Got an Idea for a 3D Printable Small Robot to Assist in Bomb Disposal? Another @Innocentive Challege!

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department display at Public Safety Day in Lakewood, California. Photo by Eric Polk (

You may remember we have written a past article about Innocentive, well there’s another new great challenge.  You can earn $50,000 for designing a cheap 3D printed robot to help bomb squads. Continue reading

What Would You Print? Enter and Win!

Our friends at Product Design & Development are looking to challenge your most creative design and engineering abilities and give away an Afinia H480 3D printer!  Here’s the challenge:

We want you to design or redesign an existing product or technology – a usable widget, utensil, tool, enclosure, or anything else you can think up – that would make life easier and more beneficial for the user.

Three finalists will have their design printed and and two runners-up will receive a Premier Farnell RIoTBoard from element14.  Of course the winner gets an Afinia H480 3D Printer and some great PR too.  Create your file and head over to the site to enter now!


On September 19, 2014 3D Printing and Space Collide!

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SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is grappled by Canadarm2 at the ISS (Credit: NASA)

Mark your calendar and watch the NASA channel online, through your TV provider or perhaps prepare to make a road trip because a 3D printer is going to space on September 19, 2014!  You can keep track of the launch schedule here and updates from our buddies at Made In Space.  You can read more about the mission as a whole and the other cargo at its Wikipedia page Continue reading