Now You Can Play Hungry, Hungry Clarksons

You may recall that Top Gear's current scandal has to do with Jeremy Clarkson's intense hunger. One might say he's hungry hungry. Not unlike certain hippos I've encountered. Thankfully, people have recognized this synergy and produced a kit to adapt your Hungry Hungry Hippos game to Hungry Hungry Clarksons. Finally! » 3/19/15 9:50pm 3/19/15 9:50pm

You Can Download And 3D Print A Working Toyota Drivetrain

If you're planning to build a plastic, subscale 80s Toyota Hilux using a 3D printer so you have a sweet ride when you get zapped by a shrink-ray, but have balked at the difficulty of making the drivetrain, boy are you in luck. You can thank Eric Harrell, because he's made a 'working' Toyota 22R-E engine and 4WD… » 3/13/15 8:00pm 3/13/15 8:00pm

​How To 3D-Print A 1972 Honda CB500 In A Billion Easy Steps

Jonathan Brand always wanted a motorcycle, but life got in the way. So the New York artist did the next, next, next best thing and created his own with CAD, a 3D printer, and 40 pounds of plastic. » 1/12/15 12:46pm 1/12/15 12:46pm

The First 3D-Printed Object In Space Was Just Made On The ISS

If we're going to venture out into space in a serious way, at some point we're going to need to be able to manufacture stuff. Replacement parts, tools based on needs we don't yet know, novelty Pez dispensers, etc. 3D printing is probably the best way to do this, and a major first milestone was reached on Tuesday. » 11/27/14 9:00am 11/27/14 9:00am

What Extinct Car Should Get Jurassic Park'd With 3D Printing?

Even if you had the money, it wouldn't be easy to buy yourself a Lancia 037. Only a few hundred were ever built and good luck getting your hands on one. What if you could just print the car instead? » 9/25/14 12:44pm 9/25/14 12:44pm

If 3D-printed carbon fiber is the future, it's already here

3D printing used to mean validating parts—rapid prototyping. You'd figure it out in 3D-printed plastic, then you'd have to go fabricate the real part. The next phase is already out in the wild, and it's going to make the old process totally obsolete—for some parts, at least. » 7/01/14 10:48am 7/01/14 10:48am

This 3D Printed Concept Is The Future Of Automaking

EDAG is a German design and engineering firm that has been working with most car manufacturers for the past four decades and also built a Pontiac Solstice shooting brake because wagons rock. Their latest concept is a 3D-printed composite passenger cell that was inspired by turtles and goes beyond today's possibilities. » 3/05/14 3:20pm 3/05/14 3:20pm

3D-Print A Chocolate Ford Mustang For Your Love This Valentine's Day

You'll have to wait until the end of the year to drive and buy a 2015 Ford Mustang. But apparently some people are eating the new Mustang already. Because nothing says "I love you" like a chocolate pony car. » 2/14/14 10:20am 2/14/14 10:20am

Honda Will Now Let You Download Its Concept Cars

There was an old anti-piracy ad that said something completely inane like "you wouldn't download a car, so why would you download music?" It was ridiculous and everybody laughed mercilessly. Except now, Honda is actually letting – nay, encouraging – you to download their cars. Or 3D models of its cars, at least. » 2/01/14 4:40pm 2/01/14 4:40pm

Bot Cameras, Lidar Eyes, and the Driverless Racetrack of the Future

Gizmodo's coverage of the DARPA Robotics Challenge continues with day two at the Homestead Speedway south of Miami. The weekend has arrived and the crowds are here with their kids, cheering on the bots. » 12/21/13 4:53pm 12/21/13 4:53pm

Why New Technology Means We'll Build Cars Downton Abbey-Style In The…

Back in the early days of automobiles, when you had to be I-have-three-footman wealthy to own a horseless carriage, the way most cars were sold was in two distinct parts: an automobile company would sell you an engine/rolling chassis unit, and then you'd have a body built by a coachwork company. » 1/17/13 9:00am 1/17/13 9:00am

Skyfall Filmmakers 3D-Printed This Rare Aston Martin So They Wouldn't…

These days filmmakers often turn to computer graphics for scenes of destruction that would otherwise be too expensive or dangerous to stage in real life. But Skyfall posed a different problem. Namely that the effects crew didn't want to damage a priceless 1960 Aston Martin DB 5 that appeared in the original Bond film… » 11/12/12 10:48am 11/12/12 10:48am

First 3D-Printed Racecar Is Real And Real Fast

As many of you already know, I'm a big fan of 3D printing, especially for its potential for use for cars and car parts. So when reader Kevin sent us this article about "the world's first 3D printed racecar" I was very, and possibly visibly, interested. » 9/03/12 10:00am 9/03/12 10:00am

Watch A 3D Nanoprinter Create The Smallest Car In the Universe

I'm a big fan of small cars, and, like many small-car aficionados, I'm frankly tired of not having a car that can be mostly obscured by a grain of sand. Thankfully, that problem has been solved by researchers at the Vienna Institute of Technology, who have used a new 3D printing method to produce a racecar about 285… » 3/13/12 2:00pm 3/13/12 2:00pm

This Is The First 3D Printed Car

The Urbee is a hybrid car concept that, according to the manufacturers, will be built with 3D printing technology and achieve an unbelievable 200/100 mpg fuel economy in highway/city driving. That is, of course, once they change the toner. » 11/07/10 2:00pm 11/07/10 2:00pm