Tomorrow Daily 133: Spider-like 3D printing, the YouTube Kids app and more
On today's show, 3-D-printed arm that can make 3-D printing like spider silk.
A new YouTube app that isn't for everyone.
And, an artistic installation that turns the artist into the canvas.
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Joining, I'm joining you once again, Khail Anonymous.
We thought you were dead.
[NOISE] I feel like I almost died of exhaustion
[INAUDIBLE] Logan and I, we, we already mourned you.
I know I saw the eulogy on last weeks show.
It was really sad
Yeah, it was real short, cuz we were [CROSSTALK] we were short on time.
Well welcome back.
I'm glad that everything's going fine now.
Fine, pretty good.
Your absence was for a reason.
Yeah, it's pretty good.
The dogs are fine.
They're in, still in cones they're still in the cones of shame
But they, I think they get out this Friday.
They get their stitches out.
But all is well.
Surgery went very well for both of them.
Some minor complications post surgery for both of them of course because what would a surgery be if there weren't complications?
But generally speaking they're in good spirits and are being plied with treats probably as I speak.
So doing very well.
So Bailey and Jenkins send their thank yous.
You ready to talk about some technology?
I've been waiting for all weekend, yes.
Let's, let's hit the headlines.
So, one of the big puzzles of 3-D printing becoming mainstream, one of the questions that you have to answer is how do you make- Things that are not reliant, one on gravity, which is like you build things layer by layer.
And then it relies on gravity to sort of settle in.
So that's, that's the biggest question.
And then also how do.
Make things in a fully realized space, like a full 3-D kind of structure, without again relying on gravity.
So, I thought this was really interesting.
This is from Shanghai.
These are developers from a group called [UNKNOWN], and they are part of a digital future workshop.
Check that arm out.
It's like a spider.
It is, it looks just like a spider.
They, this is a robotic arm.
Hey, that's a spider!
[LAUGH] That is an actual spider on the video.
They made this 3D printing arm that replicates a spider weaving a web.
So what they did was, and they're calling this biomimetic fabricating process.
So a biomimetic fabricating process.
The actual arm is called the Robotic 6-Axis 3D Printer.
And their goal, they say, is to eliminate the line between designing and fabricating.
So what they want to do with this arm, and what they apparently have done based on the video, is to mimic the way a spider the microstructure of a spider sort of builds silk threads.
And how they do that is if you're looking at the end of this one, it kind of looks like the gun from Honey I Shrunk the Kids a little bit.
There are three, okay, so there's four different Servo's running four different 3D printer heads at the tip of this robot arm.
One of them is right in the center and it's stationary, and then there's three that surround it in sort of a triangle, like triangulating around it and the three around it, actually move.
So they oscillate and as they oscillate you can see in this time lapse video-
It builds a 3D structure in mid-air without the need for additional support.
So a lot of times when you have to build stuff like this you need to have some sort of support structure holding it up.
Otherwise it won't stay up, but this is really remarkable because it doesn't need that and you can see all of these different chains they were able to build without any additional support structures required to keep them standing.
So it's pretty cool that they were able to sort of make this happen.
There they are right there, you can see the three of them are moving in and out.
And then making that sort of interesting pattern and then there's the one in the middle that goes straight.
That is so, so crazy when we use tech, when we end up having to go back to nature to figure stuff out.
You know, like the honeycomb is like the most naturally like it can create the most dense.
So beings figured that out.
It's pretty interesting.
Spiders are now making self-reliant.
And so it's great that they mentioned that too.
Like when they were saying why they decided to kind of go with the spiders is because it's a really strong structure, obviously.
And the second thing is is that in nature spiders are able to create webs that are self-sustained.
They don't need additional structural support.
They just start at one end and they go to the next.
So, I thought this was really cool.
And that it took apparently it took three weeks to create this robot.
Just three weeks.
[INAUDIBLE] Hurry up next time, jerks!
To design it and and and put it all together in three weeks.
Yeah, they were at that workshop, it took them three weeks to put it together, so there you go.
And that's, [INAUDIBLE] so cool, so cool.
