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3D Printing Software company Beamler Acquires Printr

Reading Time: 3 minutes Beamler, the company that provides 3D printing software for the industry, has just announced the acquisition of Printr. It will be fully integrated into the buyer’s portfolio. Printr was founded in 2014 by students in the Netherlands. The company sought to make 3D printing more accessible. One of the major bottlenecks in 3D printing is […]

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Shapeways and Polycount Team Up for Dota 2 3D Printing Contest

Reading Time: 2 minutes 3D printing service Shapeways and digital art forum and community Polycount are putting on a 3D printable design competition inspired by Valve’s Dota 2 video game. Leveraging the tasty licensing agreement it has with video games producer Valve (that the latter’s assets become fair game for reproduction), Shapeways is now partnering with online digital art […]

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LiDAR Scanning Technology Helps Archaeologists Uncover Forgotten Cities

Reading Time: 3 minutes LiDAR scanning technology offers tremendous potential to help archaeologists discover lost cities across the world. Archaeologists are able to speed up their process of discovery and exploration using a high-tech laser technique originally developed to scan the surface of the moon. The technology is based on light detection and ranging scanning (LiDAR) and was created […]

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Levitate water drops with RGB LEDs and Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Levitate water drops with RGB LEDs and Arduino Arduino Team — February 19th, 2018 Water normally falls from the sky to the ground, the time fountain from hacker isaac879 appears to work much differently. As shown in the video below, water droplets somehow levitate from a circular orange apparatus to a blue one on top. The […]

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Artist Documents “Ritual of Habits” with 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rosalie Yu recreates her sweet treats in hyper-realistic detail with a grand project called a Ritual of Habits. She’s creating a virtual reality experience — and a 3D printed facsimile — of 256 desserts (and counting). Art and technology blend together like a fluffy mousse in a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) experience created by artist […]

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Download and 3D Print Your Own Hyrule Castle from Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re a Zelda fan and have your own 3D printer, you’ll be happy to hear that there are now a myriad of memorabilia pieces you can create at home. “The Legend of Zelda” series provides some of the most memorable games you can play on a Nintendo system. If you’re hooked and now want […]

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12 Kickstarter 3D Printer Projects Live Right Now

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pitch: “High-quality PLA filament featuring the patented Furling SLIDER, which prevents your filament from getting tangled-up!” Comments on this Kickstarter 3D Printer Project: Utilising an in-house production system, these campaigners want to develop a full rainbow spectrum of 3D printing PLA filament that’s easy on the wallet. They’ve also devised a patented design called the […]

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Play Striker Air Hockey on a capacitive touch surface

Reading Time: 1 minute Play Striker Air Hockey on a capacitive touch surface Arduino Team — February 19th, 2018 After discovering capacitive touch interactions with a Makey Makey device and an Arduino Leonardo, Jason Eldred realized it could also be used to control the Unity game engine. After a night of hacking, he had a basic interface that could […]

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How 3D Scanning and Printing Helped Team GB to Win Winter Olympics Gold and Bronze

Reading Time: 3 minutes Skeleton skinsuit engineers for Team GB used 3D scanning and printing to help the athletes get a slight advantage over their competitors at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Skeleton is an Olympic Winter Sport which involves using a tiny sled to plummet yourself down an ice track headfirst. When reaching speeds of 140 kilometers […]

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[DEAL] Sugru Hacks for Your Home Kit, 14% Off at $12.95

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sugru is colorful, moldable and sticks most things to other things. Exactly what you need in a rubbery amorphous thingamajig. And, for now, it costs a little less than usual. We’re all for expounding the benefits and uses of 3D printing around the home, but sometimes you need an even quicker fix that doesn’t require […]

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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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Surgeons use 3D Printed Titanium Implant to Rebuilt Man’s Breastbone and Ribs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Surgeons in Wales used a 3D printed titanium implant to rebuild the chest of a 71-year-old man after a cancer removal operation which took three ribs and part of his breast bone. 3D printing has many medical uses, and for one of the first times in the UK, a titanium implant was 3D printed for […]

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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, […]

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Famous Chinatown 3D Printed Rooster Project Comes to an End

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last year, artist Chris Templeman began a project in Boston’s Chinatown which had the aim of creating 2,000 plastic roosters using a 3D printer before the end of the Chinese New Year. He now views the project as a success.  The Chinese New Year of the Rooster is now over and the year of the […]