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There’s a Fully Working Computer, Including a Retractable Keyboard, Hidden Inside This Mouse

Some hardware hacks only exist as a way to prove they’re actually possible. Such is the case with this ‘Computer Mouse’ that was designed, 3D-printed, and assembled by YouTube’s Electronic Grenade. It’s a fully working portable computer that’s smaller than even the thinnest laptops, but at the same time infinitely less convenient to use. Read More >>

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Add to the World’s Plastic Problem with Polaroid’s Play 3D Pen

Does the world need any more random plastic mess? That was a question we pondered over when the Polaroid Play 3D Pen turned up in the post. The planet is already drowning in oceans of the synthetic stuff, so having fun creating slightly pointless 3D plastic creations didn’t exactly make us warm to this new gadget. Nevertheless, if you’re tempted to explore the world of 3D printing then this is worth a go for around 20 quid or so. Read More >>

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Aldi’s Popular 3D Printer is Back

This time last year, discount grocery chain Aldi launched a £300 3D printer. It was immensely popular, selling out entirely and causing enough demand that the company is bringing in reinforcements this year. Read More >>

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New Study Details Toxic Particles Spewed by 3D Printers

Researchers have that found that 3D printers spew tiny particles into the air as they operate, though the quantity and nature of these potentially toxic aerosols are poorly understood. A new study identifies a startling variety of these emissions, and the conditions under which they’re produced. Read More >>

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Restoring a Die-Cast Tractor Toy With 3D-Printed Parts Looks Like a Great Way to Zone Out

They’re becoming more prevalent in manufacturing, but if you’re still wondering if you need a 3D printer at home, there’s just one other question you need to ask: Do you have any old die-cast toy cars in need of a restoration? Read More >>

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These New Photos of the World’s First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Are Stunning

The creators of the world’s first 3D-printed steel bridge, a 40-foot stainless steel structure titled simply “The Bridge” that looks tantalisingly otherworldly thanks to its unique construction methods, say it is now ready for installation in Amsterdam following its ongoing week on show at the Dutch Design Week from 20-28 October. Read More >>

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Lion King Puppet Maker Charged With 3D-Printing Gun at Broadway Theatre

A puppet master who helped bring to life Disney’s vision of an African animal kingdom was arrested last week for allegedly 3D-printing guns in the prop room of the Broadway theatre in the US state of New York, court records show. Read More >>

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A Dog With Cancer Got a New, 3D-Printed Titanium Skull

A nine-year-old dachshund suffering from an unusually large brain tumour – seen in the picture above – just got a new lease on life thanks to the powers of 3D-printing technology. Read More >>

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3D-Printed Gun Activist Accused of Child Sexual Assault Reportedly Arrested in Taiwan

Gun rights activist Cody Wilson reportedly fled from the US state of Texas to Taiwan after getting tipped off that he was going to be charged for allegedly paying a 16-year-old girl $500 (£383) for sex. But now local news outlets in Taiwan report that he has been captured. Read More >>

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Despite Everything, You Can Now Buy 3D-Printed Gun Plans Online

The DEFCAD file repository of 3D-printable gun blueprints is live. There, you can buy the plans to print parts for anything from an AR-15 to the plastic Liberator pistol. Defense Distributed, the controversial organisation that wants to enable easier access to firearms, started selling these files last week, despite a day-old court order that forbids it from posting gun blueprints online. Read More >>

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The Battle Over 3D-Printed Guns Is Getting Serious

Five years ago, a lot of people thought Cody Wilson was a wild-eyed fanatic. The New Yorker described his rhetoric about making blueprints for 3D-printed guns available to anyone on the internet as “divorced” “from any practical reality.” Yet here we are in 2018, and Wilson’s company, Defense Distributed, is still in the news being branded as a threat to national security. President Donald Trump weighed in this week, and just yesterday, a US federal court blocked the 30-year-old from relaunching his website. What the hell is happening? Read More >>

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An Aspiring Rocketeer Built This 3D-Printed, Underwater Jetpack

Taking to the skies with a rocket strapped to your back is still a dangerous idea, despite how Hollywood typically portrays the stunt. So a product design student at Loughborough University created a safer way to fly—under water—with a jetpack that can propel a swimmer at speeds of up to eight miles per hour. Read More >>

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I’m in Awe of This Four-Foot Nerf Bazooka That Fires Pool Noodle Rockets

In recent years, Nerf has added some gigantic blasters to its lineup, at times necessitating the need for a shoulder strap. But they still can’t compare to one of YouTube’s Ryan &David’s recent creations: a four-foot long custom-built bazooka that fires oversized darts made from pool noodles. Read More >>

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Genius Photography Hacker Makes Adapter to Attach Giant Zoom Lenses to the Game Boy Camera

When it was released 20 years ago, it didn’t matter that the Game Boy Camera took terrible, low-res, black and white images. It was a digital camera kids could buy if they saved up enough pocket money, and the fun factor far outweighed the device’s technical limitations. Even today there’s still a rabid fanbase for it, including designer Bastiaan Ekeler, who managed to hack together a Canon EF lens mount adapter for the toy. Read More >>

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I Want to Super-Size Every Classic Lego Set I’ve Ever Owned

Matt Denton has been putting his 3D printer to good use again, possibly the only good use for those plastic-extruding machines. He’s super-sized all the pieces in Lego’s 1979 Technic Bulldozer set, which required over 600 hours of printing to recreate all 372 parts. Read More >>