Check out this 3D projector that brings the movie within an arm’s length

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 5 June 2015

You can watch a movie at home and sort of get a rush from those car chases and cliffhanger moments. Or, you could bring the movie into your home via a 3D projector. Yep, Star Wars technology has finally come knocking and we’re about as excited for this as you are.

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Designer deconstructs a bicycle then lets a 3D printer put it back together again

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By Dave Kim in New Design on Wednesday 29 April 2015

Inspired by the bicycle freewheel, the wheel on this 3D-printed piece moves ‘forward’ when the hand crank is turned ‘forward’ and the wheel continues to rotate when the hand crank stops. Although it may seem simple, developing a design to print all of the moving parts in place proved to be a technical challenge.

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The Strati 3D printed car takes 44 hours to print and reaches speeds of up to 50mph

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 24 April 2015

You can be one of the very first people to own a 3D printed car with the Local Motors Strati vehicle. And believe me, you want to be one of the first just so you can brag about it to friends, family, neighbours, co-workers, and everyone else you come into contact with.

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Only pens, pencils and a lot of talent were used to make these words lift themselves off the page

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 12 February 2015

Tolga Girgin is an electrical and electronics engineer from Eskisehir, Turkey, who doodles in his spare time. Well, maybe calling them ‘doodlings’ is an understatement. He does 3D anamorphic lettering illustration, which leaves the less talented – like us – scratching our heads and muttering ‘how does he do it?’

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Your face, and 15 others, on a single vase if that’s what makes you happy

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 20 January 2015

Nick and Martha Desbiens have launched a unique service called Fahz, a concept for a 3D-printed vase that is able to contain multiple profiles of your loved ones. Or, come to think of it, the before-and-after profiles of your various plastic surgeries, too. The different profiles are embedded at various points on the surface of the container.

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Amazing 3D tattoos so realistic they’ll creep you out!

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 26 November 2014

As tattoos become more popular and mainstream, the onus is on tattoo artists to introduce new and exciting styles for them and their customers to stand out, far from the madding crowd. Our friends at Bored Panda have curated some tattoos that give an extra edge of optical illusion, so realistic they are that you […]

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These printable 3D photographs let the blind see their memories again

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By Kenny Ong in Tech on Monday 3 November 2014

Touchable Memories is a meaningful social experiment conducted by Pirate3D which converts photographs into 3D replicates with the use of a home printer called Buccaneer. In this way, the blind are able to recall via touch their old memories from photographs taken when they could still see. Even if they have lost their sight since […]

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2D drawings on the beach turns 3D with humans in them

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 4 September 2014

Public sand art on beautiful beaches has been amazingly done by many but they have always been about patterns and geometrics. Until Jamie Harkins, an artist and musician from New Zealand, came ashore and created these cheeky optical illusions and 3D images on beaches that makes us go WOW!

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Dazzling 3D recreations of the Futurama universe

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 23 July 2014

We all remember Futurama, Matt Groening’s second brainchild and sparkly younger brother to The Simpsons. Although no new episodes are in the mix, or have been for a while, the show still sits in the collective memories of teenagers and twenty-somethings the world over.

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Gravity defying 3D environmental art that is simply surreal

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Saturday 14 June 2014

German artist Cornelia Konrads is dedicated to creating are-my-eyes-playing-tricks-on-me installations within open spaces, public parks and private gardens around the world, and in countries as far flung as Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Sweden, Italy, USA, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia. Her works are gasp-worthy as they revolve around the specific theme of weightlessness.

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Now showing: a 19th century painting… in 3D!

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Monday 14 April 2014

While vacationing in Napflion, Greece, digital artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas was challenged by his wife to recreate a 19th century painting in 3D. And as you know, gentlemen, whenever your wife challenges you to render a 19th century painting into a 3D masterpiece, you never back down! It took him two months to turn Benczur […]

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Photographer puts paint on a speaker, blasts loud music, and snaps the results

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Music on Tuesday 18 February 2014

What does music look like? Certainly not a bunch of notes and lines like we previously believed. Actually it looks more like a 3D Jackson Pollock painting. The images of multi-coloured globs of paint are from the man they call the ‘3D Jackson Pollock’, artist Martin Klimas. To find out what sound looks like, he placed a transparent scrim over the diaphragm of a speaker.

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Amazing 3D book illustrations by Yusuke Oono

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By Lauren Shields in New Art on Saturday 18 January 2014

Yusuke Oono creates incredible 360°Books; beautiful 3D ‘sculptures’ which tell a story. Each book is a colourful and beautifully delicate representation of its story, with the most enchanting silhouettes.

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New shape-changing tech will revolutionize computer interaction

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Sean Follmer and Daniel Leithinger, both PhD students at MIT, have created a device that converts digital content into a tangible 3D format. InFORM is designed to be a physical means of displaying imagery, rather than the illusionistic three-dimensionality of a standard hologram. According to its designers, inFORM is ideal for controlling media, illustrating bar […]

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Hell yeah, we’d like to be scared while ordering our food, please

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 15 August 2013

Somehow Japan always manages to pull off the coolest stunts. In conjunction with the release of horror film sequel Sadako 3D 2, the marketing peops hooked up with a restaurant in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, and got service staff to dress up as the iconic film ghoul and lunge out at customers from behind the counter. Presumably […]

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