It's Monday, and Ashley returns to the studio today to talk all kinds of crazy tech and other fun stuff with Khail. First, a robot arm that takes its cues from nature, merging 3D-printing with the beauty and skill of a spider weaving a web; then, Google's initiative to bring young kids into the YouTube fold via an app created just for them; and finally, an art installation that turns the artists into 3D canvasses in real time.
We're also discussing a very interesting bit of smart jewellery -- a pearl pendant/earrings/ring that's NFC-enabled, so the giver can record a message (audio, photo, video) for the recipient to retrieve later with the tap to their smartphone. Khail thinks this company is too big already for a Kickstarter campaign, but Ashley seems intrigued...
Tomorrow Daily 133 [mp3]: Spider-like 3D printing, the YouTube Kids app and more
Here are some links and notes for all the things on the show today:
- 3D-printing robot arm mimics spiders spinning silk, no supports needed
- Google launches YouTube Kids (gotta get 'em hooked while they're young)
- "Skin Deep" art project turns artist into canvas, visitor into artist
- Back It or Hack It: The Memento Pearl, an NFC-equipped smart pendant
- User Feedback: Your #TDCircus feedback, and our Phonetographer of the Day
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