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Matthew Mensley

Matthew Mensley is not a big fan of writing about himself in the third person. He is, though, a fan of writing, punning (the lowest, and most excellent form of wit) and all things tech.

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String Theory Jan 2, 2018
Make Your Own 3D Printed Single String Harp

The brains over at Makefast Workshop have pieced together a foolproof single string harp design. All you need to make your own is a 3D printer, a guitar string, tuner, bearings, nuts and bolts.

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Space Balls Jan 2, 2018
AstroReality Uses 3D Printing to Create Realistic AR Moons

After fundraising on IndieGoGo back in the summer, AstroReality is taking its ridiculously realistic model Moons to CES. Fabricated with the help of industrial 3D printers, the tiny celestial bodies use AR to educate and inspire.

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Snow Joke Dec 22, 2017
Climate Change Activists Create 3D Printed “No-Snow-Globes”

Plan B, UK-based climate change activists, have partnered with ad folks at Martin Agency to release quirky snow-less snow globes.

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Your Own Clone Dec 19, 2017
Say Pfft to The Last Jedi: 3D Print Your Own Boba Fett Instead

Whether you loved Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fell asleep midway through or found it the pits, cheer yourself up with this Boba Fett printable.

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Gcode Cracking Dec 18, 2017
Forgot Your PIN? Use a 3D Printer to Crack it

Using some scripting wizardry and a Lulzbot Mini, PrintedSolid's David Randolph shows us how to crack a 4-digit PIN.

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Just Add Water Dec 16, 2017
Smart Cups Debuts the 3D Printed Energy Drink

Shipping empty biodegradable plastic cups with 3D printed polycapsule flavors, is Smart Cups the future of thirst quenching? Just add water.

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It's Alive! Nov 30, 2017
Make Your Own Amazon Alexa-Enabled Furby

With just $50 dollars of parts, you can turn a basic Furby into a supercharged IoT Amazon Alexa-enabled Furby.

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The Best Kind of Package Nov 30, 2017
Formlabs and Materialise to Make 3D Printing Accessible to Hospitals

Formlabs and Materialise are bundling their products to give hospitals a leg up when establishing in-house 3D print labs.

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Top Tilts Nov 28, 2017
Ethereal Machines’ “5D” Printer Earns CES Best of Innovation Award

Ethereal Machines' Halo, a 5-axis 3D printer and milling machine, is a CES 2018 Best of Innovation Honoree in the category of 3D printing.

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Driving Forward Nov 27, 2017
Divergent 3D Raises $65-Million for Experimental Factory

Car maker Divergent 3D announces the completion of Series B funding. The $65-million raised will go toward building a new reference factory.

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Another Day, Another Controversy Nov 27, 2017
3D Printing YouTube Channel Maker’s Muse Cries Foul at Flying Bear

3D printer supplier-YouTube reviewer relations take another knock after Maker's Muse infers its integrity under question from Flying Bear.

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Nowhere to Hide Nov 24, 2017
Leica Adds 3D Laser Scanner with 1km Range to Product Lineup

Capturing 3D data and HDR imagery, the Leica Geosystem's ScanStation P50 can scan things over 1 kilometer away.

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A Holo Experience Nov 23, 2017
HoloPlayer One Hologram Device Lets You Poke Floating Content

The HoloPlayer One is a tabletop device that lets you interact with holograms. It is now open to orders for developer and premium editions

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Muon to Watch Nov 22, 2017
Make Your Own Cosmic Particle Detector for Under $100

MIT physicists have created an inexpensive muon detector from off-the-shelf parts and a 3D printed case. Spun off into an outreach program, the Cosmic Watch device is aimed at students.

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Hats Off Nov 19, 2017
Make Your Own Cappy from Super Mario Odyssey

Proving that the internet really is a wonderful place, someone has created a how-to guide to make your own Cappy from Super Mario Odyssey.

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Covering All Angles Nov 16, 2017
Verashape Demos Vshaper 5-Axis 3D Printer at Formnext

At Formnext, industrial FDM 3D printer manufacturer Verashaper demoed a new concept printer. Part of the VShaper family of printers, it's capable of printing in 5-axes.

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Hitting The Feet Spot Nov 15, 2017
ECCO Shoes to Offer ‘Augmented’ Quant-U 3D Printed Midsoles

At Formnext, footwear brand Ecco released details of its data-driven midsole, Quant-U. The company will 3D print each bespoke piece in-store.

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The Tough Cell Nov 13, 2017
Build Your Own Inexpensive Powerbank with 3D Printing

Instructables user Nematic! details how to make your own portable powerbank from laptop cells, 3D printing and a little electronics savvy.

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Hela Good Prints Nov 13, 2017
Prop Studio 3D Prints Stunning Headdress from Thor: Ragnarok

Ironhead Studio uses 3D printing to fabricate wearable pieces for Hollywood. Its latest creation? Villain Hela's headdress in Thor: Ragnarok.

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I'm a What? Nov 9, 2017
Pokémon Go Creator to Launch Harry Potter AR Game

Niantic, maker of the phenomenon AR game Pokémon Go, has teamed with Warner Bros. to make a spiritual successor - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

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