A new startup called AppGyver (rhymes with┬áMacGyver!) is different. It’s a mobile app prototyper, not an app builder, and it’s aimed at those who… Read More

  • Canon Launching Its MREAL Headset March 1st, Will Allow Designers To Prototype Using Augmented Reality

    Canon Launching Its MREAL Headset March 1st, Will Allow Designers To Prototype Using Augmented Reality

    Canon announced the launch of its MREAL system for “mixed reality” today, which includes a head-mounted display that allows wearers to combine virtual objects with the real world in 3D, which essentially sounds like a product designer’s dream. On the consumer side, augmented reality hasn’t done a great job of proving itself generally useful at this point, but in an… Read More

  • Festo iFab in action: Ooooh baby

    Ladies and gentlemen: I present the first rapid prototyping porn video [SFW]. I know there’s only, only one like you
    There’s no way they could have made two
    Festo iFab rapid prototyper you’re my reality
    But I’m lost in a-a-a a dream
    You’re the first, you’re the last, my everything Read More

  • Desktop Factory hits the dead pool


    Goodbye, Desktop Factory, we hardly knew ye. This company was supposed to offer a sub-$5,000 desktop 3D printer. Alas, they are no more and they’ve sold their IP and assets to an unnamed buyer. But a funny thing happened as we launched our effort to sell Desktop Factory. We found interested parties who do understand the exciting potential for this breakthrough technology. We found… Read More

  • Rapid prototyping gets rapider

    When you absolutely, positively have to have it by tomorrow, look to… ZoomRP. A division of Solid Concepts, the company is offering really fast rapid prototyping. Upload your STL file to them by 5pm, and get a rigid, plain white, 3D prototype in the mail the next day. Read More

  • Bug Labs bets big on open hardware

    We were ready to chalk these guys up to the vaporware list, but now it’s looking as if Bug Labs just might change how we look at and use hardware. Scratch that, it might change how we make hardware. Bug Labs is making what is basically a version of Lego Mindstorm for grownups. Like Mindstorm, a central brain, here its a Linux-enabled BUGBase, is at the heart of anything you want it to be… Read More