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Unique 3D Printed Connectors Help You Create Versatile Pieces of Furniture

Unique 3D Printed Connectors Help You Create Versatile Pieces of Furniture

While it is absolutely possible to 3D print custom furniture today, I think we can all agree that doing so is generally not as easy as just heading out to IKEA, Natuzzi or Ethan Allen or Value City Furniture or wherever it is you buy your home furnishings. In addition, some of the 3D printed furniture […]

While it is absolutely possible to 3D print custom furniture today, I think we can all agree that doing so is generally not as easy as just heading out to IKEA, Natuzzi or Ethan Allen or Value City Furniture or wherever it is you buy your home furnishings. In...
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...
3D Print a Landscape for Your DIY Holiday Snow Globe

3D Print a Landscape for Your DIY Holiday Snow Globe

Snow globes are fun and seem to be as popular as ever during the holiday season. Even if you don’t want to have shelves of them in your house, they are still fun to pick up, give a shake, and watch as the snow settles itself around the object within. In fact, people have been […]

Snow globes are fun and seem to be as popular as ever during the holiday season. Even if you don’t want to have shelves of them in your house, they are still fun to pick up, give a shake, and watch as the snow settles itself around the object within. In fact,...
Chris Halliday Creates 3D Printed Automotive Parts to Spark Students’ Interest

Chris Halliday Creates 3D Printed Automotive Parts to Spark Students’ Interest

There seems to be no doubt anymore about the benefits of teaching students about advanced technology such as 3D printing. Finding ways to integrate it into the curriculum is getting easier as the recognition of the vast number of relatively simple projects that touch nearly every aspect of daily life continues to expand. Whether 3D […]

There seems to be no doubt anymore about the benefits of teaching students about advanced technology such as 3D printing. Finding ways to integrate it into the curriculum is getting easier as the recognition of the vast number of relatively simple projects that touch...
Seattle Dad Recreates Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley at Home, Complete with 3D Printed Props

Seattle Dad Recreates Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley at Home, Complete with 3D Printed Props

There’s nothing I like more than a good 3D printed Harry Potter project, and Seattle tech veteran and father of the year Jon Chambers is taking DIY to the next level with a large recreation of Diagon Alley – a shopping area for wizards in London that is inaccessible to Muggles (non-magic folk) thanks to […]

There’s nothing I like more than a good 3D printed Harry Potter project, and Seattle tech veteran and father of the year Jon Chambers is taking DIY to the next level with a large recreation of Diagon Alley – a shopping area for wizards in London that is...
Build Your Own Full-Size 3D Printed Autonomous Support and Positive Inspiration Robot

Build Your Own Full-Size 3D Printed Autonomous Support and Positive Inspiration Robot

We always enjoy the interesting 3D printed robots that John Choi, founder of advanced robotics startup Choitek and Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science and Arts major, posts about on his website, and the latest project he has shared with us keeps up the momentum of innovative design. Choi recently released a nearly 100-page Instructable on how to build a […]

We always enjoy the interesting 3D printed robots that John Choi, founder of advanced robotics startup Choitek and Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science and Arts major, posts about on his website, and the latest project he has shared with us keeps up the...
Print+ Releases New DIY Headphone Kits: 3D Print the Parts at Home or Order Through 3D Hubs

Print+ Releases New DIY Headphone Kits: 3D Print the Parts at Home or Order Through 3D Hubs

I hate earbuds, as I don’t relish the idea of having to jam a tiny piece of plastic into my ear in order to talk on the phone or listen to music…and, just like my distaste for chocolate chip cookies and cheeseburgers apparently makes me un-American, this fact probably makes me un-millennial. But luckily, 3D […]

I hate earbuds, as I don’t relish the idea of having to jam a tiny piece of plastic into my ear in order to talk on the phone or listen to music…and, just like my distaste for chocolate chip cookies and cheeseburgers apparently makes me un-American, this...
3D Printing Spotlight On: Lauren Renee, Abuzz Designs

3D Printing Spotlight On: Lauren Renee, Abuzz Designs

Lauren Renee has had a presence on Twitter and YouTube and a dedicated following for several years now. Her first tack as a YouTuber was in the area of makeup tutorials, something that satisfied both her interests in beauty and her need to share do-it-yourself tips and tricks with others. Lauren is far more than just another […]

Lauren Renee has had a presence on Twitter and YouTube and a dedicated following for several years now. Her first tack as a YouTuber was in the area of makeup tutorials, something that satisfied both her interests in beauty and her need to share do-it-yourself tips...
Michael Weinberg Leads Us Through 3 Steps for Licensing 3D Printed Things

Michael Weinberg Leads Us Through 3 Steps for Licensing 3D Printed Things

As more and more people become involved in 3D printing, more and more awesome stuff is being created. The question that naturally arises after any particularly amazing print, or after a case of beer, whichever comes first, is how do I copyright this so that I eventually become a millionaire? I may be paraphrasing a bit, […]

As more and more people become involved in 3D printing, more and more awesome stuff is being created. The question that naturally arises after any particularly amazing print, or after a case of beer, whichever comes first, is how do I copyright this so that I...
Addressing Planned Obsolescence with 3D Printing

