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Some Hackers Built a Prosthetic Nerf Blaster That Fires by Flexing Your Arms!

 

BRUH! WHERE WAS THIS WHEN I WAS A KID! I had to use my hands like it was a baby’s toy! Anyway, this was done for a pretty good cause, though. A group of hackers at Hackerloop wanted to level the Nerf-fighting playing field for Nicholas Huchet, an individual who didn’t have a full arm, by building him a custom Nerf blaster prosthetic with the ability to automatically fire a projectile by simply contracting his forearm muscles. According to the Medium post, Hackerloop’s Valentin Squirelo chronicled the build in great detail, which included the use of custom 3D-printed parts, Arduino-based electronics, some electromyography sensors that could detect muscle movements, and — of course — a couple of hard-to-find Nerf Swarmfire blasters (hint: the blasters’ round design was VERY optimal for the build). Continue reading “Some Hackers Built a Prosthetic Nerf Blaster That Fires by Flexing Your Arms!”

The More You Use This Memo Pad, More Architectural Sculptures Are Revealed…

Japanese company Triad created this unique set of memo pads, called Omoshiro Blocks (or “fun blocks”), which slowly reveals an architectural sculpture as you remove each page from the pad. It’s almost like you’re excavating a historical structure while making daily reminders to yourself! SCORE! Thanks to the precision of laser-cutting, these Omoshiro Blocks let it users make notes on over 100 appealing sheets of colored paper, while at the same time unveil amazingly detailed 3D architectural treasures distinctive to each note pad.  The pads contain tiny paper replicas of historic sites, ranging from the Tokyo Tower, to Sensō-ji, to the Buddhist Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, and more. Continue reading “The More You Use This Memo Pad, More Architectural Sculptures Are Revealed…”

Uncle Flair Prints Car Mola – WIRed #118

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It’s time for Episode 118 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a kit that teaches architectural structures, a 3D printed cars takes a test drive, the fate of the games from the Atari Landfill, and the Nature Boy takes on Uncle Grandpa! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Uncle Flair Prints Car Mola – WIRed #118”

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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“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”

Otto Wagner 3D Doodles Fallout Film Van Cenation – WIRed #57

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On Episode 57 of WIRed, we discuss the legacy of Otto Wagner, the 3D printing pen, the Fallout fan film-turned-web series done good, and RVD vs. Cena at ECW One Night Stand in 2006! Continue reading “Otto Wagner 3D Doodles Fallout Film Van Cenation – WIRed #57”

Raise Your Broken Arm for a 3D-Printed Arm Cast

As someone who has yet (and hopefully will NEVER) break a bone, I always hear about how bulky, heavy, cumbersome, smelly (from the dirt and sweat) and obnoxious plaster casts are. But now there’s no need to fear; the 3D PRINTED CAST IS HERE!! This 3D-printed “Cortex” cast has the potential to change those negative statements of the conventional plaster casts, even though it heavily resembles fishnet stockings, but it’s such a small price to pay for 3D printed goodness to heal your boo-boo. Continue reading “Raise Your Broken Arm for a 3D-Printed Arm Cast”

Hallway/Home of 3D Skulls Tomb Raids Wrestling Guerrillas – WIRed #39

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This week’s 16-bit wibbly-wobbly-timey-whimey episode of wired, a hallway becomes a focal point of a house, you too can patch your skull with a 3D printer, a Tomb Raider fan film, and Happy Decade Anniversary to Pro Wrestling Guerrilla!   Continue reading “Hallway/Home of 3D Skulls Tomb Raids Wrestling Guerrillas – WIRed #39”