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At least our overlords will have sick tats.

This robot does tattoos. Appropriate Audiences has modified a 3D printer to tattoo human flesh. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Aug 12, 2016 - 58 comments

Artem vs Predator

Heat vision. The ability to see heat was something I wanted for a while.
posted by michaelh on May 13, 2016 - 5 comments

Manus x Machina

Met Ball 2016 - it's a bit technical.
posted by Artw on May 2, 2016 - 16 comments

50 Cent Is Really Big In Europe

This is our Really Big Coin. It is big because it makes other things look small when photographed next to it. [more inside]
posted by moody cow on Apr 12, 2016 - 26 comments

Orthoprint, or How I Open-Sourced My Face

What is to stop someone, who has access to a 3D printer, from making their own orthodontic aligners? "So what does one need to do this themselves? Knowledge of orthodontic movement, a 3D scanner, a mold of the teeth, CAD software, a hi-res 3D printer, retainer material, and a vacuum forming machine. "
posted by xingcat on Mar 15, 2016 - 29 comments

Nefertiti Hack

Artists Covertly Scan Bust of Nefertiti and Release the Data for Free Online: Al-Badri and Nelles take issue, for instance, with the Neues Museum’s method of displaying the bust, which apparently does not provide viewers with any context of how it arrived at the museum — thus transforming it and creating a new history tantamount to fiction, they believe. Over the years, the bust has become a symbol of German identity, a status cemented by the fact that the museum is state-run, and many Egyptians have long condemned this shaping of identity with an object from their cultural heritage. (project link: The Other Nefertiti)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Feb 22, 2016 - 31 comments

Wide Open

New Chemical Brothers video, in which dancer Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina) undergoes an unusual transformation. Directed by Dom & Nic.
posted by Artw on Jan 26, 2016 - 21 comments

Its solution heralds the end of the world.

"This is a 22x22 Rubik's Cube."
posted by JHarris on Jan 20, 2016 - 56 comments

Mars Ice House

A 3D printed habitat for four Mars explorers from Clouds Architecture Office. Awarded first place in NASA's Centennial Challenge Mars Habitat Competition.
posted by OmieWise on Jan 13, 2016 - 18 comments

Oh, My, what kind of 3D printed mushrooms were those?

Twisty, Trippy Staircase Tricks the Eye at the Center of 3D Systems’ Culinary Lab
posted by Michele in California on Jan 3, 2016 - 8 comments

3D print your own speculum

Meet the GynePunks, activists who are making reproductive healthcare more accessible by using open source tools to make centrifuges, microscopes, and speculums.
posted by faethverity on Sep 21, 2015 - 33 comments

G3DP

G3DP is an additive manufacturing platform designed to print optically transparent glass. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Aug 24, 2015 - 38 comments

Oh, what a sturdy web we weave...

Amsterdam is planning out a new steel canal bridge that will be constructed entirely by 3D Printers. Here's a video of these special printers in action.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Jun 15, 2015 - 17 comments

"BECAUSE LIFE IS IN 3D"

My selfie in 3d. This may be the finest use of 3d printing possible. Gifts for everyone you know or want to know. [more inside]
posted by fizban on May 22, 2015 - 43 comments

Just On Time Manufacturing Comes to Breakfast

If you can draw it, you can eat it.
posted by bswinburn on May 5, 2015 - 27 comments

3D on the rocks

CNC router+ice+whiskey= [more inside]
posted by sexyrobot on Apr 3, 2015 - 22 comments

Robert Downey Jr. Delivers a Real Bionic Arm

Meet Alex, a seven-year-old boy who loves superheroes and riding his bike. He was also born with a partially developed right arm. (SLYT)
posted by AElfwine Evenstar on Mar 12, 2015 - 31 comments

Blooming Zoetrope Sculptures

"When the sculptures are spun at just the right frequency under a strobe light, a rather magical effect occurs: the sculptures seem to be animated or alive!"

These 3D printed sculptures were designed by artist, inventor, and Stanford design lecturer John Edmark using Fibonacci's sequence to determine the placement of the appendages. They appear animated when their rotation speed is synchronized to a strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º - though in the video above, the camera was set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) to achieve the effect without using a strobe. Here's a clip of just one sculpture with the strobe going.
posted by polymath on Jan 17, 2015 - 10 comments

Run Derby Run!

