This AI robotic arm supports modular attachments that can 3D print, laser-etch, draw, and even assemble

Reminiscent of those modular robotic arms you see in megafactories that do everything from assembling iPhones to putting cars together, the HUENIT scales that tech down, bringing it into the household.

HUENIT is an AI camera and modular robotic arm that can practically be your everyday sidekick. It supports a screen and camera that can recognize objects, people as well as their voices. It also has a modular attachment system that lets you connect HUENIT’s different modules allowing this robot arm to perform activities like picking objects up, sketching, 3D printing, and laser engraving, and way more. Think of it as your own personal J.A.R.V.I.S. , sir!

Designer: Woojin Ha

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A modular robot arm designed to utilize AI, 3D, laser, and robotics easily and quickly.

HUENIT’s capabilities are frankly limited only to your imagination. The tiny robotic arm can fit on any tabletop surface and can carry payloads of up to 750 grams, reach distances of 390mm, rotate up to 200°, and even repeat tasks with an accuracy of 0.05mm, at speeds of up to 550mm per second. The arm supports 3 hinge points (just like a human arm that pivots at the shoulder, elbow, and wrist) and can be programmed to complete a wide variety of tasks based on the modules you attach onto it, using a touch-sensitive remote controller or even HUENIT’s own software that supports block coding, Python, and Arduino C.

While the robot’s flexible arm gives it a great degree of range, it’s the wide variety of modules that unlock its true potential. The robotic arm sports a proprietary connector setup that lets you add HUENIT’s modules to the arm.

A 3D printing module lets you easily print onto any surface, with the HUENIT arm automatically leveling the extruder at the start of the job.

A laser engraving module comes with a 2500W laser that can engrave and/or cut a wide range of materials, from wood to fabric, leather, paper, and even anodized aluminum.

For sketching purposes, a pen-holder arm turns the HUENIT into a drawing-master, allowing it to draw or write art on any surface — HUENIT’s ability to repeat tasks is incredibly useful for creating multiple copies of the same artwork.

Other modules also include a suction module, a soft gripper, and a versatile creator module that lets you use your HUENIT to do anything from holding your phone and taking stabilized videos, to even stirring your pot of pasta!

While the robotic arm works independently, you also have the option of attaching an addon AI camera that can recognize people as well as objects, helping unlock even more features (like sorting coins or LEGO blocks). The AI camera comes along with a screen that serves as HUENIT’s ’emotion center’, with a set of cartoonish eyes that help anthropomorphize your robot buddy.

The 4-axis robotic arm runs on a 24V DC power supply and has its own SD card and USB-C input while also supporting connections via WiFi and Bluetooth. HUENIT is compatible with Windows, MacOS, and Chromebook devices, and is perfect for creators, tinkerers, engineers, and anyone curious about robotics. You can grab the HUENIT’s basic tier, with just the creator module for $649, or the entire kit featuring all the modules along with the AI camera for $879. HUENIT ships worldwide, and your friendly robotic arm should ideally be in your home/office by July 2022.

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This Porsche Taycan scale-down model was constructed using a 3D Pen. Watch how it was built!

It’s time to ditch the automotive clay. A 3D pen works out to be a much cheaper, easier, and more effective way to build out prototypes. A designer/YouTuber by the name of Sanago shows how versatile a 3D pen can be when you want to rapidly build designs from scratch.

Earlier last year, we watched as Sanago built a functioning motorized scale-down model of the Red Light Green Light Doll from Squid Game. With the Porsche Taycan, however, Sanago is demonstrating how the 3D pen is more than just a mere recreational hobbyist device… it has serious potential to be integrated into a designer’s ideation and testing arsenal.

In the video above (and the images below), Sanago covers the prototype-building journey, sketching directly over printed schematics of the Porsche Taycan and building a rough skeleton before ‘filling’ the surfaces in. The process doesn’t purely rely on a 3D pen, however, the pen acts as a primary building device, following which Sanago smoothens the surfaces using heat, sanding bits, and car primer. Once built, the outer body gets treatment with headlights, taillights, a coat of paint, and branding on the front and back. Finally, the car is mounted on an RC platform and taken for a spin outdoors!

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Designer: Sanago

The 3D pen is used almost like a real pen would be for sketching. First the outlines of the Porsche Taycan are defined, following which the surfaces are ‘cross-hatched’ in. Sanago (who even sells his own 3D pens commercially) makes sure there are absolutely no holes or blank spots in the build. The benefit of using a 3D pen over a 3D printer is the ability to undo mistakes simply by cutting/sanding your mistakes out and rebuilding the parts again correctly.

