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Tag: 3d Printing

TeeBot 3D Printer in a Suitcase: Literally Print Out of the Box

TeeBot 3D Printer in a Suitcase: Literally Print Out of the Box
A few months ago we checked out a custom made 3D printer that folds into a suitcase. If you don’t have the time or skills to build your own, check out the TeeBot. It’s built on the same idea – a portable standlone 3D printer – except you’ll be able to buy one.

3D Printing and Ultrasound Help Blind Pregnant Moms Touch Their Unborn Babies

3D Printing and Ultrasound Help Blind Pregnant Moms Touch Their Unborn Babies
Here’s a pair of wonderful stories that were made possible with the help of 3D printing. As part of its new ad campaign in Brazil, diaper brand Huggies helped two blind expectant mothers “see” their unborn children by printing 3D models of the babies based on their ultrasound scans.
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Pinshape Lets 3D Designers Sell Designs without Giving Away their 3D Model: Stream Machine

Pinshape Lets 3D Designers Sell Designs without Giving Away their 3D Model: Stream Machine
Earlier this year we checked out a pair of 3D printers modified to scan, replicate and then destroy an object. The idea is to preserve a product’s rarity – and thus its value – in the age of 3D printing.

Fan-made Ultron Mask: There Is No Nose on Me

Fan-made Ultron Mask: There Is No Nose on Me
This sweet wearable Ultron mask was made through the combined efforts of Jacob Morin, Michael Ruddy of Hero Complex, and Sean Shaw of Shawshank Cosplay and Props. Jacob made the 3D model, Michael printed the helmet and Sean made the final mask based on the 3D printed one.

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing
The Daily Mirror recently published an uplifting report about how 3D printing technology helped a recovering cancer patient. Keith Londsdale had major parts of his face removed to prevent his skin cancer from spreading further. He’s now more comfortable and more inclined to socialize thanks to a custom made mask that’s partly based on his son’s face.

Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World

Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World
We can now add fabric to the many kinds of 3D printing “ink”, thanks to Disney Research and their partners from Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University. They developed a printer-laser cutter hybrid that stacks layers of fabric to create an object.

DIY Raspberry Pi Cellphone: Brickphone 2.0

DIY Raspberry Pi Cellphone: Brickphone 2.0
We’ve seen a laptop and a tablet that are both powered by the Raspberry Pi. Tyler Spadgenske completes the gadget trinity with the Tyfone, a 2G cellphone based on the versatile computer. The Tyfone has a 3.5″ TFT touchscreen, an AdaFruit FONA GSM module, a 5MP Raspberry Pi camera and a 3D printed case.

UberBlox Modular System Lets You Make 3D Printers, Robots and More: Makerstorms

UberBlox Modular System Lets You Make 3D Printers, Robots and More: Makerstorms
UberBlox Systems has designed the industrial equivalent of LEGO Mindstorms. Uberblox lets you make machines such as 3D printers, CNC mills and robots using modular parts and controllers that are based on Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

This 3D Printed Violin Looks Alien

This 3D Printed Violin Looks Alien
The image you see here is not a woman giving a violin concert on an alien world using an alien violin. It’s actually a 3D printed instrument called a two-string piezoelectric violin. Despite its otherworldly looks, it was really created right here on Earth.

DIY Mechanical Keyboard: WASD Production

DIY Mechanical Keyboard: WASD Production
Mechanical keyboards are popular among gamers and programmers. Redditor wildpanic outgeeked them all by making his own keyboard. Inside the 3D printed case and keycaps are Cherry MX Green switches, 1N4148 diodes and a Teensy microcontroller, which wildpanic connected using 20 gauge copper wire.

Autodesk 123D Tinkerplay User-friendly 3D Action Figure Creator: A Real Amateur Hero

Autodesk 123D Tinkerplay User-friendly 3D Action Figure Creator: A Real Amateur Hero
A couple of years ago, Autodesk 123D released Creature, an iPad app that makes it easy to create single piece 3D characters. This month the company released Tinkerplay, a mobile app that lets you design poseable characters and prepare them for 3D printing.

Plen2 Robot Has Open Source Software and 3D Printed Parts: Options Aplen2

Plen2 Robot Has Open Source Software and 3D Printed Parts: Options Aplen2
Japanese company Plen Project recently unveiled the next version of its Plen hobby robot. Plen2 is not only more affordable than its predecessor, it’s open source too. Plen Project will even release the 3D files for its parts, so you can print it in any color and even modify it if you want.

Raspberry Pi Inside Mechanical Keyboard: RaspCherry

Raspberry Pi Inside Mechanical Keyboard: RaspCherry
Redditor Lauri Hakkarainen aka b10nik wanted to have an excuse to buy a mechanical keyboard, so he thought of turning it into a computer by installing a Raspberry Pi 2 inside. Even though his Project Kiiboard turned out to be a bit complicated, you wouldn’t think that from looking at the unassuming computer, which practically looks just like its unmodified form.

Iron Man Delivers Kid’s Robotic Arm: Proof that Tony Stark Has a Heart

Iron Man Delivers Kid’s Robotic Arm: Proof that Tony Stark Has a Heart
Alex Pring now has one heck of a story to tell his friends. Not only did the 7-year old meet Iron Man, the Avenger met him to deliver his robotic arm. Alex was born with a partially formed right arm, but now he has the opportunity to upgrade it and make it look like all sorts of things.

3D Printed Snack Concept Grows Plants & Mushrooms: Delayed Gratification

3D Printed Snack Concept Grows Plants & Mushrooms: Delayed Gratification
One of the great things about 3D printing is its immediacy. Sure, it still takes a few hours to print even a small object, but it may have taken days or weeks to have that same item commissioned.

3D Printed Strandbeest: Still Alive

3D Printed Strandbeest: Still Alive
Dutch artist Theo Jansen is known for his strandbeest – kinetic sculptures that are powered by the wind and have life-like gait. We’ve featured a couple of fan-made strandbeest, but it turns out Jansen is also selling miniature ones that are printed by Shapeways.
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