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Designing Intelligent and Adaptable “Plants”

Designing Intelligent and Adaptable “Plants”

This fantastic project of Nicole Hone may be a few years old but is still downright mesmerizing and inspirational with the possibilities. Hydrophytes are futuristic aquatic plants created with multi-material 3D printing with multipurpose potential! It is hard to believe that they are A not alive or B the video did not use CGI but […]

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Weekend Watch: The Delightful Automata of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

Weekend Watch: The Delightful Automata of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

Watch as these small automata come to life. Butt-sniffing dogs, wiggling mustaches, a feeling machine, oh my!

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In Praise of “Big” Maker Art

In Praise of “Big” Maker Art

Not all big art is physically large. Sometimes small things can produce an environment that escapes the physical confines of the display.

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Insane Sculptural Furniture “Unzips” Before Your Eyes

Insane Sculptural Furniture “Unzips” Before Your Eyes

Artist and designer Sebastian ErraZuriz creates what at first appears to be sleek, minimalist, Ikea-esque pieces of furniture, but there is more to them than meets the eye. In his recently published videos on Vimeo, he demonstrates that his “functional sculptures” are far more than what they originally seem. In fact, once they are transformed […]

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Building a Tribe With Kinetic Steam Works

Building a Tribe With Kinetic Steam Works

At this past year’s Maker Faire Bay Area, I had the privilege of riding atop a steam-powered Case 40 horsepower steam traction engine from 1940 with Stephen Rademaker.

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