Innovation Lab: The Biggest Ideas in Tech This Week

By Tim Maytom

tattoo printer

If you’ve been to one of Dot Media’s events, you’ll know that our Innovation Lab hosts companies presenting cutting-edge technology that’s poised to transform the market with groundbreaking ideas and solutions.

In that spirit, we’ve taken a step beyond the world of apps, ads and handsets with slightly bigger screens, in order to share some of the tech world’s most innovative ideas. They might be interesting, disruptive or just outright strange, but these are the stories that have caught our eye over the past week.

French Students Turn 3D Printer into Computer-controlled Tattoo Machine

Students at the renowned Paris design school ENSCI Les Ateliers recently took part in a workshop organised by the French Ministry of Culture to produce mashups from video, music and other public domain media. Two of the students went beyond the original remit and produced a hack of a desktop 3D printer that enabled it to trace images taken from a bank of information onto skin.

While the machine made on the day of the workshop simply used a pen, the two students continued to work on the device, developing it to incorporate an actual tattoo stylus, practicing on artificial skin and eventually enlisting actual …read more

Source:: Mobile App News