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Cults' Top 18 3D printable toy models for Christmas Dec 5, 2014 Thanksgiving has only just come and gone, but Christmas is moving in fast. With just less than three weeks to go, decorations are going up all around us, and it wouldn't be a bad idea to start thinking about this year's Christmas presents. If that's an annual cause of stress because time and money tend to run out quickly, why not consider 3D printing some presents? This will save you some money and allows you to keep your Christmas preparations in the comfort of your own home. 7 TED Talks on the wonder of 3D printing From ordering movie tickets to booking a dentist appointment, mobile and web apps have made the tasks of daily life easier. But there are some things that an app can’t do. Standing in line at the pharmacy is one of them. Lee Cronin: Print your own medicineIn today’s talk, Lee Cronin asks: “Could we make a really cool universal chemistry set? In essence, could we app chemistry?” With his team of researchers at the University of Glasgow, Cronin has created a 3D printing application that allows scientists to print out laboratory equipment specific to the experiment they wish to run — something they’ve called “reactionware.”

Amazon teams with 3D Systems, Sandboxr to 3D print custom video game characters for you July 8, 2015 | By Simon With over $20 billion spent annually on video games and video game content, it’s clear that today’s video game options have come a long way since the days of Pong and Pac-Man. Unsurprisingly, many gamers aren’t just kids these days as many of the parents themselves grew up playing Nintendo and have their own dedicated video game consoles or computers. In our current age of on-demand 3D printing, it’s also become quite common for enthusiastic gamers to have various characters from their favorite games 3D printed, too. Today, Amazon has announced that they are teaming up with Sandboxr and 3D Systems to offer fans an entirely new way of customizing 3D printable figurines from directly within Amazon. The online retailer giant will be offering a “Personalize Now” widget which will allow customers to customize the characters from some of their favorite games.

3D Printed Wireless Tank In this Instructable I will show you how to make a wireless tank that you will be able to play with someone else or just use it a base to create bigger and better tank. This tank uses Bluetooth modules connected to Tera Term to send commands to the Arduino. I used IR Leds that are used in Lazer tag guns (links in the next step) so you can battle with your friends or just use it to explore the world a couple inches off the ground from your computer. Uses an IPhone's camera with the Skype app to connect to a PC so it can be viewed and controlled remotely.

An Insider’s View of the Myths and Truths of the 3-D Printing ‘Phenomenon’ A 3-D printed table … with holes and all. Photo: rosemarybeetle / Flickr From a major VC firm’s recent $30 million investment in the industrial-grade 3-D printing space to the news that Staples will become the first major U.S. retailer to sell consumer-friendly 3-D printers, it’s clear that 3-D printing has reached its inflection point. And perhaps its hype point, too. formlabs in Interviews , News 500 prints. 12 printers. 2 days. We built a Popup Factory for SOLID Conference 2015 — where we printed, soldered and assembled wearable bands for attendees. Here’s what we learned. We were approached by Solid Conference’s organizers O’Reilly Media with a challenge: design and construct a PopUp Factory in a matter of hours, print 500 parts, and disassemble it — all within two days.

The dark side of 3D printing: 10 things to watch The 3D printer is a double-edged sword. It stands to transform technology and society for the better, but we also can't ignore the potential negative consequences. As with any new technology, it's easy to get swept up in the benefits of 3D printing. It opens up a world of new possibilities for all industries, and stands to lessen transportation costs, environmental impacts, waste, and reliance on corporations by enabling the maker movement. What is 3D Printing? An Overview. You’ve heard of 3D printing from newscasters and journalists, astonished at what they’ve witnessed. A machine reminiscent of the Star Trek Replicator, something magical that can create objects out of thin air. It can “print” in plastic, metal, nylon, and over a hundred other materials. It can be used for making nonsensical little models like the over-printed Yoda, yet it can also print manufacturing prototypes, end user products, quasi-legal guns, aircraft engine parts and even human organs using a person’s own cells.

The E3D BigBox 3D Printer. by BigBox3D Ltd E3D and LittleBox have 15 years of combined 3D printing experience between them. We know what we're doing. We're constantly testing nearly all the big name printers out there, and have built over 15 different RepRap designs. We're insatiable, and we wanted a machine that had it all: huge print volume; high quality prints; every material: all the fun features and all the convenient extras.

Autodesk 123D Sculpt Bulge, flatten, or refine your creation to achieve the dramatic, comic, or frightening effect you want. Decorate Add shades, tints, and hues with the built-in digital painting brushes, or rub areas of an image directly onto your creation.

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