Spread the Love, DIY Style

It's hard to imagine that Valentine's Day is just a couple weeks away! If you're like us, you might have a tendency to wait until the last minute, wondering how to show the special someone in your life just how much you love them. This ultimately means buying a store bought card, a pack of Disney cards for your kid's classroom, or a bouquet of flowers.

But how about making 2014 a little bit more special? These DIY ideas will help you (or your kid) stand out in a sea of mass produced tokens of affection.

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Pass the 3D Printed Pizza

Nope, you didn't read the title of this post wrong! 3D printing is finally getting into the food business, to much fanfare from the online and print media. While we've already told you about exciting developments coming to 3D printing in 2014, this food news was a surprise, even for us. Though 3D printed pizza is probably the tastiest idea of the bunch, chocolate and sugar sculptures are another major application of 3D printing. Here are some of the details on exactly what's being cooked up.

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Guide to Being Successful in 2014

10. January 2014 08:30 by Steve Leigh in   //  Tags: , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

It's not a surprise that we want to see you succeed at whatever you do. We've even offered some of our favorite tips to make those goals a reality. If you've started off 2014 with a list of resolutions, you might already feel a bit discouraged that some of your best intentions are falling by the wayside. But don't despair! Anything can be salvaged if you follow a few easy tips we've gathered across the Internet.

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What Kind of Year Will 3D Printing Have?

5. January 2014 18:49 by Steve Leigh in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

 

In 2013, 3D printing was technology's darling. Seemingly every week yielded a new innovation and, for the first time in its history, companies like Amazon created dedicated 3D printing pages for consumers. But what exactly will 2014 bring for an industry that seems to be growing exponentially? Will prices finally lower so that 3D printers will become a household staple? What industries are new to cash in on 3D printing? Will the growth come to a halt? We wanted to provide the inside scoop. More...

Crafting Your Way Into 2014

27. December 2013 07:55 by Steve Leigh in Arts, Crafts & DIY Projects  //  Tags: , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

It's hard to believe that 2013 is going to be over in less than a week! We've enjoyed all of the time you've spent reading our blog posts this year. None of these posts have been more fun than our arts and crafts suggestions. While we love all things printed, we also want you to get out there and get creative with a few simple materials. That's why we've ending 2013 on a truly festive note with three more craft ideas. More...

Give the Gift of Productivity

When it comes to the holiday season, there's nothing quite like giving cool tech gifts for the loved ones in your lives. Sure, you can go out and splurge on a fancy new iPad or photo printer, but when you don't want to drop big bucks on an item, there's another route to take. We've kept no secrets about our love for all things productivity related. Better yet, there are a lot of inexpensive and mid-range gifts and gadgets that'll make anyone in your life just a little more efficient. More...

Cozy Up With Winter Crafts

30. November 2013 10:23 by Steve Leigh in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

"Oh, the weather is outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful..." Now that Thanksgiving has passed, we're ready to bust out our favorite sweaters and cozy up next to the radiant heat of a fireplace. We're going to listen to our favorite tunes, make delicious hot beverages, and bust out craft projects to add a festive "Ho Ho Ho," no matter if you're living in upstate Maine or sunny Miami.

We've got a few projects that are easy to make, require relatively easy-to-find ingredients, and will take advantage of some supplies you already have on hand. More...

3D Printers Could Shape Educational Landscape

21. November 2013 04:31 by Steve Leigh in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Since computers and printers became ubiquitous in the classroom, the relationship between education and technology has been contentious. With the expansion of tablets and 3D printers, the debate rages on as to when technology might impede with students' ability to learn. No matter doubts people may have, Forbes reports one of the largest initiatives to get 3D printers in classrooms that will launch shortly. By teaching children as young as 12 computer imaging and modeling software, one company hopes to inspire a new generation of inventors. More...

Panono: A New Future In Panoramic Photography

Chances are high you've used the panorama feature on your phone's camera more than once. But have you also been dissatisfied by the image quality? Have you struggled to keep your hand steady enough to get a continuous image? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, you might love the current Indiegogo campaign for Panono. This throwable sphere allows you to take 72 megapixel panoramas without the hassle of traditional camera features. We wanted to take some time to highlight a little bit of the history and what makes Panono so immersive (and fun)! More...

Paper and Ink: Two Innovative Artists Showcase Talents

8. November 2013 03:17 by Steve Leigh in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Forget elaborate sculptures with pricey materials and traditional painting techniques. Two contemporary artists, Elsa Mora and Fabian Oefner, are showcasing ways of using simple paper and ink to make dazzling, colorful artwork that stands out in a crowded field of new art. Though Elsa blends traditional paper crafts with a sculptural sensibility and Fabian mixes art and science to create inspired photographs, both share a strong visual sensibility and a desire to use traditional materials in unexpected ways. Because of these unique characteristics and shared vision, we wanted to take time to highlight these artists' work. More...

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