Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Forget the tricky digital files these printers require--just go from brain to reality.
The first version uses an EmotivEPOC headset that reads brainwaves and detects emotion and facial expressions hooked to a MakerBot 3D printer.
The wearer watches what the thing comes up with on a screen and can edit it somewhat to look like what they were thinking.
The first product was an orange monster "thought" by an adult.
Chile pitched in some money so kids can experiment with this in school.
This stuff is moving fast. I can think up lots of jokes about it--but those don't print.
Check out http://www.thinkerthing.com.