Once the base model of the Taycan is ready, the 3D printer is discarded for finishing tools, i.e., a heat-knife, sandpaper, and a handheld Dremel sanding tool. While the 3D pen’s process was additive, these tools are subtractive in nature, helping remove any excess material to give you a smooth, clean design. Any mistakes can either be fixed by bringing the 3D pen back in or simply using a bit of heat to adjust the model to your liking.

Once the Porsche’s body is ready, it gets a coating of primer to fill in any dents and gaps. This is where you’re back in regular model-making territory. Although the advantage with a 3D pen (as opposed to using a CNC machine on a block of wood or metal) is the ability to quickly build hollow models that are exceedingly lightweight and require measurably less time to construct.

The Porsche Taycan gets a coat of paint before being fitted with heat-formed headlights and edge-lit acrylic taillights that have LEDs mounted on the behind. Finally, Sanago cuts clear tinted acrylic pieces for the windows and front and rear windshields, while adding the final details like the logo on the front, model number on the back, and a license plate for good measure!

Once the car’s ready (and mounted on a toy RC car base), Sanago takes it for a test drive. The toy car doesn’t perform rather well against overwhelmingly snowy terrain, but its wheels do cause snowflakes to shoot backward into the air for dramatic effect!

The overall YouTube video (which has nearly 5 million views) is just 18 minutes long, although one could assume Sanago took nearly, if not under, a week to complete the build, factoring in the primer and paint drying times too. Ultimately though, this is a victory for the 3D pen, showing how effective it can be for constructing models and prototypes in days without spending weeks building and perfecting 3D CAD models, and then shooting them to a 3D printer which takes hours to make (with a high failure rate too). Making models with the 3D pen is about as easy as sketching. All you really need are a few schematics and a decent amount of plastic filament!

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‘Question Mark’ hanger cleverly captures the dilemma of not knowing what clothes to wear!

Absolutely unverifiable studies show that we spend 10 full years of our lives wondering what to wear. No, that almost certainly isn’t true (or so I hope), but everyone relates to the problem of spending long periods of time staring at a wardrobe and wondering… “What do I wear??” before having a Eureka moment and choosing the perfect outfit. The Emotion Hanger perfectly captures that internal journey!

Jinwook Lee’s Emotion Hanger is a thought bubble in the avatar of a wardrobe accessory. Its quirky design features the traditional triangular apparel-hanging design, however, its hanging hook is styled like a question mark. A question mark that rotates to turn into an exclamation mark when you select an outfit!

The way you use an Emotion Hanger is rather simple. All your outfits stay hung and organized in your wardrobe, with the ‘?’ symbol hovering right above them. In the process of selecting an outfit, you rotate the hanger’s triangular element to make the outfit face you. When you find the perfect outfit, the hanger’s ‘?’ effectively turns into a ‘!’ as a sort of exclamation that you’ve found the perfect outfit! It’s a quirky little detail that adds a wonderfully expressive touch to a mundane product… and in doing so, makes selecting outfits more fun, and the hanger more meaningful!

Designer: Jinwook Lee (THIS IS Design Studio)

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This ‘playfully serious’ rolling mortar lets you have fun while grinding spices and making pesto

Giving the traditional mortar and pestle a visual and functional overhaul, the JIA Inc. Rolling Mortar lets you grind your herbs and spices by simply rolling them! Sort of a hybrid between a mortar and a rolling pin, the Rolling Mortar comes with a bathtub-shaped base and ring-shaped roller. This unique design direction you easily and effectively grind items without spices flying around or spilling on the countertop… or worse, a sore wrist from repeatedly pounding away with that heavy pestle.

An added benefit of the JIA Inc. Rolling Mortar is that since you’re not pounding anything, there’s no noise to be worried about!

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Inspired by the Chinese ceramic tea mortars from the Tang Dynasty, this pestle + mortar combo brings modernity and sensibility to a century-old practice. The mortar comes in the form of an elegant, U-shaped porcelain bowl, whereas the pestle is a solid wooden oak wheel. Instead of punching and grinding the spices or tea herbs, you simply place them in the oblong bowl and roll over them with the wheel. The wheel possesses an extremely ergonomic form, making it easy to grip, and allowing you to grind your herbs via an effortless rolling motion. The process was formulated to ensure that none of the spices fly out of the mortar while you grind them… with the added benefit of being an extremely quiet one too! No annoyed neighbors because you decided to make some pesto for lunch!

