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Tag: 3d Printing

Physicists 3D Print a Boat Small Enough to Fit Inside a Human Hair

Physicists 3D Print a Boat Small Enough to Fit Inside a Human Hair
Because our scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should, physicists at Leiden University have 3D printed a tiny tugboat only 30-microns in length. For reference, an average human hair is about 90-microns in width, although mine is much thicker because I shampoo with a product specifically formulated for bears.

These Spray-on Touchscreens Work on 3D Surfaces

These Spray-on Touchscreens Work on 3D Surfaces
From our smartphones to our laptops to our cars to our kitchen appliances, touchscreens have turned up just about everywhere. But touchscreens are generally limited to flat, squared-off surfaces. Now, a team of engineers at the UK’s University of Bristol are demonstrating a technology that could enable touch-based interfaces on all kinds of surfaces.
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Print Your Own Tesla Cybertruck

Print Your Own Tesla Cybertruck
If Elon Musk and Tesla live up to their promises, it shouldn’t be more than a couple of years before we start seeing Cybertrucks on the street. But if you don’t have the money or the patience for the real deal, you can at least have a miniature Cybertruck for your desktop.

The Inception Table Is a Mind Bender

The Inception Table Is a Mind Bender
Remember how mind-blowing the movie Inception was? This table is just as mind-blowing. It was made by Stelios Mousarris, a furniture designer in Cyprus. It was inspired by the movie and is just as weird. More specifically, it was inspired by the twists and turns in Christopher Nolan’s science fiction thriller.

Little Feet for Everything

Little Feet for Everything
Sometimes the stuff cluttering your desk and bookshelves just needs a little something extra. But what is it that’s missing? Well I’ll tell you. You need to put some feet on it. Yes, thanks to the marvels of 3D printing technology, you can now add little feet to pretty much anything, thanks to Little Feet for Everything.

DFRobot DreamMaker OverLord ProPlus 3D Printer Review

DFRobot DreamMaker OverLord ProPlus 3D Printer Review
I’ve used a few different 3D printers over the years, and some of the biggest challenges I’ve had have been the level of detail of prints, the ability to print complex structures without lots of crazy supports, and the limited size of the build area.

Full-size 3D Printed Stargate Will Take You to a Museum

Full-size 3D Printed Stargate Will Take You to a Museum
The Musée royal de Mariemont in Belgium is holding an exhibition called “From Stargate to Comics: Egyptian Gods In Geek Culture”. Sounds pretty cool no? And you can travel there by Stargate. Okay, you can’t get there by Stargate, but they do have one on site.

Qixels 3D Maker Teaches Kids About 3D Printing

Qixels 3D Maker Teaches Kids About 3D Printing
In theory, 3D printing should be every kid’s favorite hobby, but things like working with molten plastic and complex CAD software generally keeps it out of their hands. However Qixels 3D Maker offers a way to teach kids the basic concept of 3D printing while keeping the process completely safe.

Renegade 3D Pen Turns Empty Bottles into Art

Renegade 3D Pen Turns Empty Bottles into Art
Some of the coolest stuff turns up on Kickstarter. I remember when the 3Doodler first showed up there a few years ago, I thought that was really cool but didn’t like the idea of expensive filaments to purchase to keep using the pen.

This 3D Printed Robot Bicycle Zoetrope Is Awesome

This 3D Printed Robot Bicycle Zoetrope Is Awesome
Zoetropes are pretty cool. You know, those things that you spin and they display a mini animation. PinShaper KitCameo created this fun 3D printed bicycle rim zoetrope. Once you see it, plain old bicycle rims will never do again.

DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop

DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop
YouTuber Charles Mangin is a big fan of Apple’s classic computers, even the apocalypse in a box known as the Apple III. Last year, Charles designed a Raspberry Pi case based on the disastrous PC. It may not look like much, but it’s actually a physical representation of Charles’ love for Apple (and making).

3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play

3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play
One of the dream – or nightmare – scenarios involving robots are ones that would automatically replicate or create other bots. One of the biggest hurdles for such a system is putting a robots’ parts together. 

ColorFabb HT Clear Filament Lets You 3D Print Transparent Objects: Fresh Prints

ColorFabb HT Clear Filament Lets You 3D Print Transparent Objects: Fresh Prints
It’s hard to 3D print a transparent object because even if the raw material itself is clear, you’ll need to completely fill any gaps at the right temperature and speed in order to avoid imperfections. ColorFabb claims that its new HT Clear filament makes it easier to print transparent objects thanks to its high flow rate.

DIY 3D-Printed Dragon Door Knocker: None Shall Pass

DIY 3D-Printed Dragon Door Knocker: None Shall Pass
You can choose from any number of door knockers if you want to make your door look really cool, but honestly, this dragon door knocker is your best bet if you live in Westeros or Middle Earth.

Affordable Handsfree Bluetooth Mouse for the Disabled: GlassOuse

Affordable Handsfree Bluetooth Mouse for the Disabled: GlassOuse
Last year, we checked out a cheap and open source sip-and-puff mouse for the disabled. CEBA’s GlassOuse seems to be another affordable alternative. It uses Bluetooth to connect to both desktop computers and mobile devices. It looks like a pair of eyeglasses but without the lenses.

Robotic Birds That Scare Away Real Birds: Botrification

Robotic Birds That Scare Away Real Birds: Botrification
Birds are like deer. They symbolize nature, freedom and all those heartwarming concepts, but in truth they can be annoying and cause a lot of damage. They eat crops, interfere at airports, hang out at harbors etc. 
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