FREE SHIPPING Through May! May 16th, 2013

The sun has finally come out of hiding, and we think it’s safe to start planning your Summer…and that means time for a new project! To help you get your new idea off the ground we are giving you FREE SHIPPING on all orders until the end of May. Use coupon code: PGTSGM at the checkout to redeem*.

Whether it’s a summer craft sale you are preparing for, or you just want to get that electronics project you’ve been working on all winter well and truly finished in time for your holiday, we know you’ll make good use of the offer!

* Valid one use per customer so make it a good one. Applicable for UK and international orders. Ends Midnight 31st May. Items will be shipped by standard post.

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Rapid 3D construction with LaserOrigami March 15th, 2013

Pushing the boundaries of what is possible with laser cutting, researchers at the Hasso Plattner Institute have discovered how to make 3D objects using a standard 2D laser cutter. Continue reading “Rapid 3D construction with LaserOrigami” »

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Make something BIG this month with 50% off our largest materials! March 14th, 2013

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CoStar iPad Engraving March 13th, 2013

CoStar are the No.1 in commercial real estate information. They recently launched their new app ‘CoStarGo‘, an app which gives the user all the commercial real estate information they could dream of at their finger tips, having spent 5 years canvassing 400,000 commercial properties.

To help launch the app across the country they commissioned over 800 iPads to be engraved using our iTattoo service with the logo for the app, as well as the company logo at the bottom, giving that professional touch to the launch. Continue reading “CoStar iPad Engraving” »

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Fully Functional Plotter Made From Cardboard March 7th, 2013

Inventor Niklas Roy was asked to give a workshop at the School of Art & Design in Offenbach in which he set the students a challenge to build mechanical devices out of cardboard. He couldn’t resist getting involved himself and decided to build himself a fully functioning plotter.

Built entirely from fin board and welding rod, it uses two dials and a switch on the front to manually move the pen around, take a look at the video below to see it working. Continue reading “Fully Functional Plotter Made From Cardboard” »

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World’s First 3D Printing Pen! February 19th, 2013

Now, as someone who has limited 3D modelling skills, and no direct access to a 3D printer  to play with, I think this looks like an awesome idea! Continue reading “World’s First 3D Printing Pen!” »

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Scott Carter Makes Sculptures from Gallery Walls February 19th, 2013

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Be careful when inviting Scott Carter to exhibit in your gallery, you might be calling up your insurance company shortly afterwards!

Carter’s artwork blurs the lines between sculpture and installation buy creating his pieces from the gallery walls themselves. Continue reading “Scott Carter Makes Sculptures from Gallery Walls” »

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Anatomy of a Sign February 19th, 2013

Thought this was a great little film, which nicely demonstrates the goings-on in a busy sign making company.

DOT Sign shop in NYC is responsible for making more than a million street signs in the city, watch the video to see how they manage such a task.

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Make Monsters With 123D Creature February 18th, 2013

Autodesk have released a new app in their line of 123D free modelling software, one which lets you create strange and wonderful creatures at the swipe of a finger.

123D Creature is a sculpting app which is powered completely by touch, on your tablet. Mould creatures easily by intuitive motions, stretch and warp pre-designed models to create your own unique monster. The joints, textures and colours blend seamlessly, and 3D printable – just download the file and either print yourself or send to your favoured print service.

This 123D app is sadly not free, it comes for $7.99, but is currently available for and introductory price of $1.99 so get it while the going is good.

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Laser Cuts Lately February 15th, 2013

Time to pinch a few of the posts from over at TLC, and give you some of the best designs that have shown up there lately, some inspiration for you!

Above: Laser cutting in progress, by Andy Singleton and Lost Heritage Manchester Continue reading “Laser Cuts Lately” »

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