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How To: Turn a 3D Printer Into A Digital Tattoo Artist

Here’s an innovative way to give yourself tattoos if you’re good at digital graphics: just use your 3D printer! The project is on Instructibles, from Pierre Emm and Johan Da Silveria – French students with a penchant for technology and tattoos.

The genius idea came from a workshop at Parisian design school ENSCI les Ateliers, where the French Ministry hosted a creative workshop to get students to re-create items in the public domain – a “mashup” of sorts. The tattoo team went completely outside the box by creating away to create tattoos pulled from a bank of public images. What begin as a pen tattoo operation became a real digital tattoo artist capable of printing real inked tattoos – whatever images you can dream up or find. Check out their video here:
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Developers Revive Atari’s Paperboy as 3D Fitness Experience Using Oculus Rift and Stationary Bike

In a truly progressive shift, the developers at Globacore combined the Oculus Rift with Atari’s Paperboy and Kickr’s stationary bike fitness regimen into a fun and experimental exercise routine. When Atari created Paperboy in the 80′s, they didn’t have access to Oculus Rift or Kickr’s fitness app or we would all be world class cyclists by now since newspaper delivery jobs are pretty obsolete.

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ColAR Brings Coloring Books to Life Using Virtual Reality and Possibly Magic

ColAR is not your average coloring app. You’ll need your own crayons, but the app’s website provides printable coloring pages that you can turn into 3D creations after you’ve added your own hues. It’s a real treat if you are into crayons, interactive art, or fun. There’s only one free image for printing, but if you upgrade your app by the end of the month, you can unlock other coloring pages for free. Obviously, there can be a lot of potential for this in design. I would really like to draw my own graphics and see it get animated.

 

 

 

How 3D Tracking Technology Can Help in Real Life

Augmented reality often feels too nauseating to be practical, but if the technology improves, car maintenance will be accessible for everyone. In this video demo, 3D tracking technology is used to help you with basic car maintenance issues like windshield fluid and oil checks, but it could be extremely useful for more complex task as well.
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Mount Everest 3D App Gives Free, Virtual Tours of The World’s Highest Peak

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German mapping company 3D Reality Maps has created a virtual app for those who are unable to trek up the world’s highest peak – the free app gives virtual tours of Mount Everest. Users can take the full trip from Lukla, Nepal to Base Camp (17,500ft) up to the summit (29,035ft) without experiencing hurricane winds, thin oxygen levels, or freezing temperatures.

Pro versions of the virtual tours are intended for Everest climbers who do not have access to internet connections during the strenuous trip. Read more

Wrenches, Records and Violins: 11 Amazing 3D Printing Videos

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It really is incredible what we can do these days, thanks to technology, and one of the coolest technologies out there (in my humble opinion) is 3D printing. 3D printers can be used to replicate all sorts of objects, from tools to bicycles and even houses! Today a video of a 3D printed record that actually plays caught our eye and inspired us to put together a list of some of the coolest 3D printing videos on the web. Get ready to drop your jaw!

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Google Earth Gets 3D On iPad, iPhone

Google is bringing cities into full 3D view in the latest update on the Google Earth iOS app. Available for the new iPad, iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, the app gives a full tour of city streets in a handful of cities across the U.S. and Europe.

Check it out: “A map must be comprehensive and accurate no matter where you are or what device you use. We also believe maps can be useful in ways you might not have imagined. With today’s release of Google Earth for iOS you can literally fly through breathtaking 3D city landscapes and images and follow virtual tours of places you’ve never been — all with a simple swipe of your fingertip. It’s a new, and I think magical way to explore the world in which we live.”

Cities that have gotten the 3D Google treatment include Boston, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and even Rome, Italy. Follow this link to take a tour.