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Tag: 3d Printing

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.

3D Printed Sugar Sculptures Look Too Good to Eat

3D Printed Sugar Sculptures Look Too Good to Eat
If you’re a regular follower of Technabob, you know I’m a big fan of 3D printing tech. As prices come down, and speed and accuracy come up, 3D printers will become ubiquitous. While most 3D printing is done by melting plastic, did you know that you sugar can be used to make 3D prints too?

3D Printed Cyvasse Set: a Game of Keeps and Mountains

3D Printed Cyvasse Set: a Game of Keeps and Mountains
Characters don’t just drink, do it and die in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels. They also play games, particularly a board game called Cyvasse. Now you can play it too, thanks to Thingiverse member A.

These 3D Printed Mobiles Will Blow Your Mind

These 3D Printed Mobiles Will Blow Your Mind
For a technology that’s still largely in its infancy, you can do some things with 3D printing that are pretty much impossible with any other technique. Take, for instance, these intricate 3D-printed mobiles.

3D Printed Google Glass Frame: No One Will Know the Difference

3D Printed Google Glass Frame: No One Will Know the Difference
If Google Glass takes off, I think that it’s going to be a status symbol miles above any (current) gadget. The reason is obvious: the damned thing sits on your face, fully visible for everyone to see/want/hate.

3D-Printed Wedges Have an iPhone Case on Their Heels

3D-Printed Wedges Have an iPhone Case on Their Heels
3D printing is changing how people make and build things these days. From printed guns to gowns, the sky’s the limit when it comes to 3D printing. This, you can clearly see, with the shoes that Alan Nguyen of Freedom of Creation has come up with using 3D printing technology.

Join the Empire or Starfleet with Your Own 3D Printed Star Wars & Star Trek Figurines

Join the Empire or Starfleet with Your Own 3D Printed Star Wars & Star Trek Figurines
Go where none of your other Trekkie friends have gone before or become one of Django Fett’s clones with the force of 3D printing. Two separate services are offering to put your likeness on a Starfleet or stormtrooper figurine.

3D Printed Legend of Zelda Items: Hyrule Foundry

3D Printed Legend of Zelda Items: Hyrule Foundry
A die-hard Legend of Zelda fan saw the wisdom in using the power of 3D printing to bring the game’s items to life. He also has the courage to sell the items despite the looming threat of Nintendo’s octorok lawyers.

World’s First 3D-Printed Gun Test Fired

World’s First 3D-Printed Gun Test Fired
We talked about the controversial practice of 3D printing guns in the past, only the gun wasn’t entirely 3D-printed in that case, it was only a component for an AR-15 rifle. Now, a company called Defense Distributed has now test fired the world’s first fully 3D-printed gun.

Legend of Zelda Songrings: A Link to the Ocarina of Time

Legend of Zelda Songrings: A Link to the Ocarina of Time
Etsy artist Christian Griffin must’ve been listening to Soviet Russian Beyonce, because he believes that if you like it then you should put it on a ring.  That’s exactly what he did with the iconic song sheets from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Guys Hack IKEA Furniture into a Kid’s Bike: Should be Named BIKKLO

Guys Hack IKEA Furniture into a Kid’s Bike: Should be Named BIKKLO
One thing that’s great about IKEA furniture is that it’s so cheap that you can feel comfortable hacking it into other forms without fear of damaging your grandma’s prized antique Chippendale. Take, for example, this epic IKEA hack, which transformed a couple of ordinary stools into a functional kid’s bicycle.

Headphones Made of Nothing But Raw Materials & 3D Printed Parts:

Headphones Made of Nothing But Raw Materials & 3D Printed Parts:
Last year we heard about how Teague Labs was able to make a pair of headphones with 3D printed components. While that’s revolutionary in and of itself, that proof of concept still used store bought and manufactured parts.

3Doodler Project Raised over $2.3 Million, Let the 3Doodling Commence!

3Doodler Project Raised over $2.3 Million, Let the 3Doodling Commence!
One of the coolest projects I’ve ever seen turn up on Kickstarter was the 3Doodler, which always reminded me of the mix between a 3-D printer and hot glue gun. The device is a pen that heats up strips of plastic allowing the user to draw three-dimensional shapes in the air.

Photon 3D Scanner: A Scanner Cheaply

Photon 3D Scanner: A Scanner Cheaply
Slowly but surely, 3D printers are becoming more user-friendly and affordable. The Photon is proof that 3D scanners are following suit, thanks in no small part to crowdfunding and the creativity of small startups. Invented by Adam Brandejs and Drew Cox, Photon is beautiful, easy to use and affordable.