Is it a coincidence that a video showing researchers using one of GE's 3D printers to make these ornaments has been switched to private? Because I want them to know that this is an awesome use of their R&D budget.
Even with most of you being too busy scoffing mince pies to enter this month's 3D Printing Challenge, we still got some superb entries for santa's high-tech sleigh. Of the six that entered though, only one can win an actual 3D print of their design, plus a Tokyo Flash watch of their choosing...
Watching this cube slowly turn itself inside out as its internal gears mesh together is a mesmerising and puzzling experience. It looks like it should never work, but it does. I have a degree in engineering. Hell, I have a PhD in engineering. I (kind of) know how it works. But it still looks like magic to me.
Currently, you stand a good chance of winning this month's 3D Printing Challenge, friends. It must be the many eggnog-quaffing occasions December offers, because Nick at 3DPrintUK tells me we've only had a couple of entries to this month's high-tech sleigh design competition. Fire up Google SketchUp, or your preferred CAD programme, and enter to win fame; your 3D printed model, and a Tokyo Flash watch. Read the rules here.
The clock is t-t-t-t-ticking, as you've got just 13 days to get your entry in for our second 3D printing challenge. This month our theme is high-tech sleighs, and as we've got a Tokyo Flash watch up for grabs (and will 3D print your model for keepsies), you don't have any valid arguments to dilly-dally, do you? [3D Printing Challenge]
Stuck for Christmas presents -- how about a 3D printed miniature? Send Miniature Moments a photo of your loved one, pet or favourite gadget, and it'll print off one of its passport photo sized miniatures for you.
Instead of battling the crowds at your nearest shopping centre, we recommend you really get into the festive spirit by downloading some free CAD software and having a go in this month's 3d Printing Challenge. You can win a 3D-printed model of your own design, plus a Tokyo Flash watch of your choosing.
As the printed word gives way to digital distribution, libraries must change in both form and function in order to remain relevant in the Internet age. One New York book repository has taken the lead in this effort by installing the country's first "maker's space" within a public library.
After receiving some weird and wonderful entries to our first-ever 3D printing challenge, we've not only selected a winner, we've actually 3D PRINTED THE SHIT out of the winner. Well, we didn't 3D print the creator of the winning model...that'd just be weird (and expensive).
Time is running out to get entries in for our first-ever 3D printing challenge. You've got until the 24th of October to trump Simon's Chairman Mao, which is currently in the lead for our "design an avatar" competition. Do you want to let him walk away with his very own 3D-printed model of Mao? Of course not!
You've seen the US site's shooting challenges; hell, you may remember the Photoshop challenges from years back. Do you know what we're going to do here on Giz UK? Get you designing 3D models, with the winner getting their model 3D model printed out for keepsies. Oh yes!