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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
General Electric has a great project for aviation enthusiasts, makers and 3D printer owners who are desperate to prove to people that their device can make awesome things. It’s a 3D model of one of its jet engines.
Designer and illustrator Metin Seven came up with a 3D printed tribute to the 8-bit era of gaming and its legendary console, the NES. Metin simply calls it Mario’s Grave and features the pipe and ground from Super Mario Bros.
We’ve featured a handful of 3D printers that can lay out conductive tracks on a variety of materials. But that’s just part of the process of making a circuit board; you’ll still need to place a variety of small parts on the board.
With the right tools, you can 3D print almost anything: a quadcopter, an action figure version of yourself or even a pixel perfect replica of a painting. But a team of astronomers were able to print something that’s literally out of this world.
When life gives you PLA, make 3D Printed Failures. Digital fabrication studio Bits to Atoms is cashing in on its mistakes by selling defective 3D printed objects. Because Goat Simulator.
Ironically purchase 3D Printed Failures from Bits to Atoms for $6.66 (USD) each.
A few weeks ago we saw how you can use a Game Boy Pocket’s case and buttons to make a Raspberry Pi handheld console. If you don’t have a Game Boy Pocket but have access to a 3D printer, Adafruit has a viable alternative called PiGRRL.
Last year Leo Marius blew minds when he shared OpenReflex, an open source and affordable 3D printed SLR camera. Leo is now raising funds to help him improve his design, and in return you can get a ready to assemble OpenReflex kit.
We’ve featured free 3D files for a pretty good interpretation of a Cyvasse set, inspired by the eponymous board game in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels. But if you’d rather buy a ready to play set, check out Michael Le Page’s creation.