Drone Racing and 3D Printing

Drone racing is a fun, new and FAST sport.  Drones whip through urban environments like football stadiums at lightning speeds.  I’d imagine in practice and competition, just like car racing, some wrecks are inevitable.  Well, if you want to take the sport up maybe 3D printing can help.  Continue reading

3D Printed Toy Train Track Adapters with TrainLab

TrainLab 3D Printed Track Adapter (pictures by Doug Mancosky)

My son is loves his toy trains, mostly used with his Thomas the Train toys. He has so many types of track, some wood and some plastic, but of the same “gauge” or width. However, there are many different types of connectors in the different iterations of track so you can’t link them together. TrainLab

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Get a 3D Printed Tardigrade Sculpture by Eric Ho at Shapeways

Have you ever heard of a tardigrade or “water bear” before?  These are some of the most resilient creatures on earth and nearly immortal.  According to National Geographic:

“Tardigrades can go up to 30 years without food or water. They can also live at temperatures as cold as absolute zero or above boiling, at pressures six times that of the ocean’s deepest trenches, and in the vacuum of space.”

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The 3D Printed Wedding of Erin Winick

As a subscriber to MIT Technology Review I was thrilled to see this article by Erin Winick about how she 3D printed her entire wedding.  I thought it was cool years ago when a buddy designed and printed his wife’s ring, but Erin took things to another level.  Continue reading