Liviu writes, “Recently I was made aware of the fidget cube. However the cube doesen’t seems to do anything so as a request from somebody, I decided to modify a bluetooth VR box controller and insert it in a cube.” More details on Do It Yourself blog.
Bajdi wrote up a review of 3D Printer extruder: End of last year I decided to build a new 3D printer. At that time I already owned a very cheap Chinese Prusa I3 printer, it worked, but wasn’t a very reliable machine and it was dead slow. As I did not want to reuse any of […]
OpenSAM by OHM – a 3D Printed Camera Stabilizer: Welcome to OpenSAM, our 3Dprinted self-built three Axis stabilizer. It is handheld and the entire mechanical construct is built using 3D printed parts. Brushless motors ensure the camera is stable and they can be controlled using a joystick. The design is developed by three engineering students […]
Jason Poel Smith posted a tutorial on 3D printing pens and how to use them, instructable here: How Does it Work? Like all 3D printing devices, a 3D printing pen works by heating a plastic filament to its melting point and forcing it through an extruder tip. This is very similar to how a hot glue […]
MIT’s silkworm-powered, fantastical, biological “3D printer” : The primary structure was created of 26 polygonal panels made of silk threads laid down by a CNC (Computer-Numerically Controlled) machine. Inspired by the silkworm’s ability to generate a 3D cocoon out of a single multi-property silk thread (1km in length), the overall geometry of the pavilion was […]
Open Book on “Low-cost 3D Printing for Science, Education and Sustainable Development” : Some scientists from the ICTP (International Centre for Theoretical Physics) published an open book about 3d printing, titled Low-cost 3d printing for science, education and sustainable development. The book covers pratical issues (printer models, use of OpenSCAD and Slic3r) but also investigates […]
Shapeways sent an email blast about new flexible 3D printing materials: We just launched our first fully flexible material for 3D printing. This is our only material that is made to bend, and from what we can tell, the only highly flexible 3D printed material accessible for everyone. Elasto Plastic is still experimental, so put […]
Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology developed a process to speed up high precision 3D printing. A focused laser beam cures resin and develops a hard object just a few hundred nanometers wide. This method is well known, but what sets this printer apart is the new control mechanisms for the mirrors that focus […]
Markus Kayser has a very interesting project, called SolarSinter, where he is using the energy from the sun to fuse sand into glass. This is very thought provoking as it utilizes two very ubiquitous things solar energy and sand. While the printer does not has very high precision at the moment, it does appear to […]
Domonoky designed a very nice 3D printable case for the Open Bench Logic Sniffer. He then printed it using different colors of PLA fed into the printer to get a multi-colored print. It is even customized with a name on the top. This is a very nice example of using 3D printing to make custom […]
We recently ran across another 3D printable PCB accessory on Thingiverse. This time it is a stand-off that slips on the edge of a PCB and the edge of a piece of plywood. This is a quick way to mount your PCB on the side of a project or into a project enclosure.
Renosis has created a 3D printable add-on shroud for 6 and 10 pin IDC headers. Breakaway headers are much cheaper than shrouded headers and it would be possible to make them in other sizes if needed. If you have access to a 3D printer this looks like a great way to add shrouds to your […]