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Tag: 3d Printing

Ford Vibrating Shift Knob Tells Drivers When to Shift: Semi-Automatic Transmission

Ford Vibrating Shift Knob Tells Drivers When to Shift: Semi-Automatic Transmission
Earlier this month we saw a car with a joystick shift lever. It looks cool, but it doesn’t have any additional function. Ford engineer Zachary Nelson made a more high-tech shift lever mod that’s geared towards newbie drivers.

Shapeways Upgrades Its 3D Printing with Gold-Plated Brass

Shapeways Upgrades Its 3D Printing with Gold-Plated Brass
3D printing just keeps getting better and better, and while the printers themselves seem to be gradually overcoming their resolution and speed limitations, materials continue to be the bigger challenge. Now, there is yet another way to enhance 3D printing, and it is awesome.

Accord 3D Printed Earphones: Beats by You

Accord 3D Printed Earphones: Beats by You
We’ve already seen a couple of 3D printed headphones, but they were mostly proofs of concept, not for daily use. Designer Julian Goulding hopes to incorporate the revolutionary technology into consumer-grade earphones with his Accord concept.

3D-Printed Cover + Standard Logitech Mouse = The Infinitely Customizable Mouse

3D-Printed Cover + Standard Logitech Mouse = The Infinitely Customizable Mouse
Gaming peripherals, while pricey, are quite durable and full of features that even the sternest desk-jockey can appreciate. Recently, I saw a couple of LED-powered keyboards that had me drooling, since they lit up very brightly to highlight gaming keys.

Twinkind Personalized 3D Figurines: Because You Don’t Deserve a Life-size Statue

Twinkind Personalized 3D Figurines: Because You Don’t Deserve a Life-size Statue
We’ve yet to preserve our likenesses in holograms, but a German studio called Twinkind has the next best thing: a highly detailed 3D printed figurine of yourself. Imagine playing a tabletop RPG as yourself! With your dog as your sidekick!

3D Printing with Liquid Metals at Room Temperature: One Small Step for Terminators

3D Printing with Liquid Metals at Room Temperature: One Small Step for Terminators
We’ve seen a 3D printer make objects out of soft materials, and one that uses titanium powder.  This 3D printer made by researchers at North Carolina State University is somewhere in between: it uses a liquid metal alloy that is stable at room temperature.

Hyrel 3D Printer Can Print with Play-Doh

Hyrel 3D Printer Can Print with Play-Doh
3D printing continues to evolve, with printers improving in precision, speed and cost efficiency. While some high end machines can print in materials ranging from plastic to metal and even ceramic, this is the first time I’ve heard of a 3D printer that can output soft and squishy materials, like clay.

3D Print Your Own Death Star Birdhouse: A New Home

3D Print Your Own Death Star Birdhouse: A New Home
A little while back, we featured an officially-licensed Death Star birdhouse, but thanks to Thingiverse member plainolddave you can save some money and 3D print an evil space station for your winged Sith friends. If you want, you can scale it down and use it as an ornament, a trinket or accessory – or scale it up and make an actual Death Star. 

DIY Quadcopter Kit: Drone It Yourself

DIY Quadcopter Kit: Drone It Yourself
Drones like Parrot’s smart quadcopters are slowly becoming popular toys. While they’re not dirt cheap, they’re very stable, easy to pilot and some of them even have cameras or can be fitted with one. But what if you could turn anything into a drone?

Ben Heck Bakes a Raspberry Pi Portable

Ben Heck Bakes a Raspberry Pi Portable
We’ve seen a small arcade machine that can be powered by a Raspberry Pi. Master modder Ben Heck decided to make an even tinier version of the tiny computer and put it in a custom case with buttons, turning it into a portable gaming device.

ModiBot 3D-Printed Build Your Own Action Figure: Watch out, Minifigs

ModiBot 3D-Printed Build Your Own Action Figure: Watch out, Minifigs
We’ve already seen some innovative ways to make action figures via 3D printing. But ModiBot might be the best and most practical 3D printed action figure yet. Instead of letting you design and print an action figure from scratch or order a 3D printed action figure of an existing character, ModiBot meets you halfway.

TARDIS Prime Transformer Toy: Phone Booth in Disguise

TARDIS Prime Transformer Toy: Phone Booth in Disguise
Remember Jason Casteel’s cool Transfomers-meets-Doctor Who T-shirt? Thingiverse member Andrew Lindsey not only remembers it, he was inspired by it to make a 3D printed toy. Behold, TARDIS Prime in 3D! Vworp Vworp!

Subatomic Particle Jewelry: Physics and 3D Printing Collide

Subatomic Particle Jewelry: Physics and 3D Printing Collide
I couldn’t tell you what a subatomic particle is, but I can say this… “That there scienc-y jewelry looks purdy.” This line of 3D printed jewelry really does blend nerdy and beauty together very nicely.

How Much Would it Cost to 3D Print Your House?

How Much Would it Cost to 3D Print Your House?
3D printing continues to become more mainstream, with some printers hitting the market for under $400(USD) now. While the technology is still in its relative infancy, it’s only a matter of time before 3D printing is used to build everything from gadgets to toys to cars and even houses.

X-Cube 3D Printed Open Source Puzzle Cube: Rubikulous

X-Cube 3D Printed Open Source Puzzle Cube: Rubikulous
Dane Christianson’s X-Cube is not the weirdest, most complex or most sophisticated puzzle cube I’ve ever seen. But Dane didn’t really want to make the world’s most difficult or intimidating take on the Rubik’s cube. His aim with the X-Cube was to make a fun and relatable product to raise people’s awareness about 3D printing.

3D Printing with Bees

3D Printing with Bees
3D printing tech can be quite amazing, but it’s usually done by melting plastic – or maybe sugar. But this is the first time I’ve heard of 3D printing using bees – or as it’s being called “3-B” printing.