3D Printer Projects

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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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Under the Sea
3D Printed Coral Reefs – 4 Most Promising Projects

Recently reefs around the world have been dying off, and it has become apparent that intervention is essential. The below researchers are turning to 3D printing to help in the restoration effort.

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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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OKAY 2 Play
[Project] 3D Printed OKAY 2 Synth Brings Music to the Maker’s Ears

Oskitone's new and improved OKAY 2 is a mind-blowing DIY synth that you can 3D print and put together on your own. Hone your 3D printing and soldering skills with this sweet musical instrument and let the sounds sweep you away!

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Weekend Project!
[Project] 3D Print An Actual Earthquake Map

Oakland artist and Instructables user Doug McCune shares a project that shows how you can turn data generated from an earthquake into a 3D printed topographical map. Shake up your weekend with this great DIY project! 

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Stay Safe
Smart DIY 3D Printer Sensor Measures Harmful Emissions

Gary Peng is a San Diego based high-schooler who creates products using 3D printing. His latest invention is a 3D printer emission monitor which sends users warning alerts via a smartphone app.

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Powerful Patterns
[Project] Create Captivating Patterns with a 3D Printed Greek Meander Lamp

Want to project mesmerizing ancient patterns throughout your house? This 3D printed Greek Meander Lamp by designer Daniel Hultgren is an easy project that will leave you with your jaw on the floor.

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Wicked Mask
[Project] LED-Powered Majora’s Mask Replica From Legend of Zelda

Are you a fan of the Zelda video game series? Learn how to build a 3D printed replica of Majora's Mask replica that uses LEDs and a microcontroller to radiates some wicked light.

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3D PCB
3D Printed Circuit Board: How to Make Your Own

Check out this easy project tutorial to learn how to make your own solderless 3D printed circuit board using conductive epoxy.

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Don't Waste Another Second
[Project] Design & 3D Print a Customized Sunburst Clock

Designer and maker Laura Taalman has created a clock design generator that produces geometrically-driven retro clock models. The time is now: 3D print your own customized sunburst clock!

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Science Time
3D Printed Lab – Get Scientific with this Open Source Laboratory Rocker

Need some affordable scientific equipment to experiment and make a breakthrough discovery? This 3D printed open source laboratory rocker is a terrific tool for biological and molecular mixing applications.

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Don't Sweat It
[Project] Cool Down With This 3D Printed Bladeless Desk Fan

Summertime is here and the weather is heating up! Why not use your 3D printer to create a sleek bladeless desk fan to keep you cool. 

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Let It Flow
[Project] 3D Print a Majestic Japanese Water Fountain

Add some relaxation to your office or home with a 3D printed Japanese Water Fountain. The Seattle-based maker and engineer Jeremy Elson recently became inspired by a Shishi Odoshi fountain, and decided to create his own 3D printed miniature version. 

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Grow Your Maker Skills
[Project] Make Your Garden Glow with 3D Printed LED Flowers

Want to give your 3D printer the green thumb? Autodesk and Instructables content creator Becky Stern shares a project on how to make 3D printed light-up flowers with LED lights. 

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Easter Edition
[Project] 3D Printed Candy Dispenser

Get your sweet tooth ready for Easter's endless barrage of chocolate bunnies and Cadbury Eggs with a 3D printed candy dispenser. This project was originally designed by HelioxLab, and recently presented by the Dutch 3D printing filament producer colorFabb. 

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New-Age Origami
[Project] Automated Origami Swan

Take the ancient art form of origami into the future by turning a paper swan into a kinetic sculpture. Using a 3D printed case, an ItsyBitsy-powered servo motor, and fishing line, you can create an origami swan that flaps its wings.

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A Project of Projection
[Project] Hit the Big Screen with a 3D Printed Projector

With this 3D printed 12-frame automatic projector, created by maker 3DSage, you can make any image larger than life. Learn how to make your own!

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May the Force Be With You
[Project] Use the Force to 3D Print a Darth Vader Automata

Instructables user gzumwalt has created a 3D printed Darth Vader Automata that is bound to cause a great disturbance in the force. Learn how to bring this mechanical Sith Lord to life on your own.

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Let's Get Digital
[Project] It’s Time to 3D Print a Digital Clock

OTVINTA, a platform for 3D modeling and 3D printing tutorials, shows us how to 3D print a digital clock that is driven by a Raspberry Pi 3 and a handful of micro-servo motors.

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