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OpenCat Project Pounces on 3D Printing and Robotics

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 abound around the world, and this enjoyment has even overlapped into robotics. For Rongzhong Li, an affinity for cats has transcended his work into an […]

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 abound around the world, and this enjoyment has even overlapped into robotics. For...
Youbionic Goes Beyond Augmented Reality to Augmented Human with New 3D Printed Double Hand Device

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 developed an intuitive system of biomimicking muscle sensors for its bionic hand, and took advantage of the durability and flexibility that 3D printing technology offers […]

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 developed an intuitive system of biomimicking muscle...
Sharebot’s EDUino is an Adorable Way to Teach Kids About 3D Printing and Robotics

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 that’s easy enough, and engaging enough, for young children to grasp and have fun with. What is the best way to get kids acquainted with […]

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 that’s easy enough, and engaging enough, for young children to grasp and have fun...
Teenage Maker Builds Closed Loop 3D Printer for Just €10

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 Italian maker Michele Lizzit is the first one I’ve seen that has cardboard biscuit boxes supporting the entire structure. Of course, they don’t make up […]

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 Italian maker Michele Lizzit is the first one I’ve seen that has...
Inexpensive Robot with Open Source, 3D Printed Components Cracks a Safe in 30 Minutes at Hacker Convention

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 duty Stealth Key system looks to be much more difficult to get around, but what’s even more high-tech than a lock or a key? A […]

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 duty Stealth Key system looks to be much more difficult to get around, but what’s even more...
Founders of Arduino Take Back Their Company, Musto Replaced as CEO

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 open-source electronics platform now gives DIY inventors everywhere the access and affordability required to incorporate microprocessors and controllers into their work. Most makers around the […]

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 open-source electronics platform now gives DIY inventors everywhere the access...
Researchers Combine 3D Printing, Microcomputers, and Simple Electronics to Make Small, Inexpensive Laboratory System

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 Sussex in the UK and the University of Tübingen in Germany used 3D printing, microcomputers, and components that can be purchased at just about any […]

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 Sussex in the UK and the University of Tübingen in Germany used 3D...
After Finishing a Full Iron Man Suit, Military Veteran Tim O’Sullivan 3D Prints the War Machine Mark III Suit

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 is Iron Man, who’s something of a maker himself. We’ve seen 3D printed Iron Man prosthetic hands and arms, an action figure, a boot prototype, Iron […]

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 is Iron Man, who’s something of a maker himself. We’ve seen 3D printed...
Sound Designer Develops 3D Printed Modular Synthesizer: All Open Source, Open Hardware

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 develop an 8-bit, reprogrammable modular synthesizer, which he dubbed the miniMO, that’s almost entirely 3D printed. Every piece of the synthesizer, even the breadboard, was […]

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 develop an 8-bit, reprogrammable modular synthesizer, which he dubbed the...
3D Printing on Kickstarter Today: 3D Printers, Enclosures, Materials, Gadgets, Smart Mirrors and Castles

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 treasure and save their neighborhood. One of my favorite characters is young inventor Data, who has a knack for making potentially useful inventions that mostly end […]

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 treasure and save their neighborhood. One of my favorite characters is young inventor Data, who has a...
Springboro STEMfest: Ohio Students Learn About 3D Printing, STEAM Education, and Rocket Launchers

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 place in schools around the world. Also called STEM education, these curricula focus students’ attention on growing fields in the 21st century. In Dayton, Ohio, […]

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 place in schools around the world. Also called STEM education, these curricula...
STEM Students Use 3D Printing and Artificial Intelligence to Bring History to Life

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 history of individual states (I remember using a bag of cotton balls to decorate the floor, as I had one of the southern states), and […]

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 history of individual states (I remember using a bag of cotton balls to decorate the floor, as...
Brew Up Some Fresh Designs With This Coffee Maker-Turned-3D Printer

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 Washington, D.C.-based electromechanical systems lab specializes in custom electronics, which we first saw last summer when the company introduced the Mechaduino, an open-source, low-cost, Arduino-compatible industrial […]

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 Washington, D.C.-based electromechanical systems lab specializes in custom electronics,...
3D Printed e-NABLE Hands Help a Robot Play the Bagpipes

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 a chalkboard. My own feelings about them are mixed, as they tend to remind me of either weddings or funerals – my family is heavily Celtic […]

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 a chalkboard. My own feelings about them are mixed, as they tend to remind me...
Unique Youbionic 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetic Hand Looking for Investors, Planning Next Phase

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 two years ago and began developing its bionic, electronically controlled prosthetic hand; he tells us that “after so much work I am proud to show […]

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 two years ago and began developing its bionic, electronically controlled...
Researchers Transform Ordinary Microscope into High-Quality Live Imaging Equipment Using Little More Than a Smartphone and Some 3D Printed Parts

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 the hands of researchers at Sweden’s Uppsala University, for example, an ordinary microscope became a live imaging device, revealing high-resolution video images of cell cultures […]

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 the hands of researchers at Sweden’s Uppsala University, for example, an ordinary microscope...
Extra Senses: RepRap Ltd. Project Helps People Extend Their Sense of Touch

Extra Senses: RepRap Ltd. Project Helps People Extend Their Sense of Touch

Most people agree that humans have five senses, and they’re pretty straightforward – we see what’s in the vicinity of our eyes, we hear what sound vibrations reach our ears, taste what we put in our mouths, etc. Some people believe in a sixth sense, whether that’s seeing dead people or having some other sort of […]