I want them to make that out of candy.
Just like with little ropes.
Like a little licorice, all the way around.
Tell me about tell me about YouTube.
For this next, for this next story.
I have to introduce a brand new segment to Tomorrow Daily.
Is called, you ready?
But heck, I'm just happy kids have access to such a cool form of media like this YouTube kids app.
[LAUGH] I really.
Really wordy, but I like it.
Yeah, it's gonna be great.
I really like that graphic.
It's really good.
So, so check this out.
Today, YouTube announced that they're gonna be releasing a new app.
This is the called the YouTube Kids App.
And it's out for iOS and Android.
This app pares down content specifically for kids into a simple navigated into simple unnavigated channels.
That means you won't end up wat, your kids won't end up watching questionable materia, questionable material.
Of which there is much on YouTube
Yeah so questionable material including bad language, violence, or content with me in it.
There is categories for shows, music, and learning so you can keep your kids busy even though the menu has.
Annoying music and sound effects.
I'm just gonna put that out there.
It looked, it did look pretty simplified, which is nice cuz I know that sometimes the YouTube app itself, like, on iPhone and iPad gets a little bogged down.
Yeah, you look at it and it's very, it's very user-friendly for kids.
You can call it the app is for kids when you use it.
Some of the shows that I, I was able to look through cuz I downloaded and checked it out.
The set is Sesame Street's one of the shows.
Thomas the Tank and Friends.
Babar, Barney, My Little Pony, and a bunch of other stuff I didn't know because I'm not five and I don't have kids.
I, I like the I like that they have like, science programs, like actual like, real life people, not cartoons or puppets or whatever doing like, science projects and things like that.
Showed in the video, you were able to like, type in, you know, what is the sun made of, and, or whatever, and then, it would show you some videos that were kind of related to that, but appropriate, age appropriate.
So it's really, are there like, so I'm assuming there's-
They're like, kids' head talks, too, which was-
- which was very interesting to me.
Child's head talks.
Their goal is, this app will ensure that your kids can watch videos, post them online without stumbling on clips that you wouldn't want them to see.
And then, parents can lock off- You know, certain.
Like, they can lock it to specific content so they don't.
But anyway so, yeah.
That's that's all we have on this brand new segment called.
We have the graphic again?
We have the graphic?
Wait for it.
There we go.
Man, I wish I had this as a kid, but heck, I'm just happy kids have access to such a cool form of media like.
This YouTube kids app.
I really like that ukulele.
It's copyrighted by the way, you can't use that name for any other segment.
But this segment.
I saw, I saw the-
Copyright right at the end there.
So anybody thinking-
About using it, do not.
>.This segment is really going to take off, I'm looking forward to bringing more.
If you use it you're going to hear from Khail's lawyers.
Of they're, of which there are many.
So I assume your next segment is.
Actually, it brings me to hashtag of the day.
So hashtag of the day tdkids.
Thanks for [UNKNOWN]
And it's not man I wish I had this as a kid.
[LAUGH] It's not, it's not that.
It's not that.
Man I wish I had this as a kid, but I'm just happy kids have access to such a cool, a cool form of media like this YouTube kids app.
I won't make you guys [CROSSTALK] [LAUGH] We keep bringing it back.
So the hashtag of the day is tdkids, and the question is.
Okay so say you had to make a children's show for this channel.
For this app.
What would your children's show be?
Man there's bugs everywhere.
And then I go around and I find bugs in different places in the city.
Would you eat them?
I would find them and then run away.
I like that.
You would find them.
It would be like me showing kids where there's bugs.
really like this.
I like this idea.
I like where you're going with this.
It seems like it could be a really big hit.
What is it called again?
Man there's bugs everywhere.
Bugs Everywhere, there's bugs everywhere.
I think okay, I this is going to sound really dumb but I really got into making mug cakes this weekend.
Have you ever heard of it?
Like an old woman thing?
No, there's only two of us in our house.
So, to make a full size cake, that's a lot of cake, and we're not going to eat it.
Oh, in a mug.
