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Giant Pinball Machine Made by Hacking Nintendo Switch Controllers with 3D Printing

“Ever since I was a young boy I’ve played the silver ball…From Soho down to Brighton I must have played them all.” – Pete Townshend, The Who Now that I’ve…

3D Printing for the Fourth of July

Today is the Fourth of July, or Independence Day, here in the U.S. This means most people in the United States will get the chance to enjoy a three-day weekend,…

Appliance Maker Miele Offers 3D Printable Accessories on Thingiverse

Though it has yet to reach a widespread saturation point, we are slowly witnessing the birth of 3D printable replacement parts and accessories for consumer goods. The latest evidence of…

Niche Made: Modding NERF Guns With 3D Printing

We didn’t have a lot of NERF guns in the house growing up, but I do remember one specific NERF incident when I was older. I was home from college…

Holiday Fun During COVID-19: 3D Printed Easter Eggs, Seder Plates, and Ramadan Lanterns

Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, this spring is going to be really difficult for a lot of people. On top of cancelled classes, closed restaurants, and people panic-buying at grocery…

Dear Stratasys: We Need Thingiverse Not Face Shields

Dear Stratasys, I’ve known you now for over 12 years. It was love at first sight when I saw my first 3D printer, a Stratasys Dimension 1200. I’ve admired the…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…for 3D Printing

Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, St. Nicholas’ Day, the Winter Solstice, Festivus…December is filled with holidays for us all to celebrate. And what better way to do so than…

Let’s Kill Thingiverse?

If you are a 3D printer operator you probably have noticed that Thingiverse sucks at the moment. After being asked to write about it I decided to grab the bull…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 8, 2019

In this week’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about partnerships, new software and buildings, and a neat 3D printed miniature. Together, Evolve Additive Solutions and Evonik are developing materials…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 26, 2019

This year’s RAPID + TCT ended late last week at the Cobo Center in Detroit, so we’re again starting off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs with more news from the…

Maker and Veteran Tim O’Sullivan Completes Third Life-Size 3D Printed Movie Character Suit

A project that began as an ambitious therapeutic task for military veteran Tim O’Sullivan after he returned home wounded from combat has evolved into something so much greater. In 2016,…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 9, 2019

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some business and software news, then moving on to examples of things you can make with 3D printing – even the…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 3, 2019

We’re talking with you about all things new in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – a new partnership, a new material, and a new design challenge. DWS has announced that…

Mechanical Engineer Makes 95% 3D Printed Autonomous Robotic Lawn Mower

While I do know how to mow my lawn, that’s a job my husband normally takes care of. We like to divide and conquer when it comes to household chores…

Make the Perfect 3D Printed Accessory for Your New Year’s Eve Party

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again now – I’m a sucker for a good New Year’s Eve party. I’ve been to fancy themed parties, parties where everyone…

Long Term Home Review of Ultimaker’s New S5 Professional 3D Printer

At Hannover Messe this past April, desktop 3D printing leader Ultimaker introduced its first new 3D printer in two years – the S5, an expansion to its professional 3D printer portfolio. Ultimaker…

Making the Holiday Season Merry and Bright with 3D Printing

While the official first day of winter isn’t actually until next Friday, December 21st, it’s certainly felt like winter here in southwest Ohio recently. For me, this means drinking hot…

3D Printing a Wedding: Maker Saves Money and Incorporates Personality

Planning a wedding isn’t simple – especially these days, when everyone wants to do something different, something no one else has ever done before. Everyone wants to put their own…

New Generation Tool for 3D Printed Lithophanes is Free and Easy to Use

According to Thomas Brooks, who has developed a free lithophane generation tool, Google Analytics show that the searches for lithophane-related subjects have doubled over the past three years. These searches increase even…

Make Your Own Set of 3D Printed Egg Speakers For Less Than $150

Heine Nielsen, a 37-year-old maker from Denmark who goes by the name dr_frost_dk on Thingiverse, is always up for trying out “totally untested” projects. After spending two decades building amps…

3D Printing News Briefs: September 18, 2018

We’re starting with a bit of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then a story about metal 3D printing, and then moving along with examples of some of…

Customizable 3D Printed Contactors Give Disabled People Access to Technology

3D printing has become an invaluable way of helping people with disabilities. It’s an inexpensive method of creating assistive devices that can be easily personalized to the user, and many…

Game of Thrones Fan 3D Prints Life-Sized Statue of Tyrion Lannister

It may still be another year before Game of Thrones fans get to see the final season, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been keeping busy. A lot of Thrones…

How to Modify and Customize Your Bicycle with 3D Printing

3D printing makes it possible to customize all sorts of products now, from prosthetics and tools to jewelry and eyeglasses. The technology can also be used to create customized components…