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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…

An Overview of Inexpensive CAD Options for 3D Printing

We live in a great time, where we have not only affordable 3D printers but also many great CAD programs available for free, so you can easily design anything you…

Cost Sensitivity Analysis Performed for 3D Printed, Open Source Infant Clubfoot Brace

Congential talipes equinovarus (CTEV), perhaps better known as clubfoot, is one of the most common congenital physical deformities, as it occurs at least once every 1,000 births. In countries like…

Desktop 3D Printing and Functional Replacement Parts

3D printing is seeing increasing use in the manufacture of components for bikes, and sometimes even the bikes themselves. Bikes with 3D printed parts don’t just look cool, either – they perform just…

What About 3D CAD?

The first rule for printing in 3D is the presence of a 3D file. The next article will lead you through basic computer-aided design (CAD) terms, will review the market…

February 3D Hubs Events: It’s All About Co-Polyester Filament This Month

It’s a busy month for 3D Hubs! February has just begun, and there are already 17 events in the works. It’s all about co-polyester this month; as you’ll see, there…

Kame the Hopping 3D Printable Robot is the Cutest Thing You’ll See All Day

While there had been industrial 3D printers available years before desktop printers started to become popular, it wasn’t an especially widely used or known technology. But when the first RepRap…

New eBook Series on 3D Printing for Kids with FreeCAD

It is becoming increasingly common to integrate 3D printing into education earlier and earlier. While we’re not quite at the stage where we have lamaze/3D print workshops for expectant parents,…

This Week’s 3D Hubs Events Include Meetups, Workshops, and a Pub Nite!

The weather is cooling off and leaves are beginning to change and fall, even here in humid Florida, signaling the end of summer. It’s the perfect time of year to see…

Turning E-Waste into 3D Printers with Retr3d

While we call it e-waste, the 2.3 million tons of computers, cell phones, consumer electronics and televisions that we throw away every year is not trash. In fact, each electronic…

Maker Shows Us How to Build Our Own E-Waste 3D Printer Using Trashed Technology

As many of us pound out blogs, emails, and various communications on the keys of our electronics, many of them laptops or PCs with double and sometimes even triple monitors,…

Open Some Wormholes in Space With This Working 3D Printed Stargate Mechanism

Okay, this device won’t actually open any wormholes, that title may have been a little but misleading, sorry about that. But this moving, light-up Stargate device is still a pretty…

Cut Your Own Hair? Then This 3D Printed Neck Hair Trimmer is for You

The last time I went to the barber shop to get a haircut was when I was 16 years old. Now 33, I have been cutting my own hair over…

This 3D Printed 6-Barrel Rubber Band Gatling Gun Can Shoot up to 48 Rounds Per Load

Boy do I wish 3D printing was around when I was a little boy. The possibilities that this technology provides are endless, and when it comes to toys, that might…

LibreCalc, The 3D Printed Linux Calculator

I use the calculator function on my smart phone to figure out bill payments or anticipate paycheck amounts, mainly. But there was a time, years ago, when I did use…