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Father’s Day Flash Sale!

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Did you know Father’s Day was invented by a woman? More than 100 years ago Sonora Dodd proposed a day to honor fathers. Her idea spread throughout America but wasn’t recognized nationwide until 1966.

Ms. Dodd was partial to roses for Father’s Day. This year Americans want consumer electronics for our dads. We’ll spend about $2 billion on Father’s Day gadgets, more than on sporting goods and home improvement tools combined.

And MOTA’s just made it easier for you to get the perfect gift for your dad or anyone in your life.

Visit our shop for some incredible prices on a selection of products in our first-ever Father’s Day Flash Sale! Read More

MOTA: Solving Tech Pet Peeves

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Pet peeves. We all  have them.  Whether it’s unnecessarily shortened words (à la prezzo for presentation), replying to all instead of just to the sender, or when someone says “literally” but they really mean “figuratively,” a few things can frustrate us to no end.

But what about pet peeves in technology?

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Best Kept Secrets of the SmartWatch

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Wearable technology can be a touchy topic for some. Every major tech company now has their own versions (albeit highly inadequate versions) of smartwatches that profess to check your email, clean your apartment, and brighten your highlights.

But what do smartwatches really have to offer? The smartwatch brands that profess to be able to make dreams come true and keep Courtney Love out of the bar all at the same time (sorry Courtney), are usually very bulky, come in obnoxious colors (or maybe just noxious), and basically look like they were designed for people who never have to use their wrists.

But now that you’ve discovered the MOTA SmartWatch and recognize all the sleek chic-ness that it offers, how do you convince your friends that this smartwatch is different from all the other ones on the market? Three simple tips are below:  Read More

10 Amazing Things You Can Do With 3D printers.

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to create your own toy or model figurine? Whether it’s doodling in elementary school, sketching cartoons in middle school, creating realistic artwork in high school, or designing architectural building blueprints in college; every person had the same thought cross their mind at some point in their life. What if my drawings became real?

Drawing on paper with pencils and crayons are a thing of the past. Today’s technology allows us to do much more. The new MOTA 3D printer has the ability to bring all your images to life, making your art become a visual treat.  Now you can design and create your own detailed models right from the comfort of your home!

1) Can you believe this sweet fully functional camera was made by 3D printing?

Camera Credit to: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:113865 by LeoM

 

So what’s with the hype on 3D printers? Should I buy one for myself? What can I possibly make using a new 3D printer? We’ll let the awesome pictures below answer those questions for you. Read More

Choosing the Perfect SmartWatch to Suit Your Style

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Choosing an electronic device is hard enough, without having to add the extra chore of finding one that matches your style. As we’ve jumped from one technological advancement to the next, a growing trend of having a “stylish” device has developed. Giving those of us who are a little less tech and a little more sass, the dilemma of having to choose between having a capable device vs. having a pretty one. Read More

Jaw dropping fashion items made by 3D printers

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Do you wonder how people would look in the future? What type of clothing will people wear for different occasions? We already know trends are constantly changing and one thing can lead to the next rather quickly. However, the next revolutionary step towards true fashion trend is the invention of 3D printers.

Outfits by Iris van Herpen and Materialise. Photo Credits to http://3dprintingindustry.com

3D printers are redefining fashion across the globe. Beautiful work of art is being created everywhere on a daily basis.

Everything from gorgeous extravagant dresses to futuristic stylish footwear can be envisioned with 3D printing.

Heavy Metal High Heels by Bryan Oknyansky can be found here http://www.shoesbybryan.com/
Red Heels by Pauline Van Dongen and made out of laser sintered nylon. http://www.freedomofcreation.com/for/high-heel-shoes-by-pauline-van-dongen
Biopiracy Heel Collection by Materialise, Julia Koerner and Iris van Herpen. http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/06/united-nude-designs-sculptural-shoes-for-iris-van-herpens-biopiracy-fashion-collection/

Previously, 3D printers were larger, required advance training to utilize, and the cost was only justified for commercial print companies. Technological advancements over the years has improved 3D printers dramatically making them smaller, easier to use, and affordable to install in any household.

3D printer frontside by MOTA LLC.
http://www.mota.com/3d-printer/

3D printer backside by MOTA LLC.
http://www.mota.com/3d-printer/

Want to harness the power and ability to create your own unique look?

Fashion designs that were previously unfathomable due to the restrictions of conventional garment materials are now possible…

Verlan dress by MakerBot and credits to Francis Bitonti Studio http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:146293

Creations by Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen. Credits to: AFP/Getty Images/Francois Guillot/Getty Images for IMG/Gareth Cattermole/Corbis/Britta Pedersen. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/15/3d-printed-fashion-couture-catwalk#

Take a look at the out-of-this-world designs from artists working in current fashion scenes. 3D printing allows fashion designers to push the boundaries of their imagination to a whole new level!

Toronto-style worn necklace created by http://www.hotpopfactory.com/
San Francisco-based assorted jewelry by Fathom & Form
Premium Silver 3D earrings by Virtox http://www.shapeways.com/model/35448/eardrops.html

Everything from beautiful artistic jewelry to exotic glasses and ties can be designed from the 3D printing software.

Sunglasses by Protos Eyewear
Hex Tie by cahorton. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:218459

Designed in collaboration with Bradley Rothenberg, Victoria’s Secret, Swarovski’s design team and Shapeways printing. Model: Lindsay Ellingson Snow Outfit Credits to: http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/2383-victorias-secret-snow-angel-spreads-her-3d-printed-wings-video.html

Even the forefront of the beauty industries recognizes the power of 3D printing, just take a look at the mesmerizing models wearing extravagant dresses for the Victoria secret runway show. The results are simply stunning!

Stay on top of the latest fashion trends or start your own trends by owning a new MOTA 3D printer today.

All images are sourced from:

http://www.thingiverse.com
http://3dprintingindustry.com
http://3dprinterplans.info
http://www.shapeways.com
http://design-milk.com
http://on3dprinting.com/

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