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New Year’s Eve 2017 LED Persistence of Vision Machine!

I’ve wanted to build an LED Persistence of Vision machine with my Blinky Pendant for a while now, but I’ve just never had a chance to sit down and play with it. For NYE this year, I decided to try and build a spinning POV message that said “HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017” or something like that. I… Continue Reading →

Unboxing a 15″ MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar!

Hey, I finally got a new computer! I’ve been waiting for Apple to make a new MacBook Pro for *ages*, so when they released the new 15″ MacBook Pro W/ Touch Bar, I was one of the first to line up to buy it! I had the same reservations that many people had (dongle nightmare, 16… 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 →

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 →

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 →