3D printing for good and evil

Any technology can be used for good as well as evil. A hammer can be used to kill a person, or build a home for one. This same duality goes for the emergent 3D printing technologies, and the full potential of this revolution has not yet been realized. In this video from 16×9, the different sides of the 3D printing revolution is investigated and both constructive and destructive uses are covered. The power of this technology is tremendous, which could make it a dangerous tool if it is used by bad people. What is your opinion and thoughts on this subject?

DIY Days Gothenburg

In January 18th – 19th, 2014, Crafters University participated in a very friendly and cozy event called DIY Days Gothenburg. It was one of the smaller events out there, but that was perfect for Crafters University’s first time on the showroom floor. The visitors where very friendly as well, and very interested in our site. We also had some mini projects for people to fold, and a Microgolf course.  Here’s a few photos from the event:


A youngster visiting our booth, checking out our printed sheets of paper for the “Boomerang paper airplane” and geeky “Pocketprotector” mini projects.


Another youngster, throwing around his very own “Boomerang paper airplane” that he folded by himself.


We also brought a fun little game called “Microgolf”! It’s like mini golf, but much smaller and uses a ball bearing as a golf ball. It was very popular at this event.


Finding new solutions

Tonight i was at a bar with some of my acquaintance at an after work event. Needed to cool down and take a break, i went outside into the cool winter air and found a women standing by her self. I apologize for almost bumping into her, and stood aside to light my cigarette. Then i noticed that she had a white thin cane and realized she was blind. I didn’t want to make a big deal of it, so i was quiet for a while, but then i noticed that she was twiddling around with an object in her hand. At first i couldn’t quite make it out, it looked like a black square with a lot of buttons on it…Secretly watching her, i suddenly realized it was a Rubik’s cube, but without the colors! She had a Rubik’s cube with different shaped buttons where the colors used to be! HOW COOL IS THAT?! I just couldn’t bite my tongue and had to ask her about it. She told me that a friends had made it as a gift to her. I asked her if i could take a picture of it and her, to put on this site, and she gracefully agreed. Unfortunately my hands was shaking a bit, but with the help from a total stranger, i got the following picture of her and her really cool Rubik’s cube! I just love this kind of creative craftsmanship!

Rubicks Cube with Buttons!

I never got to know her name, since she preferred to be anonymous. But luckily she allowed me to take a picture of her and put up on this site…now how about that beautiful smile!

The Anonymous Rubicks Cube Lady

Good luck to you, in whatever you try to accomplish in the future, anonymous lady! You just made my day! 🙂