Tag Archives: Designing

Ultimaker 2+

And now I want… no, no I need an Ultimaker! And it will be my first 3D Printer! If only was not so expensive!

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Small Empires: 3D printing

“A company within a company.” That’s the story of Shapeways, a startup that began in an incubator within Dutch conglomerate, Philips. And Shapeways itself is something of an incubator, a 3D-printing marketplace that allows for others to make a business out of their work

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DEFCON 20 Documentary: Hacking at its best

DEF CON is the world’s largest hacking conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2012 it was held for the 20th time. The conference has strict no-filming policies, but for DEF CON 20, a documentary crew was allowed full access to the event. The film follows the four days of the conference, the events and people (attendees and staff), and covers history and philosophy behind DEF CON’s success and unique experience

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The value of Craftsmanship

His name is Geoffrey Franklin and with his Walnut Studiolo he makes wood and leather bicycle accessories by hand. I am actually not a huge fan of his creations as final products. I don’t own a bicycle either (ok I do, but I almost never use it) but I really appreciate people that create things with their hands. People that take raw materials, change them, process them and putting lot of effort and inspiration on them. No matter if this is for leather bicycle accessories or a custom made experimental plane engine. It’s all about the people and the creation process! And honestly we have to elevate them at the “ranks” of humanity. I am bored of watching singers and useless TV personalities being the love models of our society. So… in this video, Mr Franklin shares thoughts on the design process and explains what it really means for something to be handmade

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The Makers of Things

Anne Hollowday is a Director and Producer based in London. She works on a range of commercial and independent film projects, specialising in documentary. And for sure she produces amazing videos! Is the Maker of The Makers of Things short film series and here is a spanshop of what she is saying: “The Makers of Things is her first short collection.”The Makers of Things documents the work and workshops of the Society for Model and Experimental Engineers, a sprawling organisation with members all over the world. Their common tools and methods mask a huge array of interests and skills, from experimental tinkerers to woodworkers and librarians, all brought together under the roof of their South London headquarters”. I really love the video above, titled as The Problem Solver and the The Woodworker as well

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Roving Mars

Here is a National Geographic documentary that tells the story of JPLs latest rover, MSL (Mars Science Laboratory) or Curiosity as it is more commonly known. It is a five year production of Emmy winner Mark Davis and as he says: “The work these people do and the way they handle pressure is the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen. It’s been a privilege to watch it happen it from the inside”.

And the bonus video for today is a old Walt Disney Pictures documentary (together with Lockheed Martin) about the previous twin Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. I’ve watched this video back in 2006 and it was a huge push at my engineering passion. It make me work harder (even more than before) and hopping for a future career into Aerospace industry ;)

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From the first draft to the finished vehicle

It begins with a sketch. Then comes a model. And finally a finished vehicle. Developing, testing and ultimately putting a new Mercedes-Benz model on the road demands a vast number of individual steps. This video will show you in a cinematic form a glimpse of those. I like the video but I thing it could be better…

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How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination

Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that’s inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine (from toys to satellite gear or even satellite themselves). Because, as he says, “You don’t need anyone’s permission to make something great”

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Inflatable spacecraft heat shield

Researchers from NASA’s Langley Research Center will launch and deploy a large inflatable heat shield aboard a rocket traveling at hypersonic speeds. The test is designed to demonstrate that lightweight, yet strong, inflatable structures may become practical tools for exploration of other worlds or a way to safely return items from the International Space Station to Earth

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Do you want one? I certainly do!!! This is the new (well two months old) 12-cylinder Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (it means little saloon) at the official video that tells the story of the evolution and performance on track and road. It is really beautiful especially at the silver matt colour!


And here is another video the focuses on design and styling. Yes, I want one…

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