Are you struggling with Hearthstone‘s Arena mode? Do you have more red X marks than keys to your name? Thingiverse user Danny Dillen knows how you can get more keys: print them. Danny is working on 3D models of the Arena’s symbols of victory and loot.
The first time we featured Instructables member Yvo de Haas aka Dragonator, we checked out his GLaDOS lamp. Now he’s back with another Portal-themed creation, a life-sized replica of the game’s robotic turret. It has moveable parts, emits lights and sound effects and can even track a moving target.
We’ve seen a couple of iPad apps that simplify 3D modeling for kids. Mission Street Manufacturing wants to go beyond that and teach children how 3D printers work as well. Its Printeer is designed to be used by kids and K-12 schools.
A couple of months ago we talked about the Rabbit Proto, an add-on that lets existing 3D printers print with conductive ink and other viscous materials. Structur3D’s Discov3ry extruder is like Rabbit Proto, but it’s designed to be more versatile from the get go.
We’ve seen 3D printers make chocolate, pizza, pasta and more. Here’s one that prints fruits. Or rather, “fruits.” Developed by English company Dovetailed, the printer uses drops of fruit juice to form food using a culinary process called spherification.
I am a big fan of the Call of Duty video games and I am waiting in anticipation for the next entry to land. The next game is called Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and it will launch on November 4, 2014.
Talk about letting your imagination fly. Illlustrating the capabilities of 3D printing pens, Matt Quest used a 3D AirPen to doodle a tiny quadcopter frame and combined it with parts from an RC Eye One micro quadcopter.
Rumors of the appearance and dimensions of the upcoming iPhones have been circulating for months, prompting this hilarious application for 3D printing. A couple of folks have created 3D files based on the rumors, so Apple fans can print mockups of the iPhone 6… and do who knows what with them.
What? Onix is evolving! Onix evolved into a poseable plastic toy! Etsy shop Amphigory Design specializes in 3D crafted items, one of which is a 24″ scale model of the rock snake Pokémon. The shop sells both static and flexible versions of the toy.
Got time? Why not make a watch? Jonathan Cook is working on an open source smartwatch based on an Arduino-compatible microcontroller. Simply called the Open Source Watch, the steps and parts list are freely available for talented tinkerers to emulate.
Last year we saw a 3D printed shift knob case for a functional hack. This mod by Instructables member haqnmaq has a similar but more frivolous purpose. Using a Kinect and a couple of free 3D scanning and modeling software, haqnmaq was able to turn a scale model of his head into a shift knob.
We’ve seen a few faithful Pip-Boy 3000 replicas. This one made by Thingiverse member kosh23 leans towards the functional end but still looks badass. Because his left hand and forearm was placed in a cast, he made the Pip-Boy 3000 replica to cradle his iPhone and to keep the cast cool.
Out of all computers, the Raspberry Pi is most ripe for case mods because it’s tiny and doesn’t come with a case in the first place. We’ve seen a functional and a decorative case for the Linux computer.
We’ve seen an add-on that turns ink printers into circuit board printers, and even a 3D printer that specializes in printing circuits. A new company called Rabbit Proto takes prototyping to the next level with its eponymous product.
Ah, the Kestrel. The red shirt of spaceships. Its crew has two equally horrifying nightmares: one is a looping animation of the ship being torn apart, and the other is a cursor hovering over “Restart.” Let us remember the fallen – and make a note to level up the damned doors on the next run – with this 3D printed model of FTL: Faster Than Light‘s default cruiser.