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Making the Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair, Pt. 1

I’ve been a fan of the Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair for a while, but like most people, probably won’t ever feel great about spending $7,800 on a cardboard chair. So, it’s time to make my own! I used Fusion 360 to model the chair from a picture, and decided to experiment with some of the more… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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When Timeline was first published in 1999, I read it cover-to-cover twice in a row and still felt like I hadn’t fully taken it all in. It was full of really cool ideas, and like most Michael Crichton novels, they were presented in a way that made them seem technologically feasible. My favorite was the… Continue Reading →

3D Printing a Truss Rod Cover for a Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Guitar Copy

This Rickenbacker copy was one of the first instruments I ever owned! This bass was a gift from my father and, like any curious child, I immediately took a chisel to it to route out room for a pickup and performed all kinds of terrible modifications to it. I believe it’s a 1974 Greco, model… Continue Reading →

Come to Quark’s: The Mug!

    Easily one of the best scenes of all of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Immediately after I saw this, I knew I had to build a mug that sang a little jingle *every* *single* *time* I used it. The Radioshack store near my was closing down, so I snapped up a little sound… Continue Reading →