3D printing is a great way to create something truly personal, make your awesome ideas reality, or just make perfect replacements for broken parts or components. If you’re stumped for ideas though, here are 10 great resources for you to get inspired, or just find something you’d like to have printed yourself.
Anyone who has ever opened Photoshop has been met with the question of using RBG or CMYK at some point. These might seem like arbitrary options at first, but each represents a different approach to creating—and displaying—color. The distinction is explained in a new video from Express Cards
Who doesn’t love a surprise at this time of year? Well, researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in France certainly do, so they’ve created a new kind of inkjet printing technique that produces images that appear different depending on the viewing angle.
Not even squinting will help you see this image without the help of a microscope. This is the smallest inkjet-printed colour image ever produced, and it’s the same size as a single pixel on a Retina display.
Remember when we thought that hologram stickers were an effective way to stop the proliferation of counterfeit products? Xerox now believes it has a far superior solution with a new type of printable electronic label that has encrypted memory built right in.
The stethoscope is a staple of modern medicine; but in parts of the developing world, off-the-shelf models are prohibitively expensive. That’s why a team of doctors and hackers in Gaza has started 3D printing their own.
Considering printer ink costs more than booze and even human blood, it’s no surprise everyone’s on the hunt for a cheaper alternative. And that includes researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who’ve created an inkless printer that works by perforating special paper with thousands of…
Why is the sky blue? Why is water wet? How much paper would it take to print the internet?
Walking into a museum and putting your hands on a priceless painting is normally, uh, frowned upon. But in Madrid right now, an unusual exhibit is inviting visitors to touch some of the most famous paintings in the world—so that the visually impaired can experience them, too.Instead of drawing a line between those…
Robotic arms have been around for years, 3D printers have been around for decades, and we've even seen 3D printers attached to robotic arms before. But this... is different.
While the family album used to be a staple of any household, we live in a time when most people's photos remain in their digital form, forever and for always. Even the word printing conjures a fading era of physicality. Then you watch a video like this and are instantly reminded of the very human act of looking at ink…
Not all of us are, alas, artistically inclined. Luckily, we now have robots to help. WaterColorBot 2.0 connects right with your computer, turning images on the screen into a bot-painted watercolor on paper.
Not satisfied with just revealing a printer, HP has also launched a new type of device that combines a computer, projector, and scanner into one machine called Sprout.
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…
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.
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.
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…
Art Williams Jr. says he never really knew how money worked until he went to prison three times. It's ironic because Art Williams is also one of the most infamous money counterfeiters in recent American history. And he almost got away with it.
One of these is Claude Monet's famous painting "Impression, Sunrise." The other is a replica, constructed using an aluminum nanostructure, measuring around 300 microns in width. But can you tell which is the real deal?