3D-Printed Bump Key Can Open Almost Any Lock

3D-Printed Bump Key Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had a bit of security by obscurity. That’s all changing. Created by Jos Weyers and Christian Holler, these keys are […]

Architect 3D Print an Entire Castle

Architect 3D Print an Entire Castle A Minnesota architect has built a 3D printed castle in just under 4 months. Whether he used the world’s largest MakerBot or something else to print it is unclear. All we know is that whatever he used was capable of extruding layer upon layer of smooth concrete. Andy Rudenko wanted to 3D print a castle […]

TurboRoo, The Chihuahua With No Front Legs, Can Walk Again

TurboRoo Is there any cute animal 3D printing can’t save? Just look at TurboRoo, a tiny Chihuahua born without front legs, who has been given a new “leash” on life thanks to a Makerbot and a 3D designer from 3dyn. Mark Deadrick, president of 3dyn, saw TurboRoo’s call for wheels on the Internet and designed a small wheeled cart, estimating […]

Disney Conquers Physics, Creates Impossible Spinning Tops

Disney Conquers Physics, Creates Impossible Spinning Tops Have you ever been sitting around bored and found yourself trying to get some random household object — a battery, a pen, whatever — to spin around like a top? Disney has taken that idea to a pretty grand extreme. Combining the power of 3D printing and some damned clever physics work, they’ve worked out a […]

The Orange Maker Spins The Plate To Make Better 3D Prints

orange-maker-press-release We’ve just passed the stage where 3D printers themselves were exotic devices of magic and wonder, and now individual types of 3D printers are exotic devices of magic and wonder. To wit: Orange Maker. This stereolithographic (SLA) printer is fairly standard – a UV light shoots through a special liquid which hardens into an object. However, […]

Beautiful 3D-Printed Tourbillon In Action

Watch This Beautiful 3D-Printed Tourbillon In Action I’ve been watching my buddy Nicholas Manousos for a few years now. He’s been designing and printing large representations of various watch parts and movements and posting them on Facebook for a while, and he’s just completed his pièce de résistance: a working tourbillon in brightly colored plastic. A tourbillon is an 18th century system for reducing […]