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Will 3D printing turn the average Joe into a digital luthier?

on Sunday, January 26th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Music Gear

For years I dreamed about building my own guitar, which more recently turned into a dream to build my own ukulele. I even dabbled in the craft by putting together a mini electric guitar from a kit that I purchased from Stewart McDonald. Unfortunately it turned out to be a wall hanger and not a playable instrument. Read More…

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Makism 3D announces Wideboy line of 3D printers

on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

This post brought to you by Makism. All opinions are 100% mine. If you own a computer, you most likely own an inkjet printer to go along with it. I can remember many years ago when I could only print documents at work because I didn’t have my own printer at home. They were just Read More…

3D Printed Concepts D180 Folding Pen

Your friends may flip-out when they see the D180 Folding Pen

on Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Do you find that you never have a pen handy when you need one? Do you find that when you do carry a pen it is either too big to fit in your pocket or too small to use comfortably? The D180 Folding Pen, a Kickstater project from 3D Printed Concepts, hopes to change that. Read More…

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You can have a 3D Star Wars Stormtrooper figurine with your face on it

on Monday, May 13th, 2013
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

If you’ll be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the next few weekends, you can have yourself immortalized as a 3D Stormtrooper figurine for only $99.95 (plus shipping and taxes).  The D-Tech Me experience is a 10-minute process that uses the “world’s highest-resolution, single-shot 3D face scanner created by [Disney's] Imagineering scientists with Disney Research labs. That Read More…

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You’ll soon be able to pick up a 3D printer at Staples

on Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Staples is the first major US retailer to announce they’ll be selling 3D printers.  In June, Staples will begin offering the Cube 3D Printer from 3D Systems in some select stores, but you can order a Cube 3D from Staples online now.  They are offering the printers for $1299.99.  The printer is “ready to use Read More…

3D Printer + Snow = Signal Snowboards

on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Signal Snowboards have done something really cool… they have created the worlds first snowboard using a 3D printer. The video above shows the 3D print and build process where they construct the board like a puzzle. After it’s completed, there is a great action sequence of the snowboard and rider blasting down a Colorado mountain. Read More…

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The most affordable 3D “printer”

on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, Geek Toys, News

Ever wanted to make one of your doodles come to life, just rip it right from the page? That childhood fantasy is shortly going to become a reality. The 3Doodler is up for funding on Kickstarter; it’s a 3D “printing” pen that utilizes the same base ABS plastic used in 3D printers to physically create Read More…

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Portabee – 3D printing gets cheaper and more portable

on Saturday, December 15th, 2012

I have no idea what I would make if I had a 3D printer at my disposal, but I just know I want to play with one… The new Portabee 3D printer is an attractive option because it’s reasonably priced at $480 unassembled (don’t worry, there’s no soldering involved and only takes a couple of afternoons Read More…

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Omote 3D photo booth – Hey Mini-me

on Friday, November 16th, 2012

3D printing is becoming cheaper and much more accessible these days.  We reported on small cardboard avatars of yourself recently, and  a Japanese company is going one step further with their 3D photo booth. Between  24 November 2012 and 14 January 2013 at EYE OF GYRE shopping centre in Harajuku, Omote 3D will be running a 3D Read More…

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Makerbot Replicator 2

on Friday, September 28th, 2012

3D printers are getting smaller, lighter, and cheaper.   Makerbot has just announced their Replicator 2 , their fourth generation “prosumer” printer. Made from powder-coated steel and PVC and acrylic panels, the Replicator 2 is being touted as a “Desktop 3D Printer”.  It measures only 19.1 x 16.5 x 14.7 in  [49 x 42 x 38 cm] and weighs only 25.4 lbs  [11.5 Read More…

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Solidoodle 3D Printer – Under $500

on Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News

Come on admit it, you really want one! Well I do anyway, and the field of 3D printers is getting better and cheaper.  We reported on the Makerbot Thing-o-matic in August last year, a “consumer” 3D printer for $1299 at the time. Well former Makerbot COO Samuel Cervantes now heads up  Solidoodle and they’ve just released Read More…

Choc Edge 3D Chocolate Printer

on Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Just a little too late for Easter, but Choc Edge has just released their 3D chocolate maker.  We’ve covered 3D printers before but most of those just make inedible plastic models. Using CAD/CAM software you can extrude 3D chocolates into whatever shape tickles your fancy. The first 10 machines will be auctioned on Ebay and Read More…

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3D Printed Guitars Rock

on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Posted in: Music Gear, News

Olaf Diegel from the Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand is exploring the limits of 3D printing technologies and applications. Some of his projects are shown on his ODD website.  Case in point his Spider electric guitar which is cut using a EOS Formiga P100 (which I’m guessing is probably a little out of the price range of Read More…

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Make Your Own Mini-Me

on Thursday, November 11th, 2010
Posted in: News

Sculpteo is a French company that does 3-D printing from your own 3-D designs.  If you aren’t skilled in 3-D graphical design, Sculpteo has a special product that still lets you create your own customized figure.  You can create your own avatar simply by sending them two photos of yourself – face-on and profile – and specifying Read More…