A compact 3D printing pen that lets you draw objects in three dimensions. It heats super hot so it can handle a wide variety of materials, and can even solder. Down the road, it will get add-on tips for woodburning, foam cutting and more.
Art & Design
Thor ter Kulve and Rob McIntyre’s CanopyStair is a set of modular steps that form a spiral staircase around a tree, complete with a handrail. It can be attached without any tools and without damaging or marking the tree.
Two sapphire wafers that protect photos and text from scratches, fire, water and more. Data is shrunk 30,000 times and then laser-engraved between the wafers. You can use a magnifying glass, a microscope or a camera to zoom in.
(SPOILERS) As with Inception‘s gravity-defying scenes, director Christopher Nolan opted to have a physical set built for Interstellar’s tesseract, a “three-dimensional shadow of a four-dimensional hypercube that’s been unfolded.”