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Autodesk Project Escher has multiple print heads for faster printing

Autodesk Project Escher has multiple print heads for faster printing

Project Escher is a new 3D printer from Autodesk that wants to revolutionize 3D printing technology by allowing users to print larger items. Project Escher is an assembly line of 3D printers with a smart setup controller that is able to control an endless number of print heads to create larger items. Rather than having a single printer working on one large project, Project Escher has multiple print heads each working on one section of an object.

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Build your own Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi for $60

Build your own Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi for $60

It's amazing how a company can spend a fortune on researching and developing a product, and eventually someone finds a way to make the same thing for far less. Amazon's Echo has been out for a while now, but it still costs $180 for you to get your hands on one. But what if I told you that you could make your own at home for just $60?

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Designer (successfully) 3D prints his own invisible braces

Designer (successfully) 3D prints his own invisible braces

While you're patting yourself on the back for 3D printing a replacement battery cover for your TV remote, one design has proudly shown off his new smile, one made straight via a series of teeth-straightening invisible braces he created himself using a 3D printer. The end result is as successful as anyone could hope for, which is to say he's now the proud owner of perfectly aligned teeth. The orthodontic world shudders.

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Marble Machine is a testament to human creativity and insanity

Marble Machine is a testament to human creativity and insanity

Over the centuries, man has developed wonderful and intricate instruments that would delight our ears and pluck at our heartstrings. But what if you could somewhat undo all that and replace them with marbles? Sounds insane? That is somewhat the quest that musician cum inventor Martin Molin of Swedish musical act Wintergatan has taken upon himself to conquer, a quest that took him 14 months to finish. Fortunately for us, and maybe for him, the end result is just as astounding as the concept of a marble-driven music machine is.

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Flying RC “Up” house uses real balloons

Flying RC “Up” house uses real balloons

Growing up my brother and I tried tying balloons to action figures and trying to float them around the house. We never got the buoyancy just right; the action figures either stayed on the ground or floated to the ceiling. If you have ever seen the movie "Up" you know it's about an old man that attaches a bunch of balloons to his home and floats it away.

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DIY Centriphone whips iPhone around your head on a string

DIY Centriphone whips iPhone around your head on a string

Possibly the most insane iPhone accessory ever made for the accident-prone is this: the Centriphone. We saw the results of this contraption in action not too long ago - it creates a sort of bullet-time video using the slow-motion capabilities of the iPhone or GoPro camera being flung around in a circle. Super slow motion and movement of the camera create a fantastic result - and one that's now entirely DIY and open source. Today we have the making-of video and instructions.

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DIY 118GB floppy drive makes those A drives useful again

DIY 118GB floppy drive makes those A drives useful again

Anyone who has been around computers for very long will remember the good ol' A drive. Back in the day, the 3.5-inch floppy drive sat at the top of the drive hierarchy and if you venture into BIOS, you can still find remnants of that drive, even if you have never owned one. Computer geeks who hoard their gear probably have a slew of 3.5-inch floppy drives sitting around and if so, you can make yourself this floppy drive with 118GB of storage.

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Star Wars Droid Translator Helmets turn you into DIY-D2

Star Wars Droid Translator Helmets turn you into DIY-D2

Two DIY Star Wars enthusiasts have taken to the shop to make a very strange invention. This is the Droid Translator Helmet, and it'll turn your voice into Droid-speak for a second helmet to pick up and translate. Sort of. There's a bit of a trick to it. Instead of actually translating speech word-for-word to a series of beeps and boops, these helmets play sounds from the movies. The speech is not exactly translated so much as it is transmitted.

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DIY Bullet Time with your smartphone (and a prayer)

DIY Bullet Time with your smartphone (and a prayer)

Professional skier Nicolas Vuignier has done an experiment in which he whips his iPhone around his head on a string. As he does so, he films the process. As the process unfolds, slow-motion video captures Vuignier in what's commonly referred to as Bullet Motion. Think The Matrix. Remember Neo. The action you're about to see is going to blow your mind, if only because it's been done so simply.

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Handcrafted Millennium Falcon is made of 3,000 wood pieces

Handcrafted Millennium Falcon is made of 3,000 wood pieces

Star Wars has inspired many artists, and thanks to their ingenuity we’ve seen creations of all sorts, including drones modified to look like miniature Star Wars spacecraft. None of the creations have been quite as beautiful as a newly unveiled Millennium Falcon model masterfully handcrafted from 3,000 pieces of wood, though.

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Build your own Android magic mirror on the cheap

Build your own Android magic mirror on the cheap

Have you ever seen one of those fancy mirrors that will show you the time, weather, and other pertinent information? They're pretty neat, and helps give any room that “futuristic” feel. Of course, buying one is expensive, and programming a Raspberry Pi isn't for everyone. But now you can easily make your own using an old tablet, and a simple app.

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Google Now where it matters most: the bathroom mirror

Google Now where it matters most: the bathroom mirror

You've probably come across one or two sci-fi films, or maybe even a few YouTube videos, that make you want to believe in ubiquitous displays of the future, where even the mirrors in your bathroom can tell you today's headlines. Hopefully without snooping in on your private, closed door activities. Tired of waiting for the future to arrive, Google engineer Max Braun decided to take matters into his own hands. And by that, we mean building a bathroom mirror display with his own hands, complete with Google Now's ever so helpful cards.

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