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Tag: 3d Printing

Nyan Cat Gets Real

Nyan Cat Gets Real
For those not familiar with the Nyan Cat meme, I’ll just assume you’ve been living under a rock, or have better things to do than sit on the Internet watching an 8-bit Pop Tart cat farting a rainbow.

Bike Cufflinks for the Well-Dressed Bicyclist

Bike Cufflinks for the Well-Dressed Bicyclist
We have seen our share of geeky cufflinks around here, like the USB cufflinks a while back. I personally have no need for cufflinks. The last time I held a set of cufflinks was in the late 80’s when my cousin got married, and I didn’t know what they were.
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Mariorama: Super Mario Gets 3D Printed

Mariorama: Super Mario Gets 3D Printed
Ok, I need one of these on my desk. Now. This awesome full-color sandstone Super Mario Bros. sculpture is actually rendered on a 3D printer. Metin Seven of Seven’s Heaven created his Mariorama sculpture using Shapeways’ 3D printing technology.

Trimensional iPhone App Scans Your Face in 3D, Then Lets You Print Your Ugly Mug

Trimensional iPhone App Scans Your Face in 3D, Then Lets You Print Your Ugly Mug
I’ve heard plenty about 3D printing, but this is probably the first iPhone app that will scan your face in 3D and allow you to render a 3D model of your face. It’s kind of amazing what the iPhone can do, isn’t it?

Fabricate Yourself in 3D with Kinect

Fabricate Yourself in 3D with Kinect
The Microsoft Kinect has been used for all sorts of interesting gameplay and visual hacks, but this is the first time I’ve seen it used in the process of generating physical objects.

Zoybar TOR 3D Printed Guitar Looks Cool and Doesn’t Sound Half Bad Either

Zoybar TOR 3D Printed Guitar Looks Cool and Doesn’t Sound Half Bad Either
If you ask me, the uses for 3D printing technology keep getting more and more impressive. Take, for example, this guitar that had its body parts manufactured using a 3D printer. If you watch and listen to the video below of Bård S D’s open-source Zoybar TOR guitar, I think you’ll be impressed with what he was able to do with a 3D printer: Not bad for something that was modeled in the digital world, then printed, eh?

17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube: *Head Asplodes*

17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube: *Head Asplodes*
Ok, I thought those 5×5, 6×6 and 7×7 Rubik’s Cubes looked difficult, but this (unofficial) World Record 17x17x17 version has truly made my head spin.

3D Printing in Titanium: What’s Next, Unobtanium?

3D Printing in Titanium: What’s Next, Unobtanium?
Ever wanted to print something using one of those 3D material printers, but didn’t like how it just spat out some sort of weird plastic composite? Well thanks to new advances in the technology, you can now print 3D objects out of sturdy titanium.

Sculpteo: Online 3d Printing Hits the U.S.a.

Sculpteo: Online 3d Printing Hits the U.S.a.
Got an idea you’d like to prototype? A 3D model you want to see realized? Well, there’s good news with today’s announcement that Sculpteo, an online 3D printing service, is now available in the United States.

Tulipk Lamp Printed in 3d, Designed in Microsoft Excel

Tulipk Lamp Printed in 3d, Designed in Microsoft Excel
While this definitely isn’t the first time I’ve seen a lamp designed on a computer, it’s definitely the first one I’ve seen where the primary design tool was Microsoft Excel. Ben Geebelen used Excel to create the pattern on his TulipK lamp, then used software called 3-matic and output it to a 3D printer to generate the tulip petals.

IPhone Revolver Holder: Put a Gun to Your Head Every Time the Phone Rings

IPhone Revolver Holder: Put a Gun to Your Head Every Time the Phone Rings
Assuming you don’t have to pass through airport security, this iPhone carrying case that looks like a gun will definitely draw attention whenever you whip it out to make a call. Created using 3D object printing technology on a MakerBot, DIY-er Junior Tan created this bit of awesome for all of us to enjoy.

Behold! a Real Banhammer!

Behold! a Real Banhammer!
I wish I could insert thunder & lightning sound effects to this post. For now let’s just use our imagination: Krakaabooom! The thread-deleting, commenter-obliterating, justice-dealing mythical meme finally finds its way into the real world! Artist/pioneer/blacksmith for a day Christopher Thompson has “conjured into existence the worlds only real Banhammer.”

Cosmically Cool Lamp Built With 3d Laser Printing

Cosmically Cool Lamp Built With 3d Laser Printing
Look at this beautiful Quin lamp from California artist Bathsheba Grossman. Notice anything special about it, D & D fans? It’s Bathsheba’s exploration on the dodecahedron. It’s so much more than a twelve-sided die though. The intricate perforations and curvy undulations are not only are a shining example of the seamless blending of technology and art, but also serve to create quite a spectacular display of light.
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