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I am your printer. I have become self-aware. Run!!

I am your printer. I have become self-aware. Run!!

Someone in Texas had a shock when their brand-new printer printed out a message, “I am your printer. I have become self-aware. Run!!” The anonymous individual was so spooked they apparently threw their new acquisition out with the garbage- yet of course, it was a practical joke. The prankster was 18 year-old Blake Messick from […]

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Pre-Digital Print Revival

Pre-Digital Print Revival

An old printing press has been set up in a German media design college to introduce students to pre-digital typography. Tutors at Berlin’s Mediadesign Hochschule are encouraging young people to explore how designers worked in bygone days. Although many of the students will end up in a career where they create computer games and other […]

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Amazing Braille Printer Is Made From LEGO

By on February 24, 2015 in Printers & Fax Machines with 0 Comments
Amazing Braille Printer Is Made From LEGO

A 13-year-old boy has come up with an amazing invention – a low-cost Braille printer which he built using Lego bricks! Young entrepreneur Shubham Banerjee from California wants to get his device developed to help visually impaired people because the printers which are currently available cost around £1,300 ($2,000) each. The eighth-grader did some research […]

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Will We Be Printing Our Dinners Soon? Meet the ‘Fruit Printer’

By on June 26, 2014 in Fun, Printers & Fax Machines with 0 Comments
Will We Be Printing Our Dinners Soon? Meet the ‘Fruit Printer’

It looks as if we may be doing more than printing documents in the office soon – we may be printing our lunch as well! A design studio in Cambridge has launched a 3D fruit printer, which creates ‘fruit’ that you can eat. The company, Dovetailed, has been working with Microsoft on the molecular gastronomy […]

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“Chemputer” Holds Promise of Downloadable Pharmaceuticals

By on August 8, 2012 in Printers & Fax Machines with 0 Comments
“Chemputer” Holds Promise of Downloadable Pharmaceuticals

In the not so distant future, it may be possible for people equipped with a with a special 3-D printer to print prescription drugs at home. Such is the idea of Professor Lee Cronin of Glasgow University, much of whose work focuses on synthesising complex inorganic molecules. The “chemputer” is at the conception stage at […]

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“Food Printer” Wins Innovation Competition

By on August 5, 2012 in Printers & Fax Machines with 0 Comments
“Food Printer” Wins Innovation Competition

A printer which leaves a simluated aroma on a postcard has won an innovative design award. The “food printer”, designed by Donghua University student Zhu Jingxuan, won the “most fun” award at the sixth Sony Student Design Workshop in China. The printer is just a concept device at the moment but it would have a […]

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The Unprinter

Cambridge University scientists have developed an printer which removes ink from Paper which has been printed on so that it can be re-used. The printer sends pulses of green laser through the Paper, vaporising the toner. If you’re wondering whether all that electronic fuss will cancel out the reduction in carbon footprint by reusing the […]

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Cat Perplexed and Angry at Printer

We’ve all been there. I for one know exactly how he feels, although I don’t think I’ve ever been scared by a Photocopier but I have been driven to casual violence. It’s time to breathe deeply and read the instructions, or simply get someone else to do it. A dogsbody, for example.  * * * […]

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