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

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, the open source RepRap 3D printer company, which employs 155 people and makes 6,000 printers a month, has released its latest product – the Original […]

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, the open source RepRap 3D printer company, which employs 155 people and makes 6,000 printers...
Raspberry UMPC & Nano Pi2 UMPC: French Designer Goes On to Create 3D Printed Bluetooth Switches

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 at Pôle-Ergo in Lyon, France (as well as a technological consultant—no surprise!), Ehretsmann has been behind multiple projects helping to enable users all around the […]

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 at Pôle-Ergo in Lyon, France (as well as a technological consultant—no...
Innovative Maker Uses 3D Printing and Electronics to Create Polaroid Replica that 'Prints' Animated GIFs

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 blue and black (white and gold??) dress. It’s even possible to create and convert your own meme into a 3D printable STL file. But while […]

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 blue and black (white and gold??) dress. It’s even possible to create and convert your...
Researchers Combine 3D Printing, Microcomputers, and Simple Electronics to Make Small, Inexpensive Laboratory System

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 Sussex in the UK and the University of Tübingen in Germany used 3D printing, microcomputers, and components that can be purchased at just about any […]

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 Sussex in the UK and the University of Tübingen in Germany used 3D...
AstroBox Touch Simplifies User Experience by Connecting to 3D Printer, Software, and Apps

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 one day, and by the time the campaign was over, had exceeded the original campaign goal by 400%. AstroPrint is both a service and a […]

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 one day, and by the time the campaign was over, had...
Nano Brick Artist Brings the 1980s Back With a 3D Printed Classic Tabletop Arcade

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? Many people have grand plans when they acquire or build their first 3D printers, and while those grand plans don’t always come to fruition, they […]

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? Many people have grand plans when they acquire or build their first 3D printers, and while those...
Printr Sharpens Focus on the 3D Printing User Experience: Exclusive Interview

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 a lot has changed both in the industry and for Printr the company over the last three years, their focus on this front has been […]

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 a lot has changed both in the industry and for Printr the...
Springboro STEMfest: Ohio Students Learn About 3D Printing, STEAM Education, and Rocket Launchers

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 place in schools around the world. Also called STEM education, these curricula focus students’ attention on growing fields in the 21st century. In Dayton, Ohio, […]

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 place in schools around the world. Also called STEM education, these curricula...
The OpenFlexure Microscope: A Lifesaving Water-Testing Device You Can 3D Print at Home

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 a plastic thing of poor quality, and I’m not really sure where it came from – I think someone may have given it to me […]

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 a plastic thing of poor quality, and I’m not really sure where it came from – I think someone...
Roboteurs Remix a 3D Printed Six-Axis Robot

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 team at Roboteurs made a 3D printed 6-axis robot arm. The design itself is a remix of the BCN3D Moveo arm and the Thor arm. […]

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 team at Roboteurs made a 3D printed 6-axis robot arm. The design itself is a...
SexyCyborg Strikes Again with the Pi-Palette: A 3D Printed Makeup Palette Concealing a Computer

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 going to feel the urge to add a pop of fun color to your everyday ensemble, or when you’re going to need to quietly break […]

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 going to feel the urge to add a pop of fun color to your everyday ensemble, or...
Slant Concepts Launches Kickstarter for 3D Printed ShopArm Robot, the LittleArm's Big Brother

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 up). In September, we told you about the 3D printed LittleArm robot, created as a way to connect robotics directly to STEM education, by product […]

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 up). In September, we told you about the 3D printed LittleArm robot, created as a way to connect robotics...
Virtual Reality Created by Robots Allows Jurors to Visit Crime Scenes Without Leaving the Courthouse

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 penalty. Anyone who has ever received that notice in the mail for serving on a jury probably realizes how stressful even the lesser cases can […]

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 penalty. Anyone who has ever received that notice in the mail for serving on a jury probably...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things - Raspberry Pi Cases & Projects

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 any finished product probably wouldn’t be very pretty. But with the proliferation of 3D printing and simple, pre-made computer components like the Raspberry Pi, it […]

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 any finished product probably wouldn’t be very pretty. But with the proliferation of...
From Playing Football to All Night at the Disco, 3D Printable Marty the Robot Has the Moves--and the Eyebrows!

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 as you, busy with a wonderfully enriching and educational project. And the best thing about it is that at the end, you have a new […]

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 as you, busy with a wonderfully enriching and educational project. And the best thing about it is that...
Maker Uses 3D Printing and Raspberry Pi to Build a Mini NES with Working Mini Game Cartridges

Maker Uses 3D Printing and Raspberry Pi to Build a Mini NES with Working Mini Game Cartridges

While it wasn’t the first home video game system, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is unarguably the most iconic and important in the history of the video game industry. When the NES was released in North America in 1985 the industry in the US was on the verge of collapse, and very few in the […]

While it wasn’t the first home video game system, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is unarguably the most iconic and important in the history of the video game industry. When the NES was released in North America in 1985 the industry in the US was on the verge...
More 3D Printing Projects From Wevolver: Make Your Own Smartphone, Security System, and Film Equipment

More 3D Printing Projects From Wevolver: Make Your Own Smartphone, Security System, and Film Equipment

For those makers who like challenging 3D printing projects that result in useful and out of the ordinary items, one of the best sites to check out is Wevolver. The open source technology platform isn’t solely dedicated to 3D printing, but 3D printing does feature in a good number of the projects on the site, often […]

For those makers who like challenging 3D printing projects that result in useful and out of the ordinary items, one of the best sites to check out is Wevolver. The open source technology platform isn’t solely dedicated to 3D printing, but 3D printing does...
Kudo3D Releases Their Latest PSP Technology Driven 3D Printer, The Titan 2

