WASP’s giant 3D printer can build houses from mud in some of the most remote places on Earth

wasp-house-printer

This 3D printer has been developed to build cheap, sustainable houses using a clay-like paste.

WASP, an Italian 3D printer company, demonstrated a giant, three-armed printer they created at Maker Faire Rome. WASP’s 3D printer is unique as it can be assembled on site within two hours, and then filled with mud and fiber to build extremely cheap houses in some of the most remote places on Earth. (Video)

 

 

Continue reading… “WASP’s giant 3D printer can build houses from mud in some of the most remote places on Earth”

Futurist at Intel shows how you’ll download and program your own robot

Jimmy, an open source robot.

If you could build your own robot, what would you have it do?  If you’re the type of person who is into building stuff and coding, you may soon get your chance to answer that question for real, courtesy of an interesting project coming from the labs of chipmaker Intel. (Video)

 

 

Continue reading… “Futurist at Intel shows how you’ll download and program your own robot”

AR glasses turn everywhere into a gaming environment

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1YvP7CtBKU[/youtube]

There has been a lot of excitement around Google Glass, but the truth is, head-mounted displays that interact with the world around you are an area being aggressively explored by a number of companies. One of the primary areas of interest for these devices involves augmented reality. A group of former Valve employees have set out on their own to unveil a pair of glasses that they hope will be the future of augmented reality gaming.

 

 

Continue reading… “AR glasses turn everywhere into a gaming environment”

A Maker Faire Preview

Makers Faire logo 2010

For the fifth year in the Bay Area, Maker Faire welcomes thousands of makers of all ages who show us the amazing things they make. Makers are enthusiasts who love what they do and enjoy sharing it with others, which makes for an incredibly stimulating experience that inspires everyone. Maker Faire 2010 brings back annual favorites such…

Continue reading… “A Maker Faire Preview”