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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Makers Create a 3D Printed Circular Knitting Machine

Circular knitting, or knitting in the round, is a technique used to create seamless ‘tubes’ of knit material. Circular knitting can be done either on needles, double pointed or circular,…

3D Printed Cell Phone Lets Makers Get Hands On

Many people already think of 3D printing as the closest thing to real life magic, something is imagined and presto it can be printed! Obviously, the process is somewhat more…

The Tail Wags With 3D Printing

When I was a kid, I used to dream about growing a pair of wings. I could imagine soaring through the skies or just flapping them dramatically to emphasize my…

Software Architect Creates an Amazing Ultimaker 2 Aluminum Extrusion 3D Printer

When you think about the big names within the desktop 3D printing industry, the two that stick out the most are MakerBot and Ultimaker. While MakerBot originated in the United…

MakerBot Turns Its Talents to Making Fixtures for Its Workplace

They always say that a contractor’s house is never repaired and a cobbler’s kids have holes in their shoes. MakerBot has taken a step to make sure that 3D printer…

3D Printed Pocket PiGRRL Brings 8-Bit Gaming to a Smaller Scale

The Nintendo Game Boy was a handheld video game device that exploded onto the market in 1989 (selling out of its initial shipment of one million devices to the US…

Australian Man 3D Prints Incredible Exoskeleton Hand

One of the things that makes the world of 3D printing so wild and wonderful is that it isn’t a closed group of people whose job it is to run…

Project3DPrint Kits: Make Your Own 3D Printed Gadgets With One-Stop Shopping

Pulling together the necessary materials for a 3D printing project can be time consuming. Often you’re ordering electrical components from multiple sources online, heading to the hardware store, and digging…