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Powder based 3D printers are on the verge of hitting the mainstream desktop market. Here are 5 printers to keep an eye on in 2014. Read more »

J. M. De Cristofaro’s CronodeVFD wristwatch features an IVL2-7/5 VFD display tube.

Engineer designs a cyberpunk themed wristwatch using a VFD display tube powered by a single AA battery. Unfortunately, it only runs for a few hours. Read more »


Anna talks about the changes we’ve seen this year, touching a bit on some of the topics that she mentioned in the State of 3D printing earlier this week.  She then explains how we use the special models which were designed specifically for our 3D printer Shootout. Testing isn’t as... Read more »


Sacha De’Angeli uses the Raspberry Pi loaded with Easel to power a Shapeoko CNC mill, essentially turning it into a CAD workstation. Read more »


Our annual guide to 3D Printing just came out! To celebrate, we’re going to spend a week focusing on 3D printing in the home. Each day we’ll focus on a different area such as the kitchen, bathroom, or workshop.   Julie and I have put together our recommendation for 3D... Read more »


While most of us think of Arduino boards as something to be programmed by a computer, there’s really nothing that says you can’t use an Arduino-style microcontroller as one. It could be argued that the Arduino is already a computer, but in the case of the DemUino, a small display... Read more »


Most of us have probably seen clocks or numerical displays that flip sequential boards to display the next number in a sequence. If you wanted to take that a step further, you could make a replica of “Dottie,” which flips small dots as pixels. As the great video below says,... Read more »


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