Ingreedy: Cake Technology

Ingreedy are a start-up with a novel product idea: selling glass jars filled with just the right ingredients to make tasty baked goods at home. The central idea is smart: outsourcing production to the customer adds value, making for an interactive post-purchase experience where there would otherwise be none, while the nice packaging helps too. Ingreedy co-founder Samuel Cox classes himself as a maker of things and … Read More

Sun, Sand & Selective Laser Sintering

It’s the Summer. It’s an extremely hot day here in London, the hottest day of 2011, in fact. So it’s with just the tiniest stretch of the imagination that I could be right there in the desert watching Markus Kayser at work on his next great experiment. He’s built his own solar-powered 3D printer out of a large panel of magnifying … Read More

The Weird Inner World of the 3D Fractal

This post is about one of the really cool things that happens when maths I don’t understand and technologies I don’t understand get together to make something awesome. Let us begin: A fractal is a conceptual object that reveals further details about its shape ad infinitum, upon ever-closer inspection of it’s fabric. Think of the trunk of a tree sprouting … Read More

On the Potential for Branded Robots

r2d2 branded robot

Last year I wrote about these awesome fighting robots from Japan, where  I asked this question: “I am very interested in at least progressing research into the potential for branded robotics, androids & cybernetics if any readers have thoughts?” I received an equally awesome response from one Pius Agius, who challenged me on my Western predilection to see robots fighting rather … Read More