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Hanna Watkin

Hanna is a freelance journalist and writer from a dead-end county in deepest England who has come to Berlin to seek her fortune and write about the future (see:3D printing). Avid internet enthusiast and night owl.

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Fresh Air? May 14, 2018
3D Print Air Quality Study Reveals Health Risks with Certain Filaments

Is your 3D printer slowly killing you? DIY3DTech.com did an air quality study for 3D printers to find out. After publishing a bunch of episodes of YouTube, Joseph Campbell has now has the results.

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Not Just Surround-Sound May 13, 2018
South Korea Develops Virtual Reality Movies for Cinema-Goers

Virtual Reality is making it to cinemas in South Korea with film tech labs and visual effects houses rapidly creating popular content. Cinema-goers are fully immersed with both VR and 4DX which brings feel, touch and smell to the experience.

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Non-Furry Friends May 12, 2018
Google Maps to Improve Walking Navigation with AR Fox and Giant Arrows

At Google's I/O Developers conference this week, the company's Vice President, Aparna Chennapragada, demonstrated how AR could be used to improve navigation using Google Maps. The result is a cute AR fox and huge arrows to point you in the right direction. 

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VR Makes it to Art Galleries Down Under May 10, 2018
Terminus Exhibit at the National Gallery of Australia Blends VR with Physical Art

Two New Zealand artists collaborated to create Terminus, a "five-part immersive experience" at the National Gallery of Australia. Their work blends art with virtual reality and creates some interesting results. 

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Point-and-Shoot in VR May 9, 2018
Lenovo’s $300 VR-Camera “Mirage” is Available Now

Lenovo and Google collaborated to create the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset for $399 and the Lenovo Mirage Camera for $299. Both are now available to buy.

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Loyalty Test May 8, 2018
China’s Communist Party Measures Member’s Loyalty with VR Test

Members of China's Communist Party (CPC) in Qingyang town, Binzhou city, in East China's Shandong Province are the first to undergo a virtual reality (VR) loyalty test. 

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I am no Jedi! May 8, 2018
“Star Wars: Jedi Challenges” AR Lightsaber Duels are now Two-Player

Disney and Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges set offers you the chance to battle it out against your friends in two-player mode using their AR headset toy, lightsaber and your phone.

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Felicitaciones May 7, 2018
3D Printer Party Breaks Guinness World Record, 3D Prints 4.8 Meters Sword

Last weekend, the 3D Printing Party in Burgos, Spain, broke the record for the most 3D printers printing simultaneously with their owners. However, that may not be the only record broken at the annual event.

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Interview Rahima Benhabbour from AnelleO May 7, 2018
3D Printed Intravaginal Rings to Help Protect Women from HIV Infection and Unintended Pregnancy

Rahima Benhabbour is a woman on an amazing mission. Not only is she a professor at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy University department in Chapel Hill, North Carolina she's also founder of AnnelleO, a 3D printed intravaginal ring.

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Reinventing the Wheel Prototype May 6, 2018
BigRep Prototypes Big with a 3D Printed Wheel Rim

Product Designer Marco Mattia Cristofori from BigRep turned to the custom wheel rim for a development challenge, creating a prototype virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. 

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12ft Bird Bones May 4, 2018
Giant 3D Printed Bones Help Students Learn About Extinct Moa Birds

Mindkits is a "family run and kiwi-owned" tech company whose latest project brings 3D scanned extinct New Zealand moa bones to classrooms so teachers and students can prep and print them in full size.

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Driving Innovation May 3, 2018
Audi Partners with EOS and SLM Solutions to Implement 3D Printing

Audi is pairing up with EOS who will help implement 3D printing technology into automobile manufacturing. However, the German car manufacturer is also working with SLM and using their selective laser melting processes. 

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Oversized Lego Fun May 2, 2018
YouTuber Creates a Giant Classic LEGO Bulldozer Kit from 1979

Matt Denton is a YouTuber who loves Lego. But, as a maker, he's not content with leaving it at that - instead, he 3D prints Lego kits and makes them much bigger. He then assembles them with his nephew, and hilarity ensues. 

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Full STEM Ahead May 2, 2018
3Doodler Debuts Educational Kits for Schools

Developed with and for teachers, 3Doodler has unveiled learning packs for the classroom. Included in the packs are 12 3Doodler 3D pens, 1,200 strands of filament and lesson plans, which the  company claims can improve concentration among students.

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DIY Remote Cooling Fan May 1, 2018
Make a Better Cooling Fan Blower using a 3D Printer and Hard Disk Drive Motor

Mark Rehorst is a blogger detailing his technical projects, for his latest post he worked on creating an easy to produce blower for a remote cooling fan. For this, he turned to a hard disk drive motor and a few 3D printed parts.

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Smokin’ May 1, 2018
3D Print With Improved Hemp Filament

Save the planet and 3D print with hemp. 3Dfuel is now offering Entwined hemp filament v2 with some "pretty big" changes from their v1 first release of the material. 

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Pia-Pia-Piano May 1, 2018
Blogger Reverse Engineers Nintendo Labo Waveform Cards with 3D Printing

Create your own Nintendo Labo Waveform Cards for the piano by using a 3D printer and following blogger Hunter Irving's reverse engineered post so you can add extra sounds to your cardboard keyboard.

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New Games Every Week! Apr 28, 2018
Snapchat Introduces Interactive AR Games Called Snappables

As well as being able to use Snapchat's Lenses for changing your looks and location, you can now play their new AR experience, Snappables, with your friends. 

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Pop-Up Prints Apr 26, 2018
Researchers Develop Thermorph Technique to Print Self-Folding Objects

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are using a desktop FDM 3D printer, off-the-shelf printing filaments and a design editor to create flat prints which self-fold into different shapes when heat is applied. This technique is called Thermorph.

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Helping Hand Apr 24, 2018
Open Bionics Releases Incredibly Affordable and Customizable “Hero Arm” Prosthetic

The UK-based organization Open Bionics is releasing the Hero Arm, an advanced multi-grip bionic arm that is 3D printed, extremely affordable, and completely customizable for each wearer. The innovative new prosthetic device will be made available in the UK on April 25, 2018. 

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