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3D Printed Jaw for Sea Turtle

A new 3D printed titanium jaw.

After this sea turtle was wounded by a boat propeller it was brought to the Dalyan Iztuzu Pamukkale University (PAU), Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. It was then that the PAU volunteers reached out to BTech to explore the possibility of 3D printing a custom titanium beak for the poor creature. Together with veterinarians and surgeons, the team designed a replica of the turtle’s beak. Recreating the powerful upper and lower jaws of the 45-kg turtle in Materialise’s 3-matic software was no easy process, with BTech relying on finite element and movement analysis to ensure a proper design.

Source: 3D Printing Industry

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Drone detects and avoids obstacles with Intel Camera

Ascending Technologies and Intel develop collision avoidance technology for drones

This AscTec drone detects avoids obstacles with an Intel RealSense CameraAscending Technologies and Intel are developing collision avoidance technology and algorithms for unmanned aerial systems (UAVs), also known as drones. With the use of using Intel RealSense cameras and Ascending Technologies’ AscTec Trinity auto pilot system these drones are capable of detecting and avoiding objects. On one of these drones a 360 camera was To showcase this, Intel created an obstacle course inside the CES keynote ballroom. The AscTec Firefly multi-copter drones equipped with Intel RealSense cameras automatically flew through the course.

Intel RealSense CameraWhy is it important for drones to detect and avoid objects?

First of all safety. “Drone operators and businesses relying on drone services will largely benefit from the unprecedented simplicity and safety of drone operations close to obstacles using this new technology. Reliable obstacle avoidance will also open entirely new fields of drone applications such as automatic delivery of goods or emergency medication”. Source: Ascending Technologies

Playing drone ping-pong

What better test than to play a game of drone ping pong with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.


Want to build your own RealSense Application?

Order the development kit at Intel

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Face Hacking: Real-Time Tracking & 3D Projection

3D projection mapping on faces.

Face hacking:face tracking and  3D projection mappingNobumichi Asai calls it ‘face hacking’. He and his team made this trippy video where the put on digital make up using face tracking and 3D Projection Mapping.

If you liked this video, check out their first video.

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Structure: The First 3D Sensor for Mobile Devices

Capture your environment in 3D.

Structure 3D sensor for tabletThe Structure 3D Sensor is a mobile sensor that lets you capture 3D structures with your iPad. Clip it around your tablet and walk around. With a click you can digitalize your world, in 3D. Some of the applications with great piece of technology:
Measure a complete room with accurate dimensions
Augmented Reality: Place virtual objects in real world objects
Games in combination with the Oculus Rift


Specifications Structure 3D Sensor

Clip the Structure 3D sensor in your iPad Size: 119.2mm x 27.9mm x 29mm
Minimum Distance: 40 centimeters
Maximum Distance: 3.5+ meters
Precision: 1% of measured distance (typical)
Resolution: VGA (640 x 480) / QVGA (320×240)
Framerate: 30 / 60 frames per second
Price: $379,-

Structure SDK for iOS

Do you want to publish your own incredible applications. You can download the Structure software developers kit and experiment with your own computer vision ideas. Think about:
Precise 6-DoF tracking
Volumetric reconstruction
Real world occlusion


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Pix4D turns your DJI Phantom 2 in a 3D mapping Tool

The world’s most popular drone

DJI Phantom 2 Drone
So you have one of the world’s most popular drones, a DJI Phantom. Introduced in 2013 the Phantom is a red-and-white quadcopter that can carry a 4K high-definition camera, such as a GoPro Hero4. You made the most beautiful aerial movies and are looking for a new application. Why not making 3D models?

Make 3D models with Pix4Dmapper

Fly the DJI Phantom Autonomously with the Pix4Dmapper App

With the Pix4Dmapper App  you can turn a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ into an autonomous mapping and measuring tool.  Create 2D maps and 3D models in which you can measure distances. Some specs of the app:

Select an area for mapping
Autonomous mission (by GPS)
Automatic image taking and geo-tagging

DJI Software Developers Kit (SDK)

dji software development kit

DJI announced the SDK during the release of their newest product, the Inspire 1 quadcopter.  With this Kit it’s possible to:

Fly a Phantom autonomously via Flight Control (GPS)
Live view and camera controls
• Telemetry: battery, altitude, speed, location


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Review: Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset

What to expect from Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset

google cardboard vr virtual reality headset google streetviewAs a gadget-lover this product really suprised me. Fold a piece of cardboard into a VR headset and place your smartphone in it. For me it was a very nice intuitive, experience to walk and look around in Paris. If you want to give Virtual Reality a try (and don’t want to spent a lot of money) I found this a very good value for money deal.

1) Get your own VR headset
2) Download the Android App
3) Place your Smartphone into the VR headset
4) Enjoy!

Some possibilities in the Google Cardboard App:

Google Earth: Fly like superman over and in 3D cities
YouTube: Watch YouTube videos on a 360° dome
Photo Sphere: Look around the photo spheres you’ve captured.
Street Vue: Watch 360°  in Paris on a summer day.

The experience was performed with a Samsung Galaxy S5. Small remark, check the source for compatible phones.

Update: 21 nov. Watch Paul McCartney Concert in 360 degrees

paul mccarthny jaunt 360 concert google cardboad experience
The company Jaunt just posted a 360 degree concert from Paul McCartney you can watch on your google cardboard.




Update: 19 dec. Watch Google Streetview on your Cardboard device

Cardboard users can use a new feature in Google Maps, use a VR mode in Street View.

Google Streetview available in Google Cardboard

Website Google Cardboard

Source: https://cardboard.withgoogle.com/

Get the Google Cardboard App on Google Play


Price Cardboard VR Headset: $ 8.49

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3D Printed Food in Project EDIBLE GROWTH

3d printed food mushroom eating

3D Printed food containing seeds, spores and yeast according to a personalized 3D file.

Would you 3D-print your own personalized food?

We live in an era where food is not only grown or bred anymore, but manufactured in a laboratory setting or build with a 3D printer. These technologies influence supply chains, eating habits, preparation methods and introduce entirely new food products to the market. Edible growth is an example of a future food product that forms a bridge between new technologies and authentic practises of growing and breeding food. Multiple layers containing seeds, spores and yeast are printed according to a personalized 3D file.

Source: http://www.chloerutzerveld.com/#/edible-growth-2014/

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