Addressing Planned Obsolescence with 3D Printing

Imagine that you had invented a thingamajig that was widely recognized to be of high quality and very useful. Soon, everyone was buying one and your hard-earned investment was paying off. The, suddenly or slowly, purchases started to drop and the money was only come in dribs and drabs. You’d reached the dreaded saturation point […]

Imagine that you had invented a thingamajig that was widely recognized to be of high quality and very useful. Soon, everyone was buying one and your hard-earned investment was paying off. The, suddenly or slowly, purchases started to drop and the money was only come...
Searching for Blame in Deadly 3D Printer Accident

Searching for Blame in Deadly 3D Printer Accident

Whenever there is an untimely death, the first thing we do is look around in an effort to understand how such a thing could have happened. When 17-year-old Tom Taylor was killed in an explosion that was linked to a 3D printer, the ears of the 3D printing community immediately perked up. The youth was […]

Whenever there is an untimely death, the first thing we do is look around in an effort to understand how such a thing could have happened. When 17-year-old Tom Taylor was killed in an explosion that was linked to a 3D printer, the ears of the 3D printing community...
Get a Second Opinion on Orthotics at the 3D Printer for Less Than $5

Get a Second Opinion on Orthotics at the 3D Printer for Less Than $5

One of the most time consuming things in life can be dealing with that daily and weekly mother of a to-do list. We might be guilty of procrastinating and holding up the completion process of checking items off here and there, but most of what we end up focusing on is making phone calls, setting […]

One of the most time consuming things in life can be dealing with that daily and weekly mother of a to-do list. We might be guilty of procrastinating and holding up the completion process of checking items off here and there, but most of what we end up focusing on is...
3D Printing for the End of Days

3D Printing for the End of Days

There is something about self-sufficiency that is deeply embedded in American culture. It’s not that people the world over don’t want to be able to survive on their own, but we seem to have the market cornered on paranoid obsession with self-reliance. The most extreme example of this is the healthy-sized community of doomsday preppers, a […]

There is something about self-sufficiency that is deeply embedded in American culture. It’s not that people the world over don’t want to be able to survive on their own, but we seem to have the market cornered on paranoid obsession with self-reliance. The...
DIY Human Sized Robot with 3D Printed Grippers is Designed to Fulfill Your Needs

DIY Human Sized Robot with 3D Printed Grippers is Designed to Fulfill Your Needs

Today, as I was picking up the 400th piece of something left somewhere by one my children, I wished for a robot that could help me around the house. I also wished for children who would clean up after themselves, but that still seems well outside the realm of possibility. The dream of a helpful […]

Today, as I was picking up the 400th piece of something left somewhere by one my children, I wished for a robot that could help me around the house. I also wished for children who would clean up after themselves, but that still seems well outside the realm of...
Boy Uses Bar Mitzvah Money to Bring Maker Bus to Israeli Children

Boy Uses Bar Mitzvah Money to Bring Maker Bus to Israeli Children

A bar mitzvah is a coming-of-age ceremony held for Jewish boys when they turn 13 (girls hold a bat mitzvah at either 12 or 13) which celebrates their passage into manhood and their assumption of responsibilities and obligations for their own actions and participation in Jewish religious and cultural life. In other words, it’s a […]

A bar mitzvah is a coming-of-age ceremony held for Jewish boys when they turn 13 (girls hold a bat mitzvah at either 12 or 13) which celebrates their passage into manhood and their assumption of responsibilities and obligations for their own actions and participation...
3D Printed Screw-Propelled Toy Vehicle Makes a Splash on Instructables

3D Printed Screw-Propelled Toy Vehicle Makes a Splash on Instructables

There are many ingenious vehicles designed for civilian or military use over the past century that had a brief moment in the sun before fading into obscurity. From the US Air Force’s saucer shaped VTOL Avrocar and Russian ground-effect Ekranoplan, I find them to be fascinating and a source of inspiration. Jasen Wang, inventor of Makeblock, decided […]

There are many ingenious vehicles designed for civilian or military use over the past century that had a brief moment in the sun before fading into obscurity. From the US Air Force’s saucer shaped VTOL Avrocar and Russian ground-effect Ekranoplan, I find them to...
Hack of the Day: Build Your Own UV Cure Box for Under $30, Courtesy of Formlabs

Hack of the Day: Build Your Own UV Cure Box for Under $30, Courtesy of Formlabs

Stereolithography printers are lovely, aren’t they? They’re fast, they’re smooth, and they create great detail. Post-processing can be a bit of a bother, though. SLA pieces tend to need additional curing after they’ve finished printing, as most of them don’t completely harden; there’s usually some sticky resin that hasn’t fully cured while printing. There are […]

Stereolithography printers are lovely, aren’t they? They’re fast, they’re smooth, and they create great detail. Post-processing can be a bit of a bother, though. SLA pieces tend to need additional curing after they’ve finished printing, as most...
Printrbot Founder Brook Drumm on Superpowers and (Un)making

