Bricks are known for their strength and impenetrability—not necessarily for their light and airy look. But a Swiss firm has created just that, stacking bricks into a sculptural helix-like lattice that zig-zags across the front of a building. And they did it with the help of a robot.
Those itty bitty screws that hold together your watch (or possibly your smartwatch) are infinitely frustrating to grasp, position, and attach to said watch. Now imagine the precision required to make one of those screws. Seeing the process captured gives me anxiety. What if they drop it???
From afar, the walls at this Gowanus restaurant look like they're made from grey fabric—but they're actually made from concrete bricks poured into empty bags of flour from the resident bakery. Concrete masonry unit? More like cookie masonry unit! Sorry.
Gizmodo had the pleasure today of stopping by the future Las Vegas factory, autoshop, office, and cafe space for Local Motors, easily one of the most innovative vehicle-design outfits in the country.
Gizmodo EIC Geoff Manaugh and U.K. architects Smout Allen tapped an unlikely source to help create their new exhibition in London: Williams F1. But, in this case, the engineers at Williams weren't building the advanced race cars they're well-known for—they were 3D-printing the parts for an intricate model of an…
When the first MakerBot appeared in 2009, the idea of 3D printing was a bit foreign to all but the most advanced fabricators. Company founder and CEO Bre Pettis says he used to get asked: "So what, do you have to wear special glasses to see it?"
The guys at Re-Char, a small startup that makes carbon-negative products, were faced with a problem. They wanted to ship products to Kenya, but the options available were wasteful, costly, and not nearly as efficient as simply manufacturing near to the customers. To do it, in a place with little industry or…
As the printed word gives way to digital distribution, libraries must change in both form and function in order to remain relevant in the Internet age. One New York book repository has taken the lead in this effort by installing the country's first "maker's space" within a public library.
One day in the distant theoretical future, we will want for nothing, as the Great American Dream will forgo a chicken in every pot for a 3D printer in every home.
It wasn't a mod we would have ever imagined, but what's seen cannot be unseen. These gorgeous fire extinguisher speakers were painstakingly fabricated through lots of patient cutting and welding. The result is a seamless, industrial metal design that you can't pick up at Walmart, or even your local speaker boutique.…