Paul Myers of Opulence Mechanics designed and 3D printed this door lock. You can open the door only if you have a marble. I guess a gumball would would, too.
Japanese industrial designer and former Buddhist monk Kenji Ekuan (1929-2015) designed the iconic Kikkoman soy sauce bottle in 1961. His bottle is so beautiful that MOMA considers it a work of art and has it in its collection: The bottle had to fit in with the minimalist Japanese aesthetic and be comfortable to hold— goals… READ THE REST
This fascinating Twitter thread shows how Ukrainians are modifying hobby drones and turning munitions used in AG-17 grenade launchers into aerial anti-personnel bombs by adding 3D printed fins. Warning: The footage of one of these bombs sailing through the sunroof of a vehicle full of Russian soldiers is gruesome, at least by implication. Image: Twitter… READ THE REST
Years ago, I did a residency at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. One night, I gave an enthusiastic lecture about the maker movement. During the Q&A, one of the professors asked: "But what is the usefulness of all this? Like 3D printing — is anyone making anything practical with it or just plastic whistles and… READ THE REST
For years coffee experts have recommended pourover as the best way to make coffee at home. But now, thanks to an ingenious design that was recently perfected, the traditional pourover has some serious competition. If you're the kind of person who thinks life is too short for bad coffee, say hello to the all-new VacOne… READ THE REST
Let's face it. Most people need an assistant. Who doesn't want a little bit of help from time to time with things like organization? Unfortunately, especially with our current technology surplus, it can be a bit easy to fall behind and feel disorganized. When scanning documents, in particular, it can be tough to figure out how to… READ THE REST
Some computers blast their fan the second you open Excel, but not MacBooks. As compact as they are, MacBooks are workhorses you can put through the wringer for years. That's what you'd get if you picked up this refurbished 11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air. For a limited time, this beautifully refurbished laptop is on sale for $499.99, down… READ THE REST