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Maker Documentary Pulls In Over $30K On Kickstarter Maker Documentary Pulls In Over $30K On Kickstarter

The Maker community is vast, varied and growing at an extraordinary rate. While it’s been around for years, it only started to grow as quickly as it did thanks to open source and affordable 3D printers. Now a documentary chronicling …

Microsoft Opens A Maker Space On Its Campus Microsoft Opens A Maker Space On Its Campus
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If you have a 3D printer, you can create a maker space. Private entities and public institutions are opening them all over the country to encourage others to express their creativity through 3D printing and other rapid prototyping tools. Now …

Asterid Open Source 3D Printer Hits Kickstarter Asterid Open Source 3D Printer Hits Kickstarter
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This has been a crazy week for 3D printers on Kickstarter. First we got the super affordable DIY QU-BD One Up and then yesterday came the professional grade Helix. The next 3D printer to hit Kickstarter sits comfortably in between …

Helix Brings A Professional 3D Printer To Kickstarter Helix Brings A Professional 3D Printer To Kickstarter
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Kickstarter has been a great place to support affordable 3D printers, but most of those projects are intended for hobbyists and consumers. The professional 3D printer market is still largely made up of the big players like Stratasys and MakerBot, …

QU-BD One Up Is The Latest Affordable 3D Printer To Hit Kickstarter QU-BD One Up Is The Latest Affordable 3D Printer To Hit Kickstarter
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Kickstarter is quickly becoming the go to place to buy a 3D printer anymore. Why spend all the money on a MakerBot Replicator 2 when you can buy an open source 3D printer for just a few hundred dollars, right? …

Watch These 3D Printed Cars Race, Jump And Explode Watch These 3D Printed Cars Race, Jump And Explode
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Every year, the Industrial Design Society of America hosts a conference where designers around the world meet up to discuss the latest trends and share their latest designs. As part of the conference this year, Inventables hosted an event called …

You Can Now Build Your Very Own 3D Printed Humanoid Robot You Can Now Build Your Very Own 3D Printed Humanoid Robot
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Are you lonely? Can’t find a partner and/or pet to make the journey we call life more bearable? Would a humanoid robot buddy make living less of a chore? If so, you can now build your own with a 3D …

3Dsimo Is The Future Proof 3D Printer Pen 3Dsimo Is The Future Proof 3D Printer Pen
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Earlier this year, a 3D printer pen called the 3Doodler took to Kickstarter asking for a modest $30,000. As it turns out, people really liked the idea of being able to create 3D printed objects with only a pen and …

This 3D Printer Can Print On Any Surface This 3D Printer Can Print On Any Surface

Despite being around for over two decades, the 3D printer hasn’t really changed all that much. You still have an extruder that moves in straight lines across a bed to create a 3D printed object from the bottom up. What …

Here’s Some Footage Of That NASA-Funded 3D Pizza Printer Here’s Some Footage Of That NASA-Funded 3D Pizza Printer

Back in May, NASA announced that it was working with Systems & Materials Research on a 3D printer that could make food. The idea was that astronauts on long trips could print their food instead of having to eat from …

FilaMaker Will Turn Your Old Plastic Into 3D Printer Filament FilaMaker Will Turn Your Old Plastic Into 3D Printer Filament
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Unused plastic is everywhere. It just sits around waiting for somebody to toss it, or use it in some weird art project. Well, now you can finally do something with all that plastic thanks to a new machine that debuted …

3D Babies Takes The Creepy Crown From Those 3D Printed Fetuses 3D Babies Takes The Creepy Crown From Those 3D Printed Fetuses

Remember those 3D printed fetuses that were all the rage in Japan last year? It was a little creepy, sure, but at least it was a little endearing. A similar project from the U.S. is now seeking funding, but it’s …

MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis Talks 3D Printers, Windows 8.1 MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis Talks 3D Printers, Windows 8.1

Over the past few years, MakerBot has quickly grown from a promising 3D printer startup to one of the biggest suppliers of desktop 3D printers in the world. The company’s success even led to it being acquired by Stratasys, one …

This 6-Axis 3D Printer May Be The Future Of Additive Manufacturing This 6-Axis 3D Printer May Be The Future Of Additive Manufacturing

There’s no denying that 3D printers are amazing. The progress made over the last few years in the field has been nothing short of phenomenal. That being said, there’s still much progress to be made, especially in how 3D printers …

Here’s What People Are Using 3D Printers For Here’s What People Are Using 3D Printers For
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3D printers are no longer the playthings of industry. Hobbyists and regular Joes all around the world are now discovering the joys of 3D printing through the proliferation of cheap printers. That means 3D printers are now being used to …

Gartner: 3D Printer Industry To See Massive Growth Over The Next Few Years Gartner: 3D Printer Industry To See Massive Growth Over The Next Few Years

There’s no denying the cool factor that 3D printers have gained over the last few years. This has led to an increase in purchases from hobbyists and other non-industry consumers. That increase is now leading to explosive growth in the …

3D Printers Can Now Replicate Famous Works Of Art 3D Printers Can Now Replicate Famous Works Of Art

Of all the things 3D printers can do, I would never have thought that recreating famous works of art would be one of them. Now researchers in the Netherlands are doing just that. Researchers at Delft University of Technology in …

Here’s Another Cheap Resin-Based 3D Printer For Your Consideration Here’s Another Cheap Resin-Based 3D Printer For Your Consideration
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Resin-based 3D printers are expensive. They got cheaper last year with the Form 1 – a stereolithographic 3D printer that only costs $2,299. Now they’re getting even cheaper with printers going as low as $100. The latest isn’t that cheap, …

The Cheapest 3D Printer Ever Takes To Kickstarter The Cheapest 3D Printer Ever Takes To Kickstarter
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Are you in the market for a 3D printer, but find that the current asking price of a few hundred dollars is still too much? What about a 3D printer for less than $100? It may sound impossible, but one …

3D Printed Meat May Be The Future Of Food 3D Printed Meat May Be The Future Of Food

One of the most exciting movements in 3D printing these days is the idea that we can create human tissue. In an equally amazing innovation, the same technology can be applied to animal tissue. As such, some researchers are now …

World’s Largest 3D Print Was Just Made On A Desktop 3D Printer World’s Largest 3D Print Was Just Made On A Desktop 3D Printer

Desktop 3D printers can’t print large objects. At best, they can print small toys or puzzles. Skylar Tibbits, the man behind 4D printing, just proved all of that wrong with a new 3D printing method. Tibbits recently teamed up with …