ElecFreaks (ELF) releases tips for 3D Printing open source drones

elf-releases-tips-3d-printing-open-source-drones A new 3D-printed drone called the ELF VR Nano is available for pre-order on Indiegogo and for download on Thingiverse. That’s right: you can either buy the product and receive pre-printed parts or you can simply print it yourself. It’s one of the purest open source hardware plays I’ve seen in a long while and […]

Zazzy’s Marketplace Lets You Design And Sell Your Own 3D Printed Jewelry

Zazzy Marketplace Zazzy, an Amsterdam-based startup that allows anyone to design and customize their own 3D-printed jewelry is now launching a new marketplace that lets you sell your jewelry to others as well, instead of just buying it for yourself. The company believes the new platform, Zazzy.co, will make sense for artists and designers looking to expand their portfolios, as […]

3D printed organs mimic beating heart

3D printed organs mimic beating heart With the help of a 3D printer, mini human organs can come in all shapes and sizes. In this video, a cluster of tiny hearts – shown on the right – beat in sync, and another pulsing heart is fused with a spherical, darker-coloured liver. Developed by Anthony Atala and his team at the Wake […]

Google’s 3D-Scanning Project Tango

Google 3D-Scanning Project Tango What is the Project Tango? As we walk through our daily lives, we use visual cues to navigate and understand the world around us. We observe the size and shape of objects and rooms, and we learn their position and layout almost effortlessly over time. This awareness of space and motion is fundamental to the […]

NASA Emailed a New Wrench To the ISS

NASA You know that moment where you overhear a loved one talking about something they really need, and realize you just stumbled onto the perfect thoughtful Christmas present? That’s what just happened on the ISS, where an astronaut recently opined about needing a wrench—and then received one over email and printed it out. We’ve heard a […]

The First Thing To Be 3D Printed In Space

The First Thing To Be 3D Printed In Space Wondering what’s the first thing 3D printed in space? Don’t worry, it’s not obvious to anyone else, either. It’s a backup faceplate for the 3D printer’s print head — in other words, it attaches to the box that shoots the plastic filament out onto the print surface, keeping all of the various wires and sensitive […]