The JIA Inc. Rolling Mortar comes with an inert ceramic base (so it doesn’t react to acids and other spice oils) with a silicone underlay so it doesn’t shift while you roll. The roller is crafted from oak wood, a hardwood that’s tough, long-lasting, and anti-fungal, providing the right material properties for making everything from a coarse spice rub to a deliciously homogenous chimichurri.

JIA Inc.’s Rolling Mortar transforms spice/herb grinding into a completely different experience. It lets you interact with your ingredients in a way that’s playful, so you enjoy the entire cooking process. Not to mention its minimal and sculpted aesthetic that makes it such a looker too!

Designer: Spencer Hung of JIA Inc.

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The Lanmodo Vast M1 dashcam’s state-of-the-art night vision lets you see as far as 984 feet in the dark

With an advanced 7-glass lens, a Sony CMOS sensor, and an algorithm that rivals even the ones found on a GoPro, the Lanmodo Vast M1 lets you easily capture what’s ahead of you and even behind you no matter the time of the day or the weather condition. It comes with an upgraded 75° FOV camera on the front, a wide 170° camera on the rear, and the ability to see as far as 984ft even at night, in clear 1080p Full HD… an industry-leading feature that other dashcams are yet to even catch up to.

Designer: Lanmodo Design

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The Lanmodo Vast M1’s secret sauce lies in its night-vision abilities. The dashcam’s starlight-level low light imaging technology utilizes a Sony CMOS sensor with a 7-glass lens array and an aperture of F1.0 to achieve 0.0001 lux of night vision that vastly outperforms other dashcams in its class. A simple side-by-side comparison of the footage shows the stark difference in quality as the Vast M1’s camera makes footage taken at dusk look like it was captured in proper daylight.

An algorithm also maintains the video’s brightness and exposure, accounting for and managing bright objects like headlights that get overexposed in artificially brightened night-vision videos.

The dashcam’s image signal processing capabilities even help boost visibility in the bad weather, allowing the camera to see clearly despite rain, fog, and snow.

The Sony CMOS low-light imaging sensor allows the camera to magnify even in extremely low light, achieving 0.0001lux starlight-level night vision.

Video from both the front and rear dashcams gets fed to the Lanmodo’s 8-inch large display while also getting stored onboard on an SD card, with a capacity of up to 128GB of storage. The 128GB storage can record up to 28 hours of continuous video (when only the front camera is recording), with new footage rolling over the old footage to ensure 24-hours of continuous parking monitoring. A built-in collision detection sensor also helps the dashcam instantly record footage during an accident or impact, storing and logging it separately for you to review at any time. This video doesn’t get deleted or recorded over unless manually removed.

The 170° Field of view (FOV) wide angle and 1080p resolution of the rear camera offer all-around protection.

The Lanmodo Vast M1 comes in two units, a front camera + display that you can independently install at a position that gives you the least amount of glare, and an add-on IP67 waterproof rear camera (with the same night-vision tech) that you can freely place inside or outside the car.

Both cameras record at 1080p, and the front and rear cameras have a FOV of 75° and 170° respectively. Lanmodo’s software supports multiple languages, including English, Chinese (Simplified + Traditional), Spanish, Japanese, French, Korean, and Portuguese. The Lanmodo Vast M1 dashcam is available at a super early bird price of $199, with deliveries in April 2022.

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Nature-inspired chandelier combines botany and luxury into one stellar lighting design for your home

Hanging right above you like a branch of leaves on a tree, the Nana Lure Chandelier by Pelle adds tropical tranquility to your home. Inspired by the large overarching shape of banana leaves, the chandelier’s shades are entirely handmade from cotton paper, and come lined with LEDs on the inside. When switched off, the Nana Lure Chandelier has the allure of a tropical plant, however, when switched on, it turns into one of the most stunningly vivid nature-inspired lighting designs! At the risk of cracking a horrible pun, this chandelier certainly does drive me bananas!

Designer: Pelle

The Nana Lure Chandelier is a prime example of exactly what a chandelier brings to a table. Chandeliers aren’t utilitarian, they’re emotive. While most chandeliers communicate a sense of luxury, the Nana Lure expresses something more nuanced – the luxurious feeling of being carefree on a beachside, without a worry in the world! The lighting solution exists as a single leaf unit but can be bunched together to create leaf fronds that look like the upper half of a banana tree.

