Ponoko Refreshes Its Fabrication Service With Personal Factory 4

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/101117-How-it-works.png" />If you're feeling the need to have some special objects manufactured for you or a loved one, there are a few c

Ponoko Teams Up With SparkFun To Help You Make Stuff

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ponoko.png" />Ponoko, a company that helps people make stuff on a small scale, has teamed up with SparkFun Electronics - another company

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.

Ponoko ID Offers Shopper/Designer Collaboration

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/ponoko-logo2.gif" /> <a HREF="http://www.ponoko.com/ponoko-id">Ponoko ID</a> is a new service from Ponoko that allows customers to "bid

Ponoko's Photomake Brings Your Doodled Designs To Life

<a href="http://www.ponoko.com"><img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0000/0697/697v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2" /></a> <a href="http://www.ponoko.com">Ponoko</a>, the site th

Really, really flat-packed furniture

Designer Joost van Bleiswijk makes everything flat. He designs components on a computer and then essentially laser cuts them out and folds them together into full-sized candelabras, clocks, and even t

Sick of IKEA? Design Your Own Stuff, And Get Rich While You're At It

You know that doohickey you’ve wanted to make for the last decade, but you’ve never had the right materials or equipment? The one that’s going to make you rich? Your time for glory h

Forget Crowd-Sourced T-shirts: Print Objects In 3D

So first there was the online creation of pretty simple items like business cards and T-shirts – businesses which cut out the old middle-man way of doings things. Soon there will be a way to cre

Shapeways: DIY rapid prototyping

TCUK’s Mike Butcher writes: So first there was the online creation of pretty simple items like business cards and T-shirts – businesses which cut out the old middle-man way of doings thing

TechCrunch40 Launch Success: Ponoko

We are being flooded with emails regarding the TechCrunch40 conference – things we did right, things we did wrong (lots, apparently), and suggestions for next year. All are welcome, but what I l

Ponoko: A Funny Word That Will Make Your Dreams Come True

Don’t ask me what Ponoko is, was, or isn’t, but I signed up to be a Beta user. Actually, I do know what it is, so I guess I’m obligated to tell you. The clip I posted to the right pretty much su

DIY and you: how your gadget tinkering can make you money

As much as I enjoy screwing around with the latest tech goodies, I couldn’t build a car out of legos, much less Steampunkify an old keyboard or mouse. Plenty of folks can, however, and are turni

GeekBrief.TV #302

We’ve made our way through most of our Macworld footage and now we’re back with fresh news about gadgets and tech. Nokia is planning to purchase Trolltech, a software company that could pr

TechCrunch40 Presenters' Traffic Two Months In

The team over at Docstoc has compiled a document (embedded below) with traffic charts from Alexa and Compete for all forty of the companies that presented at TechCrunch40. As could have been expected,

Zazzle Beefs Up Management Team With Former Fox Exec

Still no confirmation on that rumored $30 million hedge fund investment (it happened, though), but Kleiner Perkins backed Zazzle is now beefing up it senior management team. Tomorrow they’ll ann
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