Articles by: chad

The Holodeck Arrives At Times Square with Ghostbusters: Dimensions

The Holodeck Arrives At Times Square with Ghostbusters: Dimensions

Virtual reality has in the spotlight for much of 2016 with shipments of the highly anticipated Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets as well as the continued adoption of mobile VR with Google Cardboard, and Samsung Gear, one company has been working on fully immersive experience that takes these technologies to the […]

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0 commentsJuly 18, 2016 at 12:55 pmVR

Untrashables: Nine 3D-Printed Projects Inspired by Trash

Tic Tac Toe in an Altoids tin.

Untrashables started off one Sunday morning this summer with an empty egg carton we were about to toss discard. Just for fun, I challenged the kids to think about something that we could design and 3D print that would untrash it.  Lane came up with the egg design for Eggsactly. […]

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0 commentsSeptember 19, 2014 at 5:35 pm3D Printing Make Toys

A Smart and Social Photo Frame

A Smart and Social Photo Frame

We have all been there, there’s a great moment with the kids. You share it on your social network of choice, which is great for a lot of people, but not so great for some of the more technically challenged members of your family. With a stroke survivor mother, I […]

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0 commentsMay 1, 2014 at 4:55 pmGrandparents

Cardboard Box iPad Photo Stand

Cardboard Box iPad Photo Stand

With all the new fancy equipment, its easy to get caught up in a 3D printed solution to a simple problem. But sometimes, nothing beats a cardboard box and duct tape. Two of my favorite materials! iPads are great for taking photos, but that’s a really hard thing to do […]

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0 commentsApril 1, 2014 at 12:56 pmArt

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