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Maker transforms a vintage toolbox into a portable 3D printer

This vintage toolbox contains a fully-functional 3D printer along with the filament, spool holder and a power supply. A hammer. A screwdriver. A wrench. A pair of pliers. Those are things you’d typically find in any handyman or DIYer’s toolbox. A 3D printer? Not likely. However, if it’s up to one Florida-based bearings company, that may soon change. That’s because Chad Bridgewater of Boca Bearings […]

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This 3D-printed, two-story villa was built in three hours

Is 3D printing the future of homebuilding?  If you thought 3D printing a fully-functioning electric vehicle in two days was fast, brace yourselves: one Chinese company has built an entire two-story villa in less than three hours. Hours! Ask anyone who has ever constructed or renovated a home and they will tell you that the dragged-out process can take anywhere […]

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BigBox is a large, hackable and open source 3D printer

This 3D printer from E3D and LittleBox boasts an impressive build volume, modular design and hotend. It’s safe to assume that Makers who’ve dabbled with RepRap and other low-cost, open source 3D printers are most likely familiar with UK-based startup E3D. Combining their experience in crafting high-quality parts, the team has collaborated with fellow British company LittleBox, the designers […]

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Freaks3D may be the most portable 3D printer ever

ElecFreaks Tech has designed a 3D printer for Makers that is both portable and affordable. A classroom desk. A living room floor. A meeting space. A coffee shop. An outdoor picnic table. These are just some of the places that were not well-suited for 3D printing until now. That’s because ElecFreaks Tech has unveiled a revolutionary FDM machine that is not […]

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Building a low-cost Delta 3D printer out of recycled electronics

Maker creates a Delta-style 3D printer using recycled parts from an old dot matrix printer and flatbed scanner.  When it comes to the Maker Movement, DIYers never cease to amaze us with new ways to recycle electronic waste. Take Instructables user Hesam Hamidi for instance, who has impressively created a Delta-style 3D printer using parts from an old dot […]

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This 3D printer can produce objects smaller than red blood cells

Researchers have developed a 3D printer that can create objects as tiny as 0.001 millimeters. A team of researchers from South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have developed a 3D printing technology that is capable of producing high-resolution 3D patterns as tiny as 0.001 millimeter in size, which happens to be thinner than a human red blood cell. […]

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Teen Maker builds a Cherry 3D printer for just $70

This DIY FDM 3D printer may be among the cheapest ones ever. For young Makers, bringing an idea to life in the most inexpensive way possible is a top priority most of the time. Making that project look good on a limited budget is sometimes, well, even more of a challenge. That is unless, of course, you’re teenage Maker Johannes Rostek, who […]

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Building a $60 SLA 3D printer with LEGO and K’NEX

Don’t want to spend big bucks on an SLA printer but tired of FDM? Make your own with LEGO, K’NEX and Arduino. While the market for 3D printers has surely grown throughout the years, up until now a majority of Makers have turned to Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) machines. These work by heating a material, extruding it out of a moving […]

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SeraMaker is an open-source, Arduino-powered 3D printer

This open-source 3D printer was inspired by the RepRap Prusa Mendel i2.  The brainchild of an Italian Maker “SebaSera94” as part of his a project at the Istituto D’Istruzione Superiore Giacomo Floriani, SeraMaker is a RepRap-inspired 3D printer. Based on the Prusa Mendal i2, this FDM machine is comprised of six pieces of medium-density fiberboard ranging in thickness from five millimeters for the base to 12 millimeters […]

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This 3D printer is made of LEGO bricks

Don’t let its appearance fool you, this LEGO machine will work just as good as any Prusa i3 printer. Reminiscing about your earliest years as a Maker will surely conjure up some memories of interlocking multi-colored plastic bricks. Since its debut in 1949, LEGO has remained synonymous with DIY, especially for the younger crowd. As of late, we have been seeing […]

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