Every technology begins with an idea.

In Tech Briefs' podcast series, Here's an Idea, we explore the origin stories and inspiration behind some of today's most innovative technologies.

We begin with 3D printing. Listen to the episode below.

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In the making of this episode, we spoke to industry insiders and the inventor of the 3D printer himself: Chuck Hull. Access the full-length Q&As below.

We also reference a robotic breakthrough from MIT for 3D printing an entire building — check out the demo here.