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Tag: 3d Printing

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.

All-in-one 3D Printer Test File: The XYZs of Printing

All-in-one 3D Printer Test File: The XYZs of Printing
Thingiverse member ctrlV made a 3D model that can help 3D printer owners test their device and perhaps see if there’s something wrong with their software or hardware. Speaking with 3D Print, ctrlV says there are other similar 3D models, but his file can help check for different issues at once.

DIY BMO Portable Retro Console: RaspBMO

DIY BMO Portable Retro Console: RaspBMO
We’ve seen a BMO toy with a LEGO case and another one that appears to have a wooden case. Mike Barretta’s take on the living console has a 3D printed case and buttons. That’s right, this BMO works much like a Game Boy in that you use the buttons on its body to play.

Kerbal Space Program Now Has a Ship Printing Program

Kerbal Space Program Now Has a Ship Printing Program
Attention kerbalnauts! You can now order scale models of your ships from Kerbal Space Program, thanks to a partnership between 3D printing shop Eucl3d and the game’s developer Squad. Eucl3d can print ships in three sizes: 12″, 10″and 8″.

3D Printed Snowman Mold: Cold off the Press

3D Printed Snowman Mold: Cold off the Press
Thingiverse member CloudJ helps make the last days of winter more fun with his DIY snowman mold. Available in two- and three-ball variants, the mold lets you make lots of tiny snowmen in minutes. As Nerd Approved pointed out, CloudJ’s snowmen look just like the ones that Bill Watterson’s Calvin loves to build (and destroy).

DIY LEGO Mindstorms Toy 3D Printer: Novice Builder

DIY LEGO Mindstorms Toy 3D Printer: Novice Builder
If you build it, he will come – and then build a LEGO version of it. So goes the quote from the classic non-existent drama Brick of Dreams. Today that “he” is Instructables member W1ll14m. The alphanumeric boy wonder recently shared his progress on a 3D printer made of LEGO Technic and Mindstorms EV3 pieces.

DIY 3D Printer Suitcase: Print in a Box

DIY 3D Printer Suitcase: Print in a Box
It may not be as cool as Iron Man’s transforming briefcase armor, but Jean-Luc Guillemette’s Case-Rap is still a cutting edge suitcase. This portable 3D printer is ready to print within seconds of unfolding. Jean-Luc based the Case-Rap on the Mendel 90, one of the many spinoffs of the RepRap 3D printer.

3D Printed Miniature Buildings: Ittyblox

3D Printed Miniature Buildings: Ittyblox
A few years ago, we featured fan-made 3D printed replicas of some of the buildings in SimCity 2000. You can still download and print those designs, but if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, Ittyblox are nice alternatives.

3D Printed Curved LEGO Blocks: Curvy Thing is Awesome

3D Printed Curved LEGO Blocks: Curvy Thing is Awesome
How awesome is 2015? In less than two months we got a way to unboil eggs, a backup band in a box and now curved LEGO blocks that you can print. This cancels out the hotdog in a chicken bun.

Cruncher 3D Print Recycler Chops up Unwanted Prints: 3R in 3D

Cruncher 3D Print Recycler Chops up Unwanted Prints: 3R in 3D
Whether through machine or user error, 3D printers turn out a lot of defective prints. ExtrusionBot wants to help personal 3D printer users get the most out of their materials with the Cruncher. It’s a desktop pellet mill that breaks down unwanted printed objects into small pieces. 

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