Posts by JF Brandon

JF Brandon is contributing author for SolidSmack, loves his DIY, his 3D Printing, the Future and the history of Design and Manufacturing. He runs DShape CAnada and lives in Vancouver, Canada. If you see something on the Internet you think he'd like, pass it along!
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BioBots Wants to Be Your Desktop Rapid Bio-Prototyping Fabrication Station

1 month ago

Amongst the sad Keanu Reeves figurines and modified vacuum cleaner parts, additive manufacturing is also stepping in to solve some major medical problems in ways no one predicted it would….

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Walk Don’t Ride: The Peculiar Evolution of the Unusual Treadmill Bicycle

1 month ago

Comedian Lewis Black once said that the problem with Treadmills was that ‘it seems to me when you’re running and you’re done, you should be somewhere else.’ Well now we…

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This 3D Printed Shoe Uses Sensors to Constantly Change Shape around Your Foot

1 month ago

Enabled by new developments in 3D Printing and Computer Vision, footwear design company SOLS has been trying to tackle the area of orthopedics to make it easier for everyone to…

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Dutch Supermarket Allows You to Fab Your Cake and Eat It Too

1 month ago

Dutch Supermarket chain Albert Hejin (AH XL) have taken it upon themselves to create a user-facing kiosk and a customized chocolate 3D printer to allow customers to make cake designs on…

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No Nozzle Left Behind: Protocrate Offers a New Monthly Filament Delivery Service

1 month ago

For those Fablabs, Design Studios and active hobbyists, filament buying becomes a part of the rite of being there. Instead of having to rely on timing orders right or hitting…

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A Quick Interview with Chris Elsworthy, CEO of CEL and Maker of the Robox 3D Printer

1 month ago

We’ve seen quite the gamut of 3D printers come out of the crowdfunding space, and although many have been able to take off successfully, few have really been able to…

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Autodesk’s Ember 3D Printer Is Now Available to the Masses

1 month ago

It’s one of the most unusual things that Autodesk has ever done – a software company making hardware products – and now you can get your hands on it. Precise,…

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The Winter Wonderland of Remote Controlled Snowblowers

1 month ago

For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, we are currently encased in the harsh grip of Winter and thus, bound to the grueling duty of snow-shoveling. The natural inclination is to…

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3D Printed Teleportation Is One Step Closer to Making Your Commute Easier

2 months ago

Hold onto your hats! The Hasso-Plattner-Institut, near Berlin, Germany, has just released ‘a simple self-contained appliance that allows teleporting inanimate physical objects across distance‘ by the name of Scotty (as in,…