Pragmatic Curation

3D printing empowers consumers to create a customized world

Implications - The prevalence of at-home 3D printing has been rocking the manufacturing world by placing the power of creation directly into the hands of consumers. This is a response to the increased popularity of maker culture, however updated to go beyond a hobby or interest, and into daily needs. Such pragmatic, self-controlled use of a previously novel tool speaks to consumers' shifting perspective of technology as a necessity, as opposed to a luxury.
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This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 9,068 Total Clicks Mar 16 - May 16
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Eco Printed Plant Holders - These Plastic Bottle Vases Require the Reusing of Empty Containers
SCORE: 7.3
This Year and V. Hot 3,927 Clicks Pub: Mar 26, 16
Eco Printed Plant Holders
These Plastic Bottle Vases Require the Reusing of Empty Containers
Central to the functionality of each of these plastic bottle vases is the insertion of used water bottle inside. The parametric structures of these stem holders are able to look transparent and open... [More]
3D-Printed Generators - This DIY Hand Crank Generator Can Generate 30 Watts of Power
SCORE: 7
This Year and Hot 1,957 Clicks Pub: Apr 16, 16
3D-Printed Generators
This DIY Hand Crank Generator Can Generate 30 Watts of Power
Hand crank generators are a somewhat old-school but still effective and fun way to generate power. If you’re someone who appreciates the output, reliability and rustic charm of an old-school... [More]
3D-Printed Wheelchairs - Benjamin Hubert's Mobile Chairs Can be Mass-Produced with 3D-Printing Tech
SCORE: 6.9
This Year and Warm 1,024 Clicks Pub: May 4, 16
3D-Printed Wheelchairs
Benjamin Hubert's Mobile Chairs Can be Mass-Produced with 3D-Printing Tech
Benjamin Hubert is a creative that has achieved a first in the design industry by creating the first ever 3D-printed mobile chair that can be mass-produced thanks to its tech-enabled engineering.... [More]
3D-Printed Shin Guards - Zweikampf's Shock-Absorbing Structure was Inspired by Japanese Samurai
SCORE: 5.9
This Year and Warm 596 Clicks Pub: Apr 19, 16
3D-Printed Shin Guards
Zweikampf's Shock-Absorbing Structure was Inspired by Japanese Samurai
Zweikampf Shin Guards are being launched on Kickstarter as the first-ever premium 3D-printed shin guards for both professional and recreational sports players. At its core, one of the most... [More]
DIY Robotic Lawn Mowers - The 'Ardumower' Can be Made Using Low-Cost Components from Scratch
SCORE: 5.6
This Year and Mild 955 Clicks Pub: Apr 13, 16
DIY Robotic Lawn Mowers
The 'Ardumower' Can be Made Using Low-Cost Components from Scratch
Designed and created by Andres Haeuser, the ‘Ardumower’ ups the ante for what robotic lawn mowers look and act like. Created using a 3D printer and an Arduino motherboard, the ‘... [More]
3D-Printed Cookie Cutters - The CookieCaster Platform Helps Users Create Custom Cookie Cutters
SCORE: 2.9
This Year and Untested 609 Clicks Pub: May 5, 16
3D-Printed Cookie Cutters
The CookieCaster Platform Helps Users Create Custom Cookie Cutters
For those who want to take their baking to the next level, CookieCaster is a new platform that can help users create 3D printable cookie cutters. With the ability to create any shape imaginable, the... [More]
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