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Tag: 3d Printing

3D Printed Raspberry Pi Laptop: Pi-Top

3D Printed Raspberry Pi Laptop: Pi-Top
Earlier this year we saw Bunnie and Xobs’ Novena, the (mostly) open source laptop. Here’s another hacker- and maker-oriented laptop, the Pi-Top. Launching on Kickstarter soon, Pi-Top will be based on the Raspberry Pi. Pi-Top is the brainchild of Ryan Dunwoody and Jesse Lozano.

5axismaker Multi-fabricator: Mill, Scan, Print, Spray & Cut

5axismaker Multi-fabricator: Mill, Scan, Print, Spray & Cut
We’ve seen a couple of compact machines that can print, scan or mill objects. Fedor Gridnev and Elena Gaidar want to raise the bar for affordable workshop machines with the 5axismaker. It’s a 5-axis milling machine, a 3D printer, a 3D scanner, a water jet cutter and a wire cutter in one.
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3&DBot Robot 3D Printer: The World is Your Build Platform

3&DBot Robot 3D Printer: The World is Your Build Platform
Like ink printers, the size of a 3D printer limits the size of the objects it can print. Until now. Researchers from two different labs in Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) worked together to create 3&DBot, a 3D printer on wheels.

Local Motors Strati 3D Printed Car: Gone in 44 Hours

Local Motors Strati 3D Printed Car: Gone in 44 Hours
You wouldn’t steal a car, but someday you might be able to download and replicate one, thanks to Local Motors. As of this writing the vehicle maker is creating the world’s (partially) 3D printed car at the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show.

3D Printed Wolverine Prosthetic Hand: Healing & Badass Factor

3D Printed Wolverine Prosthetic Hand: Healing & Badass Factor
Here’s a great story where technology, art and compassion meet. e-NABLE is an organization that designs affordable 3D printed prosthetic hands for those in need. e-NABLE volunteer Aaron Brown recently thought of making a colorful prosthetic hand to show to a children’s hospital.

3D Printed Daft Punk Helmet: Plastic After All

3D Printed Daft Punk Helmet: Plastic After All
Adafruit’s been on a tear with its 3D printing projects lately. Their newest creation is a 3D printed replica of the helmet worn by Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. It has strips of programmable LEDs inside that are visible through the visor.

3D Printed Photographs: Negative Negatives

3D Printed Photographs: Negative Negatives
A couple of years ago we featured Amanda Ghassaei’s 3D printed records. Here’s another one of her 3D printing projects. She made a Processing script that turns greyscale image files into 3D files. When printed, the resulting piece looks and works like a lithophane – an uneven surface that only reveals the image when illuminated from behind.

3D Printed War Machine Costume: War Machined

3D Printed War Machine Costume: War Machined
It may not be the most beautiful or complex costume in the world, but Redditor transcoder’s War Machine suit was made with cutting edge tech. Transcoder used a RepRap i3v 3D printer and about $1,000 (USD) worth of plastic for some of the larger parts – including the guns – while the rest are papercraft.

3D Printed Concrete Mini Castle: Disneyland Minnesota

3D Printed Concrete Mini Castle: Disneyland Minnesota
We’ve featured a couple of concepts for and attempts at 3D printing a house. A contractor in Minnesota named Andrey Rudenko appears to be really close to becoming one of the first to 3D print a home.

Batman Lighter Branding Iron: Sear to Me!

Batman Lighter Branding Iron: Sear to Me!
Etsy seller James aka NiqueGeek follows up his Assassin’s Creed branding iron with a Batman variant. The 3D printed steel accessory snaps onto a lighter and can create a permanent bat signal after being exposed to a flame for 60 to 90 seconds.

Sculptify David 3D Printer Uses Pellets Instead of Filaments: Pew Pew Print

Sculptify David 3D Printer Uses Pellets Instead of Filaments: Pew Pew Print
The plastic used in most 3D printers come in the form of rolls of filament. But Sculptify designed its David 3D printer to use pellets instead, hoping to make their device print in a wider variety of materials while saving users money in the process.

3D4C Full Color 3D Printer: CMYKDDD

3D4C Full Color 3D Printer: CMYKDDD
We’ve seen a couple of 3D printers that can create multicolored objects in one build, but they’re out of the price range of mere mortals. You can get the reasonably affordable MakerBot Replicator 2X, but it can only print in two different colors.

Pokémon Bulbasaur Planter: Potted Monster

Pokémon Bulbasaur Planter: Potted Monster
Shapeways seller Claudia Ng aka ShamefulSquid calls her flower pot “Succulent Monster”, but let’s call a Bulbasaur a Bulbasaur. Also I don’t want to sound like I’ve eaten Pokémon. You can buy the planter from Claudia’s Shapeways shop for $49 (USD).

3D Printed Saxophone Made with Laser and All that Jazz

3D Printed Saxophone Made with Laser and All that Jazz
Last year, 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental dared 3D printed guitar maker Olaf Diegel to make a 3D printed saxophone. Challenge accepted. Olaf recently showed off one of his prototypes on YouTube, an alto saxophone mostly made of nylon, which he printed using selective laser sintering (SLS).

3D Printed Walking Robot: Johnny 5 Walker

3D Printed Walking Robot: Johnny 5 Walker
A 17-year old maker named Alexander Maund designed and 3D printed a robot that just keeps on walkin’. But instead of anthropomorphic legs, Alexander’s robot has four short legs and looks more like a small bench.

Hasbro & Shapeways Launch My Little Pony Fan Art Store: 3D Printing is Magic

Hasbro & Shapeways Launch My Little Pony Fan Art Store: 3D Printing is Magic
Thanks to the Internet, it’s much easier for fan art to go viral and reach not just content creators but other fans as well. Recognizing that 3D printing can help turn those fan-made ideas into real goods, Hasbro is working with Shapeways to release SuperFanArt, a line of toys made by My Little Pony fans for fellow fans.
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