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Printeer – the Kids-friendly 3D Printer

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There is no denying that modern day kids are smarter than we were at their age; being exposed to tons of new and cool gadgets has given them the upper hand, at least where technology is concerned. One piece of tech, however, has long been out of reach because of the level of technical expertise required – and that’s 3D printing. But thanks to Mission Street’s Printeer, kids can now get hands-on with three-dimensional printing as well. Involving no complex CAD programs and software, the 3D printer just requires kids to have an iPad and a drawing tool. Once an image has been drawn, they simply send it to the 3D printer. With a pledge amount of $549, Printeer is likely to be made commercially available sometime after November – after they’ve met their crowd-funding target. Pledge-givers, however, can get their hands on limited inventory as early as October.

[ Kickstarter ] VIA [ Engadget ]

3D-Printing Pen CreoPop Doesn’t Use Hot Plastic As Its ‘Ink’

CreoPop 3D-printing pen

Th 3D-printing pens we’ve seen thus far work by melting plastic “ink,” which then harden as it cools into whatever shape the user chose to draw or form. Think of it like a glue gun in pen form that extrudes plastic instead of glue, and there you go. Bringing something different to the table, however, is CreoPop.

CreoPop takes the heat out of the equation, and it’s all possible thanks to the type of plastic that it uses: a light-sensitive resin that hardens upon exposure to UV light. Since it doesn’t use heat, it opens the door for many more applications and makes it safer to use for those who are normally clumsy and for kids, too.

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Lix is Everything a 3D Printing Pen Should Be

Sleek 3D Pen

Lix isn’t the first 3D printing pen on the market, but it definitely has a leg up against one of the first that were released (read: the 3Doodler) because its shaped and built more like a pen than some over-sized marker. That means the user can create three-dimensional renderings with better control and more precise strokes and movement.

The Lix 3D printing pen was developed by Anton Suvorov, who will be launching it on Kickstarter in the new few weeks.

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Choc Edge 3D Printer Prints Edible Chocolate Sculptures

3D Chocolate Printer

Food printers aren’t just a figment of your imagination anymore. Although there’s still a long way to go before their commercial release, several developers already have them in the works. The latest of these is the Choc Edge 3D printer which, as its name suggests, prints patterns, sculptures, and whatever you want it to using chocolate.

Pretty sweet, huh? And in more ways than one. Aside from 3D creations, the Choc Edge can also be used to create 2D chocolate designs and patterns on cakes and pastries, which chefs currently make by using pipettes.

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CES 2014: Eye Candy? ChefJet 3D Prints 3D Confectionery

ChefJet

3D printing has come a long way since its advent. Food printers are something that a lot of people have been working on (given the high demand and interest in these devices), as are candy printers. For the latter, 3D Systems is all too happy to introduce the ChefJet Pro, which they unveiled at CES 2014.

Two different models were announced: the ChefJet Pro (under $10,000), which will be able to print colorful 3D confectionery, and the ChefJet 3D (under $5,000), which can only print monochrome treats.

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Sebastian Errazuriz’s ’12 Shoes for 12 Lovers’ are Wearable Art With Rich Backstories

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Relationships, regardless of how serious they are, will impact your life in one way or another. This is specially true in Sebastian Errazuriz’s case, who used his past relationships and experiences with ex-girlfriends as inspiration to create 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers. It’s essentially a collection of twelve shoe sculptures that capture the essence of the women and the relationship that he had with them.

For example, the shoe pictured above, “Cry Baby” Alexandra, is about a weeping girl who came to him after a particularly bad break-up. Another shoe in the series, “Gold Digger” Alison, is about a girl who left him for her rich boss (exactly what the name implies.)

You can find the rest of the shoes in the series after the break.

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World’s Cheapest? Peachy is an Amazingly Affordable Laser 3D Printer

Peachy Printer

3D printers normally don’t come cheap. Aiming to change that and 3D printing as a whole is Rylan Grayston, who’s behind the Peachy laser 3D printer. The project was recently launched on Kickstarter, where it raised over $140,000 in a span of 48 hours.

Peachy boasts of open-source hardware and software, which is just one of the reasons why people seem to pledging like crazy. The printer combines photolithographic printing, which uses a powerful laser beam to mold resin, and a saltwater-based drip process that changes the printed object’s height gradually.

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The RepRap Project: 3D-Printed 3D Printers

3D Printed 3D Printer Photo credit: Raymond Wong/DVICE

The time has come. 3D printers can now be used to print 3D printers. At least, that’s the case with RepRap, which is short for “replicating rapid prototype.” The project was started by engineer Adrian Bowyer in 2005, and he was quickly joined by others who wanted to take the 3D printing movement to the next level.

One member of the RepRap team, Nicholas Seward, recently created a couple of 3D printers that are almost vitamin-free.

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Scan and Print in 3D with Zeus

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You can’t do much with just a 3D printer. The same can be said for a 3D scanner. But the possibilities are endless if you put both together, and that’s what AIO Robotics has done with Zeus. It’s a 3D scanner and 3D printer in one, so you can scan whatever it is you want to print and then print it in a jiffy.

It offers convenience that other gadgets already available in the 3D printing sphere don’t offer. Zeus has been in development for the last five years, so you can be sure that a lot of thought and work went into it.

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