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Weekend Project: Create a 3D Printed Pocket Microscope from E-Waste

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have an ancient DVD or CD drive collecting dust in your garage? You can use your 3D printer and a recycled lens to create an e-waste pocket microscope.  For those of us living in the modern world, it’s hard to imagine surviving without the electronics that have become such an integral part of our lives. […]

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Weekend Project: Make Your Garden Glow with 3D Printed LED Flowers

Reading Time: 4 minutes Want to give your 3D printer the green thumb? Autodesk and Instructables content creator Becky Stern shares a project on how to make 3D printed light-up flowers with LED lights.  FDM desktop 3D printing has opened up a new world of possibilities when it comes to making customizable and decorative objects. By integrating LED lights, […]

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Weekend Project: Five Things to 3D Print for Your Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

Reading Time: 4 minutes Are you getting ready to celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo this weekend? Prep for the festivities, which usually entail endless margaritas, music, and food, with some of these Cinco de Mayo-themed 3D prints! Today is May 5th, and while that might seem like an ordinary day to a majority of the world, […]

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Weekend Project: Create Your Own 3D Printed LED Mason Jar Lanterns

Reading Time: 4 minutes Instructables content creator Becky Stern shares her latest 3D printing project: LED Mason Jar Lanterns. This beginner-level project will help you improve your design and DIY skills, and you’ll have some lovely new lanterns to light up your home!  If there’s one type of container that has become synonymous with the stereotypical hipster, most people […]

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Weekend Project: Shred the Streets with Your Own 3D Printed Longboard

Reading Time: 3 minutes Lulzbot shows us how to build a fully functional longboard using 3D printing technology. You can follow along with their surprisingly simple instructions or use them as a basis to build your own board.  Ever want to use your 3D printer to create a functional mode of transportation? On today’s edition of Weekend Project, we’re […]

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Gramazon: Turn Your Amazon Echo Dot Into a Gramophone with 3D Printing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Recently purchased an Amazon Echo Dot but not in love with its eerie futuristic attitude? Maker Baard Fleistad has created the Gramazon, a 3D printable gramophone attachment to give your AI device a 1920s makeover. Small, black, and round, the Amazon Echo Dot is an inconspicuous addition to the household, that is until it hears anything akin […]

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Weekend Project: 3D Print a Mechanical Hummingbird

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s time to leave the nest and make yourself a stunning and challenging DIY desk ornament. Maker Greg Zumwalt has created a complex 3D printed mechanical hummingbird-themed automata toy–and you can too.    One of the many advantages of 3D printing is its ability to manufacture complex geometries in a single print. But you can also […]

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Weekend Project: 3D Print Your Own Animated Physics Toy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Looking for an awesomely interactive project to 3D print this weekend? The Ruiz Brothers and Phillip Burgess have shared Animated LED Sand, a DIY physics toy featured on Adafruit.  Although the laws of physics are an integral part to our understanding of the nature and universe that surrounds us, learning about Newton’s laws from a […]

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Weekend Project: How to Properly Polish & Oxidize Your Metal 3D Prints

Reading Time: 4 minutes Metal 3D printing filaments are perfect for busts, figurines, and other 3D models. But in order to achieve that true metal look, you have to know how to properly post-process your metal 3D print. This weekend, get familiar with polishing and oxidizing techniques that will help your 3D print shine.  There are a wide range of […]

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Weekend Project: 3D Printed Mini Bluetooth Speakers

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ever wanted to use your 3D printer to create the ultimate speaker box? Coder and tinker Yasthil Bhagwandeen shares a new Instructables project on how to build your very own 3D Printed Mini Bluetooth Speakers. Now that sounds cool… 3D printing technology is disrupting how a wide range of consumer goods are produced, and audio gear […]

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Weekend Project: 3D Print Your Own NERF Thirst Zapper Gun From Fallout 4

Reading Time: 3 minutes With just a spring and a 3D printer, Croatian digital artist and maker Vedran Marjanovic Wekster shows you how to create a NERF-ified version of the Thirst Zapper gun from the video game series Fallout.  In the post-apocalyptic setting of the critically acclaimed video game Fallout 4, the main character– referred to as “Sole Survivor”– uses an […]

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Open Source 3D Printed Clip-On Microscope For Smartphones

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is an open source design for a smartphone camera microscope which can be customized, downloaded and 3D printed. A team of researchers at RMIT University in Australia have developed a 3D printable clip-on microscope for smartphones. The design of the microscope has been shared on the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics website. Led by Anthony […]

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Weekend Project: 3D Printing Sticks for PLA Hot Glue Gun

Reading Time: 4 minutes Who needs a 3D printer when you have a hot glue gun? A new Hackaday project from Donald Papp shows us how to use molten PLA filament to glue 3D printed objects together. When 3D printing ambitiously sized projects, hot glue guns come in handy as a tool to join two separate things together. But […]

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Weekend Project: 3D Print Your Own RetroPie Nintendo Switch

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Nintendo Switch games console is an undeniable success. But, retailing for a few hundred dollars, its does require a significant chunk of change. Why not build your own for a fraction of the cost instead? Here’s how (disclaimer: the PiSwitch will not play Nintendo Switch games). Home hackable gaming has never been more alive, […]