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A “Personal Car Factory 3D Printer” Coming Next Year?

A “Personal Car Factory 3D Printer” Coming Next Year?

I was a bit shocked when I saw a press release from Israel-based Modix that touted a coming “Personal Car Factory 3D Printer”.

Tutorial: Model Wave Forms using Creo Parametric Variable Section Sweep and TRAJPAR Function – (Advanced)

Tutorial: Model Wave Forms using Creo Parametric Variable Section Sweep and TRAJPAR Function – (Advanced)

In this post, we’ll delve into the world of TRAJPAR. Now I’m not talk’n about some distant galaxy, but rather a somewhat hidden parameter nested inside PTC Creo Parametric modeling software.

This Functioning LEGO Typewriter Might Go Into Production

This Functioning LEGO Typewriter Might Go Into Production

For the serious LEGO junkies out there, the LEGO IDEAS community is a one-stop shop for all things plastic brick. From message boards to activity ideas, the platform—which is officially hosted by LEGO—encourages members to share their creations and compete for prizes with build competitions. It’s also where master builders can upload proposals for new LEGO sets that the community votes for to move into mass production.

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The Russian Sherp Looks Like a Micro Machine, But is Actually One Tough Truck

If your first instinct was to pick up this ATV and plop it on your homemade Hot Wheels track, you aren’t alone. This is a Sherp – a Russian ATV whose main features are its boxy design and ginormous tires.

DESIGN LEGO’s Latest Limited Edition Product is a 5:1 Upscaled Wood Minifigure

LEGO’s Latest Limited Edition Product is a 5:1 Upscaled Wood Minifigure

Despite being one of the most iconic plastic toys of all time, the first LEGO toys were, in fact, crafted from wood. The company, founded by master carpenter Ole Kirk Kristiansen in 1932, initially crafted the toys out of wood but switched over to plastic when wood supplies became scarce in the aftermath of WWII.

This ‘Invisible’ Furniture Series Looks Like It Isn’t Even There

Seoul-based designer HyukJoon Choi has found a nice middle ground by creating a collection of furniture which both is and isn’t there. Dubbed the “invisible” furniture series, his pieces use a number of thin, reflective surfaces that are held together using small screws. When viewed from a front-facing angle, these pieces give off an illusion that what they’re holding is levitating off the ground.

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