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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 […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

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 […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

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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Volkswagen’s Sedric, The Self-Driving Lounge on Wheels

Imagining a world dominated by self-driving vehicles is something many automobile companies have taken part in. Volkswagen (VW) recently released their newest autonomous concept car, which they have aptly named Sedric – as in self-driving car. Sedric is VW’s first concept car created for level 5 autonomous driving. Meaning VW imagines Sedric as a fully […]

Industry News

Uber for the Sky: Drone Taxis Set to Fly in Dubai This Summer

It would be another world’s first for the city of Dubai – autonomous taxi drones are set to take flight this summer. Emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed plans for the Chinese-made EHang 184 drone to carry passengers to their destination without the need for a pilot.  While it may seem many years away, RTA […]

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life – Book Review by Bart Brejcha

"If your a product designer, architect or industrial designer you must read this book! The 1850’s was a boom in design & invention. People invented things that had no purpose. It must have been a remarkable time...
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Champion Cup Series Mid-West Awards Ceremony

Delavan, WI January 17th, 2015: Design Engine’s race team was awarded 1st place finish in the overall point standings for the CCS Midwest region with Bart Brejcha at the helm. From the generous hospitality of Crew Chief B...
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Google To Use Drones To Give Internet Access To All

About 4.2 billion people in the world still don’t have Internet access. Most of us have grown up with Internet access and a life without it just doesn’t seem possible. Google plans to solve this problem by using solar-power...
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Homage to a Visionary (Homaro Cantu 1976-2015)

                    It was in late 2004 that we at Design Engine first made the acquaintance of Homaro Cantu or Omar, as we have since called him. We heard a lot about the leg...
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Passivhaus: The Passively Heated Home

Imagine a house that is so well designed and insulated that it maintains a 70 degree air temperature regardless of the outdoor air temperature. All of this in spite of not having a conventional furnace or heating system. This i...
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GrabCAD Review: Engineering Community with Free CAD Library

GrabCAD is a community founded by mechanical engineers. It is also a place for engineers to share their talent, expand knowledge, find a dream project and work with tools and features that make life better. Their HQ is located ...
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