You may remember when we reported back in March that the 3Doodler had broken the $2 million mark on Kickstarter. Well the time has come for all the people who contributed, or at least contributed enough, to receive their copy of the device just in time for the holidays. Everyone else looking to buy the 3D printing pen for $99, which is quite reasonable, will have to wait until 2014, but wouldn’t it be nice to know whether or not the device even works?
Japanese designer Hiroshi Kajimoto has come up with a new design for the umbrella, his design is called the UnBrella and it is basically an upside down umbrella.
As you can see from the photo and the video below, the actual fabric of the UnBrella is the opposite way to a normal umbrella, the wire frame is actually on the outside of the UnBrella instead of the inside.
Skyrim and Morrowind fans are sure to enjoy this awesome Skywind mod which has been built that recreates Morrowind within the Skyrim game.
Skywind is a non-commercial, fan made mod for Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game which has been created to merge the virtual world of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind game with the enhanced graphics and features of the Skyrim games engine.
From the looks of the photos, the Swing at the end of the world, looks like the world’s highest rope swing, it is located in the city of banos in Ecuador.
The Swing at the end of the world will let you sail into the air 2,660 meters above sea level, it is made from two long ropes which are connected to a small wooden seat, and then connected to a wooden tree house, have a look at the amazing photos and video below.
There are plenty of 3D printers available on the market at the moment, many of which we have already featured here on Geeky Gadgets. However if you are looking for a little extra height for your creations you might be interested in the new high-resolution Deltaprintr 3D printer which has launched on Kickstarter, thats offers a 12 inch printing height.
If you enjoyed making your own creations and designing and developing new prototypes you might be interested in a new desktop CNC milling machine in the form of the new open hardware project Shapeoko 2, which builds on the original design
The Shapeoko 2 has been created to be shipped as a kit which you can then assemble yourself and is available to purchase for just $299 if you are ok to provide the electronics to finish the project to your specifications.
If you enjoy walking or Camping you might be interested in a new device which has been created to help keep your devices charged at while you are away from the grid, in the form of the new PowerPot X charger.
The PowerPot X charger is the invention of David Toledo who has created it to provide 10 Watts of power to make sure your devices are fully charged and ready to use whenever you are away from civilisation. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the PowerPot X charger project and see it in action.
Designers Bartosz Kowalski and Joseph Chehade from Australia, have come up with what they are calling the worlds first custom DJ controller, the umidi.
The developers of the umidi are trying to raise $20,000 AUD on Kickstarter to put the umidi into production, each controller will cost around $950 AUD when they launch, have a look at the video below.
3D printing offers a new and very unique manufacturing opportunity which is already being embraced by the fashion industry, who have used the technology to already create a number of intricate designs for footwear and clothing.
Now Joshua Harker has used 3D printing technology to create his Quixotic Divinity Headdress which is pictured below and could be easily manufacturer using 3D printing. Creating shape and detail that would not be possible to make by hand or would take huge resources and time. Watch the video after the jump to see the Quixotic Divinity Headdress being worn and also a 3D movable image of the design which you can use to explore its form in more detail.
If like me you are always dropping your smartphone and need a good protective case to make suer that it’s not damaged you might be interested in this new Smartphone Case N concept created by Honda which comes equipped with is own airbag protection system, similar to that used in cars.
Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the innovative and homurous Smartphone Case N airbag equipped smartphone case project and see it in action protecting a smartphone during a drop test.
We have featured plenty of plastic 3D printers here on Geeky Gadgets over the years, but this new MiniMetalMaker 3D metal printer, must be the first that is capable of printing in metal.
The MiniMetalMaker is a small 3D metal printer that extrudes precious metal clay rather than plastic and lets you create objects in 3D with a modelling program like Autocad or Blender. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the 3D metal printer project and see it in action.
If you are looking for something a little faster than a bike but not quite a fully blown motorbike, you might be interested in the Motoped motorised bike kit. Which is a self assembly kit you build yourself using a XR50/pitbike engine and standard mountain bike components.
The Motoped is equipped with a Honda xr50 or Chinese pitbike engine together with downhill mountain bike parts mounted to a custom frame and swing arm. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Motoped project and see it in action.