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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3D-Printed Generators - This DIY Hand Crank Generator Can Generate 30 Watts of Power
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Warm 2,177 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
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Warm 1,584 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]
Mini Cost-Effective 3D Printers - The Kudo3D 'Bean' 3D Printer is Priced and Sized for the Home
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Warm 1,017 Clicks Pub: Jun 2, 17
Mini Cost-Effective 3D Printers
The Kudo3D 'Bean' 3D Printer is Priced and Sized for the Home
Most 3D printers are quite large in size and intended to be used in offices or other professional environments, but the Kudo3D ‘Bean’ is a newly created unit that aims to end this... [More]
3D-Printed Shin Guards - Zweikampf's Shock-Absorbing Structure was Inspired by Japanese Samurai
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Average 1,227 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]
Voice-Controlled Paper Kits - Google's Paper Signals Lets Users Build Voice-Controlled Paper Objects
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This Year and Warm 562 Clicks Pub: Jan 15, 18
Voice-Controlled Paper Kits
Google's Paper Signals Lets Users Build Voice-Controlled Paper Objects
Google has been spearheading the convenient home living movement with its voice-connected devices like the Google Home, and more recently, the brand has introduced Paper Signals—an... [More]
Consumer-Friendly 3D Printers - Polaroid Unveiled User-Friendly Consumer 3D Printers at CES 2018
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This Year and Warm 457 Clicks Pub: Jan 11, 18
Consumer-Friendly 3D Printers
Polaroid Unveiled User-Friendly Consumer 3D Printers at CES 2018
With the rise of additive manufacturing, there have been countless 3D printers developed for specific purposes within different industries, but Polaroid is appealing to the average person with its... [More]
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