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3D Printed Raman Probe Allows You to Explore Scattered Light

3D Printed Raman Probe Allows You to Explore Scattered Light

3D printing has opened up avenues for so many innovators around the world, allowing for the creation of new parts, pieces, objects, and tools that otherwise may not have been accessible to a variety of designers, engineers, and makers full of ideas. Scientific tools are a great example of this too, as expense is normally […]

3D printing has opened up avenues for so many innovators around the world, allowing for the creation of new parts, pieces, objects, and tools that otherwise may not have been accessible to a variety of designers, engineers, and makers full of ideas. Scientific tools...
3D Printing News Briefs: January 30, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: January 30, 2018

As January comes to a close, we’ve got all the latest 3D printing news wrapped up for you in one location with today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. Rize announces a new partnership with Eye2Eye, and Arcam AB is no longer on the stock exchange. Aerosint discusses the benefits of its multi-powder deposition technology, […]

As January comes to a close, we’ve got all the latest 3D printing news wrapped up for you in one location with today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. Rize announces a new partnership with Eye2Eye, and Arcam AB is no longer on the stock exchange....
Taking and Making Time with Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi’s 3D Printed Clocks

Taking and Making Time with Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi’s 3D Printed Clocks

Clocks are a recurring theme in the work of India-born and Beijing-based architect and designer Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi. His previous forays into clockmaking have included The Torlo, a clock with a simple oscillating motor and The Doodle Clock, a machine which repeatedly writes and erases the time on a board, legibly albeit in handwriting reminiscent […]

Clocks are a recurring theme in the work of India-born and Beijing-based architect and designer Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi. His previous forays into clockmaking have included The Torlo, a clock with a simple oscillating motor and The Doodle Clock, a machine which repeatedly...
Hackaday Blogger Upgrades Printrbot Play 3D Printer With OctoPrint and Raspberry Pi Zero

Hackaday Blogger Upgrades Printrbot Play 3D Printer With OctoPrint and Raspberry Pi Zero

There are many ways for companies to upgrade a 3D printer: adding a power boost, the ability to 3D print with multiple materials, a vat made of stainless steel rather than plastic, even filament detector systems. But, if you prefer more DIY upgrades, you can always take a page out of Hackaday blogger Tom Nardi’s book […]

There are many ways for companies to upgrade a 3D printer: adding a power boost, the ability to 3D print with multiple materials, a vat made of stainless steel rather than plastic, even filament detector systems. But, if you prefer more DIY upgrades, you can always...
Can a Custom 3D Printed Card Reader Actually Slow Down Card Skimmers?

Can a Custom 3D Printed Card Reader Actually Slow Down Card Skimmers?

You are warned about them in the news all the time – card skimmers, devices that are attached to ATMs and other machines to steal the information on credit and debit cards, through methods like hidden cameras and magnetic stripe readers hidden inside fake ATM coverings. Tom Nardi, a blogger for the popular Hackaday site, has been […]

You are warned about them in the news all the time – card skimmers, devices that are attached to ATMs and other machines to steal the information on credit and debit cards, through methods like hidden cameras and magnetic stripe readers hidden inside fake ATM...
University of Michigan Provides Updates on Algorithm to Speed Up 3D Printing

University of Michigan Provides Updates on Algorithm to Speed Up 3D Printing

You might remember reading an article recently about an algorithm developed at the University of Michigan’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Lab (S2A) that would allow desktop 3D printers to double their speed. The technology uses Filtered B-Spline (FBS) algorithms to adjust control of the printer and mitigate unwanted vibrations as the printer speeds up. A video demonstration was released on November 1st […]

You might remember reading an article recently about an algorithm developed at the University of Michigan’s Smart and Sustainable Automation Lab (S2A) that would allow desktop 3D printers to double their speed. The technology uses Filtered B-Spline (FBS)...
BB-8 Builder Scales Up Classic Lego Go-Kart to Make a 3D Printed Version That’s Five Times Bigger

