Discovery Channel Prototypes!

By on August 25th, 2008 in blog



Along with Mythbusters, Discovery Channel is set to debut a new series entitled “Prototype This!” in October this year. The show involves four genuine experts in a variety of prototyping and related skills. Each episode they attempt to “rapidly prototype” something interesting.


CNet managed to get a reported on scene at their studio and witnessed them building a “pyro pack”, which was

a custom molded backpack that a firefighter could wear on his or her back and that would hold a series of things that normally have to get lugged by hand: A dry-chem fire extinguisher, an oxygen tank, batteries, wire lights, some electronics, and more.

The pyro pack was partially made from 3D components printed by an unnamed “3D printing firm in Carlsbad, Calif.”


We suspect they’ll be making a lot of use of such services in future episodes.

Via CNet

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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