Category Archives: Hardware

What Happens After the Crowdfunding Party?

The growth of crowdfunding, especially by Kickstarter, has been great to follow and has helped many new products and businesses come into existence. To start with, Kickstarter grew from nothing to 197,852 projects and $1.47 Billion in a matter of

What Happens After the Crowdfunding Party?

The growth of crowdfunding, especially by Kickstarter, has been great to follow and has helped many new products and businesses come into existence. To start with, Kickstarter grew from nothing to 197,852 projects and $1.47 Billion in a matter of

Still no 3D printed money maker (a.k.a real problem)

A friend asked me for examples of teams using 3D printing as part of their Lean Startup approach to validating a market. So specifically teams starting companies selling physical products. The answer to that is, most tech things on Kickstarter.

Still no 3D printed money maker (a.k.a real problem)

A friend asked me for examples of teams using 3D printing as part of their Lean Startup approach to validating a market. So specifically teams starting companies selling physical products. The answer to that is, most tech things on Kickstarter.

Product Concept: Contextual Lamp Design

  Above is a lamp created from a fractal design using stereolithography.  There are lots of interesting ideas for 3D printed lamp shades out there, most of them novelty items like this one. Novelty item in the sense that there is

Product Concept: Contextual Lamp Design

  Above is a lamp created from a fractal design using stereolithography.  There are lots of interesting ideas for 3D printed lamp shades out there, most of them novelty items like this one. Novelty item in the sense that there is

Assume Users Will Invest Zero Seconds

I keep running into the discussion of whether there will eventually be a 3D printer in every home. Though no one obviously knows the answer (it may even be the wrong question to be asking), it’s still interesting to think through things like co-creation,

Assume Users Will Invest Zero Seconds

I keep running into the discussion of whether there will eventually be a 3D printer in every home. Though no one obviously knows the answer (it may even be the wrong question to be asking), it’s still interesting to think through things like co-creation,

Desktop rapid prototyping? Not really.

I bought a Printrbot Jr last year to see how far I could get prototyping-wise with the cheapest 3D printer available. At $499 this was the cheapest one at the time. I did have a spot of bother getting the thing

Desktop rapid prototyping? Not really.

I bought a Printrbot Jr last year to see how far I could get prototyping-wise with the cheapest 3D printer available. At $499 this was the cheapest one at the time. I did have a spot of bother getting the thing

Consumer 3D printers – like video games in 1983?

The development of consumer 3D printing has all sorts of parallels to how home computers, desktop printers, mobile phones etc. developed. There is another interesting one, the great North American video games crash of 1983. Historical comparisons are shaky at best – this

Consumer 3D printers – like video games in 1983?

The development of consumer 3D printing has all sorts of parallels to how home computers, desktop printers, mobile phones etc. developed. There is another interesting one, the great North American video games crash of 1983. Historical comparisons are shaky at best – this

What’s up with 3D printing?

I have been spending  a fair bit of time the past few months getting under the skin of 3D printing. Or vice versa. It was my first research area after leaving my previous job, and so far it has spun

What’s up with 3D printing?

I have been spending  a fair bit of time the past few months getting under the skin of 3D printing. Or vice versa. It was my first research area after leaving my previous job, and so far it has spun