Sphero and the giant leap - BB-8 image courtesy Sphero © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

Sphero and the giant leap - BB-8 image courtesy Sphero © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

"Sphero’s ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, driven, organized and passionate about connected play and robotics."

What happens when you take a robot, a movie franchise, some creative thinking and genius engineering? - you get Sphero.

With unexpected giant leaps and strides, toy-brand Sphero stormed onto the world stage - launching a robotic product range that took on the persona of BB-8 from Star Wars. At the time Star Wars had returned to dominate the worlds movie scene. This provided a commercial match made in heaven.

With NASA/JPL - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thinking about the future of space travel and the ideology of a gap year has prompted the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory to put together what it calls "Visions of the Future".  

Images Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech
Images Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech
Mars:
Our neighbouring planet has received a lot of attention since the recent findings of water deposits by NASA and has since and even before that had many Hollywood movies depict adventures on the so-called red planet. This poster creates a wonderful understanding of what can be a futuristic landmark for space travel!

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE..Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)..Photo Credit: Film Frame ..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE..Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)..Photo Credit: Film Frame ..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

From Marvel comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story..Stormtroopers..Ph: Jonathan Olley..©Lucasfilm LFL 2016. Copyright: 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™, All Rights Reserved.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story..Stormtroopers..Ph: Jonathan Olley..©Lucasfilm LFL 2016. Copyright: 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™, All Rights Reserved.

Directed, by Gareth Edwards ("Godzilla," "Monsters") "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" tells the story of how a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.

LulzBot and the creation of innovation image source - Aleph Objects Inc.

LulzBot and the creation of innovation image source - Aleph Objects Inc.

"Innovation is at the heart of what we do, and we are always exploring new product ideas and developments."

What happens when one is faced with the dilemma that one’s home 3D printer becomes too small and a commercial 3D printer, which is quite costly expensive, is unattainable? - you get a LulzBot desktop 3D printer.

3D printing or additive manufacturing process began as far back in the early 1980's. The industry has since boomed after the turn of the millennium with 3D printing becoming more accessible to the everyday user, maker and manufacturer. This was fostered by the accelerated development of the 3D Desktop printing.

The concept of conceiving an idea and converting it into a tangible prototype or product in a quick turnaround timever is now a realistic approach rather than a futuristic ideal!