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Build Your Own Open-Source 3D Printed SmartWatch

One of our favorite pastimes is to compare emergent technology with the sometimes quaint but occasionally startlingly prescient predictions of technological inventions of the future. At the end of the…

InMoov Explorer: Wheel-Mounted 3D Printed Robot Virtually Takes Hospitalized Children to the Zoo

“I want to go to the zoo!” How many times have we all heard, or said, that? Especially kids; going to the zoo is one of those magical memories that…

LulzBot Details New Plans: 3D Printer Clusters, Upgraded Hotends, Auto Bed Leveling & More

Whenever I attend any sort of 3D printing show or expo, there is one company that is always on my radar, a company that remains open source, and always has…

Thingiverse User Brings You Open-Source 3D Printed Laser Cutter and Engraver

Thingiverse user villamany, of Spain, used the open-source inspiration of the RepRap community, and parts from his own RepRap 3D printer, to create his 3DP Laser Cutter and Engraver, the…

Life3D — Sending a Camera Up in a Weather Ballon in a 3D Printed Capsule

Life3D has released a design for a 3D printed capsule capable of carrying a camera as a payload attached to a weather balloon. All of this, of course, assumes that…

RepRap iTopie Emerges as Improvement on Prusa i3

Some are known as king makers — and with that in mind, RepRap could be known as the maker’s maker. Widely considered as a broad source of inspiration in the…

Build and Share Your Own 3D Printer with Open-Sourced ‘Bolt’ by Edu3d.Org

It’s often the case that we set out to inspire our kids, teach them, and encourage them to do things in the world, but when we give them the tools…

3D Printed ‘E-mail Watch’ Filters Messages So You Can Check In or Check Out

With the advent of a highly digitized society, many of us spend our waking hours filtering information from numerous blinking, colored screens. From the smartphone that wakes you up, to…

ATOM 3D Provides Instructables Tutorial to Make Low-cost, Simple, DIY, 3D Printer Extruder

ATOM 3D, an Egypt-based enterprise, is looking to make 3D printing accessible to all via open source platforms. Particularly targeted toward “Egypt and the Arabic region,” the project is geared…

Open Source Innovation Brings Foldable 3D Printer TeeBotMax

The world of open source collaboration is continuing to produce a stream of new ideas, all of which will continue to be improved upon, some of them useable now and some…

Italian Designer Creates Tiny Open Source Vases for Roadside Flowers Received from his Daughter

‘Daily utility’: that’s what the desktop 3D printing market needs more of before widespread adoption of the technology will take place. Don’t get me wrong, I love my 3D printer,…

Project PAM – College Students Look to Create an Entirely Open Source DLP 3D Printer

Open source has contributed to 3D printing in such a tremendous way. Without the open sourcing of many desktop 3D printers several years ago, the space would not be nearly…

Nectar One 3D Printer – Coming Soon From Some of the Industry’s Brightest Individuals

Each and every day, it seems as though we are covering a new 3D printer that is either launching or about to launch. This is because the technology has become…

Software Developers Create BlocksCAD, CAD Software so Simple an 8-Year-Old can use it

One of the most difficult parts of 3-D printing is the designing. You have to be able to “see” the item you want to create conceptually and then use computer…

FarmBot: An Open Source 3D Farming Printer That Aims to Create Food For Everyone

When most of us think of 3D printers, we typically imagine the desktop machines that are used for creating small plastic objects, or the larger scale industrial level machines used…

Printrbot Begins Putting Their 3D Printer Files Up on YouMagine for Free Download

Open source, you either love the idea or you hate it. It it weren’t for the open sourcing of 3D printer files, the industry would not be nearly where it…

MakeX M-One Open Source DLP 3D Printer to Launch Kickstarter Campaign on June 24 – Starting at $1699

Many in the field of consumer 3D printing, believe that in the not so distant future, fused deposition modeling (FDM) based 3D printers will begin to be replaced by more…

The Flexy-Hand – The Most Innovative, Useful, Realistic Looking 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Yet

When it comes to 3D Printed prosthetics, we have seen dozens of great stories over the past year alone. The RoboHand project is probably the most well known, but there…