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Liquid Printed Pneumatics: 3D printing stretchy silicone structures

Imagine 3D printing a balloon of sorts, a stretchy material that can expand or contract with the air that’s pumped into it. MIT’s Self-Assembly Laboratory, in collaboration with BMW,...

Plastics 101: What is plastic and how is it made?

Once a completely natural product, much of today’s plastic is man-made and largely dependent upon fossil fuels. From polymers to nurdles, learn how plastic is created and what...

How to make your own LED trampoline

...running Circuit Python, and a vibration sensor that’s tucked into one of the elastic straps. With a 3D printed case and clips, the LED strips can be strung along the...

Theo Jansen’s Animaris Mulus Strandbeest

...scratch. Or 3D print your own. In addition to his kits, Jansen has created a 3D printed model that doesn’t require assembly: Watch more strandbeest videos including this...

Origami Changes Everything: Mass-producing an ancient art with 3D printing

obstacle to exerting its full potential is achieving mass production. Professor Ichiro Hagiwara is working to solve this problem with 3D origami printers and robots. He believes origami-based manufacturing will...

Fungus: The Plastic of the Future

...collaboration with Netherlands-based designer Eric Klarenbeek who 3D-prints with living mycelium and potato starch to create safe and sustainable products. The results are lightweight, strong, fire-resistant, water-repellent, and biodegradable....

Professor Kokichi Sugihara creates his mind-blowing illusions with math

Professor Kokichi Sugihara is world-renowned for his award-winning impossible objects and reality-defying illusions. He uses mathematics to make the three-dimensional objects that create his impossible scenes and illusions....

Making The Impossible Possible in VR | How She Works

Kate Wurzbacher has pioneered VR live-action capture since the earliest days of Here Be Dragons, FKA Vrse.works. As Head of Camera, she’s been on-set for over 30 shoots...

Atlas robot jumps and backflips

...Atlas shows off its stunning jumping skills. The Atlas hardware takes advantage of 3D printing to save weight and space, resulting in a remarkable compact robot with high strength-to-weight ratio...

4-Mation 3D Zoetropes: Fish Eating Fish and Jumping Frogs

Fish endlessly eat fish in this 3D zoetrope by 4-Mation, a UK-based modular kit from toymaker Kevin Holmes. The piece was printed on a Form 2 3D printer. The...

Dinara Kasko’s incredible edible geometric cakes

...81 piece ruby chocolate cake using the Grasshopper graphical algorithm editor and a 3D printer to create silicone cake molds. Inspired by the paper sculptures of artist Matthew Shlian, each...

Three Gears are Possible

...seen a gear configuration that does not work. However, three gears are possible. Mathematician and 3D printing enthusiast Henry Segerman shows us some creative examples in this video from Numberphile....

A 3D printed mechanical laser show machine

Engineer, maker, and 3D printing enthusiast Evan Stanford has created a 3D printed, hand-cranked mechanical laser show machine that ‘draws’ with projected light. The drawn shapes are created with...

Creating The Never-Ending Bloom: John Edmark’s spiral geometries

...Angle towers, to 3D-printed, zoetrope-like shapes that seem to grow endlessly when animated under a strobe light: Creating The Never-Ending Bloom. Get a closer look at his blooming Fibonacci sculptures...

Building a soft robotic cube that jumps

How can you make a 7.6 cm (3 inch) wide soft robotic cube jump more than two-and-a-half times its height? 3-D print its hard parts, pour and cure its...

Why Does Your Cat’s Tongue Feel Like Sandpaper?

...tongue and 3D printed out the structure at 400 percent scale. She sent the artificial cat’s tongue through it’s paces inside an a machine that drags the model across a...

A 3D-printed candy sorting machine

...that he could get some parts 3D-printed and other parts laser cut in medium-density fiberboard (MDF). This image provides a good overview of the machine’s pieces, however he did print...

An origami-inspired model for reconfigurable materials

...metamaterial both using laser-cut cardboard and double-sided tape, and multimaterial 3D printing. Like origami, the resulting structure can be folded along their edges to change shape… “This framework is like...

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