Maybe you caught one of my favorite Super Bowl commercials above by Radio Shack. They were poking fun on their image of being an electronic selling relic stuck a few decades in the past and showcasing their new store look and at the end of the commercial a 3D printer was even visible on the checkout counter! Continue reading
Last year we wrote about Innocentive, where you can get rewarded for coming up with solutions for business, social, policy, scientific, and technical challenges (see that entry here). In the past they’ve had a few 3D printing related challenges and now they have another one where you can earn $7,000 in exchange for ideas on how to 3D print with cotton. The problem is open until February 23, 2014, so get those ideas in now!
Above is a great TED talk by Mike Biddle of MBA Polymers. You’ve probably only briefly glanced at those little numbered recycling symbols on plastics, but those are a huge deal for recyclers. How do they work? Does an army of little gnomes sort items by number? What about the items that aren’t numbered? Continue reading