Category Archives: Fun With 3D Printing

4 awesome 3D prints this week: Resonance speakers, Wolverine knife holder, Kobra camera accessory

With all the big industrial 3D printing news we’ve been seeing, it can sometimes be easy to overlook smaller, more grassroots 3D printing projects. Don’t worry though, because we’ve got some great 3D printing projects for you right here. If you’ve been looking for a fun way to spruce up your home or a cool gadget to play with, we highly suggest checking out these 3D printed designs.

3D printed holographic helix display lets you play Snake in 3D

An Instructables user going by the name “Gelstronic” has used 3D printing to make “PropHelix,” a 3D POV holographic display that can be used to play games and project animations. The display consists of a spinning helix of LED strips, producing an amazing 3D image with 144 LEDs. Interest in clunky and ill-prepared 3D movies might be waning, but that doesn’t mean that we, the entertainment-guzzling public, aren’t still super psyched whenever we get to see cool 3D representations of things we usually see in 2D.

3D printed Overwatch gun by Get Models Now takes cosplayers game up a level

We’ve reported before on the work of Get Models Now, the online 3D printing service that makes highly detailed and accurate replicas and models of all kinds, from sculptures to jewelry to ornaments and much more. Its latest project shows the extent to which 3D printing technology can revolutionize the world of cosplay, allowing comic book, sci-fi, and anime fans of all stripes to look more like their favorite characters than previously thought possible.