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June 30, 2014
Signs we live in the future: We’re just a couple months away from the creation of a 3D-printed car.

Signs we live in the future: We’re just a couple months away from the creation of a 3D-printed car.

11:15 // 4 weeks ago
January 12, 2014
In a few months, you’ll be able to buy a 3D printer that makes objects out of edible sugar. Pretty awesome, eh? It won’t be cheap—doing some multi-colored stuff, as shown here, will put you back $10,000.

In a few months, you’ll be able to buy a 3D printer that makes objects out of edible sugar. Pretty awesome, eh? It won’t be cheap—doing some multi-colored stuff, as shown here, will put you back $10,000.

19:52 // 6 months ago
November 16, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: November 16, 2013

On Thursday, a guy fell out of a private plane near Miami. (The pilot suggested his passenger opened the door and fell out. Yikes.) Today, they appear to have found the body. Crazy story.

Should the entire internet be encrypted? In the wake of the NSA scandal, a bunch of the network’s architects are discussing that idea.

In a move that grants legitimacy to the mainstream use of 3D printers, Microsoft just launched a 3D printing app of its own.

The Democratic machine is already working on its plan for Hillary 2016.

They make wine for cats now.

18:19 // 8 months ago
August 30, 2013
9:33 // 11 months ago
August 5, 2013

A YouTube user who goes by Matthew has returned with a modified version of the 3D-printed rifle he debuted earlier this year…with one key difference. Where Matthew’s last 3D-printed weapon broke on its initial firing, the latest build of the rifle fired 14 shots before a crack appeared near the chamber. While there’s no time table in place yet, Matthew says he plans to distribute blueprints for the 3D-printed rifle in the near future. source

20:12 // 11 months ago
July 24, 2013
8:56 // 1 year ago
May 22, 2013
nedhepburn:

latimes:

How to solve world hunger with pizza
The idea of a universal food synthesizer sounds like something straight out of the Jetsons or Star Trek, but thanks to a $125,000 grant from NASA, a 3-D food printer may become a reality.
Anjan Contractor, a senior mechanical engineer at Systems and Materials Research Corporation, is already working on bringing the idea to fruition.
NASA’s interested because storing the various ingredients as a power greatly extends their shelf life for lengthy travel through space, but Contractor wants to keep all of the recipes open source, so the general public could eventually benefit as well.
So how will the pizza be made?

Pizza will be one of the first items printed because of its natural layers of ingredients. First, a layer of dough will be printed and baked at the same time using a heated plate at the bottom of the printer. A layer of tomato base will follow — made of powder, water and oil — then a protein layer will top the pizza.

Read more over at the Daily Dish.
Photo: Cheryl A. Guerrero / Glendale News Press

 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Defense Distributed, why couldn’t you have been “Dough Distributed”?

nedhepburn:

latimes:

How to solve world hunger with pizza

The idea of a universal food synthesizer sounds like something straight out of the Jetsons or Star Trek, but thanks to a $125,000 grant from NASA, a 3-D food printer may become a reality.

Anjan Contractor, a senior mechanical engineer at Systems and Materials Research Corporation, is already working on bringing the idea to fruition.

NASA’s interested because storing the various ingredients as a power greatly extends their shelf life for lengthy travel through space, but Contractor wants to keep all of the recipes open source, so the general public could eventually benefit as well.

So how will the pizza be made?

Pizza will be one of the first items printed because of its natural layers of ingredients. First, a layer of dough will be printed and baked at the same time using a heated plate at the bottom of the printer. A layer of tomato base will follow — made of powder, water and oil — then a protein layer will top the pizza.

Read more over at the Daily Dish.

Photo: Cheryl A. Guerrero / Glendale News Press

 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Defense Distributed, why couldn’t you have been “Dough Distributed”?

10:40 // 1 year ago
May 9, 2013

The State Department has asked Defense Distributed to take down its controversial 3D-printed gun blueprint. “I immediately complied and I’ve taken down the files,” said the group’s Cody Wilson. “But this is a much bigger deal than guns. It has implications for the freedom of the web.”

19:28 // 1 year ago
May 8, 2013
This has definitely been our most well-received download. I don’t think any of us predicted it would be this much.
Defense Distributed-affiliated developer Haroon Khalid • Discussing the success of the controversial group’s 3D-printed gun blueprints, which have been downloaded 100,000 times since they were released over the weekend. The distribution method isn’t without controversy, either: The group’s files are being hosted on Kim Dotcom’s Mega service. One member of Congress, Rep. Steve Israel, wants to ban such devices.
19:25 // 1 year ago
February 7, 2013

Defense Distributed has come out with a new gun magazine, which they kindly named after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who just signed a ban on large gun magazines in the state. “He [Cuomo] wants to be associated with these magazines,” Cody Wilson, the 24-year-old law student leading the group’s efforts, told TPM. “Lets make that association permanent.”

20:13 // 1 year ago