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We've all been there. It's late, and you have a final project or presentation due first thing in the morning. You've been awake for days and you've finally finished. Only when you go to print, there's no ink. Epson's latest printers offer a simple solution that should go a long way to remedying th...

August 5th 2015 at 4:05pm 0 Comments
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If you fancy playing with Lego blocks and you're not familiar with Jason Allemann, take a few minutes to browse his work. He's one set of hands behind JK Brickworks, a site that posts rather unique builds with the plastic bits, including gravity-powered walking animals. For his latest project, All...

June 29th 2015 at 1:54pm 0 Comments
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If you had a spare Game Boy Camera and the printer to match, what would you do with them? If you're media artist Dmitry Morozov, you'd make a one-of-a-kind firearm. His GBG-8 gun uses Nintendo's photographic peripherals and an Arduino board to shoot photos (almost literally) and print them on the...

March 29th 2015 at 8:11pm 0 Comments
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We don't live in an age of products; we live in an age of platforms, which means that even dumb objects like printers need their own app stores. This is why Samsung is now offering a development kit for people to craft applications for its range of Android-running multifunction printers. The idea,...

March 12th 2015 at 11:03am 0 Comments
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The allure of instant photo printing may have passed for most folks, despite some semblance of Polaroid hanging around, but a French startup is looking to rekindle the habit. The company is working on Prynt: a phone case that packs a compact printer inside a frame that resembles a point-and-shoot...

November 14th 2014 at 5:42pm 0 Comments
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The ISS will soon serve as home to not one, but two 3D printers, courtesy of the European Space Agency. It's a small cube that measures 10 inches on all sides, and it's slated to reach orbit in the first half of 2015 to coincide with Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti's ISS expedition. The d...

November 14th 2014 at 1:32pm 0 Comments
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Normally, you print things out to get a permanent copy. Not with Diego Trujillo Pisanty's new printer, however. His This Tape Will Self-Destruct art project coats its printouts (in this case, Cold War pictures) with glycerol and potassium salt, triggering an exothermic reaction that burns the pape...

October 15th 2014 at 11:34pm 0 Comments
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If you're a fan of Arduino's tinker-friendly approach to computing, you'll be glad to hear that it's now extending that open philosophy to 3D printers. The company has teamed up with Sharebot to unveil the Materia 101, a small (5.5 inches by 4 inches) printer that's built to be both friendly to be...

September 30th 2014 at 8:40pm 0 Comments
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It's been over twenty years since the original Doom first hit PCs, and we're still obsessed with getting the damned thing running on just about everything with a processor. See that tiny screen up there? That's a Canon PIXMA printer that's been coaxed into running the classic shoot-em-up, thanks t...

September 15th 2014 at 11:24am 0 Comments
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Bad news if you own Berg's super-cute, internet-savvy Little Printer: it might not be not long for this world. The company is going into "hibernation" after it couldn't sustain a business based on connected devices, and its current plan has Little Printer services shutting down on March 31st, 2015...

September 10th 2014 at 2:40am 0 Comments
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Yesterday I had a call from an old consulting client of mine, who was wondering if there was a way that she could set up a way of sending print jobs from a Mac to any printer in her office -- any printer that wasn't already tied up printing something else for another person. Her company does a lot...

August 5th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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As much as 3D printers have evolved in their short history, they still tend to look like they were made for hobbyists, by hobbyists. You'll see boxy frames, sometimes with exposed parts -- and you may have only limited help if something goes awry. Solidoodle isn't happy with these intimidating des...

August 5th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments