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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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 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…

DIY Project Converts LulzBot Mini 3D Printer from 3mm to 1.75mm Filament

The Hackaday website has no shortage of really practical and useful 3D printing tips and projects, and Brian Benchoff’s recent article on converting a 3D printer from 3mm to 1.75mm filament…

Hack a 3D Printing Pen to Make a 3D Printer for Under $100

As I write more stories about 3D printing, not only do I want to purchase my own printer, but I want everyone — especially K-12 schools — to have access…

Make Your Own 3D Printed “Doodle Clock” That Magnetically Writes the Time

On Hackaday three years ago, architect Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi–a designer who also 3D prints with light–shared a robotic writing clock, also referred to as the Doodle Clock, that he has…

OpenBionics Affordable Bionic Hand is Selected as a Hackaday Prize Semifinalist

For this year’s Hackaday Prize prospective entrants were challenged to develop a project or idea that would help solve the problems that matter to everyone. While that may be a…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — September 12

This week’s stories we didn’t cover include several nifty 3D printed items. A laser sintered wallet is a big Kickstarter success, raising well over its initial goal; a man 3D…

Nostalgia for ’80s Vectrex Game Console Prompts Maker to Create a Mini 3D Printed Version

3D printing has been a real boon for the nostalgic branch of the maker movement. Suddenly you can use 3D printing to recreate your favorite, um, thing–you name it and…

Say Hello to the Fully Automatic 3D Printed Skittles Sorter

This is it. It’s finally here. I am, of course, talking about a 3D printed automatic Skittles sorter. No more do you have to cancel plans or cut off ties…

This Is Your Brain On 3D Printing

If you’ve been through the experience of having a complete MRI brain scan, and you’re not squeamish about such things, you might be interested in building a scale model 3D…

Using Shapeways to 3D Print a Tiny, Fuel Free Microwave EMDrive Thruster?

You want to believe. You want to believe that a prototype propulsion engine has been built which generates thrust by bouncing microwaves around inside an enclosed metal funnel which produces…

The 3D Printed Wheelchair Hand Drive Is an Elegant Solution to an Expensive Problem

Rapid prototyping and 3D printing have opened the world of product development to a community beyond professional engineers and designers to include a range of smart people with helpful, if…

Use Your 3D Printer to Color by Number with This Clever Project

Kurt Hamel is an engineer, builder, maker, hacker and “mad scientist” from Providence, RI, who uses his skills at 3D printing to create some useful and interesting objects and techniques….

3D Printed, Automated Medication Dispenser Provides Patients & Caregivers Peace of Mind

Thanks to 3D printing some radical changes in contemporary health care are taking place. From enabling life-changing technologies like bioprinting to making day-to-day health maintenance easier than ever, 3D printing…