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3D Monster Truck Parking Simulator review

3D Monster Truck Parking Simulator is a game that lets you develop and test your skill as a monster truck driver on various courses. The graphics are great, and the controls are quick to learn. But to get good at this game, you really have to put in some time.

Pros

Multiple modes: You can choose from Normal, Kids, Baby, and Fun modes when you start playing this game. Each of these modes features an adjusted level of difficulty based on the ability of the target audience, making it possible for a wide audience to enjoy this game.

Customizable controls: … Read more

Think 3D Free review

Think 3D Free lets you create projects using a variety of 3D shapes that you can add to, rotate and manipulate in space, and save images of. Choose from 11 different types of projects, and build structures with vibrant colors that are fun to experiment with and observe.

This app opens with two sample projects already created for you to play with and add to if you choose. Tap a project to get started, or choose to create your own new one by tapping the "+" icon in the upper left-hand corner of the interface. This will bring up … Read more

Roomeon 3D-Planner for Mac review

Roomeon 3D-Planner for Mac gives you the tools you need to design and arrange any room through its intuitive and versatile interface. Drag and drop different types of furniture, accessories, and decor into your room, while also adjusting the dimensions of the room to suit your vision. Then save your creation, or share it with the community.

To use Roomeon, you'll have to set up a free account or log in with Facebook. Once that's done, you can jump right into designing and decorating the room of your choice. The first step is to choose a template for … Read more

Crave Ep. 152: App lets you make music with a full symphony

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How fast can you solve a Rubik's cube? Probably not as fast as the CubeStormer 3 Lego robot, which just set a new world record. We jam with Cadenza, an app out of Harvard that lets you play along with a full orchestra, and we get Superman's POV using a drone, a green screen, and some really creative video. All that and more on this week's Crave show. Read more

Custom 3D-printed kayak is a homemade work of art

Jim Smith is an ambitious man. He not only built himself a large 3D printer, he also decided to have it make him a kayak. It appears to be the world's first 3D-printed kayak, and it's a stunner.

The kayak's multi-colored patchwork design looks like it would appeal to Colin Baker's version of "Doctor Who." The boat consists of 28 parts printed using ABS plastic. The materials to produce the nearly 17-foot-long kayak with a 6mm-thick hull cost around $500, according to Smith. The whole contraption weighs nearly 65 pounds, which is pretty much in line with the weight of a regular kayak.… Read more

Prepare Barbie for battle with 3D-printed armor

Barbie can be anything -- an astronaut, doctor, Air Force pilot, rock star, police officer, computer engineer -- so why not a warrior? That's exactly what 3D designer Jim Rodda, known as Zheng3 in the hobbyist 3D-printing community, envisioned when he started a Kickstarter campaign to create Barbie-compatible 3D-printed medieval armor.

It started because Rodda's 4-year-old niece has a birthday coming up and he wanted to design and print a unique gift for her.

"The original plan was to make My Little Pony-compatible glitter cannons, but the engineering turned out to be beyond what I could handle in a reasonable amount of time," Rodda told Crave. "So I back-burnered that idea, but was still interested in making accessories for toys she already had. I've been playing Dungeons and Dragons since forever, so my design thinking often goes towards fantasy medieval themes. From there it's a short mental hop to armor for Barbie dolls." … Read more

A beating patch of cells could mend broken hearts

When the human heart is seriously physically damaged, modern medicine's solution can seem a bit brutal: rip it out and put another one in.

Harvard researchers may have just come up with a more elegant approach. They've created a layer of heart cells that actually beats on its own and could one day be used as a patch to repair major heart defects.… Read more

3D-printed corset wraps model in revisionist Eden

Multimaterial is going to be the next big thing in 3D printing, allowing for multiple colours and materials in a single print session. And 3D-printing company Stratasys is right in the vanguard with its Objet500 Connex3, unveiled in January.

The printer has three nozzles, which makes it possible to print in three materials at the same time -- or three different colours, cyan, magenta and yellow, for an entire rainbow of colour options.

What could you do with such a printer? Well, the potential options are amazing. But perhaps an artist is the best person to showcase just how beautiful 3D printing can be. Michaella Janse van Vuuren, a South African artist, designer, and engineer, has used the Objet500 Connex3 to create a range of fashion accessories in a collection she calls the Garden of Eden -- a subverted version of the biblical myth in which, she says, the woman is free and powerful.… Read more

3D-printed medical device rescues baby's breath

Garrett Peterson is only 18 months old, but he has been hooked to a ventilator just to stay alive. He suffers from a serious form of tracheobronchomalacia, which causes his breathing airways to collapse. Even slight movements can trigger the problem, so he has been unable to go home with his parents, Natalie and Jake Peterson. That's about to change thanks to the use of a 3D-printed trachael splint.

"Nothing would stop him from turning blue," said Natalie Peterson in a release from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, where Garrett underwent surgery in January. "Just lifting his legs for diaper change would collapse his airways and that was it. There was nothing we could do to help him."… Read more

Giant 3D printer starts spitting out a house

Till now, 3D printing has been used to create relatively small items -- everything from iPhone cases to prosthetic fingers to aircraft parts and alien shoes. But none of those projects are a match for the full-size house Dutch architects have begun building in Amsterdam using a 20-foot-tall 3D printer.

The project, known simply as the "3D Print Canal House," uses a super-sized version of the popular in-home 3D printer made by Ultimaker. Dutch architectural firm Dus commissioned the machine when it decided to take the scale-model rooms it was already 3D-printing and turn them into the real thing.… Read more