Tag: DIY

Researchers Use 3D Printing and Basic Electronic Components to Make Neuroscience More Accessible

While I was worse in math, science was also not one of my strong suits in school. So anything that makes it easier for students to better understand these complex subjects is a good idea, in my humble opinion. Tom Baden, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Sussex, has been collaborating with his... Read More »

Unique 3D Printed Connectors Help You Create Versatile Pieces of Furniture

[Image: Riley Young, Digital Trends] While it is absolutely possible to 3D print custom furniture today, I think we can all agree that doing so is generally not as easy as just heading out to IKEA, Natuzzi or Ethan Allen or Value City Furniture or wherever it is you buy your home furnishings. In addition, some... Read More »

Pentasynth: A homebuilt pentatonic keyboard and synth

[embedded content] Thanks for sending this in Mitch! Via Random Project Lab This is part two (see part one) of a post on a custom-built Arduino-based synthesizer and keyboard called “Pentasynth”. Pentasynth uses a keyboard based on a five note pentatonic scale, so it’s easy to play for people with limited background in music (such... Read More »

3D Printing: A Star Wars Story

With the recent release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, we take an adventurous dive alongside the Millennium Falcon and journey to discover how 3D printing makes the galaxy far, far away, actually a bit closer to Earth. Like many Hollywood movies these days, the creators and designers of Star Wars turned to 3D printing... Read More »

5 Awesome Beginner’s 3D Design Programs

3D printing your creations with Shapeways is easy, but designing your 3D models can get a little bit tricky. Fret not! We’ve compiled a list five design software that are used extensively in the 3D printing world which you can start using today, regardless of your skill or budget. Without further ado, here’s a quick rundown... Read More »

Your Friendly Neighborhood SpideyPlanet Interview

The Shapeways team was so excited when we saw all the buzz around one of our creators Yuri Schuurkes and his spot-on Spider-Man costume. His passion was so evident and his work so meticulous that we reached out to learn more about what inspired him to become the creator he is today. In Yuri’s own... Read More »

New Guide: Mold & Cast 3d Prints in Metal

3d printing jewelry at home can be a lot of fun, but most home 3d printers will only print in various plastics.  There are plenty of commercial services available that will print in metal or other fancy filaments, but they can be expensive.  This guide details one method of designing and printing your jewelry on... Read More »

How to Make a Trawl to Scoop Plastic Pollution #CitizenScience #DIY #3dprinting #science #water #plasticpollution

This week I joined Public Lab’s Open Hour for a discussion about plastics in the ocean and was blown away by DIY trawls. Barent Roth gave a presentation on the need for citizen scientists to collect and track plastic debris, which is now being called smog, in our waters. Not only is the plastic breaking... Read More »

Try This Easy 3D Printed Hack for Your Modernist Decor

Hairpin legs add a streamlined modernist flavor to any piece of furniture, so it’s no surprise that they’re incredibly popular (and have been for almost 80 years). Invented by Henry P. Glass in 1941 as a metal-saving wartime innovation, they quickly became midcentury modernism’s go-to (small-space-saving) finishing touch. Not only do they look great, they can... Read More »

OpenCat Project Pounces on 3D Printing and Robotics

As humans, we are genetically inclined to enjoy the company of our own kind; however, this often includes welcoming cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals into our fold. Pet lovers abound around the world, and this enjoyment has even overlapped into robotics. For Rongzhong Li, an affinity for cats has transcended his work into an... Read More »

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