3D-Printed Shells for Hermit Crabs

3D Printing & Imaging Science

If you can endure the relentless puns, the tag aggregator page for MakerBot’s Project Shellter is a fun read. There are cool pics of the denizens of MakerBot’s official “crabitat” sporting their fused-filament homes (such as “Paris Shelton,” above, in a lovely little daffodil yellow number) as well as oddly touching night-time videos of each crab adopting its new home for the first time. [via nerdstink]

Hermit crabs in glass

8 thoughts on “3D-Printed Shells for Hermit Crabs

  1. Scott says:

    I am thinking of the themes that could be done. Movies, Cars, Houses, Historical figures, …

    1. Travis says:

      Busts! Just think, the heads of presidents or stars roaming around the bottom of a tank.

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