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Tag: 3d Printing

Linespace Display System for the Blind: A Different Touchscreen

Linespace Display System for the Blind: A Different Touchscreen
Researchers at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut have come up with a way for visually impaired people to interact with images, similarly to how we use touchscreen devices. Their Linespace computer display uses 3D printing components to draw raised lines and shapes.

Cx5 Sculptable 3D Printing Filament: Man and Machine, Artist Extreme

Cx5 Sculptable 3D Printing Filament: Man and Machine, Artist Extreme
We’ve seen a 3D printer that can print with clay. Adam Beane Industries’ upcoming Cx5 filament on the other hand can behave like clay when heated, allowing you to easily modify or refine a printed object.
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DIY 3D Printed Light-up Halo Energy Sword: Slice & Solder

DIY 3D Printed Light-up Halo Energy Sword: Slice & Solder
There are tons of foam or plastic replicas of the iconic Energy Sword, but tinkerers can make one that does more with less weight with the help of Adafruit’s guide. The company’s design uses 3D printed components and a pair of RGB LED strips to create a cool prop or toy.

3D Printed Fallout 4 Furious Power Fist: CADsmith

3D Printed Fallout 4 Furious Power Fist: CADsmith
Thanks to Simone Fontana, you don’t have to risk irradiation and death at the hands of a super behemoth to get the legendary Furious Power Fist. Simone designed a 3D model of the unique Fallout 4 weapon and is sharing it for free.

Adafruit PiGRRL 2 Raspberry Pi Gaming Handheld: Make Boy

Adafruit PiGRRL 2 Raspberry Pi Gaming Handheld: Make Boy
Adafruit made it easier to turn the Raspberry Pi into a retro gaming handheld by designing 3D printable cases. Now they’re simplifying the process by designing an internal component: a custom PCB for the gamepad. Adafruit says its custom circuit board cuts the PiGRRL 2’s build time in half because with it you don’t need to wire the buttons.

3D Printed Tourbillon Watch: 4D Printing

3D Printed Tourbillon Watch: 4D Printing
Last month, we checked out a 3D printed sundial that mimicked a digital display. Here’s another clever timepiece courtesy of Thingiverse member Christoph Laimer – a mechanical watch with a tourbillon. With the exception of its fasteners – pins, screws and washers – all of the watch’s parts were 3D printed.

3D Printed 22x22x22 Rubik’s Cube: A Headache Cubed

3D Printed 22x22x22 Rubik’s Cube: A Headache Cubed
YouTuber, Rubik’s Cube enthusiast and masochist corenpuzzler designed and 3D printed what he claims is the world’s highest order Rubik’s Cube, one with 484 cubelets on each face. Corenpuzzler said it he printed it on a Prusa i3 over the span of 8 months.

Mcor Arke Full Color Desktop Paper 3D Printer: Stack Over a New Leaf

Mcor Arke Full Color Desktop Paper 3D Printer: Stack Over a New Leaf
Back in 2013, we found out about Mcor’s Iris, an industrial 3D printer that can print objects in full color, thanks in no small part to the fact that it uses paper as its main component.

3D Printed Fallout Power Armor Helmet: Science!

3D Printed Fallout Power Armor Helmet: Science!
Thanks to Daniel Lilygreen, we don’t have to wait for a nuclear war to break out to craft part of a Power Armor. He designed a 3D printable, life-size and wearable T-45d helmet, and he’s sharing his files for free.

Fan-made Dungeons & Dragons 3D Models: Monster Compendddium

Fan-made Dungeons & Dragons 3D Models: Monster Compendddium
Redditor mz4250 has been playing Dungeons & Dragons for 17 years. Recently, he decided it was time to give back to the community. He ended up making 3D models of most of the D&D monsters, with a couple of bonuses thrown in.

Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber Hilt: Get a Grip

Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber Hilt: Get a Grip
Kylo Ren’s unusual lightsaber is so popular, we saw fan-made replicas of the weapon more than a year before Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out. Now that the movie has been released and more reference materials have surfaced we’ll see more accurate third-party replicas, such as this hilt from Etsy store Steam Sailor.

Derby the Dog Gets New 3D Printed Legs

Derby the Dog Gets New 3D Printed Legs
Sadly, Derby the dog was born with a deformity that left him without the ability to walk without some sort of assistance. Derby had an initial set of 3D printed prosthetics that allowed him to get around, but weren’t perfect.

DIY 3D Printed Motorized AT-AT: Infinite Orders

DIY 3D Printed Motorized AT-AT: Infinite Orders
Mechanical engineering student Daniel Olson helps the Empire rise again with his design for a miniature motorized AT-AT. You’ll need an electric motor and a 9V battery to make it move, but the rest of its parts are 3D printable, even the gears that connect the legs to the motor.

DIY 3D Printed Digital Sundial: Glow-in-the-light

DIY 3D Printed Digital Sundial: Glow-in-the-light
Nearly all sundials tell the time by using a gnomon’s shadow as the hour hand. But this very cool sundial by Thingiverse member Mojoptix displays the time like a digital timepiece. Mojoptix used OpenSCAD to design a gnomon with many tiny holes.

DIY GoPro Cannon: Be a Cannonball

DIY GoPro Cannon: Be a Cannonball
Action cameras let us see through the eyes of athletes, daredevils, and professionals, including human cannonballs. If you’d like to record that unique point of view without risking your life, check out Eclectical Engineering’s debut project.

DIY $20 Handsfree Mouse for the Disabled

DIY $20 Handsfree Mouse for the Disabled
There are already commercially available mice that can be operated with the chin, mouth or tongue, but they tend to cost hundreds of dollars. Thingiverse member Tobias Wirtl hopes that he’s laid the foundation for a drastically cheaper alternative by creating a mouth-operated mouse using a 3D printer and about $20 (USD) worth of off the shelf electronics.
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