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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”

Fav Materials Cricut DIY OC Records Champion Arquette – WIRed #85

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It’s time for Episode 85 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the favorite materials of architects, increasing your DIY skills with the Cricut Explore, the launch of OverClocked Records, and the WCW Championship reign of….sigh… David Arquette. Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Fav Materials Cricut DIY OC Records Champion Arquette – WIRed #85”

Can’t Write? Can’t Use Scissors? Here’s A Printer For You!

With all of the hullabaloo about 3D printers, espcially after CES and the rise of more economically-prices printers of that variety, It’s nice to talk about old-school, 2D printing again.  This is the Cricut’s brand new $300 printer model, the Explore, but it’s both like and unlike our traditional home inkjet printers at home. Like its the prior Cricut models use a small blade on its “print head” where the ink would normally be installed, the Explore can cut and slice up a page to your heart’s desire, PLUS this new model introduces the ability to draw any design using your own choice of marker. Continue reading “Can’t Write? Can’t Use Scissors? Here’s A Printer For You!”