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  • Tiles Is An Easy-To-Use 3D Design Program That Lets You Print Your Own Objects

    Tiles Is An Easy-To-Use 3D Design Program That Lets You Print Your Own Objects

    Tiles by Cadigo is a 3D modeling program for kids that lets the wee tykes drop blocks, walls, and pixels into an environment and then output the object for 3D printing. Designed to be dead simple, you basically create a shape in 2D and then “extrude” it into 3D, adding features as you build. The software costs $25 for an early “Founders” edition with free updates… Read More

  • Build Your Own Makerbot-Inspired Robotic Tattoo Machine

    Build Your Own Makerbot-Inspired Robotic Tattoo Machine

    I actually checked to see if today was April Fool’s but, seeing as how it wasn’t and seeing as how it would be quite simple to recreate this cool piece of hardware, I figured we could check it out. Basically it’s a DIY tattoo machine that uses a Makerbot base with a needle attached to the extruder. To use it you simply strap your arm to the platform (!!!) and wait for the… Read More

  • HP Planning To Enter The 3D Printer Space In June

    HP Planning To Enter The 3D Printer Space In June

    HP CEO Meg Whitman casually noted that the company would have a “big technology announcement” in June related to the 3D printing space, a move that could place 3D printers into the hands of casual home and industrial users. Whitman also mentioned that the company has solved a number of 3D printing problems and expects that “the bigger market is going to be in the… Read More

  • Sense 3D Scanner | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: 3D Systems Sense Scanner

    If you followed along with this year’s CES coverage, you know that one trend that emerged over the past couple years is here to stay. If you haven’t made your peace with the 3D printing revolution, you should. One company that’s taking the 3D-printed bull by the horns is 3D Systems, an incumbent in the space. The company revealed the Sense, a hand-held 3D scanner in November… Read More

  • Martha Stewart Tours the CES Showfloor | CES 2014

    Martha Stewart Goes 3D Printer Shopping At CES 2014

    Interested in 3D printing and smartphone-controlled aerial drones? So is Martha Stewart. She and I had the pleasure of touring CES 2014’s South Hall, where we checked out Parrot, Form Labs, and MakerBot, among a few other companies. Read More

  • MakerBot Is Changing The World

    MakerBot Is Changing The World

    It was an inauspicious beginning. At the Makerbot event last night at CES 2014 the intro music tended towards soft hard rock. On the plate was a lilting guitar anthem by the Foo Fighters and then a song by Incubus, Pardon Me. Read More

  • This Is The Year Of The Makers

    This Is The Year Of The Makers

    We are at a turning point in terms of gadget manufacturing. The heavy hitters in hardware – the Sonys, the Samsungs, the LGs – are stuck in the mire of slow innovation. We haven’t heard much out of that camp this year – they’re keeping CES plans under wraps – but I suspect we’ll see a few big TVs and some thin laptops and a nice fridge or two and… Read More

  • Big 3D Printing Needs To Stop The Bullying

    Big 3D Printing Needs To Stop The Bullying

    Stratasys, one of the two giants in the 3D printing market (the other is 3DSystems), is on a roll. This summer it bought one of the biggest and beloved home 3D-printer makers, MakerBot, and watched its printers churn out the first 3D-printed gun. Now it’s back in the news for suing printer reseller Afinia for infringing on its patents. Read More