So, you make a little, tiny bit of batter and you pour it in a mug and you put it in your microwave.
And you microwave it for like a minute and it's a cake.
And it's like, the greatest thing ever, I've just discovered this.
That sounds, like, dangerous to, like, health.
Before bed, have a mug of cake.
Have a mug of cake.
We had some chocolate mug cake last night during the Oscars and it was delicious.
But, I like the idea of, like.
Here's how to like, cook a little bit, but for kids, like small kids.
So it's like things that are not gonna be super dangerous.
Child size portions yeah.
So, and, and, small portions so it's like you make yourself a snack, like kid snacks.
By the way, at home if you forgot your friends birthday, make a mud cake.
Yeah, and also.
You're a bad friend but.
And also we would have the inevitable crossover episode of there are bugs everywhere in my mug cakes.
And then it would be learning.
That's for sweeps week.
We'd have six foods and they could make cricket mug cake and then feed it to Kahle.
There you go.
You're ruining my show.
I'm really good at that.
Has it already been canceled?
So TD what?
What is that?
Alright this very last story I thought was so cool.
I love these art installations.
The people are so creative about this stuff.
This comes from NYU's interactive telecommunications program.
It is called skin deep.
So we're going to see how this works.
You have this projection of, they are 3D models of the two artists.
And the artists name are Rosalie Yu and Alon Chitayat and they scan themselves into this 3-D modeling program and then they let you, the visitor, sit down and you can see this person is like sketching out or drawing, coloring in a face whatever, ok.
So what she's writing on right there is a piece of paper that has cutouts of the artists bodies, so portions of.
The actual 3D model that are 2D, okay?
So they're designing little pieces.
And then you can see right there, it, there's a webcam pointed down at the paper.
And then it, in real time, it translates your art onto their 3D rotating projected body.
Oh, that's interesting.
It's so cool!
Like, I love this.
I think this is a really awesome idea.
And it turns.
I really love this concept of turning the artist into the canvas.
And that's sort of their goal for them here.
And they're using technology like webcams and they created their own software.
I wish one of them had been an animal or something.
Well, see but that's the.
The cool thing is they could do that if they wanted to.>> Mm.
So you could really find all kinds of ways to sort of integrate this into art.
So here's all the different ways people have designed it.
And as they've flipped through.
There you go.
It changes as you can see in real time exactly how people have designed them.
It's so neat.
That's really cool.
That would be good for like, design companies and doing different patterns and stuff like that.
I would like to see it in a kids' museum.
Like, if we're going on with the kids theme.
Like, that would be a really fun thing, an interactive fun thing at a kids' museum.
Or, like you said, like.
I really like this idea.
Like, brands doing this and being like, help us design our new logo, or whatever.
You know, and then, they give you like, cool contests and everything, where people can go in and like, do real time art on something that is then projected in 3-D.
That's a cool find.
It's really neat.
Yes, it does.
I just thought that was really cool.
So, so, yeah.
You can, I think, I don't know if they have the, I don't know if they have like, an actual exhibit going on right now, but they showed this off, and then, maybe, it's either ongoing, or maybe it just ended, but-
I just felt that was amazing.
So, great job NYU students.
Again, their names are Rosalie/w Yew and Aalon Chiseyot.
They should, yeah, they should take that on the road, that would be cool.
Yeah, they should totally take that on the road.
But, it's called skin deep.
And, you can check it out.
They have a whole website about how they did it and how they put it together, it's really cool.
I don't like the name, though.
It sounds like it's gonna be gross.
No, it's like beauty is only skin deep and then it's like you'd be drawing their skin.
It's off to a bad start.
Getting, getting kind of weirded out?
How about skin fashion?
Skin, skin fashion?
Where are we going?
Okay, we're gonna go and take a quick break for a second, and then we're gonna come back with back it or hack it.
We have a very interesting.
Products for back it or hack it.
I'm really curious to see what you think about that.
And then of course we have your user feedback about the drone circuits and our phonetographer of the day.
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Welcome back to the show.
We've returned, we've returned.
We're in a glass case of emotion, it's very exciting.
