Whether you’re a fan of the Game of Thrones TV series or the A Song of Fire and Ice novels or you’re just willing to admit that your smartphone rules over your time and attention, you’ll love this dock made by Instructables member mstyle183.
The 3D printing projects we’ve seen are usually made of plastic material. We’ve also seen ones made from chocolate, sandstone and even living cells, but we haven’t seen a 3D printed electronic gadget. Until now. Researchers at the University of Warwick have invented a plastic composite that can be used to do just that.
Earlier this year we were treated to a funny hoax involving a quadcopter that was supposedly designed to deliver tacos. But don’t let that joke make you think that Mexican food and high tech aerial vehicles don’t mix.
Everyone’s going crazy over 3D printing these days, and understandably so. The concept seems like it’s something from the pages of a sci-fi book, and now researchers have managed to turn it into a reality.
So you’ve created all kinds of masterpieces in Minecraft, but it’s a shame that you can’t enjoy them off your screen – and that makes you sad. Well, cheer up nerd-boy. Now you can take your Minecraft creations from the screen and enjoy them in 3D thanks to the Minecraft World Exporter tool.
Most of the 3D printed objects we’ve featured have that 3D printed look: a single-colored material that has sharp and exact edges or grooves, something that looks like a prototype. Which is why I was really blown away by this piece made by Greg Petchkovsky:
Raiders of the Lost Ark is still one of my favorite movies of all time, and at the center of that film was the quest for the mysterious lost Ark of the Covenant. Now, you can own your own miniature version of the Ark, intricately crafted using 3D printing technology.
We’ve seen a lot of notable applications of 3D printing technology, but this one has to be the most cutting edge of them all. Some companies have made considerable progress in special 3D printers and ink.
Many of the 3D printed products we’ve seen are for commercial purposes, prototypes or toys. But as the technology matures and becomes more affordable, we’ll start seeing more products that us ordinary folks can appreciate and more importantly use in our daily life.
While theme parks and animation come to mind when we think of Disney, it’s clear that the company is investing significant time, money and effort into cool new technologies as well. We’ve already seen Disney’s interactive food concept, and their cool touch interaction system.
If you follow this site regularly, you know I’m a big believer in 3D printing as one of the major technological movements of the 21st century. We’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg with this budding technology these days, but in 10 years, I bet that 3D printed products and parts will be as ordinary as stuff coming off of assembly lines.
You can do some amazing things with 3D printers. You can make toys and all sorts of cool things. Look what Joaquin Baldwin created with one. This is a Möbius strip showing the first level of Super Mario Bros.
The only thing better than cookies are cookies shaped like geeky things. Like things from Super Mario Bros. for example. Oreos are good? Are you serious? They are just round cookies with cream in the center.
Do you still have Fisher Price’s toy record player from the 70s? Instructables member Fred27 figured out a way to play pretty much any tune you want on the toy, thanks to a bit of code and the wonders of 3D printing.
We’ve seen a handful of beautiful replicas of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, but this replica by deviantART member Melissa aka techgeekgirl is special because most of its exterior parts were 3D-printed based on files from the game itself.