3D Printing

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

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

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

Organize SD Cards with this 3D-Printed Holder

Organize SD Cards with this 3D-Printed Holder

Between photos, videos, and now 3D files, SD cards seem to have multiplied on my desk. While their storage can be very large, their labels are tiny, making it harder and harder for me to keep track of what’s on what. So I created this 3D-printable 3×5 card holder to […]

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0 commentsJanuary 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm3D Printing

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

Cereal Box Brownstone

Cereal Box Brownstone

I love taking stuff you can find from around the house and adding some 3D printed parts to upcycle them into something else. For this project, I added some windows and a door to a cereal box to make it look like a townhouse.  The two blue kids are replicas […]

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0 commentsNovember 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm3D Printing Make