Category: 3D Gadgets

Chocolate 3D Printer – Choc Creator V1

A team of engineers from the university of Exeter have turned 3D printing into a tasty affair with molten chocolate flowing from the print head. Hao’s team have developed a machine capable of utilising this awkward medium, the printer manages to accurately control the velocity and the temperature of the chocolate. The layers can be built-up intricately, starting at just 0.05 mm thick.

The Choc Creator V1 can be purchased through the Choc Edge web site ..

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Chocolate 3D Printer – Choc Creator V1

| January 1, 2014 |

3D Printer Under $500, Solidoodle 2

Some time ago we had a look at the Makerbot 3D printer; it looked great and churned out some cool little objects. One thing I noted was the hefty price tag, which was around $1,300.

Now we have a shiny new offering called the Solidoodle 2, it was created by former aerospace engineer Sam Cervantes, who also worked at Makerbot as their chief of operations.

The Solidoodle 2 is similar to the current 3D printer offerings; it ..

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3D Printer Under $500, Solidoodle 2

| April 29, 2012 |

Personal 80-inch Screen with the Epson Moverio Glasses

A few days ago, Epson America announced the launch of the Epson Moverio BT-100, probably the world’s newest and most advanced wearable visual display glasses.

Using micro-projection technology and a trackpad controller, this uber-cool gadget allows the wearer to experience streaming video, 3D movies and so on a “perceived screen” that is equivalent to viewing an 80” widescreen from a 5 metre distance. This perceived screen is projected on the user’s real physical environment.

Users will be ..

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Personal 80-inch Screen with the Epson Moverio Glasses

| April 10, 2012 |

Affordable 3D Printing System, MakiBox A6

Only a couple of years ago, 3D printers were a concept. Today, there are many manufacturers of such printers and just as economic theory predicts, prices of 3D printing devices for home use have started coming down.

One of the latest entrants into this market is designer Jon Buford, whose MakiBox is likely to be available in the next couple of weeks for around $350 (including global shipping charges).

Physically, the MakiBox measures 28 cm x 21 ..

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Affordable 3D Printing System, MakiBox A6

| March 8, 2012 |

3D Printed Houses, Enrico Dini’s Vision

This sounds like one of those headlines that could have a double meaning. I must admit I had to look twice when I read it, and even then I wasn’t able to get the associated image out of my head.

A man prints up a house and folding it to provide himself with a dwelling. Hmm. But actually that assumption isn’t too far from the truth. When you look further into the story and discover the ..

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3D Printed Houses, Enrico Dini’s Vision

| February 24, 2012 |

3D Interactive Learning with Popar Books

Hi-tech books aren’t confined to Kindles, eReaders and iPads. Nope, books themselves are getting more sophisticated now too. That’s right books, those things you find in a flesh and blood bookshop or library, nothing virtual here. Well, not that virtual.

Popar toys have started augmenting the reality of your books, to make them literally come to life. Their new set of products is intended to really grab your child’s attention, when they are learning to read.

Using ..

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3D Interactive Learning with Popar Books

| February 3, 2012 |

AOC 3D Monitor is Flicker-Free

3D has come a long way since we made 3D glasses out of cereal boxes and sweet wrappers. For one, they work with much more than just the free comics you used to get in the newspaper. Now you can go to see fantastic 3D films, watch 3D TVs, even take 3D photos on your smartphone.

You can also get yourself a 3D computer monitor. Let’s have a look at the latest one from AOC. The latest ..

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AOC 3D Monitor is Flicker-Free

| January 30, 2012 |