These Custom-Made, 3D Printed Earphones Actually Stay In Your Ears 3D printing has done it again this time enabling the electronics company Normal to create custom-made earphones, the kind that actually stay in your ears. On the Normal website , consumers find these golden words promising a new era in the world of headphones: Without giving away secrets, we use nerdalicious software and 3D printing to sculpt each one-of-a-kind pair. A proper fit helps every single note go directly into your sound craters. No noise left behind. In a video promotion on the Normal website, CEO and founder Nikki Kaufman explains the reasoning behind custom-made earphones. What you may not realize is that your ears are quite unlike anyone elses, Kaufman said. Completely unique, in fact, which is why we created this. To order your custom-made earphones, all you need to do is download the Normal app and snap a photo of both your ears. After you send the photos to Normal, the company will design earphones to fit your unique ears and then3D print the product. Consumers should be forewarned: crafting these earphones is a pretty tough projectand might cause some strange smells. The price is currently set at $199. Manufacturing the perfect likeness of an ear is not for the amateur, Kaufman said.
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Integrated with Cubify and Cube 3D printer, iSense lets user upload scans directly for 3D printing, either at home or through cloud. 3D Systems Announces New iSense 3D Scanner 3D Systems, Inc 333 Three D Systems Circle Rock Hill, SC, 29730 Press release date: June 25, 2014 -- Transforms your iPad into a mobile physical photography camera -- Easy and intuitive to use and affordable to own at $499 -- Captures items as small as a shoe and as large as an SUV to deliver instant 3D printables -- Powered by popular Sense software with full Cubify platform interoperability -- Compatible with iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPad 4 with Retina display ROCK HILL, S.C. -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that its iSense(TM) 3D scanner for iPad is immediately available for pre-order on Cubify(TM) and through affiliated retailers, resellers and distributors with commercial shipments to commence in the second half of July. Previewed at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, the iSense is ideal for physical photography on the go, empowering users to easily capture and readily 3D print their memorable moments. Powered by 3DS' popular Sense 3D scanning software, the iSense scans wirelessly in seconds for an easy capture experience. As the newest addition to 3DS' consumer offering, the iSense fully integrates with the Cube(R) family of consumer and prosumer 3D printers and also offers direct upload options to Cubify for cloud printing in a range of materials including Ceramix, Aluminix and Clear. Powered by 3DS' popular Sense software, the iSense gives you the freedom to scan anything and you don't have to stand still or place an object into a box as required with other 3D scanners. Users simply attach the iSense to an iPad, walk around and scan entire objects or environments obtaining a digital copy of the real thing. iSense is priced at $499 and is available for pre-order on Cubify, 3DS' consumer hub for 3D printing.
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" Normal " lets users order tailor-made earphones by taking photos of their ears via a smartphone app that launched this week for iPhones and Android phones. Once each ear has been photographed, customers are led through a "customization flow" to create their earphones from various design options. The brainchild of Quirky co-founder Nikki Kaufman, Normals are then manufactured using 3D-printing technology in New York and shipped within 48 hours in a personalized carrying case. As well as staying in place whilst running, working out or simply listening to music, Normals also claim to deliver a better listening experience as the sound direction is more precisely tuned than with standard earphones. Normal was inspired by the difficulties Kaufman had finding custom-made earphones, which typically involve having silicone molds created and waiting for weeks for manufacturing before being hit with a hefty price tag. Meanwhile customizable headphones are having a moment, with Velodyne Acoustics unveiling its new customizable "skins" at the recent CE Week FashionWare showcase in New York. The ear candy brand is working on a website portal that will enable headphone users to upload their own images to create unique skins for their designs. Normals are available for $199. Technology & Electronics
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- Teens can now get their hands on some high-tech equipment at the Redding Library. Through a California State Library Association grant, the library was able to purchase $12,000 worth of software and equipment for teens. There is animation, 3D printing/video and photo editing software for teens to experiment and create on. The library also has a 3D printer, video cameras and a green screen. They're called Creation Stations. The Teen Advisory Board at the Redding Library applied for a grant of $6,000 to get one creation station, but the California State Library Association loved the idea so much, they doubled the grant to help the library get two stations. "This type of experience-hands on experience-3D printing or the animation or the editing and making videos, all of that, are important skills for as they go to college and for doing job related skills," said teen librarian Katie Leach. The library came up with the idea because they already have technology for adults and children, but not teens. The Creation Stations are aimed to appeal to the teenage crowd. Teenagers can stop by the library to use the equipment on Tuesday afternoons, or make an appointment during regular library hours. Copyright 2014 by KRCRTV.com All rights reserved.
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+1 Developer Turtle Rock Studios and publisher 2K Games have announced that you can now 3D print the hunters and monsters from their upcoming first-person monster-hunting game, Evolve . The designs for the eight announced hunters and two announced monsters are available to download for free on Evolve's website . All you need is access to a 3D printer. If you own one, you can simply load the files into the printer and create the models. Otherwise, you can submit and buy the printed models from 3D printing shops like Sculpteo and Shapeways . From the pictures, the models--especially the Goliath monster figure--look pretty cool. The hype surrounding Evolve has been steadily growing over the past months. At the E3 conference this year, the game received the E3 Critics Game of the Show award . You can learn more about Evolve with our extensive Next Big Game coverage that includes previews of a bunch of the game's characters. Evolve launches on October 21 for PlayStation 4 , Xbox One , and PC .
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Little Rock, Arkansas (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 After shattering the $200 barrier to 3D printing, and the OneUp continues to lead the way in consumer level 3D printing. Up until now, the OneUp and its big brother, the TwoUp, have only been available in satin black finished frame, but no longer! After shipping well over 1000 units, Q3D has released 10 new and exciting colors to liven up your workspace. The frames are made from 100% precision laser cut acrylic in a rainbow of transparent colors. "Despite the low price, the OneUp delivers professional level output down to 50 micron resolution at high speeds," said Nathan Myers Lead Sales for Q3D . "The price point is low enough that a company can put a OneUp on every engineer's or artists' desk without breaking the bank; access to 3D printing