Most people agree that humans have five senses, and they’re pretty straightforward – we see what’s in the vicinity of our eyes, we hear what sound vibrations reach our ears, taste what we put in our mouths, etc. Some people believe in a sixth sense,...
How a 3D Printed Robot Can Teach Kids to Code

How a 3D Printed Robot Can Teach Kids to Code

Applied computing technology has progressed to a level that requires greater programming effort to continue advancing for the benefit of humanity. Many grade school students are showing passion for learning with the help of computers and tablets, but few of them are actually interested in programming. In order to spark their curiosity, students need to […]

Applied computing technology has progressed to a level that requires greater programming effort to continue advancing for the benefit of humanity. Many grade school students are showing passion for learning with the help of computers and tablets, but few of them are...
EngiMake’s Fully Customizable, 3D Printable QuadBot Hits Kickstarter

EngiMake’s Fully Customizable, 3D Printable QuadBot Hits Kickstarter

C-3PO, WALL-E, Robbie, Bishop, the T-800…there are so many robots out there, and everyone has their favorite. Personally, I’m a big fan of R2-D2. But he may have just been dethroned, in favor of the QuadBot. The 3D printable walking robotics platform from EngiMake is an educational, animal-inspired robot. The company just launched a Kickstarter campaign […]

C-3PO, WALL-E, Robbie, Bishop, the T-800…there are so many robots out there, and everyone has their favorite. Personally, I’m a big fan of R2-D2. But he may have just been dethroned, in favor of the QuadBot. The 3D printable walking robotics platform from...
Airwolf 3D Attends 2016 Annual California STEM Symposium: Eva Wolf Participates in Learning Through Making Presentation

Airwolf 3D Attends 2016 Annual California STEM Symposium: Eva Wolf Participates in Learning Through Making Presentation

Airwolf 3D is a 3D printer manufacturer well-known for their dynamic presence within the industry, from introducing new hardware to offering hackathons and educational 3D printing weekend workshops for professionals. Recently they did some reporting of their own regarding their experience at the 2016 Annual California STEM Symposium in Anaheim, CA. At the conference, the […]

Airwolf 3D is a 3D printer manufacturer well-known for their dynamic presence within the industry, from introducing new hardware to offering hackathons and educational 3D printing weekend workshops for professionals. Recently they did some reporting of their own...
Slant Concepts Launches 3D Printed Robotic Arm for STEM Education

Slant Concepts Launches 3D Printed Robotic Arm for STEM Education

There have been many instances where 3D printing technology has stepped up to give a hand to the manufacturing of robotic arms (pun slightly intended). Whether that robotic device was designed to assist with stroke rehabilitation or the 3D printing process itself, humanity is becoming increasingly dependent on automated robotic systems as a tool for both physical and educational […]

There have been many instances where 3D printing technology has stepped up to give a hand to the manufacturing of robotic arms (pun slightly intended). Whether that robotic device was designed to assist with stroke rehabilitation or the 3D printing process itself,...
3D Printed IoT Ambassador on Year-Long Journey for Suicide Prevention, Asking “R U OK?”

3D Printed IoT Ambassador on Year-Long Journey for Suicide Prevention, Asking “R U OK?”

Yesterday a friend of mine, an 8th grade teacher, was handed a note from a student. This note described their worry for a friend, another student in the class, who had shown them cuts on their arm and had talked about suicide. The pressure was too much. The note ended, “Please help.” My friend stepped […]

Yesterday a friend of mine, an 8th grade teacher, was handed a note from a student. This note described their worry for a friend, another student in the class, who had shown them cuts on their arm and had talked about suicide. The pressure was too much. The note...
Virtual Reality Created by Robots Allows Jurors to Visit Crime Scenes Without Leaving the Courthouse

Virtual Reality Created by Robots Allows Jurors to Visit Crime Scenes Without Leaving the Courthouse

The jury is generally a pretty hard crowd to impress, and rightly so, as years, lives, and sums hang in the balance with what can sometimes result in severe judgment and penalty. Anyone who has ever received that notice in the mail for serving on a jury probably realizes how stressful even the lesser cases can […]

The jury is generally a pretty hard crowd to impress, and rightly so, as years, lives, and sums hang in the balance with what can sometimes result in severe judgment and penalty. Anyone who has ever received that notice in the mail for serving on a jury probably...
Express Yourself! Create Images & Light Them Up with the MagicShifter 3000 POV Stick

Express Yourself! Create Images & Light Them Up with the MagicShifter 3000 POV Stick

“Made with love and fairy dust.” The persistence of vision stick offers exactly what its name would infer, but it doesn’t really make sense until you see it in action, offering a very technical term in title for a whimsical device that does almost seem to operate as a sleight of hand or illusion. And while it […]

“Made with love and fairy dust.” The persistence of vision stick offers exactly what its name would infer, but it doesn’t really make sense until you see it in action, offering a very technical term in title for a whimsical device that does almost seem to operate as a...
From Playing Football to All Night at the Disco, 3D Printable Marty the Robot Has the Moves–and the Eyebrows!

From Playing Football to All Night at the Disco, 3D Printable Marty the Robot Has the Moves–and the Eyebrows!

If you haven’t had your fill of robotics lately—or cuteness—check out Marty. I think he might even be more adorable than my puppy, and he’ll keep your kids, as well as you, busy with a wonderfully enriching and educational project. And the best thing about it is that at the end, you have a new […]

If you haven’t had your fill of robotics lately—or cuteness—check out Marty. I think he might even be more adorable than my puppy, and he’ll keep your kids, as well as you, busy with a wonderfully enriching and educational project. And the best thing about it is that...
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