Each leaf comprises a handmade and handpainted cotton-paper shade, cut out to look exactly like a banana leaf complete with discolorations and even the ridges along the leaves. The shade is then affixed to a patinated steel frame that allows it to hold its shape, and the frame’s hollow inner is lined with an LED strip that faces downwards, illuminating the leaf from within to cast a soft light downwards.

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Award-winning minimal weighing scale folds down to a fraction of its original size

A Gold Winner in the Professional Cooking Category at the Parmigiano Reggiano Design Challenge 2021, Bifur is a nifty little compact scale that comes in the shape of a foldable trivet-style structure and also packs a kitchen timer in it. Designed to be small yet effective, and the kind of tool that becomes indispensable around the kitchen, the Bifur lets you measure the weight of ingredients during food prep, and time your cook too, once it begins cooking. When all’s said and done, the device folds down like a tripod into a tiny baton that you can easily stash in one of your kitchen drawers!

Designer: Kebei Li

Bifur’s clever form factor gives it stability while still letting it remain compact while not in use. Its three-point design lets you easily weigh objects on it by placing them on top the way you would with a trivet… while a backlit LCD screen on the side of the longer leg tells you the weight of the item. The ridge above the screen houses buttons that let you toggle the Bifur on or off, tare (or reset), change the measuring units, and even access a timer that can be pretty handy while brewing coffee, letting you weigh out the ingredients, and then time your brew!

Bifur’s design relies on a tough yet lightweight polycarbonate housing with die-casted zinc alloy joints. The internals consists of a lithium-ion battery with capacitive touch controls on the top and a shine-through LED matrix display on the front.

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This air purifier’s TPA technology is quieter and more effective than a HEPA filter… and it kills viruses too

With its patented purification tech that can trap everything from dust to even odor molecules, the Kronos© Air 5G© is a sleek, quiet air purifier with a small visual and energy footprint. Its collecting plate can be washed and reused, saving money as well as reducing waste, and the purifier itself is so effective, it comes recommended even for asthma patients and people with allergies and lung diseases.

Designer: Kronos Advanced Technologies

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This may sound like somewhat of an exaggeration (and it’s absolutely alright if you think so), but the air purifier is set to be the next biggest revolution in urban living, after electricity, cars, and the internet. As we finally begin realizing that air quality isn’t something we can collectively ignore, the purifier is poised to become a must-have in every home, offering a higher and better standard of living by giving us healthy, clean air. Why else would the Tesla come with an over-the-top ‘biohazard’ air purification mode??

Unlike regular purifiers that use HEPA filters, which are about as primitive as just using a piece of cloth to trap particles, the Kronos Air 5G Model 5 (or X5 for short) uses technology that’s much more capable when it comes to trapping particles, destroying microorganisms, and freshening and disinfecting the air. The Kronos Air 5G X5’s collecting plate actively destroys 99.99% of airborne bacteria, mold, and virus particles (it’s also been tested and verified to destroy the COVID-19 virus), while also trapping and destroying air pollutants down to 0.0146 µm (that’s about 30x smaller than what a HEPA filter can catch). Meanwhile, the Air 5G X5’s filter-less collecting plates can be clean and reused over and over again – all they need is a rinse under running water and they’re ready to be reused, cutting down on recurring costs.

Each Air 5G X5 comes with internal laser air sensors that can detect the air quality in the room, displaying it on the purifier’s screen along with a colored LED light to tell you whether the air is good (green), moderate (orange), or in desperate need for purification (red). When switched on, you can either control the X5 via a smartphone app, or allow it to automatically adjust its functionality based on your room’s air quality. Once active, the X5’s high-volume airflow can disinfect a 450 sq. ft. room thrice every hour, while generating a quiet hum that’s definitely on the quieter side compared to traditional air purifiers that have to push large volumes of air through a thick HEPA filter. Meanwhile, the X5’s technology can trap and neutralize regular pollutants like dust, pet hair, and pollen, microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and molds, as well as bad smells and odors, cigarette smoke, and even asbestos particles.

