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Etsy Shop Offers Custom 3D Printed LEGO Jewelry to Accessorize Your Every Mood

Etsy Shop Offers Custom 3D Printed LEGO Jewelry to Accessorize Your Every Mood

Christmas is right around the corner, which mean it’s high time to start buying all of your gifts…unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t procrastinate and already has all of their gifts wrapped and stashed neatly away in the closet. Sadly, I am not one of those people, which means my Christmas shopping will […]

Christmas is right around the corner, which mean it’s high time to start buying all of your gifts…unless you’re one of those people who doesn’t procrastinate and already has all of their gifts wrapped and stashed neatly away in the closet....
3D Printing, Raspberry Pi, and Fruit Flies: Low-Cost Custom Lab Equipment Helps in Study of Behavior

3D Printing, Raspberry Pi, and Fruit Flies: Low-Cost Custom Lab Equipment Helps in Study of Behavior

Thanks to 3D printing, it can cost far less money to produce necessary, customized laboratory equipment and tools than it used to. There are plenty of 3D printed microscopes, and we’ve also seen a 3D printed smartphone device that tests antibiotic drugs for antimicrobial susceptibility, as well as a small, DIY laboratory system. Now, researchers at […]

Thanks to 3D printing, it can cost far less money to produce necessary, customized laboratory equipment and tools than it used to. There are plenty of 3D printed microscopes, and we’ve also seen a 3D printed smartphone device that tests antibiotic drugs for...
From Go-Kart to Forklift: More of Matt Denton's Adventures in 3D Printed Legos

From Go-Kart to Forklift: More of Matt Denton's Adventures in 3D Printed Legos

In the 1970s, LEGO started producing Technic kits, which were boxes of LEGOs with rods and other parts for the purpose of building more complex, functional projects than were possible with ordinary LEGOs. The kits came with build instructions so that kids (or adults) could create vehicles and other machines. LEGO Technic kits are still […]

In the 1970s, LEGO started producing Technic kits, which were boxes of LEGOs with rods and other parts for the purpose of building more complex, functional projects than were possible with ordinary LEGOs. The kits came with build instructions so that kids (or adults)...
BB-8 Builder Scales Up Classic Lego Go-Kart to Make a 3D Printed Version That's Five Times Bigger

BB-8 Builder Scales Up Classic Lego Go-Kart to Make a 3D Printed Version That's Five Times Bigger

While they weren’t my absolute favorite toy, I did enjoy playing and building things with LEGOs…there’s something very satisfying about hearing that ‘snap’ the plastic pieces make when you put them together. We often see 3D printing technology combined with LEGOs, from 3D printers built entirely out of LEGO bricks and 3D printed curved LEGOs […]

While they weren’t my absolute favorite toy, I did enjoy playing and building things with LEGOs…there’s something very satisfying about hearing that ‘snap’ the plastic pieces make when you put them together. We often see 3D printing...
UCI Researchers Introduce 3D Printed Microfluidics Platform

UCI Researchers Introduce 3D Printed Microfluidics Platform

A few weeks ago, researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, introduced a paper focusing on an innovative Lego-based modular microfluidics platform designed with 3D printed molds. Complex microfluidics platforms and microfluidics technology in general serve as the foundation of important and sophisticated research in the fields of medicine, […]

A few weeks ago, researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, introduced a paper focusing on an innovative Lego-based modular microfluidics platform designed with 3D printed molds. Complex microfluidics platforms...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Nerdy Christmas Things

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Nerdy Christmas Things

It seems like I just got done wishing you a very nerdy Christmas, but it’s been a whole year already! But while the season may change, the one thing that remains constant is the need to fill our homes with all the nerdy things. While traditional Christmas decorations are fine, I guess, personally I tend […]

It seems like I just got done wishing you a very nerdy Christmas, but it’s been a whole year already! But while the season may change, the one thing that remains constant is the need to fill our homes with all the nerdy things. While traditional Christmas decorations...
3D Printing Helped to Create Nature-Inspired Flex-Brick bionicTOYS

