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.
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.
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?’
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
I had the Thunderbirds, He Man, Marvel characters. Jeeze, I think I even had a Ken. Did you ever wish that you ever had a model of yourself? Well, if you did, now it’s possible thanks to the state of the art tech that Twinkind have developed. The 3D scanning and printing results in amazingly […]