Kudo3D Releases Their Latest PSP Technology Driven 3D Printer, The Titan 2

It’s been just about two years since the San Francisco, California-based startup Kudo3D launched a Kickstarter in support of the Titan 1, a lightning fast SLA 3D printer that uses their unique passive self-peeling (PSP) technology, which is a patent-pending, bottom-up process engineered to minimize the separation force between the cured layers and the resin. […]

It’s been just about two years since the San Francisco, California-based startup Kudo3D launched a Kickstarter in support of the Titan 1, a lightning fast SLA 3D printer that uses their unique passive self-peeling (PSP) technology, which is a patent-pending, bottom-up...
Microsoft to Integrate Materialise Cloud-Based 3D Printing Service into 3D Builder and Other MS 3D Printing Apps

Microsoft to Integrate Materialise Cloud-Based 3D Printing Service into 3D Builder and Other MS 3D Printing Apps

For years 3D printing was often derided as a fad, or a niche market and pretty roundly ignored by all of the major tech companies. Despite that, soon businesses started to learn that 3D printing can be incredibly valuable in an office environment, and the entire 3D printing industry has been growing exponentially ever since. […]

For years 3D printing was often derided as a fad, or a niche market and pretty roundly ignored by all of the major tech companies. Despite that, soon businesses started to learn that 3D printing can be incredibly valuable in an office environment, and the entire 3D...
New Windows 10 IoT Core App Allows Users to Easily Network Their 3D Printer Using a Raspberry Pi

New Windows 10 IoT Core App Allows Users to Easily Network Their 3D Printer Using a Raspberry Pi

Microsoft Windows has always been an early supporter of 3D printing, not only developing their own 3D printing app, but offering native 3D printer support for a bunch of 3D printer models since Windows 8.1. Unfortunately the support does require the printer to be connected via a USB device, which is common but leaves 3D […]

Microsoft Windows has always been an early supporter of 3D printing, not only developing their own 3D printing app, but offering native 3D printer support for a bunch of 3D printer models since Windows 8.1. Unfortunately the support does require the printer to be...
Introducing the Pirakeet: A Tiny DIY and Low-Budget 3D Printed Gaming Console

Introducing the Pirakeet: A Tiny DIY and Low-Budget 3D Printed Gaming Console

As video game consoles and graphics seem to get more and more sophisticated, for some reason handheld games also seem to grow more popular. This is especially the case for people of my generation (without giving away my exact age!) who remember some of the earliest gaming days of Pong, Donkey Kong, and the first handhelds. Add to […]

As video game consoles and graphics seem to get more and more sophisticated, for some reason handheld games also seem to grow more popular. This is especially the case for people of my generation (without giving away my exact age!) who remember some of the earliest...
3D Print a Half-Life 2 Turret/Sentry Gun That Can Shoot Mini Marshmallows

3D Print a Half-Life 2 Turret/Sentry Gun That Can Shoot Mini Marshmallows

If you’re even a casual gamer, you’re likely at least somewhat familiar with Half-Life 2, even if you haven’t played it yourself. The first-person shooter game was released in 2004 to much acclaim from both critics and fans, and it’s remained wildly popular. As gamers and 3D printing enthusiasts frequently intersect, it’s no surprise that the […]

If you’re even a casual gamer, you’re likely at least somewhat familiar with Half-Life 2, even if you haven’t played it yourself. The first-person shooter game was released in 2004 to much acclaim from both critics and fans, and it’s remained...
3D Printed Swarms of Robot Boats Can Think for Themselves...But They're Only Here to Help

3D Printed Swarms of Robot Boats Can Think for Themselves...But They're Only Here to Help

A swarm of robots that can think for themselves – it sounds like a terrifying sci-fi robot apocalypse film scenario, but it’s not – it’s reality. Feeling a bit anxious? I’m slightly unnerved, I admit, but intelligent robot swarms may be just what overtaxed naval organizations are looking for. Technological advances, while increasing the capabilities […]

A swarm of robots that can think for themselves – it sounds like a terrifying sci-fi robot apocalypse film scenario, but it’s not – it’s reality. Feeling a bit anxious? I’m slightly unnerved, I admit, but intelligent robot swarms may be...
Barnes & Noble is Celebrating Educator Appreciation Days by Giving Away a Free MakerSpace

Barnes & Noble is Celebrating Educator Appreciation Days by Giving Away a Free MakerSpace

Bookseller Barnes & Noble, the country’s largest book and media retailer, which hosted the first retail Mini Maker Faire in October, is celebrating its annual Educator Appreciation Days in honor of pre-K through grade 12 teachers and administrators starting on January 9th and continuing until January 17th. The yearly event traditionally offers teachers a wide […]

Bookseller Barnes & Noble, the country’s largest book and media retailer, which hosted the first retail Mini Maker Faire in October, is celebrating its annual Educator Appreciation Days in honor of pre-K through grade 12 teachers and administrators starting...
The AON is a Massive Industrial 3D Printing Beast with Two Independent Printing Heads

The AON is a Massive Industrial 3D Printing Beast with Two Independent Printing Heads

The AON Industrial 3D printer currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter is a big, beefy and robust machine that was built to be highly adaptable and durable enough for extremely high-volume use. Any company that has found themselves frustrated by their current FFF 3D printer’s limited build envelope, high failure rate and small selection of usable 3D printing […]

The AON Industrial 3D printer currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter is a big, beefy and robust machine that was built to be highly adaptable and durable enough for extremely high-volume use. Any company that has found themselves frustrated by their current FFF 3D...