3D Printing Helped to Create Nature-Inspired Flex-Brick bionicTOYS

A Kickstarter campaign just launched for what is arguably the coolest toy this year: bionicTOYS are inspired by the science of motion and nature’s own flexibility, and introduce STEM-based skills to children. Berlin-based product designer and LEGO enthusiast Marcel Pasternak created bionicTOYS in 2016 as part of his master’s thesis in product design. The patent-pending, flex-brick […]

A Kickstarter campaign just launched for what is arguably the coolest toy this year: bionicTOYS are inspired by the science of motion and nature’s own flexibility, and introduce STEM-based skills to children. Berlin-based product designer and LEGO enthusiast...
Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable LEGO Things

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable LEGO Things

This week I wanted to do something a little different with the Ten 3D Printable Things column. Instead of finding amazing objects for you to 3D print I wanted to find amazing LEGO parts that you could 3D print and then build even more amazing things with them. I have found a ton of great […]

This week I wanted to do something a little different with the Ten 3D Printable Things column. Instead of finding amazing objects for you to 3D print I wanted to find amazing LEGO parts that you could 3D print and then build even more amazing things with them. I have...
Researchers Design LEGO-Like 3D Printable Modular Blocks That Can Be Used to Build Customized Lab Instruments

Researchers Design LEGO-Like 3D Printable Modular Blocks That Can Be Used to Build Customized Lab Instruments

If you want to build a basic electronics project it is actually relatively simple to do. Most parts are designed to be modular and work with other parts, and in fact there are entire kits full of random electronic parts that can be used in a wide array of projects and devices. Unfortunately this system […]

If you want to build a basic electronics project it is actually relatively simple to do. Most parts are designed to be modular and work with other parts, and in fact there are entire kits full of random electronic parts that can be used in a wide array of projects and...
Changing Technologies Wants to 3D Print Replacement LEGO Parts

Changing Technologies Wants to 3D Print Replacement LEGO Parts

When I was growing up I was extremely protective of my toys, specifically my large collection of LEGO building sets. Obviously there were many small parts that could easily get lost, and when it came to LEGO the smaller the part usually meant that it was more important or useful when building new creations. I […]

When I was growing up I was extremely protective of my toys, specifically my large collection of LEGO building sets. Obviously there were many small parts that could easily get lost, and when it came to LEGO the smaller the part usually meant that it was more...
Imagine Your 3D Printed Face on Your Favorite Lego Superhero Minifigure

Imagine Your 3D Printed Face on Your Favorite Lego Superhero Minifigure

We have heard much about the 3D printed selfie craze, whereby you can get a full body scan of yourself or your family and have it 3D printed into a life-like replica, freezing a moment of yourself in time. But once you are 3D printed, you are placed on a shelf or a desk as a freestanding […]

We have heard much about the 3D printed selfie craze, whereby you can get a full body scan of yourself or your family and have it 3D printed into a life-like replica, freezing a moment of yourself in time. But once you are 3D printed, you are placed on a shelf or a...
3Doodler EDU Team Uses LEGOs to Teach STEM Lessons

3Doodler EDU Team Uses LEGOs to Teach STEM Lessons

If you are American and were stopped on the street and randomly asked, “What do you think the most popular educational toy is of all time?” there’s a high likelihood you’d answer “LEGOs.” These brightly colored building blocks have evolved into much more complex toys that can be put together (in fact, the word “lego” […]

If you are American and were stopped on the street and randomly asked, “What do you think the most popular educational toy is of all time?” there’s a high likelihood you’d answer “LEGOs.” These brightly colored building blocks have...
Instructables: Just Released Lego 3D Printer 3.0 is More Complex & Eight Times Faster

Instructables: Just Released Lego 3D Printer 3.0 is More Complex & Eight Times Faster

