Tag Archives: New Zealand
A roundup of the top news On 3D Printing brought you from August 14 to August 19.
Tuesday, August 14
- Neil Gershenfeld Speaks With RadioNZ (New Zealand), Talks 3D Printing
- TangiBot has a Kickstarter Project for a Much Cheaper MakerBot
Wednesday, August 15
Thursday, August 16
Friday, August 17
Saturday, August 18
- Video: Beauty and the Beak; a Bald Eagle’s 3D Printing Story
- Shapeways Friday Finds: Cool Shades for the Summer
Sunday, August 19
Bald eagle photo by andrewprice001 used under Creative Commons license.
Father of the Fab Lab movement and MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld speaks with RadioNZ about the current status of personal fabrication.
“It’s all a big accident,” Professor Gershenfeld starts out.
He goes on to say that we’re building micro-LEGOs to fabricate objects digitally. Listen to the full interview below.
Neil Gershenfeld photo by etech used under Creative Commons license.
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A roundup of the top news On 3D Printing brought you from June 25 to July 1.
Monday, June 25
- Will Apple Make a Big Acquisition to Enter the 3D Printing Market?
- $300 3D Printer Printxel Shows at the Kansas City Maker Faire
Tuesday, June 26
Wednesday, June 27
- Broadway Shows Get New Mojo with 3D Printed Set Design
- Exclusive: Cubify by 3D Systems Prints at Google I/O and Launches API
Thursday, June 28
Friday, June 29
- Autodesk Shows off 123D Catch Software and 3D Printing at Google I/O
- 3D Systems Announces “Smarter 3D Printing” Seminars for Entrepreneurs
Saturday, June 30
Sunday, July 1
- Vice President Joe Biden Shares the Vision for 3D Printing
- Fab Lab of the Week: Massey University Centre Hosts New Zealand Event
Apple photo by aditza121 used under Creative Commons license.
This week’s featured Fab Lab is Massey University’s College of Creative Arts and the Affect Research Centre, which is hosting a seminar in Wellington, New Zealand in collaboration with the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms.
Fab 8 NZ is the 2012 incarnation of the annual international Fab Lab meeting, bringing field practitioners and laboratory researchers from the international Fab Lab network and beyond, for a week of hands-on workshops and a one-day public symposium on the principles and applications of digital fabrication. For designers with some basic maker experience, there’s also a two-day “Fab Foo”, a chance to rub shoulders with the best in the world.
Expect talk on a mind-boggling array of subjects, from prototyping in outer space to 3D printing of human organs.
Among those attending the conference will be Fab Lab founder Professor Neil Gershenfeld, Director for the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT. Professor Gershenfeld has been named one of Scientific American’s 50 leaders in science and technology, has been selected as a CNN/Time/Fortune Principal Voice, and by Prospect/FP as one of the top 100 public intellectuals.
Fab Labs were originally initiated as an outreach project from MIT, and provide widespread access to a modern means for invention through 3D printers that can make almost anything, and can be put to use in communities, businesses and industries around the globe.
Fab Labs have spread around the world from inner city Boston to rural India, incubating projects like solar and wind-powered turbines, thin-client computers and wireless data networks, analytical instrumentation for agriculture and healthcare, custom housing, and rapid-prototyping of rapid-prototyping machines.