BB-8 Builder Scales Up Classic Lego Go-Kart to Make a 3D Printed Version That’s Five Times Bigger

While they weren’t my absolute favorite toy, I did enjoy playing and building things with LEGOs…there’s something very satisfying about hearing that ‘snap’ the plastic pieces make when you put them together. We often see 3D printing technology combined with LEGOs, from 3D printers built entirely out of LEGO bricks and 3D printed curved LEGOs […]

While they weren’t my absolute favorite toy, I did enjoy playing and building things with LEGOs…there’s something very satisfying about hearing that ‘snap’ the plastic pieces make when you put them together. We often see 3D printing...
3D Printing and Robotics Changing the World: Winners of the Third Round of 2017 Hackaday Prize Announced

3D Printing and Robotics Changing the World: Winners of the Third Round of 2017 Hackaday Prize Announced

The 2017 Hackaday Prize challenge launched just a few months ago, charging participants to create something that makes a positive difference in the world. It’s always interesting to follow the multi-tiered competition, now in its fourth year, that Hackaday puts on. The Hackaday Prize asks hackers and makers to “Build Something that Matters” in a series […]

The 2017 Hackaday Prize challenge launched just a few months ago, charging participants to create something that makes a positive difference in the world. It’s always interesting to follow the multi-tiered competition, now in its fourth year, that Hackaday puts...
Robots with a Mission: 3D Printed Garbage Collectors Prepare to Descend on Beaches

Robots with a Mission: 3D Printed Garbage Collectors Prepare to Descend on Beaches

In 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, killing more than 15,000 people and injuring and/or displacing hundreds of thousands of others. The effects of the tsunami were felt on the other side of the world, too, as far away as Canada. Erin Kennedy noticed those effects one day while walking along the Toronto […]

In 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, killing more than 15,000 people and injuring and/or displacing hundreds of thousands of others. The effects of the tsunami were felt on the other side of the world, too, as far away as Canada. Erin Kennedy...
Sharpen Your 3D Printing, Robotics, and Other Hacking Skills: The 2017 Hackaday Prize Challenge is Underway

Sharpen Your 3D Printing, Robotics, and Other Hacking Skills: The 2017 Hackaday Prize Challenge is Underway

We love Hackaday – the site has provided us with tons of cool projects that we’ve had a great time highlighting, from a coffee-maker-turned-3D-printer to a 3D printed pressure regulator for scuba divers. Our favorite thing about Hackaday, though, is the Hackaday Prize. Now in its fourth year, the Hackaday Prize invites makers and hackers to “Build […]

We love Hackaday – the site has provided us with tons of cool projects that we’ve had a great time highlighting, from a coffee-maker-turned-3D-printer to a 3D printed pressure regulator for scuba divers. Our favorite thing about Hackaday, though, is the...
Brew Up Some Fresh Designs With This Coffee Maker-Turned-3D Printer

Brew Up Some Fresh Designs With This Coffee Maker-Turned-3D Printer

People have built 3D printers out of some pretty surprising things, like Legos and K’nex, for example. I never would have thought to do what Tropical Labs did, however. The Washington, D.C.-based electromechanical systems lab specializes in custom electronics, which we first saw last summer when the company introduced the Mechaduino, an open-source, low-cost, Arduino-compatible industrial […]

People have built 3D printers out of some pretty surprising things, like Legos and K’nex, for example. I never would have thought to do what Tropical Labs did, however. The Washington, D.C.-based electromechanical systems lab specializes in custom electronics,...
SexyCyborg Strikes Again with the Pi-Palette: A 3D Printed Makeup Palette Concealing a Computer

SexyCyborg Strikes Again with the Pi-Palette: A 3D Printed Makeup Palette Concealing a Computer

Where would a lady be without a good makeup palette? You just never know when you’re going to need to go from a “day” to a “night” look, or when you’re going to feel the urge to add a pop of fun color to your everyday ensemble, or when you’re going to need to quietly break […]