Instructables user William (W1ll14m) has allowed us to watch the evolution of a veritable work of art. There’s no greater recipe for success in designing than to be able to evaluate your own work and see what has failed and needs work, and to allow all of these processes to help you grow as an […]

Instructables user William (W1ll14m) has allowed us to watch the evolution of a veritable work of art. There’s no greater recipe for success in designing than to be able to evaluate your own work and see what has failed and needs work, and to allow all of these...
This Artist is 3D Printing Philadelphia One City Block at a Time

This Artist is 3D Printing Philadelphia One City Block at a Time

You might remember Doctor Octoroc as the guy who built a large model of the city of Philadelphia out of 20,000 LEGO pieces. It is quite an impressive build, not only in scale but in the sheer man hours that must have gone into assembling that many LEGOs. The art piece ended up going viral […]

You might remember Doctor Octoroc as the guy who built a large model of the city of Philadelphia out of 20,000 LEGO pieces. It is quite an impressive build, not only in scale but in the sheer man hours that must have gone into assembling that many LEGOs. The art piece...
LEGO Expert Builds Incredible RC Boat with 3D Printed Propellers

LEGO Expert Builds Incredible RC Boat with 3D Printed Propellers

Before 3D printing, there were Lego blocks! More than likely if you were born after 1947, you probably had and played with Lego blocks at some point in your life. Perhaps it was as a child, or maybe as an adult, but undoubtedly these construction toys have been making people happy and stimulating their creativity […]

Before 3D printing, there were Lego blocks! More than likely if you were born after 1947, you probably had and played with Lego blocks at some point in your life. Perhaps it was as a child, or maybe as an adult, but undoubtedly these construction toys have been making...
Superhero Minifigs! Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor Now Available in 3D Printed Lego Form

Superhero Minifigs! Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor Now Available in 3D Printed Lego Form

I currently have a two year old son, a little boy who loves to get dirty, play with toy cars and jump into puddles. He also loves his building blocks, but unfortunately for me he still remains too young to play with Legos. When I learned that my wife was pregnant with our little guy, […]

I currently have a two year old son, a little boy who loves to get dirty, play with toy cars and jump into puddles. He also loves his building blocks, but unfortunately for me he still remains too young to play with Legos. When I learned that my wife was pregnant with...
This LEGO Tractor is Constructed Entirely of 3D Printed Parts

This LEGO Tractor is Constructed Entirely of 3D Printed Parts

We have seen 3D printed LEGO parts before, but when those parts are printed using a standard FDM 3D printer they are rarely ideal building blocks. Unfortunately the resolution on FDM printers is limited by the basic laws of physics in relation to the surface tension of the material being used. Most plastics, at least […]

We have seen 3D printed LEGO parts before, but when those parts are printed using a standard FDM 3D printer they are rarely ideal building blocks. Unfortunately the resolution on FDM printers is limited by the basic laws of physics in relation to the surface tension...
This Bricasso LEGO Printer Will Change Everything

This Bricasso LEGO Printer Will Change Everything

There are few toys as beloved across the world as the brick building sets made by LEGO. Since the 1940s when a Dutch company started selling the early precursor to LEGO called Automatic Binding Bricks, LEGO has been virtually ubiquitous in any child’s bedroom. Over the years they have sold thousands of various themed building […]

There are few toys as beloved across the world as the brick building sets made by LEGO. Since the 1940s when a Dutch company started selling the early precursor to LEGO called Automatic Binding Bricks, LEGO has been virtually ubiquitous in any child’s bedroom....
Exploring 3D Printed Form with Magnetic Bisymmetric Hendecahedrons

Exploring 3D Printed Form with Magnetic Bisymmetric Hendecahedrons

In addition to being my top choice for the name of my next band, Magnetic Bisymmetric Hendecahedrons is just one set of 3D printed magnetic manipulables created by Walter Hsiao and shared on Thingiverse. Add to this a bit of the Menger sponge and a Schonhardt Polyhedron or two and you are swimming in the world […]

