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I have seen many 3D printers but nothing reasonable and easy to use. This MakerBot Replicator is a great device to come up with toys, models or just any ideas you have. I can see many kickstarter ideas coming from things made on this devices, especially because you can make “1 off” designs.

With all the crazy ideas i have, this device would make some of them come to life. If i had this device i would probably blow all my money on the “filament” used to create each item. This device has a two color option, so you can not just make a simple single color toy you have have a two color toy and could look complete.

If I had $2000 to spend right now I would have this ordered and already shipped to my place…but since i dont it will just have to be another dream.






“Meet the only thermostat that improves with time. No more programming, no more constantly changing the temperature. The Nestâ„¢ Learning Thermostatâ„¢ programs itself in a week to keep you comfortable and save energy.”

Nest is great way to monitor your house with today’s technology. If you read the white paper on this device you can see how there is a good ROI on this device. I was sold on it with just the interface and design then once I read that it will pay for itself in an average household in about a year or two that sealed the deal.

This device is designed by one of the ex-Apple iPod engineers. Currently this device is sold out because of the popularity, you can join their list to be notified when they release more.

It’s amazing that just making something user friendly and with some style will save money. Read the white paper and stats on this device are pretty amazing.








I love when great artist are combined with things of faith. Jim LePage started a bible design project with designs and write ups for each book of the Bible. He pulls out some great verses and some sweet art. He also ties in some of the artwork to be understood in today’s culture. Check him out. A bonus is that you can also buy his art as posters.


For a long time one of my dreams was to have a retail shop. One of the concepts to have a retail shop was to print all my designs and have as a vending machine in the mall. has just released a trial of four t-shirt vending machines in Illinois…so jealous. They look legit. I wish one was closer so I could go visit it. Someday I hope that i could get to a place like this, but first off I would have to have the funds to print all my designs…

The guy who made this might just have to be my newest best friend. Trains + Typography + Photography = AWESOMENESS. I’ve been looking at train set more often these past couple weeks and then seeing this typo set, it just can’t get any better. I just wish it was a free font download. His use of not only the track and trains but buildings, overpasses and other accents makes it so much better. Hopefully people that are not into trains will see the beauty you can create with an old pastime of playing with trains.

I dont know exactly what i would use it with…maybe for my train set in my future house or just to look at because its pretty awesome. I might just have to make a poster of it and hang it in my office…done…thats what im going to do! I hope you see the awesomeness which is below!