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Matthew Mensley

Matthew Mensley is not a big fan of writing about himself in third person. He is, though, a fan of writing, punning (the lowest, and most excellent form of wit) and all things tech. Lately he can be found bending the ear of anyone stood still for long enough about the wonders of 3D printing - pockets brimming with fidget spinners.

By Matthew Mensley

Nov 17, 2017
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"Its all about the content"
Interview with Evelyn Hriberšek: Creating Mixed Reality Art

Evelyn Hriberšek creates mixed reality art. After experiencing her latest, EURYDIKE, we chat with the artist for her thoughts on the medium.

Nov 16, 2017
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Covering All Angles
Verashape Demos Vshaper 5-Axis 3D Printer at Formnext

Surgeons in Australia are researching the use of 3D printing and robotics. They hope to make bone implants mid-surgery to help treat cancer.

Nov 15, 2017
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Hitting The Feet Spot
ECCO Shoes to Offer ‘Augmented’ Quant-U 3D Printed Midsoles

At Formnext, footwear brand Ecco released details of its data-driven midsole, Quant-U. The company will 3D print each bespoke piece in-store.

Nov 13, 2017
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The Tough Cell
Build Your Own Inexpensive Powerbank with 3D Printing

Instructables user Nematic! details how to make your own portable powerbank from laptop cells, 3D printing and a little electronics savvy.

Nov 13, 2017
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Hela Good Prints
Prop Studio 3D Prints Stunning Headdress from Thor: Ragnarok

Ironhead Studio uses 3D printing to fabricate wearable pieces for Hollywood. Its latest creation? Villain Hela's headdress in Thor: Ragnarok.

Nov 9, 2017
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I'm a What?
Pokémon Go Creator to Launch Harry Potter AR Game

Niantic, maker of the phenomenon AR game Pokémon Go, has teamed with Warner Bros. to make a spiritual successor - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

Nov 8, 2017
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Home AR-Drone
Epson Partners with DJI to Release AR Drone Simulator

Epson collaborates with DJI to bring a virtual drone to your home. All you need are Moverio BT-300 glasses and a DJI drone control pad.

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Through the Loving Glass
Formlabs 3D Prints Huge Lens for Times Square Valentine Heart

Each year a specially selected artwork graces Times Square for the month of February. For 2018, a huge 3D printed Fresnel lens has that honor.

Nov 6, 2017
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Brushed Steel
Oral Hygiene for the 1%: Zare 3D Prints Bespoke Metal Toothbrush

Prototyping lab Zare collab with designer Christophe Nussbaumer creates the Mio toothbrush, possibly the first 3D printed luxury consumable.

Nov 3, 2017
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Too Cool For Spool
Use Leftover Filament Spools as Tool Drawers with this Nifty Hack

Empty filament spools are a nuisance. Hacking objects is not. With 3D printing you can turn a spent spool into a handy storage solution.

Nov 3, 2017
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Reconstructing Mosul
This Concept Plans to Rebuild Mosul with 3D Printing Bots and Drones

The Five Farming Bridges project posits thousands of clean energy homes and farms, possible thanks to spiders 3D printing the city's rubble.

Nov 2, 2017
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Organizing the Virtual World's Information
Google Launches Poly, a Full-Color 3D Model Library

Internet giant Google has opened a 3D asset library. Called Poly, the repository teems with everyday and exotic objects for VR/AR creation.

Nov 1, 2017
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Pinching Virtual Pennies
Hackaday User Builds Budget Stereoscopic 3D VR Camera

Hackaday user Colin Pate has built his own 3D VR camera. Detailed across an in-depth Hackaday project, you can too.

Oct 31, 2017
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Corn of the Dead
Keep Trick-or-Treaters at Bay with a 3D Printed Candy Corn Launcher

Halloween is here, and that means the minions of darkness are not far behind. Protect yourself with this 3D printed candy corn launcher.

Oct 30, 2017
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New Bones
Doctors Plan to 3D Print Bone Implants Mid-Surgery

Surgeons in Australia are researching the use of 3D printing and robotics. They hope to make bone implants mid-surgery to help treat cancer.