Printrbot Founder Brook Drumm on Superpowers and (Un)making

In 2011, maker extraordinaire Brook Drumm was struck by lightning and became a superhero. Well, okay, only metaphorically, but his transformation from self-styled do-it-yourselfer to Printrbot Man was no less complete for the experience. I’ll let him explain the transformation in his own words from an interview in Popular Mechanics: “I came up with the design of […]

In 2011, maker extraordinaire Brook Drumm was struck by lightning and became a superhero. Well, okay, only metaphorically, but his transformation from self-styled do-it-yourselfer to Printrbot Man was no less complete for the experience. I’ll let him explain...
DesktopWorkshop Introduces 3D Printed Pneumatic Motor

DesktopWorkshop Introduces 3D Printed Pneumatic Motor

In May, Instructables user DesktopWorkshop released the design for a 3D printed pneumatic actuator. S/he has followed up this month with the unveiling of a much more complex creation: a complete pneumatic motor. Unfortunately, the printed pieces have not yet arrived and so there are no photographs of the prints nor a fancy YouTube video […]

In May, Instructables user DesktopWorkshop released the design for a 3D printed pneumatic actuator. S/he has followed up this month with the unveiling of a much more complex creation: a complete pneumatic motor. Unfortunately, the printed pieces have not yet arrived...
Print+ Creates Rocking 3D Print Headphones Kit for Easy DIY

Print+ Creates Rocking 3D Print Headphones Kit for Easy DIY

To be involved in making, you don’t have to be the type of person who can build a 3D printer from scratch, recycle milk containers into filament, and wield a soldering iron like the pistoleros in the Wild West. That image of the X-treme maker may actually work to keep some people from every even […]

To be involved in making, you don’t have to be the type of person who can build a 3D printer from scratch, recycle milk containers into filament, and wield a soldering iron like the pistoleros in the Wild West. That image of the X-treme maker may actually work...
Designer Creates Fully Functional 3D Printed Tattoo Machine

Designer Creates Fully Functional 3D Printed Tattoo Machine

One of the best things about the maker community at large is that it’s full of intensely creative individuals, and creativity likes to stand out. One way that this often happens is in presentation; some makers you can tell from their pallor from hours spent in workshops and garages rather than in the sunshine, some […]

One of the best things about the maker community at large is that it’s full of intensely creative individuals, and creativity likes to stand out. One way that this often happens is in presentation; some makers you can tell from their pallor from hours spent in...
Introducing Chic 3D Printed Patterned Paint Rollers

Introducing Chic 3D Printed Patterned Paint Rollers

Looking for a way to kick some surfaces into high gear? Then check out these patterned paint rollers that take hand painting up a notch. The way they work is by integrating a traditional paint roller with a cylinder covered in raised and repeating shapes. The roller is filled with paint and the cylinder picks […]

Looking for a way to kick some surfaces into high gear? Then check out these patterned paint rollers that take hand painting up a notch. The way they work is by integrating a traditional paint roller with a cylinder covered in raised and repeating shapes. The roller...
3DBuildClub Launches Indiegogo Campaign Helping Anyone Build Their Own 3D Printers

3DBuildClub Launches Indiegogo Campaign Helping Anyone Build Their Own 3D Printers

About 2 years ago I purchased a 3D printer from an unamed company. When the machine arrived at my door, I opened the box expecting to begin printing within a few minutes. Unfortunately though, all I ran into were problems. From leveling the bed, to a small wire that came disconnected in the shipping process, […]

About 2 years ago I purchased a 3D printer from an unamed company. When the machine arrived at my door, I opened the box expecting to begin printing within a few minutes. Unfortunately though, all I ran into were problems. From leveling the bed, to a small wire that...
8-Year-Old Maker Introduces First 3D Printed Programmable Smartwatch Kit for Kids

8-Year-Old Maker Introduces First 3D Printed Programmable Smartwatch Kit for Kids

When I was 17 and had graduated from high school, I got my first cell phone; it had the game ‘Snake’ on it, to add to the fun of my very first mobile device, and I was pretty impressed. It even lit up in different colors when it rang, and I felt pretty rad when […]

When I was 17 and had graduated from high school, I got my first cell phone; it had the game ‘Snake’ on it, to add to the fun of my very first mobile device, and I was pretty impressed. It even lit up in different colors when it rang, and I felt pretty rad...
He Walks, Talks, Follows: DIY 3D Printed Home Robot, Complete with Drink & Plate Holder, Hits Indiegogo

He Walks, Talks, Follows: DIY 3D Printed Home Robot, Complete with Drink & Plate Holder, Hits Indiegogo

While robotics has been one of the technologies ‘of the future’ ever since I can remember, the field is finally coming into its own led by demands in manufacturing, along with numerous innovations in electronics, engineering, and design–as well as the advent of 3D printing which has given it a massive boost on every level. […]

While robotics has been one of the technologies ‘of the future’ ever since I can remember, the field is finally coming into its own led by demands in manufacturing, along with numerous innovations in electronics, engineering, and design–as well as the advent of...
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