3Doodler Create+ Leather Edition Review: Magic pen Score Details “The 3Doodler Create+ brings wood and plastic 3D creations to the tip of your pen.” Specially designed to work with wood Comes with many accessories Premium look Steep learning curve Constant maintenance required 3Doodler has been running on high ever since the surprising success of its Kickstarter campaign back in 2013, delivering an affordably priced 3D printing pen for the masses. There have been several iterations of its 3D printing pen since then, like 3Doodler 2.0 in 2015 and the 3Doodler Create+, but the core idea has remained unchanged. The company struck a chord with educators, thanks in part to how the 3Doodler is marketed as a creative tool for various STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) classes and activities. Following in the same footsteps as the 3Doodler 2.0, which marketed itself more to enthusiasts and professionals, the … [Read more...] about 3Doodler Create+ Leather Edition Review: Magic pen
XPG Headshot 4D printed gaming mouse hands-on “XPG's custom-printed Headshot mouse could open up a new frontier for gaming gear.” Super lightweight and durable Can be printed to your unique hand size and grip type High-end sensor and switches Squeeze is a unique input option Expensive for a wired gaming mouse Xtreme Performance Gear (XPG), Adata’s gaming division, has an exciting new take on the gaming mouse. It uses new 3D printing techniques to build gaming mice specifically for the hand size, shape, and grip type of every gamer. XPG wants to give everyone a gaming mouse that’s custom-built for them. New materials for a new age Even the best gaming mice are made of plastic. They might have a rubberized coating for grip or comfort, but their bodies, frames, and buttons are all plastic. More recently, though, we’ve started to see gaming mice with a honeycomb structure that removes as much of the shell of the mouse as … [Read more...] about XPG Headshot 4D printed gaming mouse hands-on review
James Bricknell James built his first PC when he was 13 and has never looked back. He can be found on Windows Central, usually in the corner where all the 3D printers are, or huddled around the Xbox playing the latest games. … [Read more...] about Get yourself this $160 Monoprice Mini Pro 3D printer right now!
Dungeons & Dragons is putting out fine lines of miniatures thanks to partnerships with companies such as WizKids and Gale Force Nine, and a number of third parties offer fantastic products as well. But many role-players enjoy the DIY touch. That’s where 3D printing comes to the table(top). If you browse 3D-printing sites such as Shapeways or image boards like Imgur and Pinterest, you can find a number of plans and pictures for miniatures (be they adventurers, monsters, buildings, or terrain). I spend far too much time looking at plans for card holders, player tokens, castles, and creatures, and I don’t even have a 3D printer. I’m just an admirer. One of those with this tech is Miguel Zavala. He studied art but heard the call of public service. And then he discovered a way for him to blend his passion for art with his love for D&D — 3D printing. And he went whole hog and printed the entire Monster Manual — 352 pages of more than 150 monsters. I saw … [Read more...] about 3D-printing Dungeons & Dragons’ Monster Manual
The R&D Index for the week ending June 14, 2019 closed at 4,580.03 for the 25 companies in the R&D Index. The Index was up 1.91% (or 85.68 basis points) from the week ending June 7, 2019. Eighteen of the 25 R&D Index members gained value from 0.04% (Oracle and Qualcomm) to 3.64% (Amazon). Seven of the 25 R&D Index members lost value last week from -0.37% (Pfizer) to -5.59% (Eli Lilly Company). The Labor Department announced last Wednesday that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.1% in May from April and 1.8% from May 2018, less than the expected 1.9%. This was weaker than the 0.3% increase in April from March and also weaker than April’s 2.0% increase from April 2018. The lower interest rates were touted as being responsible for a 27% surge in mortgage applications during the first week in June. The Federal Reserve was concerned about a slowing economy over the past two months and had been considering a rate cut which could be put in place at its regular meeting … [Read more...] about R&D Market Pulse: Stats Point to Continued U.S. Economic Growth