3D Printer Projects

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Eight-Legged Pumpkin
[Project] 3D Print a Creepy-Crawling Halloween Pumpkin Spider Transformer

Need to prepare decorations for Halloween? We've got you covered with this spooky 3D printed Pumpkin Spider Transformer designed by William Bruning.

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Hot Wheels
[Project] A Fully 3D Printed Wind-Up Car

This 3D printed wind-up car by maker Brian Brocken gives a modern twist on a classic toy. Best of all, all you need is a 3D printer and some filament to make your own.

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Pass the PLAte
[Project] Recycle Your Leftover Filament with a “Plastic Smoothie”

Have a trash bin full of leftover filament scraps and failed prints? Designer Agustin Flowalistik shows us how to recycle 3D printing waste by creating a Plastic Smoothie, which can be used in a laser cutter to create vibrant objects. 

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Make Makers Safer
[Project] Clear the Air with a Minimalist 3D Printed Fume Extractor

Need to clear the air? This 3D printed minimalistic fume extractor by maker RDMMKR is made to minimize the inhalation of fumes that come from soldering.

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Time to Shine
[Project] How to Properly Polish & Oxidize Your Metal 3D Prints

Metal 3D printing filaments are perfect for busts, figurines, and other 3D models. But in order to achieve that true metal look, you have to know how to properly post-process your metal 3D print. This weekend, get familiar with polishing and oxidizing techniques that will help your 3D print shine. 

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Clay Time
[Project] Smooth the 3D Printed Layers Away with Polymer Clay

Tired of seeing layers on all of your prints? 3D designer Bethany Weeks demonstrates how you can use polymer clay to smoothen out your 3D prints and leave behind an easily paintable surface.

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Simple and Leafy
3D Printed Tree: 8 Amazing Prints and Projects

Whether you're designing a diorama or a medieval battle scene, you'll need some trees to set the scene. Check out these 3D printed tree models to find one that's perfect for you.

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Let it Grow
[Project] 3D Printed Geometric Concrete Pot Molds

Got an itch in your green thumb? Use your 3D printer and concrete mix to create a set of geometrically gorgeous pot molds to house your next batch of plants.

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Bombs Away
[Project] 3D Printed Mini Catapult Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci

Want a fun way to pass the long work day? This 3D printed miniature catapult by designer Oliver Chatwin is an amazing desk toy that will let you launch your boredom far away.

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Spin with Gust-o
[Project] 3D Print Your Own Wind Turbine Model

Want to teach your kids about the power of renewable energy? Or just want to build your own wind turbine replica? Then check out this 3D printed wind turbine model created by maker Luc Tellier.

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Time to Shine
[Project] 3D Print a Sleek 7-Segment LED Clock

Combine function and form with this 7-segment LED clock, designed by Kansas-based maker Leonard Lee. It reliably delivers accurate time -- down to the second -- while at the same time adding a little light to your life.

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Ready, Aim, Print
[Project] Take Aim With This Awesome 3D Printed Mini Crossbow

South Korean maker "DIYPark" shows us how to create a fully 3D printed and functional Mini Crossbow. Set up some targets and take aim, because it's time to get your archery on.  

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Target Practice
[Project] Take Aim With a 3D Printed Miniature Compound Bow

Looking for an affordable and fun project to round out the summer with? Why not practice your archery skills with a fully 3D printed miniature compound bow.

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Plant Magic
[Project] 3D Printed Levitating Plant

Instructables user Ananords shows us how to create a DIY Levitating Plant by using a 3D printer and laser cutter. The resulting project will leave your green thumb feeling more magical than ever.

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The Firmest of Handshakes
[Project] Robotic Hand

Open Bionics combines 3D printing and open source designs to make affordable robotic hands that are just as advanced as many commercially available prosthetics. Their latest addition is the Brunel Hand 2.0, which any willing DIYer can print and assemble.

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Get a Grip!
[Project] 3D Printed Quick-Grip Trigger Clamp

Need some Quick-Grip clamps for your next DIY project? Forget the hardware store. You can 3D print a functional Quick-Grip trigger clamp with just a couple of springs. Find out how!

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Tight Belt!
[Project] Get Fashionable with a 3D Printed Functional Belt

Want to add a 3D printed fashion accessory to your closet? This fully 3D printed belt, designed by Thingiverse user 3DWatsch, is simple, sleek, and most importantly, it works!

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Don't Lose Your Marbles
[Project] 3D Printed Marble Clock

Want to tell the time using marbles? In this project, Görkem Bozkurt teaches us how to use a smart rail system, marbles, and 3D printed parts to make an ingenious timepiece.

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It’ll grow on you
Pro Photographers take “Potato Camera” Literally to Find Out if they Really Take Terrible Images

Taking the internet phrase for a terrible quality image or video literally, Niko Pueringer, the founder and creative director or Corridor Crew, decided to create a "potato camera" to see whether potatoes really do take bad photos.

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The Coolest Bird on the Branch
[Project] 3D Print a Mechanical Hummingbird

It's time to leave the nest and make yourself a stunning and challenging DIY desk ornament. Maker Greg Zumwalt has created a complex 3D printed mechanical hummingbird-themed automata toy--and you can too.   

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