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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...
Father & Son's 3D Printed Pantograph Project

Father & Son's 3D Printed Pantograph Project

Anyone with small children will tell you that they enjoy experimenting. Sometimes those experiments are restricted to activities such as “what happens to Mom’s heart rate when I draw on the wall with a permanent marker?” However, in the case of Kyle Boe and his four-year-old son, the project was to make an automated, 3D […]

Anyone with small children will tell you that they enjoy experimenting. Sometimes those experiments are restricted to activities such as “what happens to Mom’s heart rate when I draw on the wall with a permanent marker?” However, in the case of Kyle...
3D Printed Spot Welder Increases Prototyping Capabilities

3D Printed Spot Welder Increases Prototyping Capabilities

Spot welding is a process by which two pieces of metal are joined together in a permanent manner at a number of points (aka ‘spots’). This is done when an electrical current is passed through the point at which the weld is desired and the resistance creates heat, thereby melting the two points together. Frankly, […]

Spot welding is a process by which two pieces of metal are joined together in a permanent manner at a number of points (aka ‘spots’). This is done when an electrical current is passed through the point at which the weld is desired and the resistance...
Designer Creates a 3D Printed Viewer for 3D Images

Designer Creates a 3D Printed Viewer for 3D Images

Thingiverse user dj505 knows a thing or two about Altoids tins. Over the past couple of years, this maker has used Altoids tins to make a TV-b-gone (a disguise for a small TV), a working four-port USB hub, and simply integrated them as cases for extra wiring on larger projects. Now s/he has released the latest […]

Thingiverse user dj505 knows a thing or two about Altoids tins. Over the past couple of years, this maker has used Altoids tins to make a TV-b-gone (a disguise for a small TV), a working four-port USB hub, and simply integrated them as cases for extra wiring on larger...
14-Year-Old's 3D Printed Marble Machine Does Rube Goldberg Proud

14-Year-Old's 3D Printed Marble Machine Does Rube Goldberg Proud

If you don’t know who Rube Goldberg is, you should find out immediately. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. Goldberg has inspired generations of individuals to make complex (and complicated) machinery that performs simple tasks. For the iconic tinkerer, his point wasn’t to simply and create efficiencies, but rather to explore the fun of making. Well, you […]

If you don’t know who Rube Goldberg is, you should find out immediately. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. Goldberg has inspired generations of individuals to make complex (and complicated) machinery that performs simple tasks. For the iconic tinkerer, his...
16-Year-Old Creates a Working Laser Engraver From 2 DVD Drives & 3D Printed Parts for $30

16-Year-Old Creates a Working Laser Engraver From 2 DVD Drives & 3D Printed Parts for $30

What happens when you mix 3D printing, electronics, and 2 old DVD drives with a 16-year-old German student who loves to “tinker”? The answer? You get an amazing $30 laser engraver that is capable of doing just as much as more expensive off-the-shelf machinery. This at least was the case for 16-year-old Justin Wunderlich of […]

What happens when you mix 3D printing, electronics, and 2 old DVD drives with a 16-year-old German student who loves to “tinker”? The answer? You get an amazing $30 laser engraver that is capable of doing just as much as more expensive off-the-shelf...