We saw the dark side of 3D printing with the 3D printed semi-automatic rifle. Here’s a counter-example of the technology’s vast potential: a lightweight assistive device that might not have been made if not for 3d printing.
The Stone Spray robot was created as a 3D printer to produce architecture out of soil. While technically speaking, this robot wasn’t designed to create art, the results of its efforts and the research project sure look like some interesting sculptural works.
I guess it was only a matter of time before 3D printers were able to replicate or start making some more, shall we say “handy” tools. Check out what amateur gunsmith HaveBlue was able to do with his own 3D printer!
Whether you love Minecraft or hate it, you can’t deny that it is a huge gaming sensation. However, there isn’t much official merchandise out there to satiate hardcore fans. Luckily, we have these cute 3D printed Minecraft inspired figurines that you can buy.
Using cassettes to create mixtapes was a fun time to spend an afternoon when you were a kid. There’s something oddly pleasing about this analog media format. Thankfully, if you’ve got a MakerBot in your shed, you can make a modern version of the mixtape, by 3D printing an MP3 player in the shape of a cassette.
If you ask me, 3D printing is the future – of everything. I think that within the next two decades, we’ll be using 3D printing technology (or variants thereof) to manufacture everything from parts for cars to replacement organs for humans.
If you ask me, 3D printing is the next big thing in terms of on-demand manufacturing – and eventually in-home manufacturing. While the technology is only in its infancy, even low-cost printers have proven that if you’ve got enough time and patience that you can actually render fairly complex objects on your desktop.
If you ate your own brain, what does that make you? A zombie cannibal? A short-lived Hannibal? An attraction at a goth carnival? Or just dead? Fortunately Andy Millns will not be burdened with any of those associations, because he only ate a piece of chocolate cast from a mold made from a 3D print made from an MRI of his own brain.
While I have some large headphones at home, I always carry earbuds with me because they are just so small and convenient. This new earbud adapter is supposed to expand the usefulness of earbuds, allowing them to become headphones.
Ever wanted to know if you could survive being frozen in carbonite like Han Solo? Well, if you’ve got $100 to spare, you’ll soon be able to find out, thanks to a special attraction scheduled to arrive at Walt Disney World later this month.
Most kids would say that they would want to become a superhero when they grow up. Obviously they realize that this is impossible by the time they reach the fourth grade, but it’s still a fun dream to hold on to.
Believe it or not, 3D-printed chess sets are nothing new, but Joseph Larson’s version of it is most certainly novel: a mighty morphin’ chess set. The pieces can be snapped together to form a giant robot that will make Deep Blue shut down in fear.
You have your LEGO and Duplos and K’Nex and Tinker Toys and many others, which work great by themselves, but they don’t connect with each other. Well, here’s something cool that will let you build some amazing masterpieces using them all.
iPhone stands are a dime a dozen, but this compact new stand looks pretty versatile. For one thing, it’s a 3D-printed design, so that’s already neat. It functions as an iPhone stand, cable tidy, cable shortener and other functions that you’ll discover when you use it.