So you are riding on your bicycle and you need to bust the cap off of your beverage but you don't have access to a bottle opener? A regular dilemma now solved with the Road Popper by Chromoly for only $40.
Cue Frankenstein type music inclusive of thunder, lightning and cackling laughter....
Following are a few of the latest images to show up in the "It Arrived" forum. It is a fantastic example of the diversity of designs being realized by the Shapeways community and may inspire others to purchase or produce... If popular we might make this a regular Friday blog post so submit yours too... Click images for info & links...
Zoybar is an open R&D Lab for academic, hobbyist, and commercial developers to easily create music instruments and applications. It's an 'Open Hardware' platform that offers production (CAD) files for instrument parts, and you can order certain key elements on their website as well (read more about Zoybar).
We're working with Zoybar and Blenderart Magazine (the leading Blender PDF magazine) on an exciting new contest: Design original hardware features that can be incorporated with the Zoybar instruments and that can be 3D printed with Shapeways.
A platform for Open Hardware, working together with Open Software and an Open Production platform - how cool is that? Read on for contest details.
To mark the 2010 100% Design in London, Shapeways has teamed up with Despoke to celebrate Contemporary Design through 3D Printing. Finalists in The 2010 Shapeways Despoke 100% Design Contest will get their design 3D printed by Shapeways and get invaluable exposure on the Despoke & 100% Design London websites and the winner will receive 3D Printing coupons to the value of $100.
We just released the 'Multiple Shell Merge' feature. It was announced on our blog earlier and it should save you some money. It took some time to iron out the last wrinkles, but we're happy with the results now. There's just one catch: it doesn't work for color (i.e.: VRML2) models yet, but we're working on that.
One Designer, Two Designer, is a quirky animated short film made in Australia in 1978 that explores the importance of good design and the pitfalls of impractical design through a slightly cynical view of mass produced goods. Think of it as a late 70's version of Objectified, but shorter, and without the interviews.