This skeleton will help you make a Lego robot if you are a lazy ass

Hero Design Studio has shared the downloadable instructions for a 3D printable skeleton to make building a Lego robot a little bit easier. Though the majority of bends and joints can be done in actual Lego, there are a few custom bricks that would certainly take the guess work out of construction with the framework… » 10/22/14 8:46am 10/22/14 8:46am

Watch a 7-Ton Steamroller Make an Oversized Print on the Street

There are lots of ways to put ink on paper, so why not use a goddamn steamroller over pavement to make a massive relief print? At San Francisco's Roadworks Festival, an old-timey industrial construction beast from 1924 that's since been spiffed and shined made literal street art. And it was awesome. » 9/30/14 5:15pm 9/30/14 5:15pm

The Project to Let Anyone Download and Print Their Own House

If you could go online, select a home, print the plans for free, and build it yourself for less than $80,000 in a few days, would you? That's the dream behind WikiHouse, an open source home design project that just finished construction of its fourth prototype, a two-storey home that snaps together in just a few days. » 9/24/14 12:55pm 9/24/14 12:55pm

When These CMYK Coasters Are Stacked a Masterpiece Is Revealed

As newspapers, magazines, and books are slowly replaced with electronic alternatives, the art of CMYK printing is slowly dying alongside them. So now's as good a time as any to grab a souvenir before the technical process becomes a forgotten art—and these CMYK coasters seem to fit the bill, especially if you've got… » 9/08/14 5:00pm 9/08/14 5:00pm

This Self-Folding Lamp Definitely Paves the Way For Real Transformers

With countless wires protruding from the side, as a lamp, this creation from researchers at Harvard is a disappointment at best. But as a demonstration of future technologies that promise to revolutionize manufacturing—like printable, self-assembling electronics—it's about as awesome as tech demos can get. » 6/04/14 12:26pm 6/04/14 12:26pm

How to Get the Best Features of Android KitKat Now

Android KitKat was just announced yesterday, and both carriers and manufacturers are already promising to roll it out as soon as possible. You don't have to sit around and wait though, you can get some of KitKat's newest and best features for the phone you already have, right now. Here's how. » 11/01/13 11:57am 11/01/13 11:57am

Trimmable Printed Sensors Can Add Multitouch To Any Device

Multitouch user interfaces are slowly finding their way into all kinds of devices, not just phones and tablets. And thanks to researchers at MIT and the Max Planck Institute who've developed a printable sensor that can be easily cut down to size with a regular old pair of scissors, any device or appliance you can… » 10/22/13 11:00am 10/22/13 11:00am

This Kiosk Prints Magazines and Newspapers As They're Purchased

Many people are claiming that these new Meganews Magazines autonomous newstands could save the print industry. That's maybe a bit optimistic, but at the least they'll help reduce the mountains of wasted paper from unsold magazines since the over-sized vending machine only prints publications when they're ordered, in… » 9/03/13 1:20pm 9/03/13 1:20pm