In addition to being my top choice for the name of my next band, Magnetic Bisymmetric Hendecahedrons is just one set of 3D printed magnetic manipulables created by Walter Hsiao and shared on Thingiverse. Add to this a bit of the Menger sponge and a Schonhardt...
Euroreprap Railroad Collection is Completely 3D Printed

Euroreprap Railroad Collection is Completely 3D Printed

A new Instructables project doesn’t simply feature 3D printing as a major component; it is the the only component. That is, the Euroreprap Railroad Collection (and System) is completely 3D printed. That’s it. No other parts required. Better still, the system is compatible with LEGO, so it can be as vast as you’d like as […]

A new Instructables project doesn’t simply feature 3D printing as a major component; it is the the only component. That is, the Euroreprap Railroad Collection (and System) is completely 3D printed. That’s it. No other parts required. Better still, the system is...
BlueBrick Studios Creates a 3D Printer Made of Legos Which Prints Using Only Legos

BlueBrick Studios Creates a 3D Printer Made of Legos Which Prints Using Only Legos

Out of the hundreds of different 3D printers we have seen over the last several years, probably some of the most interesting ones are those constructed almost entirely out of Lego bricks. Certainly not machines that any serious 3D printing enthusiast would choose to use, there have been a few different LEGO-constructed 3D printers that […]

Out of the hundreds of different 3D printers we have seen over the last several years, probably some of the most interesting ones are those constructed almost entirely out of Lego bricks. Certainly not machines that any serious 3D printing enthusiast would choose to...
'Monomateriality' -- Student Creates Amazing Art With Handheld Lego 3D Printer

'Monomateriality' -- Student Creates Amazing Art With Handheld Lego 3D Printer

In what is truly a statement of raw art, today we’re taking a look at a rather progressive project put together by industrial design student Vimal Patel, a New Zealander who lives in Denmark currently. While he works with LEGO there, he also began work on a university project which entailed quite simply the making of ‘things’ with […]

In what is truly a statement of raw art, today we’re taking a look at a rather progressive project put together by industrial design student Vimal Patel, a New Zealander who lives in Denmark currently. While he works with LEGO there, he also began work on a university...
Build Your Own 3D Printer from Lego Blocks & EV3 Servo Motors

Build Your Own 3D Printer from Lego Blocks & EV3 Servo Motors

Everyone has to start somewhere, they say — and that’s especially true for those in the maker movement. Every maker remembers his or her first build as a monumental achievement, and a viable springboard for them to dive deeper in and hone their skills. Instructables user William (W1ll14m) has just posted his first contribution to […]

Everyone has to start somewhere, they say — and that’s especially true for those in the maker movement. Every maker remembers his or her first build as a monumental achievement, and a viable springboard for them to dive deeper in and hone their skills....
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- February 14, 2015

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- February 14, 2015

This week’s stories we didn’t cover emphasize the technical and international sides of 3D printing with stories about the 3D printers and design software featured at international trade exhibits in Munich and Brunei. Also, Israeli firm Pzartech has launched its beta phase with a small selection of designs including one for Valentine’s Day. In medical news, Belgium’s Materialise details how it […]

This week’s stories we didn’t cover emphasize the technical and international sides of 3D printing with stories about the 3D printers and design software featured at international trade exhibits in Munich and Brunei. Also, Israeli firm Pzartech has...
Brooklyn School Kids' Tech Project on Gentrification Features 3D Printed Homes

Brooklyn School Kids' Tech Project on Gentrification Features 3D Printed Homes

Combined efforts to keep elementary school children in the technological development loop transformed a grade school science project into a collaborative venture that fused science, technology (including 3D printing and robotics), and urgent social issues. The non-profit organization FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) joined forces with Lego® to create the FIRST […]

Combined efforts to keep elementary school children in the technological development loop transformed a grade school science project into a collaborative venture that fused science, technology (including 3D printing and robotics), and urgent social issues. The...

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