3D Printer Projects

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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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Plant Smart
[Project] 3D Printed Automatic Smart Plant Pot

Looking for a way to keep your plants alive while you're traveling the world or stuck at work? How about 3D printing your very own Arduino-powered automatic smart plant pot!

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Modular on Mars
Project of the Week: Travel Terrain With This 3D Printed Modular SMARS Robot

Want to build your own custom robot with no screws attached? The 3D printed SMARS modular robot is the perfect project for beginners and seasoned makers who want a quick and easy introduction to the world of robotics.  

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Painting on Eggshells
[Project] Automate Easter Egg Decorating with the Sphere-O-Bot

Why paint your own Easter eggs when you can have a robot do it for you? The Sphere-O-Bot is an open source project from Evil Mad Scientist, and has been modded to draw intricate designs on your Easter eggs. 

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Tile and Error
[Project] How to 3D Print Portuguese Azulejo Tiles

Want to add some Portuguese pizzaz to your home decor? Instructables user "wentworthm" shows us how to design and create some intricate Azulejo tiles using your 3D printer.

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Printing is the Key
Project of the Week: 3D Print a Key Organizer

We love key organizers. They not only look so much better than your average keyring, they are also very practical. Until now, you could find these tools only on Kickstarter or in specialized shops. Now you can 3D print and assemble your own. The project a great start for 3D printing beginners.

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Vidya Games
[Project] 3D Print Your Own RetroPie Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch games console is an undeniable success. But, retailing for a few hundred dollars, its does require a significant chunk of change. Why not build your own for a fraction of the cost instead? Here's how (disclaimer: the PiSwitch will not play Nintendo Switch games).

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Sky is the Limit
Creality Searcher 01 3D Printed Drone Assembly Kit: Review the Specs

Creality's released the Searcher 01, a 3D printed drone assembly kit. Will it be a high-flier? Read on as we review the specs of this quadrocopter.

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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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LEGO to Space
[Project] 3D Print a Human-Scale LEGO Space Blaster With Sounds & Lights

This 3D printed human-scale LEGO Space Blaster, created by Norwegian designer Stian Ervik Wahlvaag, is equipped with sounds and lights. Learn how to make your own and have a blast!

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Don't Lose Your Marbles
Project of the Week: 3D Printed High-Speed Marblevator Mini Machine

Maker and Instructables regular Greg Zumwalt has created the 3D printed Marblevator Mini, a marble machine with a high speed loop mechanism that can handle over 324,000 marble runs per day. Check out how you can build this jaw-dropping project yourself! 

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Galactic Adventure Starts Here
[Project] 3D Printed PiKon Telescope

Explore the night sky with this (partly) 3D-printed telescope. Astronaut training sold separately.

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Filament, By Filament
[Project] Create Your Own Multi-Color 3D Printed Filament

Have you ever wanted to make your own multi-color materials? Now you can by...3D printing filament? That's right. Thingiverse user Turbo_SunShine shows us how to repurpose your filament to create new color combinations!

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Rock Around the Clock
[Project] Wi-Fi Round LED Clock

This stylish clock not only shows you the current time but is also an eye-catcher in your room. With a 3D printer, a couple of electronics and a free weekend, you too can have the time of your light.

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Getting a Grip
[Project] Six-Axis Robot Arm

In this project, Jeff Kerr shows us how to make a six-axis robot arm that supports multi-axis coordinated motion. The arm is a scaled version of the industrial UR3 robot and includes several complex components.

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Deck the Halls
[Project] 5 3D Printing Projects to Light up the Holiday Season

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and you know what that means: it's time for some Christmas lights! Here are five different 3D printing projects to help jumpstart your decorative planning this holiday season.

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Hear That?!
[Project] 3D Printed Mini Bluetooth Speakers

Ever wanted to use your 3D printer to create the ultimate speaker box? Coder and tinker Yasthil Bhagwandeen shares a new Instructables project on how to build your very own 3D Printed Mini Bluetooth Speakers. Now that sounds cool...

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Because Lego Is so Mainstream
3D Print Your Own Construction System – Introducing Polypanels

Polypanel is a 3D printable library of interlocking pieces that can be used to build all manner of functional models - just print some and you'll be building things in a snap.

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Hear That?!
[Project] What’s That Sound? A Fully 3D Printed Speaker

Instructables user Mattosx has created a fully 3D printed speaker that utilizes neodymium magnets to create crisp sound. Learn how to make your own.

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LED Bed Leveler
[Project] 3D Printer Bed Leveling Tool

TechKiwiGadgets teaches us how to make a 3D printed LED bed leveler that uses a DIY sensor and a LED bar graph to tell the relative distance between the print bed and the extruder.

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