Monthly Archives: April 2015

ALS-diagnosed Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair

Although we’ve seen quite the gamut of various DIY projects that utilize both 3D printing and microcontrollers to create a unique and customized hardware product design, very few of these projects have been done by a disabled person in an effort to help make their - and others - lives easier in the case that their condition get worse. However, this is exactly what the mission of UK-based maker Patrick Joyce has been for the past few years.

This article ALS-diagnosed Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair is first published at 3ders.org.

Xavier students use 3D printing to create prosthetic leg for three-legged service dog

Although we are in no shortage of feel-good 3D printed prosthetic stories that include appearances from celebrities ranging from Blue Man Group to Robert Downey Jr. and even the Star Wars Stormtroopers, it is the stories that involve 3D printed prosthetics for our four-legged friends that are sure to hit a soft spot with some animal lovers.

This article Xavier students use 3D printing to create prosthetic leg for three-legged service dog is first published at 3ders.org.

Microsoft Announces 3MF Consortium for 3D Printing File Format

By Michael Molitch-Hou

As Microsoft, potentially, re-emerges as a leader, once again, in the tech industry, its riding the Maker revolution currently underway, of which 3D printing and other digital fabrication technologies play a huge part.  One way to do so is to align itself with popular Maker brands like Arduino and Raspberry Pi.  Another way to do so is to reshape 3D printing files in its own image.  To do so, the company wants to establish its own 3D printing file format, .3MF, which it suggests will streamline and improve the 3D printing process.…

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Autodesk to Power HoloLens, Windows 10 3D Printing

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Microsoft’s HoloLens is an exciting piece of technology with the potential bridge the virtual and physical worlds, via 3D printing and Augmented Reality.  But, without software, the device is just a pair of heavy, prescription-less glasses.  To provide those fancy frames, and Windows 10 as a whole, with 3D modeling software and a 3D printing platform is none other than Autodesk.
Today, Autodesk announced that its Spark 3D printing software platform will be embedded into Windows 10, to streamline the 3D printing process. …

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Laser Cut GrannyMan Puppet

Colorful threads complete whimsical animated character

Combining rigid laser cut forms with softer materials can have quite a striking effect, as you can see in this cycling puppet designed for a short film by Teje la Araña.

Colored yarn has been threaded through the laser cut pin holes, completing the form in a way that really enhances the playful feel of the character. You can check out a brief clip of Alvaro Leon’s puppet, and even download files to make a threaded cyclist of your very own from Thingiverse.

Let us know in the comments below if you’ve done something interesting by combining laser cutting with fabric or yarn.

via Thingiverse.

Update: NEA 3D Passes $75k Indiegogo with Early Bird 3D Printers Still Available

By Michael Molitch-Hou

NEA 3D’s very beautiful family of 3D printers waltzed into CES this year, where they were met with attendees that fawned over, the elegant appearance of the PRO Mini, PRO, and PRO+ FFF machines, as well as their excellent mechanical design, and their reasonable prices.  Though not available for purchase in January, the family is now ready for prime time, as it heads to Indiegogo on May 6th.  And, today, NEA 3D has opened up its VIP sign-up page, allowing you to get VIP access to the crowd-funding campaign 24 hours in advance. …

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Graphene Ink Developed For 3D Printing with Potential to Print Body Parts and Electronics

Graphene is a 2 dimensional material made of a single layer of carbon atoms that are bonded together in a repeating pattern of hexagons. It has amazing properties, which compelled scientists to give it the title “miracle material”: Graphene is extremely strong and almost entirely transparent, while also being astonishingly conductive and flexible. It is […]

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Graphene Ink Developed For 3D Printing with Potential to Print Body Parts and Electronics

Graphene is a 2 dimensional material made of a single layer of carbon atoms that are bonded together in a repeating pattern of hexagons. It has amazing properties, which compelled scientists to give it the title “miracle material”: Graphene is extremely strong and almost entirely transparent, while also being astonishingly conductive and flexible. It is […]

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Microsoft Partners with Arduino and Pi to Drive Windows 10 IoT

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Yesterday, Microsoft began to reveal a true turnaround in what was previously perceived as a sluggish, if not failing, business.  In addition to a number of exciting developments with the Windows 10 operating system and the HoloLens, the company seems to be further embracing the Maker revolution.  Though they’ve been supporting consumer 3D printing in ways small and large for a couple of years now, their move towards Makers was made even more evident when a Raspberr Pi-powered robot drove on stage to be controlled by the exciting HoloLens AR system. …

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Microsoft Partners with Arduino and Pi to Drive Windows 10 IoT

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Yesterday, Microsoft began to reveal a true turnaround in what was previously perceived as a sluggish, if not failing, business.  In addition to a number of exciting developments with the Windows 10 operating system and the HoloLens, the company seems to be further embracing the Maker revolution.  Though they’ve been supporting consumer 3D printing in ways small and large for a couple of years now, their move towards Makers was made even more evident when a Raspberr Pi-powered robot drove on stage to be controlled by the exciting HoloLens AR system. …

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