Where would a lady be without a good makeup palette? You just never know when you’re going to need to go from a “day” to a “night” look, or when you’re going to feel the urge to add a pop of fun color to your everyday ensemble, or...
Autodesk’s VariSlice Algorithm Uses Variable Slicing for High-Resolution 3D Printing, Fast

Autodesk’s VariSlice Algorithm Uses Variable Slicing for High-Resolution 3D Printing, Fast

Autodesk wants you to have it all. If you’ve been 3D printing for a while, you’re probably aware that while you can achieve amazing results with 3D models, the slicing and the settings are where it’s at–along with getting some great tips from the experts! Last we checked in with Steve Kranz, we learned how […]

Autodesk wants you to have it all. If you’ve been 3D printing for a while, you’re probably aware that while you can achieve amazing results with 3D models, the slicing and the settings are where it’s at–along with getting some great tips from the experts! Last...
biotINK: Student Team Creates Scaffold-Free Bioprinting Technology with a Hacked Ultimaker 3D Printer

biotINK: Student Team Creates Scaffold-Free Bioprinting Technology with a Hacked Ultimaker 3D Printer

3D printed, transplantable, functional human organs are getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, as unbelievable as that seems. While bioprinting technology hasn’t quite gotten to the point of being able to actually 3D print a kidney or liver and implant it into a living human being, it’s only a matter of time as […]

3D printed, transplantable, functional human organs are getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, as unbelievable as that seems. While bioprinting technology hasn’t quite gotten to the point of being able to actually 3D print a kidney or liver and implant...
SCUBA-Loving Hackers Will Want to Check Out This 3D Printed Regulator

SCUBA-Loving Hackers Will Want to Check Out This 3D Printed Regulator

Most of us count down the days to our vacations. While some are off the cuff, many are also well-planned and well-saved for, sending us off to beautiful new destinations to recoup, rejoice, regenerate, and return anew. Sandy beaches and pale blue water are of course always enticing. But if you want true serenity, take […]

Most of us count down the days to our vacations. While some are off the cuff, many are also well-planned and well-saved for, sending us off to beautiful new destinations to recoup, rejoice, regenerate, and return anew. Sandy beaches and pale blue water are of course...
Zizzy the Robot Uses 3D Printed Artificial Muscles to Assist Those Lacking Mobility

Zizzy the Robot Uses 3D Printed Artificial Muscles to Assist Those Lacking Mobility

One area that 3D printing technology and robotics have successfully intertwined with one another is the production of assistive devices. Whether it’s a 3D printed robotic arm that helps with stroke rehabilitation or a unique prosthetic limb that aims to restore the sense of touch, the bottom line is that the two emerging technologies have […]

One area that 3D printing technology and robotics have successfully intertwined with one another is the production of assistive devices. Whether it’s a 3D printed robotic arm that helps with stroke rehabilitation or a unique prosthetic limb that aims to restore the...
Low-Cost Mechaduino Open-Source Industrial Servo Motor Launches on Kickstarter

Low-Cost Mechaduino Open-Source Industrial Servo Motor Launches on Kickstarter

RC servo motors are used in a wide variety of robotic and radio control applications, and are basically a maker’s best friend. They are cheap, easy to get ahold of and relatively reliable for resisting and correcting for external disturbances that interfere with the operation of the device they are powering. However, they are often […]

RC servo motors are used in a wide variety of robotic and radio control applications, and are basically a maker’s best friend. They are cheap, easy to get ahold of and relatively reliable for resisting and correcting for external disturbances that interfere with...
Cura Type A’s Infill Generator Proves to Enhance 3D Printed Objects

Cura Type A’s Infill Generator Proves to Enhance 3D Printed Objects

Last month, while my colleagues from the 3DPrint.com team were soaking up the sun at RAPID 2016, back at home we reported on the new methodologies for generating internal structures that were unveiled by Type A Machines. Their Cura Type A software, which is currently available for download as a public beta release, has been enhanced with […]