Derby was born with very deformed front legs... With the aid of 3-D printing, the world is moving a lot faster for him. (article here)
posted by HuronBob on Dec 18, 2014 - 20 comments

The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure

The harsh environments of our neighboring planets will require proper attire, with 3D-printed, biological fashions that, in the words of the designer Neri Oxman, "blur the boundary between the environment and ourselves." Oxman's other recent work explores similar lines of utility with her organic, post-industrial aesthetic: some of it disturbing and some sublime.
posted by a lungful of dragon on Nov 25, 2014 - 20 comments

Counterdrone

As armed UAVs (don't call them drones!) proliferate, the Pentagon is working on how to shoot down UAVs in an exercise called Black Dart (YouTube)
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 3, 2014 - 57 comments

Papierflieger-Maschinenpistole

Youtube user Papierfliegerei really likes paper airplanes, but all that folding can really get you down. Thankfully, 3D printing technology has finally caught up to the point where his dream of a Paper Airplane Machine Gun can finally be realized. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Oct 10, 2014 - 25 comments

Give her a hand

Notice that cute girl on campus? Like to know her better? Why not give her a hand?
posted by pjern on Aug 28, 2014 - 48 comments

Japanese Artist Megumi Igarashi Arrested for 3D Printed Artwork Based on

Japanese Artist Megumi Igarashi Arrested for 3D Printed Artwork Based on Her Vulva (nsfw) [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jul 14, 2014 - 60 comments

Crush? Kill? Destroy? What would you like your robot to do?

21st Century Robot: Intel Corp. debuts "Jimmy" an open-source 3d printed home robot to launch later this year.
posted by loukasven on Jul 7, 2014 - 19 comments

Designing a 3D Dragon

The challenges of designing a support-free dragon for 3D printing.
posted by stoneweaver on Jul 7, 2014 - 7 comments

Gilbert Stuart it ain't.

President Obama is now the first president to be 3D scanned and printed. The...creation will be housed at the National Portrait Gallery.
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 18, 2014 - 43 comments

Goes well with that post about the Pantone of 1692.

Soon you will be able to print your own makeup from home using any colour you find online.
posted by divabat on May 8, 2014 - 18 comments

I'd have used MY robot hand for good.

Louisburg High School junior Mason Wilde had some free time on his hands after giving up football. The perfect project soon fell into his lap: Nine-year-old Matthew, who was born with a condition called limb difference, has only a thumb on his right hand. Wilde modified the free Robohand plans to fit the young boy. Then, using the 3D printer at the Johnson County Library, he created a prosthetic hand that can even hold a pencil. [more inside]
posted by cellar door on Feb 7, 2014 - 25 comments

Odd guitars made via 3D printing

This Les Paul inspired guitar body was created via 3d printing. Here are some more ODD guitars. ODD was started by Olaf Diegel. His day job is professor of mechatronics at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. [more inside]
posted by Herodios on Feb 5, 2014 - 27 comments

"And for this, Australia, we are sorry."

CSIRO apologises for lack of research on dragons, makes dragon.
posted by Mezentian on Jan 9, 2014 - 46 comments

3D Printed Headless Spider Robot Salsa Dances

3D Printed Headless Spider Robot Salsa Dances
posted by Munching Langolier on Dec 30, 2013 - 41 comments

Shall these bones live? shall these Bones live?

Settling in for a long winter's nap? In need of a memento mori to guard against the unbridled jollity of the season? Just want to explore the wonderful world of 3D scans, osteology, and bioarchaeology on the internet a little further? Sad that Santa probably isn't bringing you a T-Rex for Christmas? Well, just peak inside... [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict on Dec 23, 2013 - 4 comments

Iterating on the keyboard

Jesse Vincent has spent some time thinking about, designing, and building keyboards.
posted by Jpfed on Dec 12, 2013 - 18 comments

Print out the Wright Flyer

On Wednesday, The Smithsonian launched a new 3D viewer on its website featuring a selection of its digitised collection, some of which are also available for 3D printing.
posted by MartinWisse on Nov 14, 2013 - 10 comments

The USS You

ShapeWright Ship will take your name (or really any string of text) and generate a 3D model of a spaceship based on it.
posted by brundlefly on Oct 31, 2013 - 45 comments

Lincoln Logs: Interesting playthings typify the spirit of America

John Lloyd Wright might not have the renown for the architectural creativity of his father, but John found inspiration in his father's work and designed toys that are still being made today. I'm talking about Lincoln Logs. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 11, 2013 - 13 comments

Maybe we can make him another ear...

