New D&D Programs at Library Makerspace Teach Game Rules and How to 3D Print Your Own Character

As a lifelong bookworm raised in a family of bookworms, I love libraries. I can’t remember a single vacation growing up where we didn’t make what was deemed a necessary…

Marine Corps Captain 3D Prints Water Bottle Prototype, Designed to Reduce Logistical Footprint in Military Convoys

3D printing is often used in the military, to make objects like the small but useful TruClip, or munitions. We also see 3D printing utilized often in a classroom setting, to…

Massachusetts Librarian Lends Guatemalan Burn Victim a 3D Printed Helping Hand

Welmer Cordova was horribly burned in a gas explosion in Guatemala. The explosion killed two of Cordova’s sisters, and now at 20 years old, he was preparing to deal with…

MakerBot and UMass Amherst Team for 50-printer Innovation Center in Library

What began as a few headlines and whispers over the past couple of years is gearing up into a full-fledged movement and hopefully, a subsequent widespread trend as university and public…

‘Hobbes’ the Terrier to Receive 3D Printed Prosthetic Front Leg with Special Harness

With 3D printing affecting so many different facets of nearly every field these days — or at least garnering an interest — it’s no surprise that we humans are using…

Sharebot to Distribute Aliverti Book on 3D Printing to All Major Italian Libraries

From both Italy and Sharebot comes some interesting technological literary news, as they begin to distribute author Paolo Aliverti’s book, Stampa 3D Stazione Futuro (Publisher, Hoepli, 2014) free to libraries…

US Libraries Begin Offering Free 3D Printing to Public Amidst Learning Curves and Legal Questions

What if all it took to gain access to the technology of 3D printing was your plastic library card?  Considering it’s been hard to even find a book about 3D…

The Mummy in the Library: 3D Printing as the New Monster Creation

By now, the myth of the library as a repository of dusty books, occasionally leading to the unleashing of a mythical mummy, has been well put to rest in most…

Libraries Were Once For Books – In 2014 3D Printers May Become Their Main Attractions

Only 20 years ago, if you needed to research something, you would hop in your car and drive to the local library.  Libraries were the main source of knowledge, whether…


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