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9 July

What Can I Print?

2016-12-21T05:35:20+00:00By |3D Printing, Fun Things to Print|Comments Off on What Can I Print?

The most common question we get asked when people learn about 3D printing is, "What can I print?" Well, really, the sky is the limit! Usually people need a few examples to get their own ideas flowing. There is an application for almost every age and industry. Here are a few to get you started. [...]

1 May

3D Printing from Google Earth

2016-12-21T05:35:20+00:00By |3D Printing, Fun Things to Print, Tutorials, Tips, & Tricks|Comments Off on 3D Printing from Google Earth

The world around us can be one of the best sources of inspiration for prints. There are good methods for getting printable models of buildings and landscapes from available repositories and geographic databases, two of which we'll look at in this article. This will give you a good alternative to relying on what happens to [...]

26 January

New Things to Print in the New Year

2016-12-21T05:35:21+00:00By |3D Printing, 3D Printing Resources, Fun Things to Print|Comments Off on New Things to Print in the New Year

As the new year begins, it's worth considering the projects that you've finished over the past 365 days. Some may only be half-complete, or put in the "it was a good idea at the time" pile, but no matter. It was worth a shot. Let's look to the future–what new things are there to print, or new [...]

17 December

Things That Make Melodies: Printed Instruments

2016-12-21T05:35:22+00:00By |3D Printing, Applications for 3D Printing, Fun Things to Print, Rapid Prototyping|2 Comments

Although it's impossible to tell how long ago the first musical instrument was created, the fact that music and culture have been intertwined for millennia is indisputable. Making instruments has been done since prehistory. The modern-day maker's tools are different, but creating instruments of beauty still has the same draw. It's logical that one of the newer, [...]

2 December

Dreaming of a Printed Holiday

2016-12-21T05:35:22+00:00By |3D Printing, Fun Things to Print, Rapid Prototyping|Comments Off on Dreaming of a Printed Holiday

It's that time of year again. It's colder, you can see images of Santa Claus and reindeer everywhere, and there's the pressing question of what to get so-and-so for the holiday season. While you could go to the store, or shop around for what to order online, there's always the option of making something yourself. [...]

5 November

A Paper Airplane Machine Gun

2016-12-21T05:35:22+00:00By |3D Printing, Fun Things to Print|Comments Off on A Paper Airplane Machine Gun

It may seem odd, but paper airplanes have their own niche. There are books, design patterns, and now a 3D printed paper airplane machine gun. Dieter Krone seems to have cornered that niche in many ways, focusing on this unlikely, yet universal, do-it-yourself topic. The Mechanics of a Paper Airplane Machine Gun The paper airplane [...]

28 July

NASA Models You Can Print

2016-12-21T05:35:23+00:00By |3D Printing, 3D Printing Resources, Fun Things to Print, Rapid Prototyping|Comments Off on NASA Models You Can Print

NASA recently released a small library of models in 3D-printable formats that includes a variety of spacecraft, extraterrestrial objects, and landscapes. For the space-enthusiast, this provides 21 new things to print for fun from the authority on space exploration. Here are just four of the models they offer for download as both .stl and blender [...]

4 June

Play Time Isn’t Over: 3D Printing for Kids

2016-12-21T05:35:23+00:00By |3D Printing, Fun Things to Print|Comments Off on Play Time Isn’t Over: 3D Printing for Kids

It’s not just industry that stands to benefit from advances in 3D printing. Some of the most delightful (and downright amazing) toys, models and machines can be printed on 3D printers, making 3D printing for kids the next hottest toy. Pretty soon, your children won’t be asking for an Xbox for Christmas; they’ll be asking [...]