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Tag: 3d Printing

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.
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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.

DIY Rick’s Portal Gun Costs Less Than 25 Schmeckles

DIY Rick’s Portal Gun Costs Less Than 25 Schmeckles
Escape from this dimension – well, in your mind – with Dave Dalton’s cool replica of Rick’s portal gun from Rick & Morty. Like other fan-made replicas, it has the green bulb and LED display, but it also projects an animation of the portal.

3D Printed Hair: Furbrication

3D Printed Hair: Furbrication
That made up word up there is actually in a research paper, thanks to the Carnegie Mellon University researchers who came up with a technique to make FDM 3D printers print strands of hair, fiber or bristles, without any hardware modification.

Hovalin 3D Printed Acoustic Violin: Filament Section

Hovalin 3D Printed Acoustic Violin: Filament Section
Back in April we checked out a 3D printed violin that looked more like a Predator’s weapon than a musical instrument. But 3D printing isn’t just about making new physical forms. The technology can be tuned for very practical purposes as well, as exhibited by violin maker Hovalin.

DIY 3D Printed Portable Hybrid Railgun: Harder to Obtain than Sleeper Simulant

DIY 3D Printed Portable Hybrid Railgun: Harder to Obtain than Sleeper Simulant
The railgun is one of the most popular sci-fi weapons, perhaps eclipsed only by the lightsaber and anything with lasers on it. Part of its appeal is that it’s based on real physics. It could exist, and it does exist! 

3D Printed Pokémon Planters: LeafGreen

3D Printed Pokémon Planters: LeafGreen
We’ve featured a 3D printed Bulbasaur planter before, but that one’s no longer on sale. Fortunately, Etsy shop PrintAWorld has a similar product as well as an Oddish planter. The Bulbasaur planter is made of ABS plastic.

Makerarm Industrial Robotic Arm: One Stop & One Armed Shop

Makerarm Industrial Robotic Arm: One Stop & One Armed Shop
Last month we featured the Dobot, a precise robotic arm that can plot, laser engrave and pick and place objects. But if you’re looking for something even more versatile, the Makerarm might be for you. It can also draw, use a laser head and assemble objects, but you can also use it as a 3D printer, a PCB fabricator, a soldering station and even a screwdriver.

LED Bulbs with 3D Printed Skyscraper Shades: Stalaclights & Huddle

LED Bulbs with 3D Printed Skyscraper Shades: Stalaclights & Huddle
One of the advantages of LED bulbs over incandescent ones is that they generate significantly less heat. Product designer David Graas capitalized on that benefit by creating lamps with 3D printed “bulbshades”, which are diffusers that sit directly on the LED bulb.
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