You know how Van Gogh liked to really slather paint on and his paintings were rather 3D but you couldn't touch them but really wanted to? Now you can. Fujifilm has created a process called Reliefography, which creates 3D-printed versions of paintings called Relievos. They are exclusive to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam for three years, but will move on to other instituions after that time. They can only produce three copies a day, but "the torn labels and hand written notes on the back of a canvas are perfectly recreated". [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Aug 28, 2013 - 29 comments

Aki Inomata's 3D printed tiny cities on shells for hermit crabs

"I overheard that the land of the former French Embassy in Japan had been French until October 2009; that it was to become Japanese for the following fifty years, and then be returned to France. This concept made me think of hermit crabs, which change their shells.... The hermit crabs wearing the shelters I built for them, which imitate the architecture of various countries, appeared to be crossing various national borders. Though the body of the hermit crab is the same, according to the shell it is wearing, its appearance changes completely. It’s as if they were asking, “Who are you?” " More about Aki Inomata's 3D printed shells on The Guardian's Architecture and Design Blog
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 3, 2013 - 14 comments

"I will break my arm voluntarily if these are made"

Breaking a bone often means a stinky, itchy cast that hinders personal hygiene arrangements and means your friends seem to suddenly think it's ok to scrawl obscene graffiti on you (although some people find ways of making them super awesome). But what about a 3D-printed cast? [more inside]
posted by greenish on Jul 1, 2013 - 41 comments

No longer sci-fi: world's first 3D printed (almost) all-plastic firearm.

Defense Distributed, creators of the controversial printable AR-15 receiver, have now released CAD files and video of the first firing of the Liberator, a real plastic pistol capable of firing between one and 10 .380 calibre rounds before exploding. [more inside]
posted by MoTLD on May 7, 2013 - 257 comments

Cities Of The Future

Cities Of The Future, Built By Drones, Bacteria, And 3-D Printers. [Via]
posted by homunculus on May 2, 2013 - 21 comments

Creative Entomophagy

With an incredible protein-to-weight ration, insects have often been promoted as a superfood that could cure world hunger. (Although eating live insects may not be advisable.) However, the "grossness" factor often stops people from trying this comestible. Enter the 3-D printer to change all this.
posted by wolfdreams01 on Apr 29, 2013 - 80 comments

Triple Gear

Mathematicians Henry Segerman and Saul Schleimer have produced a triple gear, three linked gears in space that can rotate together. A short writeup of the topology and geometry behind the triple gear on the arXiv.
posted by escabeche on Apr 26, 2013 - 36 comments

Better, stronger, faster kidneys.

What do 3D printing, jelly, liver transplants, chainmail, dental fillings, ferrofluids, and the Six Million Dollar man have to tell us about our future? Materials scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik lets us know in this Royal Institution lecture.
posted by cthuljew on Mar 22, 2013 - 8 comments

123D Catch = My mind blown

This is the story of an artist who was able to take numerous photos of a sculpture of a horse's head, "Head of a horse of Selene" now found in the British Museum - but originally from near the Acropolis in ancient Greece (circa 438-432 BC) - and who then fed the said photographs (taken from many different perspectives) to a revolutionary (free) software/app called 123D Catch (by AutoDesk, makers of AutoCAD), which then created the wireframes needed to print out exact replicas (in pieces that must then be assembled) on a 3D printer. The artist makes it available on Thingiverse, if you'd like to make one on your own on your 3D printer. If the demo video for 123D Catch doesn't blow your mind, your mind has probably already been blown. With apologies to Dr. Hook
posted by spock on Mar 7, 2013 - 38 comments

"The project began with a mechanical hand"

Robohand: How cheap 3D printers built a replacement hand for a five-year old boy [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 3, 2013 - 19 comments

PRINTER IS JAMMED. OPEN DOOR, CLEAR FOOD, THEN PRESS OK.

Looking to print your own house, jewelry or dessert? Then check out Engadget's Consumer Guide to 3D printers.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 30, 2013 - 81 comments

Mixing Digital Sculpture with Real Objects

Mixing Digital Sculpture with Real Objects (SLVimeo)
posted by gwint on Nov 9, 2012 - 8 comments

Print Your Own Foetus

For US$1275, You Can Get a 3D Model of Your Foetus The result is a scale reproduction of your unborn baby, composed of an opaque white fetus encased in the mother’s clear, colorless abdomen. [via The Verge]
posted by modernnomad on Aug 8, 2012 - 82 comments

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