Brilliantly simple design…
We love really clever yet simple solutions to problems that have proven difficult to solve in the past, and the Finn is one such example.
Plenty bike mounts for phones exist already, but none of them work this well on ANY smartphone, nor are they this simple to fit, or this cheap (£10).
The biggest concern is that it won’t be stable enough but they have tested it on BMXs and downhill mountain bikes without any problems.
Paired with a waterproof case or one of Sony’s waterproof phone, you’ve got something pretty special.
David 3D Printer uses granules instead of filament…
Most FDM (extrusion) based 3D printers use material in filament form as a cheaper way feed and extrude plastic. This filament is made from granules, but the problem is that turning these granules into filament of a uniform thickness (+ or - 0.02mm) approximately triples the price for good filament.
The David 3D printer cuts out this middleman making the material a lot cheaper. It also means that you don’t have to worry about the quality of the material as much, or if it is a uniform thickness with no bubbles. I’ve used cheap filament and its a complete waste of money.
Earlybird prices start at $2,745 (£1,645 + shipping + import tax), so it’s a not the cheapest but is probably the next milestone in consumer grade 3D printing technology as its one less thing to go wrong in FDM printers.
Ben & Jerry’s manufactured using Ben & Jerry’s waste…
Fear not, this isn’t the latest food quality/content related scandal. In actual fact, Ben and Jerry’s use waste ingredients (dairy/sugars/fruit/etc) and waste water from the magical ice cream manufacturing process to produce clean renewable energy.
They do this by putting all that waste into a Biodigester which uses microbes and bacteria to literally digest the waste and produce gas, which, in turn, is used to fuel turbines.
Last year, 16 million pints of their ice cream were produced with the help of what B&J have nicknames ‘The Chunkinator’ or BIOPAQ®AFR Biodigester if you’re looking to buy one.
Fresh Design Works are starting a monthly social event for designers of real, tangible objects working in Bristol and the surrounding areas.
One of our key aims is to create a much needed community for Industrial, Product, and Furniture Designers, Design Engineers, Designer/Makers, and Inventors in the South West. Our long term aim is to launch a public design event showcasing what the west has to offer.
Meetups to be the first Wednesday of every month, at the Mud Dock cafe from 7pm onwards.
Drone-X first video
Friends of Fresh Design Works, Drone-X have just released their first video showcasing their aerial photography abilities.
Drone-X are a new company that design and build radio controlled multi-rotor aerial vehicles for aerial photography, as well as offering aerial photography services.
I tried a 2-D printer once, and the paper jammed.
So now I just painstakingly re-create my paper copies by hand, like a medieval monk.
i tried using paper, but the edges crumpled
so now i just chisel my commandments into stone, like old testament god
I tried using stone, but it cracked and broke.
Now I just scream everything at passersby, hoping they’ll remember what I said so I can ask them about it when I need it.
I tried shouting things at passersby but they ignored me.
Now I emit allohormones in a gypsobelum that bonds selectively with the recipient’s hemolymph to reconfigure their bursa copulax into a copulatory canal. I can only say one thing, “I want to mate with you,” but really, what else ever needs to be said?
Ha! This is basically the first 3 months of owning a 3D printer