Observation; role model scientist

Observation; role model scientist

Just a quick observation that struck me when I watching the latest Teenage Mutant Hero Turtle movie with the family.. It seems that our view of a typical scientist is shifting. Previously you’d think of an Albert Einstein type when modelling a character for a movie (think Doc from Back to the future). But now … Continue reading

2016; the year of fast 3D printers

2016; the year of fast 3D printers

2016 is the year of fast printers. It kicked off with Carbon3D launching their M1 printer. And many others will follow. Below an enlightening video about the Carbon3D CLIP process. Just very unfortunate that the printer is priced so astronomically high. Otherwise the manufacturing industry would have changed for the better by now already.   … Continue reading

Alphabet soup.. vision and direction..

Alphabet soup.. vision and direction..

Last year I went to Start Up Weekend Hawkes Bay. An exhilarating weekend of teams made up out of hopefuls trying to put together a proposal for a company at the end of the weekend that would be picked as the winner and receive fame and glory. Bringing the bright lights of Silicon Valley home … Continue reading

Steam punk.. A bold move for Napier?

Steam punk.. A bold move for Napier?

So.. we live in a little town called Napier on the North Island of New Zealand. It has a nice climate, lots of vineyards, cafes etc. The town if unofficially the Art Deco capital of New Zealand. All fine and dandy. However, because it is deemed the Art Deco capital, anything that doesn’t fit in … Continue reading

Power of knowing

Power of knowing

You must have watched the 4 part video series Everything is a Remix right? Where the point is made that nothing is new, but everything is a combination of previous things. Now, if you’re a person that prides him/herself to being a problem solver, an entrepreneur or similar, you must have discovered for yourself that … Continue reading

Gigatown might just be what Napier needs.

Gigatown might just be what Napier needs.

There is a town in New Zealand called Napier and the local Makerspace called the MakePlace they explain that the reason why they are trying to kickstart the MakePlace is to grow a seed of opportunity in Napier. The area where the little town is in, has got so much potential to be such an invigorating place … Continue reading

Kickstarter backers beware.

Kickstarter backers beware.

Crowd funding sites like Kickstarter are wonderful. If you have a splendid idea, you can turn it into reality without laying down a cent for it yourself.  They allow you to get money together from people like you and me for a product that doesn’t even exist yet. It allows budding inventors that do not … Continue reading

That shouldn’t work…should it?

That shouldn’t work…should it?

Arthur C Clarke once stated as one of his laws of prediction: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. And I’ll be damned.. he IS right! (Which automatically brings us to his first law: “When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that … Continue reading