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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…

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,…

Young Maker Advances from a Garage-Built Fusion Reactor to a 3D Printed Multispectral Imager

Conrad Farnsworth grew up in small town in Wyoming, and a loss at science fair spurred his desire to take on a whole range of science-oriented projects. He calls himself…

It’s a Technology Orchestra! — Watch as a 3D Printer Performs Among Hard Drives & Floppy Drives

We’ve all seen the various musical compositions created using solely the sounds emitted by the extruders and stepper motors on 3D printers, but this recent project by a man named…

Skateboarder Creates 3D Printed Braking System for Onda Longboard

If you are an avid skateboarder or if you know one well, then you are familiar with the bruises, scars, and stories that go along with this daring hobby. Well-loved…

3D Printed Solar UAV to Function as Bush Plane for Spotting Poachers in Africa

The unmanned aerial vehicle is one of an autonomous nature, so it’s only fitting that it should be produced through a technology that allows its creator great autonomy as well–in…

Hackaday Prize Contest Entrant Developing 3D Printed “Eye of Horus” Eye Tracking Device

Hackaday, the website and global online community of hackers that features stories on hacks and original material, launched its annual Hackaday Prize competition back in early March. Since then, they’ve…