College Student Turns a Popular Childhood Toy Into a Working 3D Printer

You can create just about anything with a 3D printer – but you can also create a 3D printer out of just about anything. It’s yet another thing that makes…

The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — September 26

In this week’s stories we didn’t cover we have many examples of just how innovative 3D printing can be. For example, the still in-production Bloodhound Super-Sonic car has many 3D printed…

Amateur Designer Uses K’NEX Kit to Create a Cheap 3D Printing Filament Spool Holder

Back in 1992, Joel Glickman invented a construction toy system he called K’NEX, and it’s roughly like, and in direct market competition, with Lego, Tinkertoys, and Meccano. A lot like…

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…

Free 3D Printable Adapters Allow Kids To Connect Legos, K’Nex, Tinkertoys and 7 Other Construction Sets

Almost every child growing up has at least one type of construction set, usually several different types. I remember having probably 20 different Lego sets, a Tinkertoy set, and a…


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