Category Archives: FAB

feature

The Hand Built Slinky Machine is a Never-Ending Escalator of Slinky Steps

16 mins ago

Invented by naval engineer Richard James in the early 1940s, the Slinky has provided generations of kids and adults with a never-ending supply of satisfying levitating tricks and was even…

feature

Sugru’s Head of R&D Explains the Process of Casting Objects Using Sugru Molds

3 days ago

As the Head of Research & Development at Sugru, UK design engineer Jude Pullen has undoubtedly spent more time kneading the ‘moldable glue’ than most of us – and thanks…

feature

Watch Custom Knife Maker Trollsky Transform a Busted Old Wrench Into a Knife

3 days ago

Having made knives from everything from an old Jeep spring to a railroad spike, custom knife craftsperson Trollsky has proven time and time again that he can upcycle just about…

feature

Keim Turns to Vacuum Laminating to Develop a High-Strength Hollow Wood Bike Frame

5 days ago

When it comes to bicycle frame design, the decision to use a light-colored wood such as white ash isn’t always a feasible design decision – but who the heck needs…

feature

Behind the Design: Hyper-Detailed 1:6 Scale Action Figures From Hong Kong’s Hot Toys

5 days ago

With hundreds of officially licensed figures ranging from the Alien franchise to Mars Attacks!, Hong Kong-based Hot Toys Limited has been the go-to production house for ultra-detailed media property figures…

smoth

Smoth On Tech: Slow Print Movement

5 days ago

The Smoth Mealer (pictured above) has been doing a lot of 3D printing lately. He has some thoughts he’d like to share.

feature

Design Engineer Converts a Vintage Tool Box into a Working and Portable 3D Printer

7 days ago

Although some of us may refer to 3D printing as “a tool in our toolbox” for when the need to rapid prototype arises, one Florida design engineer recently took the…

feature01

Architect Renzo Piano Explains How to Build the Perfect Sandcastle

1 week ago

As is the case for many architects, 77-year-old Renzo Piano’s career started while building sandcastles near his childhood home on the shores of Genoa, Italy. Since the days of his…

feature01

Industrial Design Student Entrepreneur Upcycles Old Skate Decks Into Handmade Guitars

2 weeks ago

While there are plenty of upcycled designs that can be made from discarded skateboard decks, a custom handmade guitar isn’t necessarily the first possibility that comes to mind. Yet for…