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You Can Now Use Beer, Coffee and Hemp for 3D Printing

Posted July 28th, 2016 by Design-Engine

3D printing has certainly come a long way. However, one of the persistent issues remains to be the amount of waste 3D printing leaves behind. 3DomFuel, a maker of 3D printing filaments, has found a way to turn beer, coffee and hemp waste into usable 3D printing filaments. John Schneider, cofounder and chief marketing officer […]

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Hobbit Hole-Style Home Takes Luxury Living to a New Level

Posted July 25th, 2016 by Design-Engine

When you think of hobbit hole-style homes, you probably don’t think of luxury. However, the Underhill, designed by architect Arthur Quarmby, is a luxury four-bedroom property that boasts cleverly designed roof lighting, sliding windows and even it’s own swimming pool. Located in northern England, the Underhill home is partially buried into a hill by using […]

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A 3D Pen That Runs on Plastic Bags and Bottles

Posted July 14th, 2016 by Design-Engine

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 created plastic filaments to draw multi-dimensional objects. The Renegade pen instead repurposes old plastic, such as from plastic bags […]

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Cyclotron – The Spokeless, Smart Bike You Can Order Now

Posted July 11th, 2016 by Design-Engine

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 spokeless Cyclotron is built using space-grade carbon fibre and is entirely spoke free. The combination of space-grade […]

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Onak Canoe: From Suitcase to Canoe in 10 Minutes

Posted July 6th, 2016 by Design-Engine

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 storage much more convenient. Onak co-founder and engineer Thomas Weyn explained, ““We wanted people to be able to experience […]

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Google Launches Project Bloks, a Physical Toy System to Teach Kids Coding

Posted June 28th, 2016 by Design-Engine

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 system uses physical toy blocks that connect together and are assigned a function, which […]

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Rolls-Royce Unveils Its First Driverless Concept Car

Posted June 21st, 2016 by Design-Engine

A self-driving car with red carpet lighting that rolls out for its passengers – the future of a Rolls-Royce. The Vision Next 100 103EX concept car is designed to give a glimpse into what luxury vehicles might look like in 20 to 30 years. The Rolls-Royce website describes that, “Each Rolls-Royce will be designed less […]

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Google Cofounder’s Secret Flying Car Startup

Posted June 17th, 2016 by Design-Engine

Zee.Aero, a startup company that has patented designs for “flying cars” is being financed by Google cofounder, Larry Page. While originally started by Ilan Kroo, a professor in Stanford’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Page has been funding the startup since it first launched in 2010. The original patented designs by Kroo, filed in 2012, […]

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Designs for the World’s First 3D-printed Freeform House

Posted June 14th, 2016 by Design-Engine

Architecture studio Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo (WATG) won first place in Branch Technology’s Freeform Home Design Challenge, which brought together architects, designers, artists and engineers worldwide to explore how 3D printing technologies can improve our built environment and lives today. Specifically, WATG’s Chicago-based team, consisting of Daniel Caven, Chris Hurst, Miguel Alvarez and Brent […]

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Segway’s Alternative to Those Exploding Hoverboards

Posted June 10th, 2016 by Design-Engine

If you’ve heard of the super-popular hoverboards, you have likely also heard that they have the tendency to explode, causing many of them to be banned for use in public. Ninebot by Segway has developed the MiniPro, a similar product to that of the hoverboards but unlike the exploding hoverboards, the MiniPro is certified with […]

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47 Moto CafeFighter – Bringing Together Quality, Style and Innovation

Posted June 7th, 2016 by Design-Engine

47 Moto, in collaboration with Kent Solberg Design (KSD,) is bringing an impressive, new motorcycle to the market. The 47 Moto CafeFighter is a street motorcycle designed by highly experienced enthusiasts bringing together quality, style and innovation. 47 Moto explained, “[The CafeFighter is] delivered in a unique and stylish package appropriately developed for a contemporary […]

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Whirlpool is Crowdfunding a Home Brewing System

Posted June 2nd, 2016 by Design-Engine

Most traditional beer fermenting methods can take a month or more to produce quality home-brewed beer. Whirlpool has decided to tap into the home-brewing beer industry by crowdfunding their own system for making beer at home. Whirlpool’s Vessi is a system that can ferment, carbonate and dispense home-brewed beer in as little as seven days […]

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Two Competing Firms Plan to Actualize Hyperloop Technology

Posted May 28th, 2016 by Design-Engine

An LA based firm called Hyperloop One expects to make the high speed transportation technology a reality and has tested it’s new technology this month. The initial idea stems from an idea by Elon Musk who suggested and laid the groundwork for a system of high speed transport in a white paper in August of […]

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Engineers Solving China’s Traffic Problem With Elevated Bus

Posted May 26th, 2016 by Design-Engine

Solving China’s overwhelming traffic problem is going to require innovative ideas. One proposal is the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB,) a vehicle that would potentially transport passengers to their destinations by gliding over the top of cars that are stuck in traffic jams. Engineers behind the project explain that an elevator would be used to board […]

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Google Wants to Protect Pedestrians with Sticky Car Hoods

Posted May 24th, 2016 by Design-Engine

While autonomous technology has been improving, one thing that remains unavoidable is accidents. The main problem on the minds of many people is how to get self-driving cars to avoid crashing into pedestrians. Instead of just accident-avoidance technology, Google has also patented a sort of “human flypaper.” Google plans to place a strong adhesive on the […]

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HP Finally Releases Own 3D Printers

Posted May 18th, 2016 by Design-Engine

HP, the leader in digital printing, announced its first 3D printing system for large-scale manufacturing. The HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution claims to be different from other 3D printers and several companies, among them BMW, Nike and Johnson & Johnson, have already signed up to be the first ones to test the new printers. HP’s 3D […]

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New HTT Hyperloop Plans To Make It Levitate at 760 MPH

Posted May 13th, 2016 by Design-Engine

It’s been several years since Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk first shared his idea of the Hyperloop train. Despite Musk himself claiming he is just too busy with Tesla and SpaceX to work on the Hyperloop, several companies have been working on turning the Hyperloop concept into reality. One company in particular has introduced […]

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Layer Design Creates The First Customizable 3D Printed Wheelchair

Posted May 10th, 2016 by Design-Engine

We’ve seen many uses for 3D printing, yet few are aimed towards human-focused problems. London-based design studio Layer wants to do just that – they have designed a wheelchair to make users’ daily lives easier. The Go wheelchair by Layer would be the first consumer, made-to-measure wheelchair that will be manufactured using 3D printing technology. […]

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Crutches Finally Get a Redesign

Posted May 6th, 2016 by Design-Engine

It’s about time someone redesigned crutches. It is already bad enough to deal with restricted mobility – being on crutches shouldn’t be a miserable experience. Mobility Designed created the M + D crutch and reimagined crutches to be painless by improving upon common problems involving under arm crutches and forearm crutches. Mobility Designed explained, “We’ve focused our […]

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Frenchman Sets Record for World Longest Hoverboard Flight

Posted May 6th, 2016 by Design-Engine

A jet ski champion from the south of France named Frankie Zapata has set a new distance record for hoverboards by traveling 2252 m (1.4 miles).  The flight, as captured on the accompanying video, was witnessed and certified by the Guinness Book of World Records and surpasses the previous 2015 worldrecord several fold. Developed in […]

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