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3D Printing for the Whole Family with Parent/Child Workshops & Tutorials from 3D Roundhouse

Technology has often been seen as a barrier to parent-child interaction with the imagined scenario of a child glued to a tablet or a parent unable to put down their…

A Hot Cup of Tea Served with a 3D Printed Robotic Steeper

As Rube Goldberg knew all too well, the point of a wonderful machine isn’t that it saves you effort but lies in the very satisfaction of having created it. Not…

PVC Pipe Construction Gets Boost with 3D Printed Corner Connectors

PVC might not be the construction material of choice for the next Hollywood luxury hotspot, but it’s great for those looking to create an aesthetic, ranging anywhere from industrial chic to low-rent…

Open Some Wormholes in Space With This Working 3D Printed Stargate Mechanism

Okay, this device won’t actually open any wormholes, that title may have been a little but misleading, sorry about that. But this moving, light-up Stargate device is still a pretty…

3D Printed Cell Phone Lets Makers Get Hands On

Many people already think of 3D printing as the closest thing to real life magic, something is imagined and presto it can be printed! Obviously, the process is somewhat more…

Middle Schoolers Create 3D Printed Rainwater Catcher & Filter in Edu-Tech 3D Printer Challenge

Upland Country Day School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, teaches students from Pre-Kindergarten through the 9th grade, and clearly has a focus on STEM education. The school recently acquired a MakerBot…

CEL Robox 3D Prints Political Pledge Tablets for UK Candidates

It is frequently stated that some politicians think they are God, but what about Moses? The UK Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband, has recently raised some eyebrows in an interesting,…

5th Graders Utilize 3D Printing to Create Their Own Custom Cities

One of the most inspirational aspects of covering the 3D printing space is the fact that we constantly have the opportunity to promote the use of the technology in schools…

Snowboarder Creates a 3D Printed Jet Propulsion System for His Board

It’s no secret that snowboarders are an adventuresome lot, driven by speed and also, sometimes, by the element of danger. We recently followed the story of Jude Gomila, who out…

i3D Creatives and John Bokla Want to Teach Kids 3D Printing Technology

John Bokla says it was during the time he was studying architectural engineering – and struggling with the design courses – that he came up with the idea for i3D…

Autodesk Launches Tinkerplay App, Making 3D Modeling & Printing Easy & Fun

We all know how important 3D modeling and printing will be in the years to come. If I had children, I would be teaching them at the earliest age possible…

Calling Creative Gamers: Create & 3D Print Cuppy for ‘Cupcakes and Critters’ — Be Featured as Game Character on Release

Ignoring that battle of the bulge still reminiscent of the holidays, it’s important to feel good about yourself, and in our world sometimes quite simply that means complete immersion in…

DIY AQUAPROS Create 3D Printed CO2 Diffuser for Simple Aquarium

The world of the aquarium is soothing and tranquil. It presents an atmosphere of complete calm and allows the hobbyist to nurture an easygoing collection of animal and plant life. But that…

4th Graders in New Jersey Design and 3D Print Boats That Float in Order to Learn Geometry

I am often approached by teachers and school administrators who want to provide the best possible technology to their students. One of the first things they ask me is, “How…

Autodesk Teams with Anaheim Ducks & Tinkercad to Allow Students to Design a Better Hockey Puck

He shoots! He scores!! Those words resonate in my head, and they bring back memories of my days growing up in the Philadelphia area, watching the city’s beloved NHL hockey…

Chesterland, Ohio 8th Graders Take on 3D Printing Projects and Topics in New Quarterly Class

When it comes to anything of value, we all know it’s important to start ’em young. And that’s exactly what one teacher is doing with a completely ‘from scratch’ 3D printing curriculum…

Swiss Maker and Teacher 3D Prints Scale Model of the Eiffel Tower in 100 Pieces

It took Gustave Eiffel and company a little over two years to complete the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris. During the fundraising that preceded the construction of the then very…

CGTrader Hails the New Year with Two 3D Design Competitions: Valentine’s Day Gifts & Educational Models

The new year has arrived and Lithuania-based CGTrader is stealing the spotlight in 3D printing with two different competitions. The first has to do with the romance department, and they are putting the…

Mathematics/Physics Student Creates 3D Printed Puzzle of Trefoil Knot, Catches Mathematical Community’s Interest

Senior year of high school, I made room for drama in my class schedule by dropping from the track of honors math courses (Calculus? no, thanks!) I’d been taking since…