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Mark Cuban Reinvents the Hoverboard, But Calls It a “Rideable”

Billionaire and Shark Tank Star Mark Cuban seems to agree that for a hoverboard to be a hoverboard it has to actually…hover. His team at Radical Transport has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Radical Moov, an “electric rideable” that looks very similar to those exploding hoverboards but promises to be much, much safer. The […]

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Architect Turns Old Abandoned Factory into His Stunning Home

Spanish Architect Ricardo Bofill spent 45 years converting an abandoned World War One-era concrete factory into his home. Bofill first discovered the concrete factory just outside of Barcelona in 1973. Now having named it La Fábrica, he explained on his website, “I found enormous silos, a tall smokestack, four kilometers of underground tunnels, and machine […]

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Elon Musk’s Latest Venture, The Boring Company

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed in a recent TED talk how he plans to build a vast underground transportation network that would transport cars on an electric skate – all so traffic could be avoided. The Boring Company, as it’s officially named, was born out of Musk’s frustration with Los Angeles’ legendary traffic […]

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Scewo, The Most Stylish Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

A group of master students from Switzerland want to solve a common wheelchair problem – the difficulty in using a wheelchair to climb stairs. The Scewo wheelchair uses rubber tracks to safely climb staircases and is even stable enough for spiral staircases. The designers behind the one-of-a-kind wheelchair plan to bring it to market by […]

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The All-In-One 3D Printer, Laser Engraver and CNC Machine

In the ever changing world of 3D printers, it can be hard for a company to set itself apart from the competition. Snapmaker plans to do just that with its Kickstarter campaign for its extremely reliable and durable 3D printer featuring an all-metal design that can be converted in a laser engraver or CNC machine […]

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A 3D Pen That Runs on Plastic Bags and Bottles

Plastic, it’s everywhere. It’s also the primary material 3D printing pens use to create sculptures. The company behind the Renegade 3D pen believes there is a better solution for 3D printing pens rather than using specially...
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Cyclotron – The Spokeless, Smart Bike You Can Order Now

The creators behind Cyclotron believe their smart bike embodies the future of cycling. It is an advanced and versatile smart bike that is fully connected, powered by it’s own app and has a ton of innovative features. The spok...
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Onak Canoe: From Suitcase to Canoe in 10 Minutes

Conventional canoes take up an ample amount of storage space and aren’t very easily transported. The Onak canoe features a pre-folded design that can be easily and quickly converted into a carrying case making traveling and s...
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Google Launches Project Bloks, a Physical Toy System to Teach Kids Coding

Learning to code can be a difficult process that involves sitting in front of a computer screen for hours. To make it more fun and to cater it to children, Google has developed a Lego-like toy system named Project Bloks. This s...
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Phantom 3 Vector Vinyl Wrap Downloads

That’s the lovely Sondra Ellingson acting up as we often do with the Chicago skyline.  Drone Attack! At Design Engine, we dabble with vinyl wraps, as we have an on-staff graphic designer that needs to stay busy. The Ph...
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An Engineer’s Perspective on the Museum of Science and Industry

I’m an engineering student, not an English or Journalism major. But, like my boss and Design Engine owner, Bart, says, “Engineers can do about anything. All they need is practice.” So, here goes a little bit of my writing...
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