Last month, while my colleagues from the 3DPrint.com team were soaking up the sun at RAPID 2016, back at home we reported on the new methodologies for generating internal structures that were unveiled by Type A Machines. Their Cura Type A software, which is currently...
3D Printed Microscope Chamber Cuts Cost by 50x

3D Printed Microscope Chamber Cuts Cost by 50x

In the complex world of optical microscopy, the quest is to constantly improve access to samples, because this will yield more information and conclusive scientific results. One way to improve optical access to samples is through the technique of oil immersion, where a sample and the microscope lens are both immersed in transparent oil with […]

In the complex world of optical microscopy, the quest is to constantly improve access to samples, because this will yield more information and conclusive scientific results. One way to improve optical access to samples is through the technique of oil immersion, where...
Paint By Numbers Inspires Jason Preuss’ 3D Printed 2D Paintings

Paint By Numbers Inspires Jason Preuss’ 3D Printed 2D Paintings

One year ago, we reported on a Michigan man who 3D printed an incredible dome clock that stands 4 feet tall, 2 feet wide, and 1 foot deep and looks like it has been hand-carved and inspired by antique designs that pay great attention to intricate detail. This designer, Jason Preuss, is a Michigan-based maker who […]

One year ago, we reported on a Michigan man who 3D printed an incredible dome clock that stands 4 feet tall, 2 feet wide, and 1 foot deep and looks like it has been hand-carved and inspired by antique designs that pay great attention to intricate detail. This...
Build Something That Matters: The 2016 Hackaday Prize is Here

Build Something That Matters: The 2016 Hackaday Prize is Here

Now in its third year, the 2016 Hackaday Prize is back and bigger than ever before. The goal, as always, is to use your skills with hardware, programming, design, fabrication and science to design and build something that will lead to social change and make other people’s lives better. Hackaday wants users to use their […]

Now in its third year, the 2016 Hackaday Prize is back and bigger than ever before. The goal, as always, is to use your skills with hardware, programming, design, fabrication and science to design and build something that will lead to social change and make other...
How Filament Thickness Sensors Can Change 3D Printing

How Filament Thickness Sensors Can Change 3D Printing

If you have any 3D printing experience, you already know that one of the key aspects of a high-quality 3D print job is the proper thickness of the object’s walls. Increasingly, 3D printing services are adding different options for testing out this thickness before you send a job to the printer. Marlin Firmware, a “firmware […]

If you have any 3D printing experience, you already know that one of the key aspects of a high-quality 3D print job is the proper thickness of the object’s walls. Increasingly, 3D printing services are adding different options for testing out this thickness...
Try the “Overkill Cooling” Method for High-Quality Small 3D Printed Parts

Try the “Overkill Cooling” Method for High-Quality Small 3D Printed Parts

While 3D printing technology hardware gets more refined as the industry becomes more aware of the needs of its users, makers and hackers continue to play a huge role innovating DIY solutions to some of our more pressing 3D printing problems. Take, for example, the issue of printing smaller parts. Parts printed in PLA, which is […]

While 3D printing technology hardware gets more refined as the industry becomes more aware of the needs of its users, makers and hackers continue to play a huge role innovating DIY solutions to some of our more pressing 3D printing problems. Take, for example, the...
Kame the Hopping 3D Printable Robot is the Cutest Thing You’ll See All Day

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 3D printer found its way into a makerspace, 3D printing exploded and primarily became known as a hobby industry. The market overwhelmingly sold its smaller […]

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 3D printer found its way into a makerspace, 3D printing exploded and...
3D Printed PLA Mold for Pewter Casting is Surprisingly Effective

3D Printed PLA Mold for Pewter Casting is Surprisingly Effective

If you’re looking for a great 3D printing-related winter project — specifically wintry as it involves creating something marvelous with molten metal — then we may have found the ideal one for you. With this project, you’ll create a 3D printed mold for casting in pewter. It may sound complicated, but thanks to some pretty […]

If you’re looking for a great 3D printing-related winter project — specifically wintry as it involves creating something marvelous with molten metal — then we may have found the ideal one for you. With this project, you’ll create a 3D printed mold for...
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