This week's "DQYD Top 5" is inspired by our guest Matt Koewler. If you haven't listened to the episode yet, Matt is a 3D designer, so we set out to make our top 5 lists based on inventions and 3D technology themes.
Do you agree with our picks? Let us know in the comments below, and feel free to add your own top 5 lists!
Farrin's Top 5 Most Unique 3-D Prints
Pick 5: Saxophone
Obviously I have to start off the list with one of my passions, the Saxophone! The sax is one of the more complicated wind instruments out there in terms of mechanics and this print captures not only the look, but also the sound of the soulful instrument.
Pick 4: Food
3D printing isn't limited to plastic, apparently food can be designed by these awesome machines. The Sugar Lab in LA used a 3D printer to create cake toppers, while Cornell University has been experimenting with candies. Make some in your own home!s
Pick 3: Buildings
Need a place to live? Well, China built the world's tallest 3D building and Mansion, check these bad boys out!
Pick 2: Stem Cells
Scieeeeeeeence! IFLS! So far we've touched on music, food, and architecture, but what about the human body? Well, science now has a hold of 3D Printing and can create Stem Cells, say what?!?
Pick 1: Bald Eagle Beak
With all the crazies out there, sometimes we need to remember the awesome people in the world. Poachers decided to be the worst kind of dung and shot a Bald Eagle's Beak off. Well, a group of fantastic individuals remedied this situation by creating a 3D printed beak! This almost made me tear up in joy!
Drew's Top 5 Popular Game Engines
Pick 5: RAGE Engine
If you've played most anything by Rockstar (Grand Theft Auto & Red Dead Redemption are some of my personal favorites) then you've seen this game engine in action.
Pick 4: Source Engine
Ah, Valve. The list of hits that have been made using Valve's Source Engine is ongoing. If you've ever played Half-Life 2, Portal, or Titanfall, then you've seen the greatness this game engine possesses.
Pick 3: Creation Engine
Let's face it, we've all played Skyrim, and we loved it. Bethesda's use of this engine lends itself to having beautiful worlds, and it is very open and easy for users to create mods and games themselves.
Pick 2: Unity
My first introduction to this game engine was through the game "Firewatch" (which you should absolutely check out, by the way). It's hailed as one of the most graphically impressive and controllable game engines on the market.
Pick 1: Unreal Engine
Indisputably the most widely-used game engine on the market today. Loads of AAA titles have been developed using this engine, such as Gears of War and Mass Effect, and I'm sure there are many more on the way.
Nathan's Top 5 Inventions I Didn't Know I Needed
Pick 5: modobag
One of the worst parts of travel is lugging a big ol carry-on bag in between connecting flights. What better way to solve that dilemma than turning that piece of luggage into a motorized vehicle?
Pick 4: Baby Mop Outfit
As soon as a baby starts crawling the moving never stops. Might as well as strap the little one in this outfit and get some cleaning done.
Pick 3: AB Enhancer
Going to the gym sucks so I'm for any device that helps bridge the gap to looking like Brad Pitt from "Fight Club".
Pick 2: Gas Powered Roller Skates
Full disclosure: I never learned to roller skate. Maybe if I didn't have to do any of the actual work myself I could finally do it. That or I'd fall to my death. Who knows?
Pick 1: horn cannon
What if all war could be ended on who could be the most annoying? Okay the device is actually used to locate threats in the sky, however, one could dream...