3D-Printing a House, One Room at a Time
The 3D printing space is no longer toy models and replacement parts. They’re building houses with 3D printers now. I’ve shown you some of that in the past, and it will certainly be the way of our future. I’m already designing my first 3D printed house in AutoCAD. That is… when I learn to use AutoCAD… but that’s coming soon. ANYWAY…
The 3D Print Canal House isn’t just printing a house, they’re making it a public art exhibit! This large scale 3D printer, called the KamerMaker in Amsterdam (which translates to the room builder), uses recycled materials to print an entire house room by room. Visitors can come by and watch and give their thoughts or ideas to the project. One of their main goals with it is to learn how to make architecture more personal. Give a way that a non-designer like a homeowner, can drop in ideas to the virtual project and tie it all together between the homeowner, designer and builder. You can download some of the designs they’ve made as well!
Print Your Next Meal with Foodini
Now, you’re going to need something to put in that brand new house of yours. So why not eat your first meal in the new house by using the Foodini? It’s a 3D printer that uses FRESH ingredients. It’s a Kickstarter project. You get the printer and empty capsules. You buy fresh fruit or herbs, or hey even chocolate! Load up the capsules with the pieces of your meal. Put the capsules in the foodini. Hit start. Then go do what you need to do! Give the kids a bath. Do some work. Get a load of laundry done. All while dinner is being made in your Foodini. It won’t take ALL your prep time away, but it does lessen the amount of work your need to do, and it’ll give you the ability to enjoy freshly cooked meals AND have it presented in a beautiful manner, too! They say presentation is half the meal! Early bird special on Kickstarter is $999. They expect it to be $1300 retail after the project ends in 25 days.
Adorn Your Home with 3D-Printed Skulls
Or… if food isn’t your thing, how about decorating your house with 3D printed skulls?? 3KitBash makes skull models for TV and movie productions. They’ve had some other successful kickstarter projects, and now they have Boneheads. The interesting thing about this is that you can buy the designs and print them yourself without the complication of support structures. You can put little pins in to snap pieces together. For $35 you can get all 3 skull kits that have a total of 18 skulls… including animals, human skulls, and demons… plus a mounting base for displaying it however you want – on a wall, desk or refrigerator. There are 22 days left on the Kickstarter project.
The Right Amount of Medicine, When You Need It
I have a question. What if you NEVER had to take another pill again? How awesome would that be? Some of them are really big! And you have to actually remember to take them. And if you don’t, there can be serious consequences. But even more importantly, you may not always need the dosage you’re taking. Or you may need a little more dosage more often. Pills are so outdated. Within 5 years, scientists should have a patch that you stick to your skin. It’s made out of stretchable nanomaterials that can read your vitals AND deliver your medicine TO you! Let’s just take Parkinson’s disease as an example. When a patient starts to tremor, the patch would be able to detect that and dispense some medicine to help calm the tremors. If your heart rate’s too high, and that means whatever medicine you’re on would have a negative effect, it can intelligently determine NOT to give you medicine at the “normal” time. And…since I know some people have a hard time giving up control to technology without human interaction… imagine even further down the road… patients at high risk could wear one of these at all times and a doctor could wirelessly monitor your vitals AND decide when to give you medicine based on that information. I love it!
Sponsored by QNAP
We’ve started a whole series of tutorials on everything the QNAP HS-210 can do. You aren’t going to believe everything you can accomplish with this little device! The setup process is amazingly simple. You can share files, or use it for Windows or Apple Time Machine backups. Serve your media collection, use it as a video surveillance station, set up a private cloud, and much… much more! Head over to QNAP.com, click on Features – and prepare to have your mind blown!