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Turn Up the Fun
Weekend Project: Cell Phone Etch-A-Sketch

Revisiting a classic, we create a digital version of the Etch-A-Sketch. Learn how to convert your cellphone into a digital plotting toy using 3D printing technology.

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3D Printing Project: $20 DIY Heated DryBox for Filament Storage

Want to keep your filament in tip-top shape? Engineer and 3D printing enthusiast RichRap shows us how to create DIY Heated DryBox for 3D Printing filament for under $20.  

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Weekend Project: How to 3D Print Watertight and Airtight Containers

A new Instructables post from user mikey77 shows how you can adjust your 3D printing slicer settings to make watertight and airtight containers, cups, tanks, and more.  

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Weekend 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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Weekend 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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Weekend 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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Not Your Average Soda Gun
Weekend Project: 3D Print Your Own NERF Thirst Zapper Gun From Fallout 4

With just a spring and a 3D printer, Croatian digital artist and maker Vedran Marjanovic Wekster shows you how to create a NERF-ified version of the Thirst Zapper gun from the video game series Fallout. 

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Better Than Grandma's
10 Christmas Cookie Cutters to 3D Print

Baking cookies is one of the most cherished traditions during Christmas. But don't settle for ugly ones! Here are ten great Christmas cookie cutters to crank up the fun!

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Project of the Week: 3D Print a Solar-Powered Open RC Boat

Want to spend the summer days sailing the seven seas and soaking up the sun? Thingiverse user UniversalMaker shows us how to build a 3D printed Open RC Boat equipped with solar panels.  

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Weekend Project: 3D Print Your Own Mechanical Laser Show!

Looking for a weekend DIY project? Check out this awesome 3D printed hand-powered mechanical laser show created by software developer Evan Stanford. 

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Easter Edition
Weekend 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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Make Haste With Your Waste
Weekend Project: Create a 3D Printed Pocket Microscope from E-Waste

Have an ancient DVD or CD drive collecting dust in your garage? You can use your 3D printer and a recycled lens to create an e-waste pocket microscope. 

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Weekend 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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Weekend Project: 3D Print Your Own Workshop-Ready Steampunk Goggles

Many steampunk cosplay items provide mechanical style and an aesthetic look. But these elaborate 3D printed steampunk goggles are equipped with prescription lenses and welding filters that will keep your eyes safe while you're in the workshop.

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Project of the Week: Make Your Own Coin-Spitting Mario Question Block

For this week's Project of the Week, 3D print and Arduino your way to this coin-spitting Question Block from universe of Nintendo favorite, Mario.