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Using Machine Vision to Automate Nozzle Alignment for Multitool 3D Printers

The term ‘hacking’ essentially means an attempt to exploit a system, computer or otherwise, often for illicit reasons. But, the less nefarious definition refers to a clever technique or tip…

Build Your Own 3D Printed Open Source Motorized Microscope

I always enjoy a good 3D printed DIY project, whether it’s truly helpful or just for fun. These projects are even cooler when you add Legos into the mix, like…

Open Source Robotic Indoor Airship with 3D Printed Frame

3D printing is often used in the fabrication of airplane and spacecraft components, but many also turn to the technology to make smaller flying systems, like drones, RC and model…

Open Source DIY Telescope Prime Features Raspberry Pi and 3D Printed Parts

While the majority of us are not astronauts, there is a tool that can be used in your home to make you feel like you’re just a little bit closer…

Interview with Mark Wrigley of Elektric-Works

Inspired by the Apollo moon landings, Mark Wrigley embarked on a career in physics in the early 1970s. In 2011 he set up his own company; Elektric-Works which explores the way disruptive technology and making can empower individuals and start ups.

OpenCat Project Pounces on 3D Printing and Robotics

As humans, we are genetically inclined to enjoy the company of our own kind; however, this often includes welcoming cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals into our fold. Pet lovers…

Hackaday Blogger Upgrades Printrbot Play 3D Printer With OctoPrint and Raspberry Pi Zero

There are many ways for companies to upgrade a 3D printer: adding a power boost, the ability to 3D print with multiple materials, a vat made of stainless steel rather…

Youbionic Goes Beyond Augmented Reality to Augmented Human with New 3D Printed Double Hand Device

2014 saw the emergence of Youbionic, a company based in Italy that was working to create a 3D printed bionic prosthetic hand controlled by an Arduino microcontroller and commercial servomotors. The company also…

3D Printing, Raspberry Pi, and Fruit Flies: Low-Cost Custom Lab Equipment Helps in Study of Behavior

Thanks to 3D printing, it can cost far less money to produce necessary, customized laboratory equipment and tools than it used to. There are plenty of 3D printed microscopes, and…

Prusa Introduces New Original Prusa i3 MK3 3D Printer with Lots of New Features

In the summer of 2016, the new Original Prusa i3 MK2 Kit was released, with a multi-material upgrade option and calibrate XYZ function announced just a few months later. Now,…

Raspberry UMPC & Nano Pi2 UMPC: French Designer Goes On to Create 3D Printed Bluetooth Switches

Guy Ehretsmann is a maker who possesses not only an enviable talent in 3D printing and electronics, but also a continued direction that is highly inspirational. As an occupational therapist…

Innovative Maker Uses 3D Printing and Electronics to Create Polaroid Replica that ‘Prints’ Animated GIFs

We’ve all got that favorite meme that was turned into a fun 3D printed representation of a mass pop culture phenomenon, from Grumpy Cat and Left Shark to that strange…

Researchers Combine 3D Printing, Microcomputers, and Simple Electronics to Make Small, Inexpensive Laboratory System

We’ve heard of open source 3D printer filament, open source software, open source designs, and of course, open source 3D printers. But what about open labware? Researchers from the University of…

AstroBox Touch Simplifies User Experience by Connecting to 3D Printer, Software, and Apps

In 2014, venture-backed technology company AstroPrint, based out of San Diego, launched an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign for its consumer 3D printing cloud platform – it reached its funding goal in…

Nano Brick Artist Brings the 1980s Back With a 3D Printed Classic Tabletop Arcade

Those of you who don’t have 3D printers already, what do you think you’d make first if you did have one? In all likelihood, probably a Benchy, but then what?…

Printr Sharpens Focus on the 3D Printing User Experience: Exclusive Interview

We’ve been following the Printr story since their debut in 2014 and from the first, the company’s mission has been clear: make 3D printing more accessible and enhance the user experience. While…

Springboro STEMfest: Ohio Students Learn About 3D Printing, STEAM Education, and Rocket Launchers

Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics are picking up steam lately – which is handy, as they fall into a curriculum of the same name, as STEAM education takes its…

The OpenFlexure Microscope: A Lifesaving Water-Testing Device You Can 3D Print at Home

I remember looking at some really interesting things through a microscope when I was in grade school, and wishing that I had my own. Eventually I did, but it was…

Roboteurs Remix a 3D Printed Six-Axis Robot

Roboteurs is a startup that specializes in robots and robotic components for education. They sell kits with electronics so teachers and kids can do fun educational projects with them. The…

SexyCyborg Strikes Again with the Pi-Palette: A 3D Printed Makeup Palette Concealing a Computer

Where would a lady be without a good makeup palette? You just never know when you’re going to need to go from a “day” to a “night” look, or when you’re…

Slant Concepts Launches Kickstarter for 3D Printed ShopArm Robot, the LittleArm’s Big Brother

The wide, wonderful world of robotics is really good at giving people a hand with a myriad of tasks (yes, that joke is probably overdone, but it still cracks me…

Virtual Reality Created by Robots Allows Jurors to Visit Crime Scenes Without Leaving the Courthouse

The jury is generally a pretty hard crowd to impress, and rightly so, as years, lives, and sums hang in the balance with what can sometimes result in severe judgment and…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Raspberry Pi Cases & Projects

It used to be extremely difficult to build your own electronics projects. Most components would need to be heavily modified, the software would need to be programmed from scratch and…

From Playing Football to All Night at the Disco, 3D Printable Marty the Robot Has the Moves–and the Eyebrows!

If you haven’t had your fill of robotics lately—or cuteness—check out Marty. I think he might even be more adorable than my puppy, and he’ll keep your kids, as well…