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3D Printing a Smart Pillbox with Neural Network Image Recognition

Hospital pharmacists have their hands full, as they have to handle a wide variety of medications. They need to keep the medicine safe, and no matter how hard we may…

Build Your Own 3D Printed Open Source Motorized Microscope

I always enjoy a good 3D printed DIY project, whether it’s truly helpful or just for fun. These projects are even cooler when you add Legos into the mix, like…

$50 Open-Source Colorimeter is Remarkable in Comparison to Commercial Models

Researchers from Michigan Technological University are applying chemistry to 3D printing, detailing their recent study in ‘Open-Source Colorimeter.’ A basic sensor, the colorimeter is made up of a simple light…

The Maker Movement Unmade? Part 3: Casualties of Open Source War

Since the maker movement began to evolve out of hacklabs and hackerspaces, we’ve seen it transform in ways that led to some of the movement’s initial pioneers go sideways. These…

Meet Indian 3D Bioprinting Company Alfatek Systems

Last month, we published a world map of over 100 established bioprinting companies in countries all around the globe. Obviously, with such a massive undertaking, we did miss a few…

Institute of Organic Chemistry: Researchers Use Desktop 3D Printer for Flow Chemistry

Institute of Organic Chemistry researchers Jochen M. Neumaier, Amiera Madani, Thomas Klein, and Thomas Ziegler explore the uses of 3D printing in flow chemistry in ‘Low-budget 3D-printed equipment for continuous…

Mechanical Engineer Makes 95% 3D Printed Autonomous Robotic Lawn Mower

While I do know how to mow my lawn, that’s a job my husband normally takes care of. We like to divide and conquer when it comes to household chores…

The 3D Printed Youbionic Hand Features New Updates with More to Come Soon

In 2014, a company called Youbionic emerged with an exciting goal: the development of a 3D printed bionic hand controlled by an Arduino. Unlike prosthetics that require cables and wires…

OpenCat Project Pounces on 3D Printing and Robotics

As humans, we are genetically inclined to enjoy the company of our own kind; however, this often includes welcoming cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals into our fold. Pet lovers…

Youbionic Goes Beyond Augmented Reality to Augmented Human with New 3D Printed Double Hand Device

2014 saw the emergence of Youbionic, a company based in Italy that was working to create a 3D printed bionic prosthetic hand controlled by an Arduino microcontroller and commercial servomotors. The company also…

Sharebot’s EDUino is an Adorable Way to Teach Kids About 3D Printing and Robotics

Nowadays, it’s important for kids to learn things like 3D printing and robotics at an early age. The challenge is for teachers to present that advanced material in a way…

Teenage Maker Builds Closed Loop 3D Printer for Just €10

There have been many homemade and DIY 3D printers – even 3D printers made from a dot matrix printer, e-waste and recycled components – but I think the 3D printer constructed by…

Inexpensive Robot with Open Source, 3D Printed Components Cracks a Safe in 30 Minutes at Hacker Convention

While the 3D printed, PIN-protected door lock by HPI looks cool, I’m pretty sure that a determined thief would find a way to get past it. The 3D printed, heavy…

Founders of Arduino Take Back Their Company, Musto Replaced as CEO

Whether you dabble in 3D printed electronics or are passionate about numerous, intricate projects, you are likely familiar with Arduino. Begun as a project in 2003 for Italian students, the…

Researchers Combine 3D Printing, Microcomputers, and Simple Electronics to Make Small, Inexpensive Laboratory System

We’ve heard of open source 3D printer filament, open source software, open source designs, and of course, open source 3D printers. But what about open labware? Researchers from the University of…

After Finishing a Full Iron Man Suit, Military Veteran Tim O’Sullivan 3D Prints the War Machine Mark III Suit

3D printing has found a home in the world of superheroes – the technology has been used to make superhero prosthetics, costumes, Legos, and models. One of the more popular choices…

Sound Designer Develops 3D Printed Modular Synthesizer: All Open Source, Open Hardware

Musician and sound designer José Luis González Castro has a lot of experience with video game sound effects and creation, which paved the way for his current project. Castro is working to…

3D Printing on Kickstarter Today: 3D Printers, Enclosures, Materials, Gadgets, Smart Mirrors and Castles

One of my favorite movies is the 1985 classic The Goonies, about a group of misfit kids, led by adorable, asthmatic Mikey, who go on an adventure to find a buried…

Springboro STEMfest: Ohio Students Learn About 3D Printing, STEAM Education, and Rocket Launchers

Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics are picking up steam lately – which is handy, as they fall into a curriculum of the same name, as STEAM education takes its…

STEM Students Use 3D Printing and Artificial Intelligence to Bring History to Life

It’s always more fun to learn about history when the lesson is interactive; at least I think so. We put on little skits in elementary school when we learned about the…

Brew Up Some Fresh Designs With This Coffee Maker-Turned-3D Printer

People have built 3D printers out of some pretty surprising things, like Legos and K’nex, for example. I never would have thought to do what Tropical Labs did, however. The…

3D Printed e-NABLE Hands Help a Robot Play the Bagpipes

I can’t think of an instrument that commands such polarized reactions as bagpipes do – people seem to either love them with misty-eyed nostalgia or hate them like fingernails on…

Unique Youbionic 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetic Hand Looking for Investors, Planning Next Phase

The last time we wrote about the Youbionic 3D printed robotic prosthetic hand, it was finally available for pre-order. It’s been quite a journey since Federico Ciccarese founded the company…

Researchers Transform Ordinary Microscope into High-Quality Live Imaging Equipment Using Little More Than a Smartphone and Some 3D Printed Parts

One of the great things about 3D printing is that, in the right hands, it can transform ordinary objects into much more sophisticated tools for a very minimal cost. In…