prototyping

  • 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 MacGyver!) is different. It's a mobile app prototyper, not an app builder, and it's aimed at those who need to rapidly… 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 industrial design setting, the… 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

    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 companies… Read More

  • Rapid prototyping gets rapider

    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

    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 at… Read More