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Matthew Mensley

Matthew Mensley is not a big fan of writing about himself in the third person. He is, though, a fan of writing, punning (the lowest, and most excellent form of wit) and all things tech.

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Driving Forward Nov 27, 2017
Divergent 3D Raises $65-Million for Experimental Factory

Car maker Divergent 3D announces the completion of Series B funding. The $65-million raised will go toward building a new reference factory.

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Another Day, Another Controversy Nov 27, 2017
3D Printing YouTube Channel Maker’s Muse Cries Foul at Flying Bear

3D printer supplier-YouTube reviewer relations take another knock after Maker's Muse infers its integrity under question from Flying Bear.

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Nowhere to Hide Nov 24, 2017
Leica Adds 3D Laser Scanner with 1km Range to Product Lineup

Capturing 3D data and HDR imagery, the Leica Geosystem's ScanStation P50 can scan things over 1 kilometer away.

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A Holo Experience Nov 23, 2017
HoloPlayer One Hologram Device Lets You Poke Floating Content

The HoloPlayer One is a tabletop device that lets you interact with holograms. It is now open to orders for developer and premium editions

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Muon to Watch Nov 22, 2017
Make Your Own Cosmic Particle Detector for Under $100

MIT physicists have created an inexpensive muon detector from off-the-shelf parts and a 3D printed case. Spun off into an outreach program, the Cosmic Watch device is aimed at students.

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Hats Off Nov 19, 2017
Make Your Own Cappy from Super Mario Odyssey

Proving that the internet really is a wonderful place, someone has created a how-to guide to make your own Cappy from Super Mario Odyssey.

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

At Formnext, industrial FDM 3D printer manufacturer Verashaper demoed a new concept printer. Part of the VShaper family of printers, it's capable of printing in 5-axes.

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

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The Tough Cell Nov 13, 2017
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.

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Hela Good Prints Nov 13, 2017
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.

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I'm a What? Nov 9, 2017
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.

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Home AR-Drone Nov 8, 2017
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 Nov 7, 2017
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.

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Brushed Steel Nov 6, 2017
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.

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Ten Thousand Small Feats Nov 6, 2017
Record-Breaking Warcraft Diorama Features 10,000 3D Printed Characters

Warcraft creator Blizzard celebrates the game's latest expansion with a diorama featuring 10,000 3D printed figurines of players' characters.

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Too Cool For Spool Nov 3, 2017
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.

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Reconstructing Mosul Nov 3, 2017
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.

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Organizing the Virtual World's Information Nov 2, 2017
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.

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Pinching Virtual Pennies Nov 1, 2017
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.

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So Metal Nov 1, 2017
LLNL Researchers Develop Process to Print Stronger Steel

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed a metal 3D printing process that yields stronger steel than current methods.

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