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Biohand: An Inexpensive 3D Printed Open Source Prosthetic

Martin Vincent Bloedorn is a Brazilian CAD enthusiast who says he enjoys learning languages from C++ to Japanese, “fiddling on my 3D printer,” and playing the drums. This project from…

German Hardware Hacker Creates Kinect-Based Portable 3D Scanner

Mario Lukas is a German maker, hardware hacker, and tinkerer, and he decided he wanted to build a low-cost, mobile, Raspberry Pi2- and Kinect-based 3D scanner. Kinect is essentially a…

3D Printing Helps in Creation of Eye-Movement Controlled Wheelchair For The Paralyzed

  Almost three years ago my mother passed away after over a twenty five year long battle with Multiple Sclerosis — a disease that left her mostly paralyzed. Although paralyzed in two legs…

EasyWelder Tool Allows You to Make More & Waste Less, Linking 3D Printing Filament Pieces 

EasyWelder is, quite simply, an exceptional idea for making larger 3D prints and other projects without wasting extra filament, as well as being able to fulfill other functions. By being…

DIY Shooting Range, Robo-Target, Uses 3D Printed Parts

If we rated 3D printing projects like the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rates films, this project would definitely be rated NC-21. Yes, we’ve adjusted the “No Children” rating…

Michigan Man 3D Prints a 4-Foot-Tall Dome Clock and It’s Incredible

As the clock is about to take another evolutionary step towards the future come next month when the Apple Watch is officially released, one man by the name of Jason…

Tim Giles Builds a 3D Printed Robotic Third Hand

Tim Giles is a maker and engineer who lives in Rochester, New York, and he’s created a series of instructions and some code to help you 3D print and build…

Are Induction-Heated Nozzles the Wave of the Future for Greater Speed in 3D Printing?

Most of us are well aware that one of the biggest issues in 3D printing, especially on the desktop, is speed. This is a fairly mainstream perception, which was demonstrated…

OpenBionics’ Open Source Robotic Prosthetic Hand can Execute 144 Different Grasps & Costs Under $200

One of the biggest areas in which 3D printing is making its largest impact, is within the field of prostheses. Whether it is prosthetic leg sockets, custom prosthetic hands and arms,…

Dumpster-Diving DIYer Uses Salvaged Wi-Fi Router to Control His 3D Printer

When Floridian Matt Defenthaler bought a home 3D printer, he went with a kit rather than purchasing a fully assembled one. He ordered his Makerfarm i3v printer (I’m pretty sure…

Arc 3D Printer Concept Could Print Metal 10x Faster than the Best Available Technology Today

It’s incredible how many different methods of 3D printing have emerged since Chuck Hull’s invention of stereolithography (SLA) back in 1984. In additional to SLA, there is now direct metal…

Experimental IcePick Delta 3D Printer Built without Linear Rods or Bearings

The 3D printing community is one that is based on innovation and creativity, operating in the reverse of big business and traditional manufacturing in that most involved have an agenda…

3D Printed Components Make Raman Spectroscopy More Widely Available

Hackers, designers, and engineers have a positive outlet in the Hackaday Prize Competition, a hardware design competition acknowledging the benefits of free and open sharing of intuitive and useful technology. …

Joshua Lankford’s 3D Cake Printer Could Become the New Paradigm for Elaborate Cake Creations

We’ve seen several 3D printers hit the market with the goal of printing food. 3D Systems’ Chefjet can print extremely detailed sugary objects at great speed, while Natural Machines’ Foodini is capable…

Mec’Nex – A Sub-$100 3D Printer Constructed of K’nex, Utilizes a Unique SLA Printing System

I hold a belief that 3D printing won’t fully catch on among at-home users until an affordable Stereolithography (SLA) based solution becomes available. SLA is definitely the future in my…

Retro Populator Turns Your 3D Printer Into an Electronics Manufacturer

When will 3D Printers be able to build electronic devices from the ground up? That’s a question many within the 3D printing space have been pondering for some time. Some…

The TOME, First Ever Portable, Self-contained 3D Printer – Coming soon for less than $1500

In the future, 3D printing will be everywhere. It’ll be in your homes, in your garages, at the office, and in your briefcase for that 1,000 mile trek across the…

Virginia Man Creates a 3-In-1 3D Printer, Laser Engraver, & CNC Machine For Under $250

When it comes to 3D printers, they can be used to make all sorts of objects, via additive manufacturing. However, many ‘makers’ (people who utilize their creative abilities to ‘make’…