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It is hard to disagree that when Swiss quality meets German precision, great things happen. Take the case when Thorsten Franck put the Delta Tower printer to good use in a project called 7DAYS7STOOLS. One of the objectives of this project was to find a new way of production for real objects in human scale.…

Someone rightly stated that ‘if we don’t want a generation of robots, someone should fund the arts!’ No matter how good a read the article on Scott Eckert and the Baxter Robot is, the truth of the matter is that mechanical muscle is replace the human element. Companies like Rethink Robotics are changing the way…

Holy mother of inventions! The Milling Machines designed by Arthur Sacek are so exciting they send tinngles through our nether regions. Too bad Arthur doesn’t particularly want to share how he exactly built his machines, but we do know that as a member of Brazil’s ZOOM Education for Life, Arthur is a genius.

Many notches above a regular drone and radically different from the helicopter, the Volocopter has carved its own niche and is one ride that we are awaiting with much anticipation. Apparently, once its given the air-worthy green signal, German residents with a private pilot license will be able to fly
 e-volo’s Volocopter in the near…

How spoilt is your fish? Like, do you take it for a walk, buy it a fancy tracking collar with camera or feed it in a diamond-encrusted bowl? Blah, no excuses, the least you could have done was get it a new set of wheels and made it independent. Yup, if you would have invested…

We all need to collectively thank ZUtA Labs for their innovative ZUtA Pocket Printer. We shudder to imagine the outcome of our guilt and shame if another decade had passed by without any radical thought given to this humble computer peripheral! Almost every aspect of computing has changed but this, and like we mentioned –…

The good folks at Sculptify are gearing up for an August-based Kickstarter Campaign to help fund the production of ‘David’ 3D Printer. The reason why you should keep an eye on this project is because this plastic extrusion 3D printer does not use expensive filament but plastic pellets to print your designs.

The following video captures the passion of Paul Arestan – a knife maker – and how he has managed to turn his simple pastime into an evolved art. Going by his story, Paul seems heavily influenced by his grandfather whose hobby was repairing old pocketknives. His father too is an antique swords collector. This oldest…

When you live in expensive cities like London, every inch in your apartment is like prime real estate space, teaching you the art of multi-purposing the interiors. DIY fan Jude Pullen was recently in a similar situation – in London – and he came up with this really simple and minimalist Under Desk Tool Drawer…

We all know that using rubber (condoms) can prevent babies from coming into this world, but have you considered it (rubber band) saving a baby’s life? When the Global Polymer Institute at the University of Akron held their The Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors, young fledglings came up with many ingenious ideas, but it…

This is evil genius; an innovative way of reducing plastic waste by making ropes out of used plastic bottles. All you need is a simple bottle-cutting contraption that is improvised as shown by our innovator-of-the-day – Lawyer Egorov. The two-part video showcased here, walks us through the process of reducing a bottle to a ribbon…

Bet you have snazzy plans for the 4th of July, and rightly so. Besides celebrating the most important day in the history of United States with fireworks, how about you give it a splash and twist with this DIY project from sugru? As you know this magic material is water resistant and is used in…

We have seen Theo Jansen blow our minds with his walking kinetic sculptures that he calls ‘a new form of life’. Now its time to get whimsical with Korean kinetic artist U-Ram Choe, whose lineage includes a scientist grandfather and sculptor parents. He was recently housed at the Autodesk Workshop at Pier 9 in San…

As any true-blood designer, you never want to be too far away from your iPad and software apps to tide your sudden bursts of inspirations. Morphi is one such app that you’d want to download asap. Inspired by the UI of a TouchScreen, the app gives you access to libraries of unique 3D shapes, texts…

Either you end up renting an expensive day locker or loosing some valuables at the beach – either ways you are screwed. Designer Marcal DaCunha shares similar sentiments, which is why he has this cool project called Beach Vault on Kickstarter. We caught up with him to know what triggered him to design this amazing…

For folks like us that literally live, eat, sleep (and even takes a crap) with their tablet or phone attached to the end of their fingertips, this Onion report comes as great news. Imagine spending all day and night rocking back and forth just like a baby in mommy’s womb. Wellness geeks say that ‘curling…

You have to hand it to the Japanese who are making art out of drinking your daily dose of tipple. *hic* Suntory Whiskey is a brand that is urging all to enjoy whiskey in a more innovative way. Their “3D on the Rocks” campaign suggests that you savor your whiskey with beautiful ice sculptures, forged…

August couldn’t come sooner because that is the month the Research Institute Edition of Lego, hits the self. Designed by Ellen Kooijman, a geochemist at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, this series of Lego Women in the field of science and research was picked over Sherlock Holms, Legend of Zelda, and Japanese Old Styled…

Editor Note: August 7th, 2014 – It has been brought to our attention that Tim Callahan is not the originator of this product. On June 21, 2013, Industrial Designer Diane Bayard submitted the Beach Chess idea to Quirky. On July 19th, 2013 is was selected for development. Tim took the idea, 3D printed it and…

It’s almost as if they evolved from the magical dust of silver and steel, candle wick trimmers have made their presence felt from early 1200s to 1500s. While we still have people around Northern Europe scavenging the landscape for Georgian English sterling silver candle wick trimmers and snuffers – yes that is what they were…

We are totally freaked out with the OutRunner – The World’s First RC Running Robot, kinda reminds us of the Roadrunner from the Looney Tunes cartoons! The only thing missing is the “beep-beep”! Anyways, sound effects aside, this Kickstarter project is kicking some ass, thanks to the lovely videos showcasing OutRunners’ running talents. We got…