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From Prototype to Production: 3 Things You Need To Know

Plan not only for launch, but for the life of the product.<p>It’s no secret that creating new hardware products is hard. From idea, to proof-of-concept, to functional prototype, to public launch, to production and ongoing support, every step of the way has its own pitfalls. Hardware development …

Manufacturing

The Mellow Drive: A Slick Way to Motorize Any Skateboard

This is one of the better designed personal mobility devices we've seen<p>From Germany comes the Mellow Drive, a smartly designed, …

Industrial Design

xinyue yang's sensor-enabled lamp lights like fire

xinyue yang's sensor-enabled lamp lights like fire<p><b>with her passion for electronics, coding and physical computing, xinyue yang creates ‘breeze’ — a</b> …

Industrial Design

Insane 'Iron Man' flight suit is not an April Fools' joke

Tony Stark and his amazing Iron Man flight suit, an impressive piece of wearable tech designed and built by Stark alone, is a near-perfect Marvel comic-book confection — just the kind of thing that slightly crazy tech entrepreneurs might chase.<p>No, we're not talking about Elon Musk.<p>British inventor …

Marvel Universe

The ‘Swish and Flick’ Chair

<b>UPDATE: ONLY 24 HOURS LEFT!</b>Folding chairs are usually a design exercise in functionality. Making sure your chair folds into something nice and slim, …

Furniture

Flux Delta+ : Multi-functional Personal 3D Printer for Designers

Forget about those super expensive 3D printers, <b>FLUX Delta+</b> offers all-in-one 3D printer in reasonable price. Designed and developed for designers by …

3D Printing

Snow-domination transportation

The RDSV concept vehicle looks like an absolute beast. Even with its lean frame, it manages to look like it could outwit any mountain terrain. An …

Transportation

A Form-follows-Evolution Bike!

Form exercises can lead to the making of rather brilliant conceptual products or automobiles. Think of the Iron-Man suit or the Batmobile concepts …

Motorcycles

Watch for the Wolves of Wall Street!

The Rebel watches by LIV have a secret ingredient that makes it a significantly different and refreshing timepiece. Men may know what they want, but …

Watches

The Bottletop Bass-machine!

What if a speaker didn’t have to be big to produce big sound? What if it could just use something external to magnify sound waves? That’s the basis …

Gear & Gadgets

Kancy Wireless Smart Switch For The Internet Of Things (video)

Kancy is a new wireless smart switch which has been created to help take your smart home to the next level and provide Internet of Things automation …

A Forever Bike

No single cyclist uses their bike in the same way! This is especially true for commuters. Designed with this in mind, Modefi allows users to create …

3D Printing

Tammax Smart Mirror Hits Kickstarter (video)

If you don’t fancy making your very own smart mirror using hardware such as the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC, you may be interested in the new Tammax …

This powerful goo promises to make your iPhone screen indestructible

Phone displays are super fragile. And the only way to protect your phone's display is to apply an ugly screen protector on top of it.<p>But what if you could protect your phone display and make it more scratch-resistant and water-repellent with some seemingly magical goo?<p>Enter the ProtectPax, an …

Phones

A coffee machine for Frank Lloyd Wright

Architecture enthusiasts will see the uncanny resemblance between the Cascade coffee maker and Frank Lloyd Wright’s undebatably iconic Fallingwater …

Architecture

A vision for 3D precision: this robot arm 'prints' giant structures using AI

London firm Ai Build has created a robot-armed printer, capable of creating intricate patterns at remarkable speeds<p>This plastic pavilion solves one …

3D Printing

Smart Water Saving for Dummies

Introducing, eDrop – a barely-there smart monitoring device which helps you keep track of your daily water usage! The super small device fits on to …

Industrial Design

This selfie drone can fit in your pocket

We've seen selfie drones before, but there aren't many that are about the size of smartphone. The Hobbico C-Me is $200 foldable micro drone that is capable of snapping photos and videos.<p>The drone can fly up to six and a half feet in the air for up to 10 minutes. It features an 8-megapixel camera …

Drones

Millebot, A Large Scale 3D Printer Built Inside an Easily Transportable Shipping Container

A photo posted by MILLE© (@millebot) on Dec 10, 2016 at 5:52pm PST<p>Millebot is a large-scale 3D printer that is built inside an easy to transport …

3D Printing

The 6 Best Ideas From CES 2017

From cars that transform into your apartment to programmable Lego bricks, the future is being built all around us.<p>There is no feeling as equally overwhelming and futile as walking through the convention halls of Las Vegas, staring at 1,000 identical TVs, and trying to squint out the future between …

Driverless Cars

Jony Ive goes inside Apple’s design lab in new video

Going inside Apple’s design lab is a rare privilege some Apple execs don’t even get, but Jony Ive is giving the world a glimpse inside his lab to celebrate the company’s new book.<p>In Apple’s latest video, Jony Ive’s disembodied voice floats through his Industrial Design Studio while describing the …

3D printer owners rate the best 14 machines

Online user community 3D Hubs has published its third annual 3D Printer Guide for 2017, based on reviews from 8,624 verified 3D printer owners of 513 …

3D Printing

Tesla’s Former Chief Engineer Has a New Luxury Electric Car

One of the key engineering minds behind Tesla's groundbreaking electric Model S sedan has a daring new luxury electric car he and his team will …

Best New Luxury Cars at 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview - Bloomberg

Next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, manufacturers will introduce more than 50 brand-new vehicles to the car-buying public.<p><b>Bentley</b>, <b>Bugatti</b>, …

Cup o’ Music!

Ai means love in the Japanese language. In english, AI stands for artificial intelligence. Wth this in mind, the thoughtfully designed Plus Minus …

Design

Zero Motorcycles unveils its 2017 electric bike lineup: now over 200-mile range & more power

In term of size and market share, Zero Motorcycles is the clear leader in the electric motorcycle segment. And that’s mainly because the company has been consistent over the past few years in releasing significantly improved model lineups with better battery pack technology and more power. They …

Electric Vehicles

Google’s Project Soli Can Now Identify Any Object

In the hands of third-party researchers, Google’s wearable sensors get a wild upgrade.<p>Google’s Project Soli was was revealed last year, born out of the company’s most secretive lab. To create Soli, interface guru Ivan Poupyrev fit a tiny radar into a smartwatch, allowing it to recognize the tiniest …

Wearable Tech

Virtual reality transforms actual construction (and its ability to execute complexity)

Speed, accuracy, and complexity don't have to be mutually exclusive in construction. At least, that's the theory behind augmented reality …

Augmented Reality

A bit of the future, a bit of the past

You may not see gramophones around anymore, but even if you have, you sure as hell haven’t seen anything like the Infinium. Inspired by the burst of …