Fail of the Day: 3D Printers Do Not Work Well With Easy Cheese

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A 3D printer that uses processed cheese may sound like a good idea, but the technology just isn’t quite there yet.

Andrew Maxwell-Parish, who manages a creative technology and interactive electronics lab at California College of the Arts, has been experimenting with Easy Cheese to create some delicious new art.

The device can easily cover your cracker, but anything else is a bit more complicated and just turns into a complete mess.

He does note that this is just the “initial testing” phase, so some smearing was expected.

Maybe one day you will be able to 3D print a home for yourself out of cheese, but until that time, it’s probably best to just squirt it in your mouth as God intended.

Just Look at the Size of These Homemade Transformers

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A father an son have made a business out of creating these giant Transformers out of scrap metal and spare car parts.  The first took three years to make in an abandoned warehouse based on photos they got online, but they've now turned their hard work into a thriving business; they made about a million RMB (over $160,000 USD) last year.

Invention of the Day: Engineer Created a Robot that Plays the Violin

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Seth R. Goldstein is an MIT grad and retired biomedical engineer from the National Institutes of Health who now spends his time creating really cool gadgets at home.

One of the 75-year-old man’s latest inventions is called the “Re-Bow.” It’s basically a robot that plays a violin, and you can watch it perform an Irish jig in the video above.

Goldstein first inputs a MIDI music file he has played on his electronic keyboard. This triggers a set of mechanical fingers and bow which are moved by electromagnetic actuators.

In addition to “Re-Bow,” he’s also created a number of other pieces which he calls “kinetic sculpture machines.” “Why Knot?” continuously ties neckties, and a robotic student called “Cram Guy” tries to focus on his work but is constantly distracted and gradually falls asleep, only to be awoken again by a gong.