So, How Did That ‘3D Print a Car in 6 Days’ Experiment Go?

Well what do you know; IT WORKED!

So, here’s some backstory: if you were to get about six days to take care of a few tasks, you could probably get quite a bit of work done by yourself, but do you think you could you build an ENTIRE car from scratch AND take it for a test drive? Maybe. Likely not. However, the crew over at Local Motors were pretty confident that their 3D-printed car — yes, you read that right — could be rolled out of Chicago’s McCormick Place and go for a spin this past Sunday. The actual 3D printing process began a while back as the challenge was implemented at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, and the team is using a carbon-reinforced plastic and a Big Area Additive Manufacturing printer.

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Tiny Strikes & 3D Implants Indies – WIRed #116

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It’s time for Episode 116 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a tiny A-Frame House, a 3D-printed vertebra implant, from Microsoft to Nintendo to indie games, and the art of striking in pro wrestling! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and professional wrestling. Continue reading “Tiny Strikes & 3D Implants Indies – WIRed #116”

“Invisible” 3D DOOM Stingers! – WIRed #114

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It’s time for Episode 114 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses an “invisible” reconstruction, the Easy Bake 3D Printer, play DOOM on an ATM, and the man they call Sting descends from the rafters! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.

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Solidoodle Press: An Affordable 3D Printer That Looks Like a Home Appliance

Solidoodle Press: An Affordable 3D Printer That Looks Like a Home Appliance

I love that 3D printers have become all the rage (as well as the very awesome ways that the technology is being implemented), but aesthetically speaking, the bothersome thing about 3D printers is their look.  Many of them (if not MOST of them) just look like old, giant weird machines that don’t quite fit in with your office interior design plan, living room or anything along those line (sans a workshop in a shed or garage). Enter Solidoodle Press, with this new cute little 3D printer that looks much less out-of-place than your conventional 3D printer, and resembles more of an ordinary home appliance. I guess you can think of it as an Easy Bake Oven for adults. Continue reading “Solidoodle Press: An Affordable 3D Printer That Looks Like a Home Appliance”

WWE Brawl; The Game That NEVER WAS…

I know that there are some things that Vince McMahon want people to forget: the WBF (World Bodybuilding Federation), the failed relaunch of WCW (World Championship Wrestling), the failed return of the nWo (New World Order) and the XFL (which stood for…well…TECHNICALLY nothing…).  Maybe we can chalk up another failed project to that pile.  Recently, concept art for an unreleased WWE fighting game, title WWE Brawl, depicting John Cena as a SWAT team member, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin as a thug-like Mad Max and Mr. McMahon himself in a Lex Luthor-esque mech suit. More concept pictures and a gameplay video after the break! Continue reading “WWE Brawl; The Game That NEVER WAS…”

3D Moon Base LastPasses GB/Oculus WWE Contracts – WIRed #102

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It’s time for Episode #102 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses 3D-Printed architecture on the moon, why LastPass is the bees-knees-if-ya-please, playing a virtual Game Boy on the Oculus Rift, and the funny things on WWE Pay-Per-View match contracts! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.

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Norman Foster on How 3D Printing Will Transform Architecture

Norman Foster Explains How 3D Printing Will Transform ArchitectureLast year, legendary architect Lord Norman Foster and his colleagues at the European Space Agency surprised EVERYONE with a plan to build a lunar base via 3D-printing local moon dust into a structure. Sure, that’s really awesome to do that on the moon, but what about on Earth and how 3D printing can change how we build cities? Gizmodo’s Adam Clark Estes got the chance to ask Foster that question at the Center for Architecture in New York City. Foster had spent an hour talking about how Beaux-Art legend Rafael Guastavino —  famous for his patented technique of building fireproof tile arches and vaults — influenced his work, and outlined his firm’s plan to 3D-print a vaulted, igloo-shaped moon base. Continue reading “Norman Foster on How 3D Printing Will Transform Architecture”

Ventilated Prefabs Zero Points Double Shot of Black History – WIRed #88

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It’s time for Episode 88 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses well-prepared and well-ventilated prefabricated homes, a movie filmed for the Oculus Rift, and a DOUBLE SHOT of Black History with Joseph Saulter in Gaming and Ms. Jackie Moore in Pro Wrestling! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Ventilated Prefabs Zero Points Double Shot of Black History – WIRed #88”

Key-Facades/3D Babies/Walking Dead-Ethics/Smoky Mountain – WIRed #84

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It’s time for Episode 84 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses what that keyboard-looking facade is on that apartment building, how $600 can get you a 3D printed fetus replica, teaching the ethics of The Walking Dead to high schoolers, and LONG LIVE SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Key-Facades/3D Babies/Walking Dead-Ethics/Smoky Mountain – WIRed #84”

Now You Can Buy a Life-Size, 3D-Printed Replica of Your Unborn Baby…’Cause THAT’S A Thing…

Oh Science and Technology; how you entertain me so. As well as weird-me out.

Anyway, with consumer-grade 3D printers coming the rage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (in case you’re not into PlayStation Now, 4K/UHD televisions, and curved screens), it was bound to happen at SOME TIME. We’ve been hearing of strange 3D-printed projects since the initial popularity of 3D printing, so….what else is new. This is. For $600, you can hold a keepsake from that very special time in baby’s life in your very own hands courtesy of 4-D ultrasound technology from a company called 3D Babies. The company is offering to turn your ultrasounds into a custom, three-dimensional, life-size plastic replica of your future child. Because that’s TOTALLY NOT creepy. Continue reading “Now You Can Buy a Life-Size, 3D-Printed Replica of Your Unborn Baby…’Cause THAT’S A Thing…”