Design

The Hyperloop’s Transition from Science-Fiction to Reality

Founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk’s idea of the Hyperloop has received funding for $8.5 million and plans to raise an additional $80 million in 2015 alone. His idea, which to many seems crazy and fantasy-like, is being backed by many big names that don’t think he’s so crazy. The Hyperloop …

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Unparalleled Hands-On Design with 3Dconnexion’s 3D Mice

Three-dimensional design is an ever-expanding field, and can take a lifetime to explore and learn all of the subtle nuances between different programs and their applications and strengths. One commonality between the majority of design software is an intricate (and often cumbersome) interface with a variety of tools, views and navigation. As part of the …

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Chicago’s Global Cardboard Challenge Provides Creative Outlet for Youth

In 2011, a nine-year-old boy named Caine Monroy could have easily joined other youth in the neighborhood playing sports or video games. Instead, Monroy chose to spend his summer at his father’s auto parts store, diligently working on an arcade constructed completely of cardboard. He spent hours building and designing his arcade, developing security for …

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Minimal Designs “Blackline” for Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]ntroducing the “Blackline” — a steel-tubed sophisticated monster of a bicycle with basket racks, bubble tires, a weather-proof drive belt in place of a chain and smart handlebars that signal upcoming turns. The bike is Chicago’s entry in The Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project  — a national contest for the best urban bike design — and the …

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