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Weekend Project: Stay Hydrated with a 3D Printed Drinks Tap

Reading Time: 4 minutes Want to bring the convenience of a soda fountain machine into your own home? Take a refreshing sip from the 3D printed Drinks Tap created by That Robot Guy.  There are few things in the restaurant world that are as enticing as a free refill, just one more glass of your beloved soft drink. What if […]

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Weekend Project: Stash Your Cash in this 3D Printed Secret Coin Bank

Reading Time: 3 minutes Maker Greg Zumwalt is back on Instructables with another 3D printed coin bank. His latest creation is the Simple Secret Box II, a fully 3D printed coin bank with a secret locking mechanism.  Searching for a fun way to teach his grandchildren the valuable lesson of saving money, maker Greg Zumwalt decided to design a […]

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Weekend Project: Crank Out the Fun with This 3D Printed Manivelle Water Gun

Reading Time: 3 minutes The summer might be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can’t soak your friends and family in a water fight. Spray the day away with this 3D printed Manivelle Water Gun designed by maker Hassan Nasser.  Many of us can recall our fond summer memories of neighborhood water fights, from the strong spray […]

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FDM vs SLA – 2018 3D Printing Technology Shootout

Reading Time: 7 minutes Check out our FDM vs SLA Shootout. We simply explain the differences between these 3D printing technologies, and which to use for which application. FDM vs SLA: Explained The Prusa i3 MK3 is one of the finest consumer 3D printers you can get. It uses FDM technology to get things printed. (Source: ALL3DP) FDM is the […]

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Weekend Project: 3D Print Your Own Wind Turbine Model

Reading Time: 3 minutes Want to teach your kids about the power of renewable energy? Or just want to build your own wind turbine replica? Then check out this 3D printed wind turbine model created by maker Luc Tellier. If you’ve ever driven past a batch of towering wind turbines on a rural road, you know just how mesmerizing these […]

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Weekend Project: 3D Print a Mini Steering Wheel for Your Xbox One or PS4 Controller

Reading Time: 3 minutes Want to make your video gaming experience even more realistic? New York-based designer Brent Scott has created a 3D printable mini steering wheel that you can mount onto your Xbox One or PlayStation 4 controller.  As the video game graphics slowly become on par with our own reality, they create an immersive experience that is being […]

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Weekend Project: Get Groovy with 3D Printed LED Magic Mushrooms

Reading Time: 3 minutes Turn your home into a magical forest of fungi with the 3D printed Magic Mushroom lighting decoration –created by German designer UniversalMaker.  One spectacular aspect of 3D printing is that it provides the ability to expand your imagination beyond the everyday world, no matter how fantastical your idea might be. On today’s Weekend Project, we’re […]

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Copymaster 3D Set To Debut First Range of 3D Printers

Reading Time: 5 minutes Copymaster 3D is selling its first 50 3D printers for a 20% discount–meaning you could get one for as low as £399.20. First come first served. Learn more here. Copymaster 3D is a brand new player in the 3D printing world and has certainly raised a few eyebrows since it burst onto the scene with […]

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Weekend Project: Take Aim With a 3D Printed Miniature Compound Bow

Reading Time: 3 minutes Looking for an affordable and fun project to round out the summer with? Why not practice your archery skills with a fully 3D printed miniature compound bow. While the world has been expressing an immense amount of concern over the potential rise of 3D printed guns, it’s easy to lose sight of all the fun projects […]

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Weekend Project: Make a Customized Map Clock to Celebrate Timeless Memories

Reading Time: 3 minutes Recently shared on the r/3DPrinting subreddit, one maker created an endearing anniversary gift for his girlfriend. This 3D printed clock has a custom 3D map as the face, showcasing the exact area where they first met. You make your own too!   Every relationship is special in its own way, and 3D printing offers a great […]

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STL File Format (3D Printing) – Simply Explained

Reading Time: 18 minutes What is an STL file? What is it good for? How does it work? We simply explain the STL file format for 3D printing in depth. Here’s a primer on what they are and how they work, the advantages and disadvantages of their use, plus alternative file formats to consider. In this article, we’re talking […]

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Weekend Project: Amaze Your Friends with a 3D Printed Magic Faucet

Reading Time: 3 minutes A floating faucet? Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? This 3D printed Magic Faucet is a wonderful project for those who love optical illusions. It’s relatively easy to make and simply amazing to look at.  In our never-ending endeavor to provide users with fun and useful projects to take on during the weekend, we’ve stumbled across a […]

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Weekend Project: Have a Pool Party with this 3D Printed Cricket Paddle Wheel Boat

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Ruiz Brothers of Adafruit are at it again with another fascinating 3D printing project: the 3D printed Crickit Paddle Wheel Boat. This water rover even has an underwater camera mount, so you can capture footage at your end of the summer pool party! As we enter into the final stretch of the summer, it’s […]

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Markforged Cleared of Desktop Metal IP Infringement Claims

Reading Time: 15 minutes In March, Desktop Metal filed a lawsuit against Markforged for allegedly copying portions of its patented metal 3D printing processes. Last week, a federal jury decided to clear Markforged of both IP infringement allegations, marking a major victory for the defendant.  UPDATE (7/30/18) – Court Clears Markforged of IP Infringement Accusations Earlier this year, two of […]