Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Using a 3D Printer to Draw Tattoos: InkD

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

It’s one thing to allow a professional tattoo artist to ink your arm. It’s another thing altogether to allow a 3D printer to do it. But that’s exactly what a team of designers¬†in Paris recently¬†did.

3d_printed_tattoozoom in

By hacking together a custom tattoo gun attachment for a MakerBot 3D printer, they were able to draw a computer-generated tattoo on a man’s arm. As you can see in the video below, the tattoo is very rudimentary (a simple circle), but I’m assuming that’s because it would be pretty difficult to compensate for small movements in the recipient’s arm like a human tattoo artist can do.

What do you guys think? Will there be shopping mall kiosks in the future where you can stick your arm inside and have the art of your choice drawn on by a robot?

Me? I’m sticking with temporary tattoos.

[via Instructables]



Puebco Brass Card Case

Puebco Brass Card Case

OmniCase Pro USB-C Docking Station

OmniCase Pro USB-C Docking Station

Humble Design Expression Powerhouse Bundle

Humble Design Expression Powerhouse Bundle

Advertisement
Pagani Huayra R Is Getting a Naturally-aspirated V12 If Our Ears are Correct

Pagani Huayra R Is Getting a Naturally-aspirated V12 If Our Ears are Correct

Hennessey Mammoth 1000 Squeezes Even More Power from the RAM TRX

Hennessey Mammoth 1000 Squeezes Even More Power from the RAM TRX

Porsche Celebrates 25 Years of the Boxster with Limited-edition Boxster 25 Years

Porsche Celebrates 25 Years of the Boxster with Limited-edition Boxster 25 Years

Advertisement