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Teen Turns Smartphone Into Stethoscope

Teen Turns Smartphone Into Stethoscope

Now, when parents ask me why they should buy their kids a 3D printer – or support having one in the classroom, I just have to point to this amazing kid. Sounds like his parents are great supporters. I’m a firm believer that giving kids exposure to digital tools such […]

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0 commentsMarch 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm3D Printing Awesome

Ping Pong Robot

This is an amazing ping-pong playing robot. Not much of a top spin, but I think it could easily beat me. via Mann gegen Maschine – Ulf Hoffmann Tischtennis Roboter (UHTTR-1) – YouTube.

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0 commentsMarch 6, 2014 at 6:27 pmRobots

3-D Printed Figures Star in Open Source Music Video

Cut copy made this really cute music video starring two figures who were made with a 3D printer. They used 200 figures for the stop-motion effects in the movie, then made them available on Bittorrent, along with the music video, for anyone to use for a remix. Cut Copy’s New […]

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0 commentsFebruary 24, 2014 at 11:40 am3D Printing Music

Air Hockey Robot a 3D printer hack

Air Hockey Robot a 3D printer hack

Ciencia y cacharreo: New Project: Air Hockey Robot a 3D printer hack.

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0 commentsFebruary 10, 2014 at 11:13 am3D Printing Projects

3D Printable Hershey’s Kiss Pendant

3D Printable Hershey’s Kiss Pendant

My daughter wanted to do a 3D printed Valentine’s for her classmates this year. We chose this simple necklace that holds a single Hershey Kiss. They can enjoy a single kiss or keep it reserve for a chocolate emergency. She will be printing necklaces with smileys in white and red […]

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0 commentsJanuary 23, 2014 at 4:40 pm3D Printing

A New Take on the Classic Electronics Kit

A New Take on the Classic Electronics Kit

Awesome kit and component super emporium, Sparkfun, have resurrected those great electronic kits. I had one of these and used to enjoy putting together all kinds of cool circuits. This is a great way to make one with your kid, then make a bunch of circuits to understand basic electronics. […]

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0 commentsJanuary 16, 2014 at 10:14 amProjects Retro

Wii’s New Family Friendly Fit Meter

Wii’s New Family Friendly Fit Meter

When it comes to video games and kids, I have visions of my kids turning into total eye-glazed couch potatoes. So, when a game comes along that promotes physical activity, I’m going to take a look at it – albeit with some healthy scepticism. My kids have already clued into […]

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0 commentsDecember 12, 2013 at 2:54 pmPlay Videogames

A Little 3D Printed Thimble For a Little Hurt Fingertip

A Little 3D Printed Thimble For a Little Hurt Fingertip

My daughter’s finger got a bit smashed during an after school activity today. It was a little bit swollen, tender to the touch. More uncomfortable than painful. Definitely not serious enough for ER, but it was sensitive and I didn’t want her aggravating it while she slept. So I took […]

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0 commentsDecember 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm3D Printing

3D Printed Slim Wallet With MetroCard Slot for EZ Access

3D Printed Slim Wallet With MetroCard Slot for EZ Access

  I lost my wallet and was just about to head out to buy one when I reminded myself that I should just design a new one. Sure, there’s a glut of slim wallets out there, but I wanted to put my own take on it. It works really well […]

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0 commentsDecember 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm3D Printing

#2 Pencil Rekenrek

#2 Pencil Rekenrek

I made this project as part of  the MakerBot Academy Math Manipulative Challenge . It’s a cool initiative that is aimed at getting 3D printers into loads of classrooms across the country and really beginning to unleash the educational potential of 3D printers beyond the initial “wow” factor.  Kids are […]

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0 commentsNovember 18, 2013 at 5:18 pm3D Printing