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Two makers on opposite ends of the globe, Ivan Owen in Bellingham, Washington and Richard Van As in South Africa, teamed up to build a custom robotic hand and publish it on Thingiverse. The best part? They built it for Liam, a five-year-old South African boy who was born without fingers on his right hand, by collaborating online between continents.
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Foster and Partners, a London based architecture firm, has unveiled its designs for a hypothetical lunar base, constructed using large scale, robot-operated 3D printers and raw materials found on the Moon.
French inventor Gael Langevin is going all the way and 3D printing all of the parts necessary for a full robot and, if you have $800, access to a 3D printer and some motors, you can follow along with his project.
A team of researchers from Scotland announced that they’d finally managed to get an inkjet-style printer to craft an organic 3D object.
Singapore-based startup Pirate3DP is “developing the most affordable and user-friendly 3D printer for the mass-consumer market.” Pirate3DP announced that it has attracted S$589,000 (US$482,000) in seed investment from Red Dot Ventures
The unearthing of King Richard III has given 3D printing yet another chance to show just how awesome it is. The remains, confirmed this week as those of the dead king, were brittle, broken, and hundreds of years old. But using a combination of a 3D scanner and 3D printer, researchers at the University of Dundee were able to reconstruct the dead king’s surprisingly ordinary face.
Products and Designs
A Minecraft Castle is now 3D printable in Sandstone colour.
This set of functional mechanical fingers was developed by the Robohand duo for a young man named Liam who was born without fingers on his right hand. It is body powered via cables and return bungees.