The Air 5G Model 5 is the mid-sized purifier in Kronos’ line-up, perfectly sized for regular homes. It occupies 1 sq. ft. of space on the floor, and stands at just 2 feet tall, making it small enough to place in most rooms. The X5 has a power consumption of 60W, making it about as energy efficient as a light-bulb, and is priced at a discounted $549 with a 1-year warranty, and a reusable collecting plate that doesn’t incur any additional costs for the next decade or so.

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2026 Milan Winter Olympics medal design takes inspiration from the mountainous peaks of northern Italy

Dubbed the 2026 Milano Cortina Winter Olympics, the upcoming international multi-sport event is scheduled to take place from 6 to 22 February 2026 in the Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, the latter of which also hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics. In the build-up to the grand event, creative outfit has revealed its unofficial design concept for the Olympic medals, inspired directly by the mountainous terrain around the north of Italy, amidst the Dolomites.


“This medal design is inspired by the Dolomites mountain chains”, mentions Jaekyu Jung of The dented surface isn’t just a hat-tip to the mountain’s uneven terrain but is also reminiscent of the constant work, perseverance, and unrelenting effort on the part of each athlete who participates in the Olympics. Each medal is extruded and cut out as a blank disc before the details are CNC machined along the front as well as the rim of the medal. Finally, to achieve the battered texture, each medal is manually hammer-finished by artisans as a way of honoring the sheer effort and human hours that go into training for the Olympics. The medal is finally completed with a ribbon that’s made sustainably from ocean-bound plastic.

This will be the fourth Olympic Games hosted in Italy (Cortina d’Ampezzo previously hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics), and the first hosted in Milan. It will also be the first Olympic Games featuring two host cities in an official capacity and is slated to be the first Winter Olympics since Sarajevo 1984 with opening and closing ceremonies will be held in different places.

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This insanely detailed Hayabusa scale-down model is made entirely out of paper

With a dizzying level of detail all the way down to the cylinders on the engine and even the needles on the speedometer, this tiny Suzuki GAX1300R Hayabusa model shows how versatile and powerful paper is as a material.

If you’re taking out 20 full minutes to watch the video above, be warned, it’s nothing short of sheer madness and devotion. The artist, a Japanese Hobbyist by the moniker of YoshiwoModels, goes into absolute thorough detail, constructing literally every aspect of the superbike just from scraps of paper found in sketchbooks, cardboard boxes, and receipts. If there’s ever been a video that captures true passion and perseverance, it’s this one right here. YoshiwoModels explains his process as he builds out every single part of the Hayabusa, relying on model schematics found online. He talks about his love for the environment and how waste paper can be such a versatile material to work with, while also highlighting his shift to starch-based glues because they aren’t bad for the environment. As he assembles the engine he reflects on how gasoline engines will be obsolete in the future. There’s an inherent respect for the Hayabusa as YoshiwoModels meticulously carves out every single gear and piston from scratch, and the entire video is a phenomenally humbling experience, watching how simple sheets of paper transform into easily the most thoroughly detailed physical model/replica I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Designer: YoshiwoModels

YoshiwoModels’ process is a simple yet painstakingly laborious one. He finds schematics online and meticulously creates plans and outlines of each and every single component, which he then traces onto sheets of paper. For a lightbox, he either uses an illuminated window or relies on the backlight of a computer monitor. The tools YoshiwoModels uses are relatively specialist too… he relies on a hole-punch to create perfect holes in cardboard sheets and uses scalpels and tiny scissors to cut out parts. Assembling the paper scraps isn’t easy too, as Yoshiwo relies on a pair of tweezers to carefully join paper elements together, building first the oil sump, then the engine, the wheels, the chassis, seat, outer body, exhaust, and finally the incredibly tiny elements on the dashboard.

The techniques used by Yoshiwo in this video have their roots Kirigami, a paper-folding style that lets you cut the paper (unlike Origami that only allows you to manipulate paper using folds). In a conscious effort to be as environment-friendly as possible, Yoshiwo doesn’t use any blank or fresh papers in his constructions. For the most part, he relies on boxes and sketchbook covers to create his models and even employs thermal paper found in used receipts, because they can’t be recycled. Once the model is completely ready, Yoshiwo finishes it off by adding the Hayabusa’s kanji logo on the fairing of the superbike.

While the Suzuki Hayabusa is associated with speed and power, this video is the polar opposite, displaying an almost meditative calmness in its slow craftsmanship. Sure, it’s easy to appreciate how beautiful a Hayabusa looks… but when you see every single part of it built and assembled from scratch, it allows you to appreciate the superbike’s design on an entirely different level.

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