Milk was a bad choice.
Milk was a terrible choice.
But you know, like I said it is Monday, which is time for back it or hack it.
I thought this was really interesting, and I don't know if.
You're going to really like this or maybe you'll hate it.
But it's called the Momento Pearl.
Okay I like it so far
So what this is is it's a little bit of jewelry.
So there's the pearl right there.
Looks like a normal standard necklace.
I hate it
But it's got NFC on the inside, so notice they're tapping it against the back of their phones.
What did she just realize?
Okay, so what she's realizing is there's a voice that was playing on her phone when she taps on the back.
So how this works is, this is kind of crazy.
Like and I saw this and I thought, this is kind of cool.
So the Pearl has NFC capabilities inside it.
And it allows you to store information on the Pearl to access later.
So you would okay, so.
Let's say you buy it for your girlfriend.
You buy the Pearl.
You record, you get the app.
You record a message and you tap the Pear to the device, to your phone.
And then it uses NFC to transfer that data to the Pearl, okay?
So then you would give it to her as a gift, and then she could then go get the app.
tap into the back of her phone and then hear the message that you recorded, or she would be able to see the picture you took or the video that you took.
Like, you could attach a lot of different things.
Okay, a lot of different things or just a couple of things?
I would say, like, a handful of things.
Like, they do voice over as one things, they do pictures, like, this is a lady showing how it works.
Okay, here you go.
It comes on necklaces and.
Earings and rings.
Necklace and earings.
That's our ring, yes.
I, but I thought this was a really interesting way to sue technology in, in a way that was not so obvious.
And I, like I found it really fascinating that they.
That they're really into using like high end jewelry as like a way to sort of get people to use technology who maybe normally wouldn't use it.
Or like as a clever interesting gift idea.
Now, now you keep saying gift, so now I need to know how much it's gonna cost.
I need to get.
That's, that's, it's cool, but now I need to know-
I'm the person who is just like, I'm just gonna buy it for myself.
My husband hates this-
Yeah, well, I don't have like a million dollars in my bank account-
But it's not gonna cost you a million dollars.
So if you-
If you wanna be [LAUGH], if you wanna be an early backer, an early bird backer, it's gonna cost you $95 for a white pearl or 125 for black.
Which isn't terrible for the necklace.
Is it an actual pearl?
It's an actual pearl?
With an NFC chip inside?
Okay, go on.
And then, after the early bird is gone, so once that's cleared out.
Oh yeah, look, they're, they're plucking the pearls.
Okay, so this is really interesting too.
I'll, i'll explain that in a second.
So notice, i'll explain what's going on in that.
So one thirty-
to One fifty for the, the wire [UNKNOWN].
So either white or black pearls.
So the thing that they were doing in that video that we just saw where they were kind of carving out, they actually for us, this is like the expensive one.
I think it like starts at $750.
But it's a gemstone that they put into an actual oyster.
And then put it back in the ocean for like eighteen months.
And then the oyster rebuilds a pearl around it.
And so then they carve out a shape into this new pearl to where you can see the color on the inside.
So these people all ready have money then?
[UNKNOWN] They got a whole thing
This company very clearly knows what they're doing and they've been around for awhile, but they're doing Kickstarter, they want to start doing this.
And, but here's the thing, because of that, the estimated delivery for this, they want $50,000 to start production on these and to do it if it, if it gets funded, delivery is April.
It's been like a month and a half.
Like, six weeks from now.
They should have done it before Valentine's day.
I feel like they really.
That was a missed opportunity.
But, this is really cool and I thought, I thought for a few reasons.
One, like they mention in the video, there's a lot of like, you know, obviously, tugging at your heartstrings type of thing.
Where it was like they had a girl who had like a message from her.
So your boyfriend or husband, and than they had another lady who like, you know got this beautiful gift and it had this very nice sentiment attached to it with like voice.
But they also mentioned things like taking pictures of your kids.
You can keep sort of these things as momentos without carrying them on you.
If you like subtle jewelery but also something that is a reminder they talk about it being sort of a digital locket.
