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There are some robots that take me back to my childhood, like this skateboard-mounted, paint-spraying graffiti machine whipping an arduino-driven pendulum arm around. Not that I went around spray-painting objects, but that I was often attached to a pendulum arm, but who wasn’t, right? It’s just the sort of thing that may have inspired So…

Shocking and amazing. Creating something on the iPad, instead of absorbing the limitless digital content, browsing design variations instead of movie options, sending in an order of that design to be printed instead of sending in orders for a large deep-pan pizza. The iRing3D iPad app has done it. It’s all simple and quite basic…

Ah, the project scope. The crucial document many of us follow as a guideline while we’re designing or engineering the next greatest thing. Its entire existence is to keep the focus by describing in detail the new product’s soon to be features, costs, and milestone dates. Love them or hate them, many of us couldn’t…

Autodesk has had a near endless stream of announcements for the past several weeks… and it isn’t over. Next week, they’re launching… I don’t really care what they launch. I just like this teaser graphic they put out. Reminds me of Mortal Kombat for some reason. Red and Black, Blood and Glory… or something. Maybe…

I’m here to tell you what you already know. Underground lairs are FULLY AWESOME!!! On top of their virtually unlimited awsomaucity, they are THE answer to all manner of ,nigh unavoidable, calamity. Huge killer bees all hopped up on GMO corn pollen barreling toward you and yours at cannonball speeds got your boots soggy? UNDERGROUND…

I love a good yacht design. Particularly if it’s covered with mermaids, seahorses and has sails covered with the illustrative history of sea serpents. Fortunately for you, Ramazan Kaya doesn’t share my appreciation of sea legends and instead prefers to amaze you with in incredibly stylish design. He’s known for his Yacht designs, but had…

Fab.com is a service that launched a few weeks ago and sets up deals—ala Groupon but with better terms for the vendors—for retail designer goods. This ranges from Andy Warhol silk screens to modern furniture. At present, it is invite only, but that is very easily taken care of. I’m more than happy to provide…

The future. Tis glorious. And while I dream of the day we’ll all have transparent skin and morphing appendages, it’s those amazing flying machines we’re likely to see such things on first. The Future by Airbus is a look at the possibilities and where they see the design of aircraft and aircraft interiors going. The…

My eyes. They’ve grown fingers and are clawing my face toward the screen. If your eyes haven’t hemorrhaged with delight at the sight of the image above, keep reading. This Lamborghini concept was recently done as a Master’s thesis project by Victor Filipchenko at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan. With the guidance Portuguese…

Creating amazing looking structures using SolidWorks… Many doubt it, others toy with it and still others know just how to blend the capabilities to make it possible. Project Frog, out of San Francisco, CA, is one of the later. They’ve got sweet looking, highly efficient, modular building systems down in a big way. They do…

If you’re like me, you’ve been slaving away for hours carving mermaids, mer-cats and other mer-creatures into your surroundings, so this should provide some inspiration and give you something to talk about over dinner tonight. William Jeffrey Jones is a guitar carving beast of mythical proportions himself, carving such details as tails, scales and curly…

Guest post by Bradley Derry from bradleyderry.com Design is details. Design is the tiny elements in a product that work their way into final production from hours of sketching, prototyping, and CAD. Details are what the designers agonize over and what the manufactures spend so much time trying to get just right. This post is…

An espresso maker.. that’s a gun… that’s an espresso maker. It doesn’t get any better than that. Actually it could be better, but you’d need to adapt the gun to use a needle big enough for your neck vein. Even still, this is a design of caffeine creating beauty. Stefan Riegebauer, Christina Carli, Florian Kainz…

My eyes! They’re bleeding. Flattened by the sheer velocity of awesomeness. I often forget the times spent as a child, beating the frame of a bike into an abomination of blood-letting bliss. Jagged edges, missing spokes, lighter, faster. All you needed was a steep hill and a thick pair of Garanimal corduroys. Jeff Tiedeken of…