Making a 3D Printed Mold for Smooth-On Ecoflex

  Making a 3D Printed mold is something I’ve wanted to do for a while, but I’ve always been intimidated by the industrial packaging of mold-making material and the steep learning curve involved in its use. After watching this awesome video by designer Carmelo Nazario, I decided the process was easy enough to try on… Continue Reading →

Challenger II: An Optical Theremin

The Challenger II is an optical theremin, built out of a floppy drive, an Express for Men 1MX dress shirt, and other spare parts.

Von Braun XV

The Von Braun XV is a synthesizer, originally built in 2007. The circuit is a modified 556 IC APC circuit, originally designed by Forrest M. Mims in 1980 and called the ‘Sound Synthesizer’. This particular circuit was modified by Beavis Audio Research for use with a line output. The Von Braun is housed in a painted cigar… Continue Reading →

Making 3D Printed Cat Armor

PREPARE FOR BATTLE A full suit of battle ready cat armor that can be made on a 3D Printer! Thingiverse user and YouTuber PRINTTHATTHING designed this awesome set of Cat Armor and uploaded the design to Thingiverse, and I knew I had to make it! The suit has a solid feel to it, and is articulated… Continue Reading →

Converting an MRI Brain Scan into a 3D Printed Model

If you’re interested, we can give you a CD with a copy of all the data from the MRI after the procedure. I guess you could use it for…something? Wait, why do you want it? Living in the future is pretty cool, right? After scheduling my brain MRI, I was told that I would be… Continue Reading →

Using Amazon Prime Now 2 Hour Delivery in Richmond, VA

Amazon is offering a new service called “Prime Now” that allows for free 2 hour delivery (or 1 hour delivery for $7.99) of many products from the Amazon Prime catalog. Cool stuff, right? Richmond, VA is one of the three cities they are testing the service in (the other two are Nashville and and San… Continue Reading →

Did AT&T Just Double Your Data Allowance?

I just bought an iPhone 6 Plus. I was pretty stoked on it until they announced the iPhone 6S Plus a few days after my return period ended. Apple, man. You just can’t win. Anyways, I’ve gone over my paltry 3 GB data allowance *every single month* for a couple months now. After a few… Continue Reading →

3D Printing Immortan Joe’s Mask from Mad Max: Fury Road

As you may already know, I’m a pretty big fan of the Mad Max movies. Thingiverse user filipturz uploaded this awesome 3D model based on the mask Immortan Joe wears in Mad Max: Fury Road. He totally nailed it, and it looks awesome! Printing / Building / Painting The mask prints in two parts, and I printed… Continue Reading →

First scan with the Occipital Structure 3D Scanner

My first test scan with the Occipital Structure 3D Scanner! This small statue of Atlas holding the world is a powerlifting trophy  I received from the RAW Record Breakers Meet in January, 2014. The model scanned really well, and I was very happy with the final result. The free version of Skanect limits the exported file to 5,000… Continue Reading →

Afinia H800 / UP BOX 3D Printer Hands-on Review

I got my hands on one of the first UP BOX 3D printers to hit the shelves, and I’m taking pictures and video to show it off! The UP BOX was released as an answer to consumer-grade printers with increasingly large build platforms and faster print speeds. At 255 x 205 x 205 mm, this… Continue Reading →