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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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Spambot of Love Nov 12, 2015
The NiceBot: 3D Printed Mascot to Tackle Cyberbullying

A rising tide of online abuse has prompted the creation of The NiceBot; spreading positivity on the internet, one tweet at a time.

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"3D Printed" Tubes Nov 12, 2015
Protopiper Device Physically Sketches Objects

Researchers in Germany have created a "Protopiper"; a handy prototyping device that turns tubes of tape into sturdy 3D structures.

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Prize Sucker Nov 11, 2015
Voltera V-One Circuit Board Printer Hoovers up Dyson Award

The Voltera V-One, a custom circuit board printer, has been declared the international winner of the James Dyson Award for 2015.

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Advancement in Robotics Nov 11, 2015
Disney Research Helps Beginners Print Walking Robots

Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have been working on a new tool which allows you to easily 3D print a walking robot.

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3D Printed Sheet Music Nov 10, 2015
3D Printed Tactile Stave Notation Helps Visually Impaired

3D printing is being used to help the visually impaired to read music notations more easily with a system called Tactile Stave Notation

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Project "Plastic Fantastic" Nov 10, 2015
Australian Indigenous Community 3D Prints Plastic Waste

By turning used plastic into sunglasses, phone cases and toys, 3D printing is being used to encourage children to go to school.

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3D Printing Spare Parts Nov 9, 2015
South Korean Military Starts Using 3D Printing

The South Korean military is now adopting metal 3D printing to manufacture parts for the Air Force and the Army.

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Fabulous Beasts Nov 9, 2015
Clever 3D Printed Board Game Plays Like Jenga in Reverse

Cool idea: The board game "Fabulous Beasts" plays like Jenga backwards. It‘s made possible with electronics some clever use of 3D printing.

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Axis of Awesome Nov 9, 2015
RevoMaker: Working Products, Straight from the 3D Printer

Researchers at Purdue University develop RevoMaker, a new system to create 3D prints with fully enclosed electronic and motorized components.

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Preserving Sunken Treasures Nov 6, 2015
3D Images Help Print a Resource for Documenting Shipwrecks

3D printing is now helping to document shipwrecks and make sure we don’t lose out on important pieces of history forever.

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Yay! Cat Content! Nov 5, 2015
Dressed To Kill: 3D Printed Cat Armor

A Thingiverse design, created by PrintThatThing, is a suit of armor specifically created for Bobo the cat. Cats, don’t try this at home.

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Literary Tour Nov 5, 2015
Douglas Coupland Scans Shoppers for 3DCanada Project

Author Douglas Coupland has partnered with La Maison Simons in Canada to create a collaborative crowdsourced art project called 3DCanada.

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Desert Flower Nov 5, 2015
Smart Palm: 3D Printed Palm Trees that Collect Solar Power

The municipality of Dubai plans to erect 3D printed Smart Palm trees around the city, designed to collect solar power and freak out tourists.

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3D Academy for Women Nov 5, 2015
Kirakira Want to Inspire Girls to Learn Engineering

A Kickstarter campaign is aiming to break the stereotype that links masculinity to technology. It helps to bridge the gap between the amount of men and women that are working in engineering.

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Selfie Sculpture Nov 4, 2015
How to Fake a Color 3D Print using Paper

Who needs a 3D printer? Instructable shows how to make a fake color 3D print by stacking a series of 2D images printed on paper. Magic!

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Special Delivery Nov 3, 2015
Australia Post Tests Drones, Offers 3D Printing Service

In 2016, parcels are to be delivered in a futuristic style by the Australian Post. Also, they will offer 3D printing services.

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Knitting 2.0 Nov 2, 2015
Unmade Studio: High-Tech Knitwear Inspired by 3D Printing

This isn't your grandmother's hobby. Startup Unmade Studio drags knitting into the modern age, taking their cue from additive manufacturing.

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Ain't No Mountain High Enough Nov 2, 2015
Replicating the Canadian Rockies with a 3D Printer

Visual effects company Corbel 3D scans and 3D prints the largest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, and is featured on the Discovery Channel.

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World’s Largest 3D Design Community Nov 2, 2015
Thingiverse Reaches 1 Million Uploads, 200 Million Downloads

MakerBot Thingiverse reached a landmark last week with one million uploads and two hundred million downloads on its platform.

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Fancy Follicles Nov 2, 2015
3D Printed Hair Technique to Enhance Your Prints

Bored of making smooth printed objects? There's now a solution: 3D printed hair allows you to coif your creations with dramatic new styles.

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