3D Printer Gives You Fully Functional Electronics (VIDEO)

We’ve been telling you about experiments in 3D printed electronics since some of the earliest crude efforts, like the University of Warwick’s conductive plastic composite. That material can be used with low-cost, hobbyist 3D filament fusion printers to make working, functional personal electronics devices, although they weren’t much to look at. Continue reading “3D Printer Gives You Fully Functional Electronics (VIDEO)”

3D Printed Robot that Tutors, DJs & Protects Home Launches on Kickstarter for $499

He sees. He listens. He understands. With a Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise $10K, and halfway through its launch, the XLR-ONE Personal Robot Companion is gaining ground toward fruition steadily — with good reason. How many kids can say they had a robot help them with their homework last night? Continue reading “3D Printed Robot that Tutors, DJs & Protects Home Launches on Kickstarter for $499”

The Pi Tank – 3D Printed Open Source Smartphone Controlled Raspberry Pi Robot

We are finally beginning to see trends emerge within the desktop 3D printing space, and these trends are pointing in a direction of convergence between 3D printing and robotics. Thanks in a big way to a credit card-sized computer known as the Raspberry Pi, virtually anyone can create their own robotic devices. Continue reading “The Pi Tank – 3D Printed Open Source Smartphone Controlled Raspberry Pi Robot”

How to 3D Print a Working Video Game Controller & Other Electronics Using Play-Doh for Circuits

I truly believe that there will come a time where we will all be 3D printing intricate electronic devices from the comfort of our own homes. A company called Inventery Inc. is combining 3D printing with Play-Doh to enable some pretty cool new applications for the technology. Continue reading “How to 3D Print a Working Video Game Controller & Other Electronics Using Play-Doh for Circuits”

OwnFone Launches PrintFone, The 3D Printable Customizable Mobile Phone

Back in May of last year, we covered a company based in Britain called OwnFone, who had decided to offer a phone produced specifically for the vision impaired. Called the OwnFone Braille, the device was a simple mobile phone which could be customized online before being 3D printed by the company. The customization options allowed those with visual impairments to 3D print out specific names in braille which acted as a tactile face plate for the device. Continue reading “OwnFone Launches PrintFone, The 3D Printable Customizable Mobile Phone”