And I really like the idea of that.
So I like this concept a lot and I think for 95 bucks like I feel like I would go in on it.
I feel like I would back it.
Just out of pure interest.
And also it's just a nice piece of jewelery.
Even if it stops working or becomes incompatible, still a nice piece of jewelery.
That's what I think.
But it gets more expensive like as you go up.
I think to add the earrings, it's like 250.
I guess another 250 because that's two pearls and those are also like NFC.
Like you can use.
So it's like around.
It's a hundred and twenty bucks per.
I'm all over the map on this one as far as what I'll say.
I was so curious to see what you'd think about this because, I was like, Khail is either going to love this or hate this and I can't decide which one.
I can't decide either.
Look, I love, like, technology, you know, jewelry.
If you'll take a 3D printed whatever, or it has some sort of digital, remember they had the.
The necklace or whatever that would change based on.
Right, yeah, yeah, yeah.
And sound and stuff like that.
And those are really cool.
But there's a company that already exists.
And has the money.
And probably could do this themselves but they just want help.
But let me ask you this, this is also probably a jewelry.
and it's almost like they're testing the market as well.
I was gonna say this is also probably a jewelry company who hasn't really gotten into technology.
And are testing the waters through Kickstarter to see if it's a viable
That's not what I want Kickstarter to be though.
Okay so this a new discussion to have.
I want Kickstarter to be people that have no ability to do it themselves getting an opportunity because they came up with such a great idea.
I like this, it's not cool enough t,o like for me, to like want it back, the company,
To back the company that already, has their stuff together.
That could do it.
But what if they don't have a lot of capital?
What if their just an established jewelery company that maybe?
They've got make, they've got to take a risk, just like everybody else.
So I like it.
But not I'm not backing it.
Or wait until they come out.
And then they get back.
Oh, okay, I see.
For me I say.
What a jerk.
No, not at all.
I think it's a really good argument.
I just, for me like I think of I'm interested enough to say like okay I would pay 100 bucks for this.
I would pay $100 for a Fitbit.
Why wouldn't I pay $100 for this?
I tell you what.
The fact that they can ship them in April, already means that they're made.
So that's that's what I'm telling you is that.
Or that they can.
Already has them.
Or that they can really ramp production up very quickly.
The ability, the fact that they have the ability to kick them out in April shows that they are, they have enough capital backing.
I don't disagree with you.
I don't agree.
So how, back it, hack it.
I think so and so far.
I love the idea though.
They want 50 thousand dollars, so far they have, last they checked they had about.
It's probably a little, probably a little more than that.
I like think like 7,200 last time last time I looked.
So we'll see.
See how it, see how it goes.
All right, guys, it's time to talk about your thoughts because it's all about you right now.
This is User Feedback.
We can make that the theme song.
It's all about you.
[LAUGH] Get rid of that little [UNKNOWN].
Then you can watch it on YouTube kid.
Could you watch this show on YouTube kid?
[UNKNOWN], yeah well.
We say fanny a few times.
Well, I would say no just because some of the story is probably not appropriate.
Skin deep sounded like it was going to be
Well there was like color changing bras like that probably wouldn't work or
I must have missed that
Yeah, you missed that.
That was an early one.
Last week Kim and Kale asked you guys to use the #TDCircus to tell us what you want to see at the Drone Circus, and you guys came through with some good stuff.
What did you what do you want to see
What do I want to see?
I was so sad I didn't get to talk about this.
Well, where's my drone freak show?
Where's all like the weird like messed up drones that are like janky kind of weird?
I like that
But also really cool and it's like people would pay extra to go see those, like I like that, like the weird.
I like how my answer was just, like, the servants.
They, like, bring you popcorn and cotton candy.
I like that you suggested a drone bear, I like the drone bear.
Oh yeah, the drone bear.
I thought that was cool.
All right, what did they say?
I wanted to see the drones, like, fly into the mouths of tigers and fly out.
Like, that would be-, anyway.
Kyli wrote and said, I want to see a strongman drone in my TDCircus able to balance and lift all the other drones.
