Give your 3D Printer a Drawing Lesson with this Instructables Project

Instructables contributor Luke Rodley shared a 3D printing project that’s as much a course in 3D design as it is a 3D print job. Rodley’s step-by-step instructions for getting your…

7 Pointless 3D Prints That Nobody Needs But We Want Anyway

7 Pointless 3D Prints That Nobody Needs But We Want Anyway

April 3, 2015

By now, most people have heard at least one story about the amazing contributions 3D printers are making. From printing new beaks for birds that have lost them to the creation…

Thingiverse User Creates Q-tip Shooting 3D Printed Mini-Crossbow

Some say quite simply that if you can shoot a gun or fire off an arrow, you can use a crossbow. That makes sense—but how is your aim with a…

Hold Your Brain in Your Hands: New Zealand Company Will 3D Print Your Brain

Just in time for Halloween (or for those of us who just have brains on our minds), New Zealand-based Brainform is up and running! While the company and its website…

The 3D Printed Metal 10-Gram Ghost Spinning Top Amazingly Spins for One and a Half Minutes

There are a lot of great products available on Shapeways, ranging from politically motivated caricatures to useful tools that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. The ability for designers…

Holiday Sweepstakes from About.com and Shapeways: Winner Takes All

I really don’t want to miss out on the white sandstone Coraline tealight, but I am sort of stuck between the tapas spoons and the multi-colored pencil holder too. And…

Will ‘Shapies’ Replace Selfies? Fun 3D Printed Body Scans by Artec Group in Minutes

Last weekend I was at the movies with my kids, and on the way out they were clamoring for dollar bills to stuff into a photo booth which looked like a machine from…

3D to 2D: Using a 3D Printer to Draw in 2D

Over the summer, my fiancé and I joined my family on vacation and spent a beautiful day on Mackinac Island, Michigan. While we were there, we had a caricature drawn to…


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