On The Road With 3D Printing

By on February 1st, 2012 in Event, Ideas


The Pocket Factory Project seems a little crazy at first, but then it starts to make more sense in this rapidly evolving 21st century. It’s two creative guys stuffed into a Prius, driving around the United States seeking inspiration for creative 3D printing. 
Bilal Ghalib and Alex Hornstein are those guys and they’re traveling the route pictured above. Their ride is “filled with cheap 3D printers” they’re using to develop new products and hopefully get a viable business going. 
How well is the project proceeding? They’re about half-way through their adventure, as documented on their website. The site not only provides a tour diary, but also links directly to their Etsy online store. There you’ll find products like the “Automatic Silly String Shooter” or the “iGhettoBlaster”, a strange Gramophone-like iAttachment. We can think of some interesting applications of the Silly String Shooter. Hm.
Nevertheless, the PocketFactory project is a wonderful mix of advanced tech, travel, adventure and a heavy dose of innovative online marketing. Good luck to PocketFactory! 

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!