That's cool that's cool-
I like that.
Mark wrote in two words # FleshFair.
I gave-I don't know what that means, but I was slightly disturbed and intrigued all at the same time, so Mark, thank you.
Carl wrote in and said how about aerial battle drones, you know?
Battle bots reboot!
Bat, oh, but like in the air.
Is that what they're gonna do with the BattleBots reboot?
I don't think, well, I don't know, I don't think so.
That's a good idea.
But it's an awesome idea.
Although it'd be one hit and they're down.
I don't know.
Well you'd put armor on them and stuff.
It'd be really fun.
And then Walter wrote in and.
said, I want to see tightrope walkers and crazy clowns.
Like runs, runs up and it's got like the little flower and it squirts water in your eye and then flies away.
Yeah, I the clown drones.
I like th t, I like clown drones.
Okay that's good.
How many clown drones could you fit in a car?
and they all fly out.
[LAUGH] when you open the door they all fly out it's amazing.
Oh god I love you guys.
Alright it's time for our very last reviews or feedback which as always is our phonetographer for the day.
We've got two pictures today from David.>>Okay and he was aggressive.>>David wrote in and he sent us two pictures and he said.
I took these pics on my vacation in Miami with my mom.
I enjoy your show.
Ashley, I want to be your favorite and I took these pictures with my iPhone 6 Plus.
I think these are really nice pictures.
I wanna go, that makes me wanna go to Miami.
I've never had a desire to go before, but now, those are.
It looks pretty good.
I've never been on vacation before.
Because I'm always here.
So, that looks nice.
[INAUDIBLE] Walked in here.
That's really great.
It's so good, yeah.
iPhone 6 plus, really nice pics.
Looks, everything looks great.
It's almost like being there.
It is almost like being there.
I'm feeling a little bit, like, I feel a little saucy, like I want to go to a night club.
I'm going to go party, get a Lamborghini, drive around town.
Isn't that what people do in Miami?
What are you a criminal?
South beach sounds like Southeast, like people do that [UNKNOWN].
I thought you stole all that stuff, like broke in and stole stuff.
I rented it.
Like everybody rents Lamborghini down in Miami.
Oh, all right, yeah they rent them.
I don't know if I'd want to buy a Lamborghini down in Miami.
I feel like that would be.
The liability is just waiting to happen.
I don't know.
Buy a Lamborghini, get a little pearl NFC chip.
That would be awesome.
And whenever I tap the pearls of the car, like, says something to me.
It would be really weird.
Well, listen, David, not quite.
Well, let eh, not quite my favorite, but also not quite the best of the best, which I'm still waiting.
I said, I cah, you know listen, I'm willing to die waiting.
Like, I'm not, I'm not just going to settle, you guys.
You're going to have to step it up.
Like, I'm, I'm serious about that.
And if you're serious about that, you can send your picture in to be considered to be featured on the show to tomorrow at cnet.com.
David sent in a pretty awesome pair of pictures from Miami.
You can do the same, it doesn't have to be Miami, it can be whatever you want.
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Man, I wish I had this as a kid, but heck, I'm just happy kids have access to such a cool form of media like this.
YouTube kids app, copyrighted.
Copyrighted 2015 [INAUDIBLE].
And also if you're listening, if you're listening on Itunes the podcast, you missed this joke completely.
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Well now you heard it a lot, you just missed a really fun graph.
Graphic that went along with it.
Wasn't that fun.
Drinking coffee in the morning and making that graphic.
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And that is it for today's show.
We'll be back with a whole new docket of weird, wonderful technology.
Actually, technically I will not be here tomorrow.
Maude Garret of Geekbomb.com.
She is delightful, Australian, blonde.
It will be really close.
Your dye again?
A close approximation.
It's as close as I could get.
But she is amazing.
You guys will love her and Kay will be back tomorrow and then I will be back Wednesday and Thursday, I promise.
And then at that point there will be no more combs and stitches for the dogs and then I can just start showing up regularly again, which will be really nice.
[UNKNOWN] All right, guys.
Until next time, be good humans!
We'll see you next time.
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