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Tag: 3d Printing

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.

DIY Claw Machine: Insert Effort

DIY Claw Machine: Insert Effort
Ryan Bates is working on a unicorn in the arcade world: a fair claw machine. Powered by an Arduino Mega, the machine isn’t easy to build, but at least it won’t screw you or your customers.

DIY Star Wars First Order TIE Fighter Toy Quadcopter Mod: The Babies Awaken

DIY Star Wars First Order TIE Fighter Toy Quadcopter Mod: The Babies Awaken
Like the Imperial speeder bike quadcopter we saw earlier this year, YouTuber ajw61185’s quadcopter started out as a toy. He modified Hasbro’s First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter, and turned into a flying day care center.

3D Printed Fallout-inspired Mini Nuke: Microton Bomb

3D Printed Fallout-inspired Mini Nuke: Microton Bomb
The folks at 3D printing store Redicubricks wanted to get their hands on the mini nuke storage case that came with the Fallout Anthology. But they didn’t want the other stuff that came with it – i.e.

DIY Star Wars Rey’s Speeder Bike Quadcopter is No Scrapheap

DIY Star Wars Rey’s Speeder Bike Quadcopter is No Scrapheap
Makers have proven that quadcopters and Star Wars go well together. So much so that even Disney is starting to cash in. Here’s another great example of this winning combination, courtesy of Michal Miszta aka The Model Maker.

DIY View-Master Image Digitizer: Archive-Master

DIY View-Master Image Digitizer: Archive-Master
The View-Master has been reborn as a virtual reality system, but you don’t have to throw out your original reels. Julius Howlett came up with a way to make digital copies of the tiny photos using a 3D printed adapter, a 20mm lens and a smartphone.

NX1DLP 3D Printer Prints up to 41 Times Faster than Its Competitors: Light Speed

NX1DLP 3D Printer Prints up to 41 Times Faster than Its Competitors: Light Speed
Earlier this year Carbon3D went viral when it previewed its CLIP 3D printing technology, a supposed improvement over DLP printing that allows for incredible printing speeds, in some cases reducing printing time from hours to minutes.

AutoConnect Generates 3D Printable Connectors for Any Two Objects: The Missing Link

AutoConnect Generates 3D Printable Connectors for Any Two Objects: The Missing Link
Custom mounts, docks and other connectors are simple yet impressive demonstrations of 3D printing’s potential. Right now you can either design your own connector or look for existing designs, but a group of researchers have created a third option: have a computer figure it out for you.

3D Printed Cat Armor: Meowster of the Universe

3D Printed Cat Armor: Meowster of the Universe
You want proof that we live in awesome times? You can buy cat armor. You want further proof that we live in awesome times? You can also print cat armor, thanks to Jwall aka Print That Thing.

Protopiper Prints Tape Tubes for 3D Sketches: Tubeframe

Protopiper Prints Tape Tubes for 3D Sketches: Tubeframe
Handheld 3D printers like the 3Doodler are easy and fun to use, but they’re suited for small sketches. That’s why a group of Hasso Plattner Institut (HPI) students came up with the Protopiper (pdf), a unique tape dispenser.

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