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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.

By Hanna Watkin

Mar 12, 2018
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Gimmie Shelter
Live at SXSW: $4,000 3D Printed Homes for Those Who Lack Shelter

The construction company ICON is working together with the charity New Story to combat inadequate housing across the globe. Using ICON's Vulcan 3D printer, the collaborative effort aims to 3D print 650-square-foot homes that are affordable and sustainable.  

Mar 12, 2018
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No Highs, No Lows, Must be a Bose ;-)
Bose Develops AR Sunglasses which use Sound

Bose, the American audio systems company, used 3D printing to create a prototype for AR sunglasses which use sound rather than a camera and screen. 

Mar 9, 2018
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Lights, Camera, Action
Turn Your Phone into an Action Camera with the 3D Printed Periscope Case

Defox has launched the 3D printed Periscope Case on Crowd Supply. The case is dubbed the working man's Go Pro and can turn your phone into an action camera. 

Mar 9, 2018
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Better Together
Sony Mobile and PostNord Group Work Together on 3D Scanning, 3D Printing, and Distributing

PostNord Group and Sony Mobile are working together to make the 3D market accessible for both businesses and consumers. The first stage is enabling customers to print models from the Sony Mobile app which are then distributed by PostNord.

Mar 8, 2018
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Light Fantastic
Werteloberfell 3D Prints onto Japanese Silk Paper to Create “Panel Light” Structures

German design studio WertelOberfell experimented with 3D printing to create"Panel Light", based on Isamu Noguchi's paper lanterns. They can be printed very quickly and use very little material.

Mar 8, 2018
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Kim Kardashian Kake
Baker Creates Life-Size Kim Kardashian Cake With 3D Printing

A Kim Kardashian double has commissioned a baker to create a life-size cake of the celebrity. The cake took ten days to make and 3D printing was used to create Kim K's face.

Mar 8, 2018
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Puzzles for Learning
3D Printing and Distributing the Fittle Puzzle to Help People in India Learn Braille

Fittle is the world's first 3D printed braille puzzle which is open source. It's helping visually impaired people in India learn to read braille quickly and efficiently.

Mar 7, 2018
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Bringing Together Art and Awareness
Venus de Milo Receives 3D Printed Prosthetics for Handicap International Campaign

Venus de Milo and other statues in Paris, France received 3D printed prosthetic arms as part of Handicap International's #BodyCantWait campaign.

Mar 7, 2018
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Wheels of Change
Goodyear Creates Oxygene 3D Printed Concept Tire to Improve Air Quality

American tire company Goodyear will debut a 3D printed tire concept this week at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Called Oxygene, the tire touts many potential environmental benefits, including improving air quality in cities and recycling old waste rubber.

Mar 5, 2018
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When the going gets tough...
3D Ecoprinters and Scavenged Plastic Help Disaster Recovery Teams in the Solomon Islands

Dr Mazher Mohammed is working on a project with Deakin University and Plan International to use waste plastic and "ecoprinters" to help disaster recovery teams.

Mar 5, 2018
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Better Treatments
3D Bioprinting Models to Better Understand and Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

Scientists from Manchester, UK are using 3D bioprinting to investigate and better understand the brain's neurovascular unit (NVU) which will hopefully lead to improved treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

Mar 4, 2018
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Floating in Berlin
Suspended Tree Sculpture Created with 3D Pen and Wood Filament

On display at the Super Bien! greenhouse for contemporary art in Berlin is the sculpture Portrait of a Birch by artist Martin Binder. Entirely drawn by hand using a 3D printing pen, it is some 4 meters of suspended wood-blended filament.

Mar 2, 2018
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No More Cords!
Safely Charging a Smartphone with a Laser Beam

Researchers from the University of Washington are developing a method for charging a smartphone once it's placed on a tabletop by using a laser beam and safety features, such as 3D printed retroreflectors.

Feb 28, 2018
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A Present Fit for a Tsar
Designing and 3D Printing a Faberge Egg from Scratch

For his wife's birthday, maker Aleksander Wróblewski took inspiration from Russian Tsars to design and 3D print a Farberge egg from scratch which could hold a surprise. 

Feb 27, 2018
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DIY Tank Project
YouTuber 3D Prints and Tests a Screw Drive RC Tank

Create your own radio controlled 3D printed screw driver tank by following along with YouTuber Ivan Miranda's latest six part project.