Mixing Digital Objects With Real Life – Your Brain Will Bend

Posted by Ben Huber on Nov 11, 2012 in Design, Science


I must say, Mr. Greg Petchkovsky, you’ve got a creative mind. A while back Instructables had a contest called “Make it Real,” in which participants had to use some computer-made objects or materials to make a physical object. While most people just completed the bare minimum in requirements, Greg went the whole way: he created digital models of real objects, then modified them with “unreal” aspects, like the edge of a brick melting or LEGO bricks poking out from inside a chipped cement block. The process behind the whole project is pretty impressive too, maybe more impressive than the final result, so check out the video below to see everything! Read more…



Will 3D Printing Change Our World?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 30, 2010 in Tech

In this video Makerbot founder Bre Pettis demonstrates a 3D printer that he designed. What’s amazing to me about this technology is that while it’s being used as a novelty today I can see it changing the world in two ways: First we’ve lived in an age of mass manufacturing since the Victorian era — this sort of technology could lead to micro manufacturing where short runs of unique objects are the norm. Imagine if you would if no cars were alike in the world? The second thing is that if you combined this technology with robotic assembly lines it could bring back local manufacturing so products wouldn’t need to be shipped around the world and thus saving a ton of energy.



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