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Tag: Prototype

Morphonauts Magnetic & Modular Action Figures: Frankenfigure

Morphonauts Magnetic & Modular Action Figures: Frankenfigure
Bo Hacking’s Morphonauts are action figures for budding toy modders. They’re a series of action figures with components that attach to each other via magnets. For instance, you can get parts from these three Morphonauts… …to…
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Electroloom Fabric 3D Printer: Seamless Seamstress

Electroloom Fabric 3D Printer: Seamless Seamstress
We’ve seen 3D printed clothing before, but it’s usually not made of fabric or if it is, it’s basically made through a hybrid of CAD and knitting. The Electroloom could be the first 3D printer that…
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Computational Hydrographics Applies Patterns Precisely: Copy Paste Connoisseur

Computational Hydrographics Applies Patterns Precisely: Copy Paste Connoisseur
Hydrographics or water transfer printing lets you apply graphics to objects in one pass. It gives a uniform finish and can be used even with large objects. And watching it is a great timewaster. But it’s…
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Tiny Robots with Sticky Feet Drag Heavy Loads: Atlas Tugged

Tiny Robots with Sticky Feet Drag Heavy Loads: Atlas Tugged
A few years ago we saw a prototype for a robot with gecko-like pads, allowing it to stick to and move on uneven and vertical surfaces. A group of Stanford students made two robots with the…
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Gadget Quickly Cools Skin to Make Injections Less Painful: Comfortably Numb

Gadget Quickly Cools Skin to Make Injections Less Painful: Comfortably Numb
Three Rice University freshmen are working on a simple device that could make injections less painful. They call their device Comfortably Numb – a small ice pack that quickly cools down the spot to be injected.…
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Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World

Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World
We can now add fabric to the many kinds of 3D printing “ink”, thanks to Disney Research and their partners from Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University. They developed a printer-laser cutter hybrid that stacks layers…
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Flexible, Fast-charging, Nonflammable Battery Could Keep Gadgets Going and Going

Flexible, Fast-charging, Nonflammable Battery Could Keep Gadgets Going and Going
Consumer technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the past decade alone. But we all know that the same can’t be said of rechargeable batteries. That’s why scientists from Stanford University and their Chinese and…
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Eye Drops that Give Night Vision: Ask Your Doctor About Splinter Cell

Eye Drops that Give Night Vision: Ask Your Doctor About Splinter Cell
A few years ago we learned of rumors about contact lenses that gave the wearer night vision. But a better solution may have been around doctors for years all along. Independent research team Science for the…
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Man Building Wooden Boat That Can Withstand Tsunami: Tsunamiball

Man Building Wooden Boat That Can Withstand Tsunami: Tsunamiball
After the 2011 tsunami in Japan, designer Chris Robinson and his friends bounced around ideas for ways to survive such a disaster. One of their ideas was for a spherical escape vessel. After doing a bit…
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LEGO Oscar Statue Nominated on LEGO Ideas

LEGO Oscar Statue Nominated on LEGO Ideas
Big time professional LEGO builder Nathan Sawaya built the LEGO Oscar trophies that were given away to a handful of celebrities at the 2015 Academy Awards. Nathan believes that sharing is awesome, so he submitted his…
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PleyWorld Crowdsources Ideas for LEGO sets: Pleygiarism

PleyWorld Crowdsources Ideas for LEGO sets: Pleygiarism
Is your awesome idea for a LEGO set rotting on LEGO Ideas? Check out PleyWorld. Launched by the LEGO rental company Pley, PleyWorld is a more liberal though unofficial version of LEGO Ideas. Once your concept…
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LEGO X Converts Creations into 3D Models in Real Time: Body and Soul

LEGO X Converts Creations into 3D Models in Real Time: Body and Soul
Last year, LEGO launched Fusion, which are LEGO sets that you build and then import virtually into simple games on your mobile device. LEGO X is the adult version of Fusion. Created by Gravity Research Club…
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Sticky Actuators Use Air to Move Inanimate Objects: Noobmatics

Sticky Actuators Use Air to Move Inanimate Objects: Noobmatics
A group of researchers from the MIT and the University of Tokyo managed to breathe life into everyday objects with a cheap and easy-to-use pneumatic device. They call their invention the Sticky Actuator, a small plastic…
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Brand Killer Head-mounted Display Blocks Brands and Logos in Real Time: They Owe You

Brand Killer Head-mounted Display Blocks Brands and Logos in Real Time: They Owe You
Ad-blocking software is a double-edged sword, but overall I still think it needs to exist. But as Sean Tejaratchi so effectively explained, the barrage of ads online is nothing compared to what’s happening in the real…
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Rainbow Batman Action Figure Set: The ROYGBIV Knight

Rainbow Batman Action Figure Set: The ROYGBIV Knight
Published in March 1957, Detective Comics Vol. 1 #241 is also known as the Rainbow Batman issue. In the comic book, Bruce Wayne wore different colored Batsuits including a rainbow-striped suit. DC Comics made a prototype…
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Janicki OmniProcessor Turns Sewage into Drinking Water: Poop2H2O

Janicki OmniProcessor Turns Sewage into Drinking Water: Poop2H2O
NASA and Bear Grylls have proven that it’s possible to drink pee. If Janicki Industries has its way, someday we’ll be drinking water from poop and other waste materials too. Its OmniProcessor impressed no less than…
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