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Transforming a 3D printer into a tattoo machine

Writing for PSFK, Leah Gonzalez reports that a team of French students has replaced the extruder of a Makerbot Replicator with a tattoo instrument – effectively transforming the 3D printer into a functional tattoo machine. “The students created the 3D Printer X Tattoo Machine project as part of the Public Domain Remix event hosted by the […]

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Building a DIY 3D printer for $400

15-year-old Braden has designed a DIY 3D printer with an approximate $400 BOM (build of materials). The Delta Twister build – recently posted to Instructables – is also an entry in the site’s ongoing Arduino contest. “Anyone can build the Deltatwister! You don’t need any 3D printed parts or CNC to make this printer. Everything […]

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Atmel is ready to rock @ SXSW!

Atmel’s Tech on Tour trailer is on the road again and heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW. We’ll be at the Hyatt Regency Austin from March 7-9, 2014, so be sure to stop by during the show to see our latest demos. We’ll be showcasing a wide variety of tech across a number of spaces, […]

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Adrian Bowyer talks RepRap, open source printing

Back in December, RepRapPro debuted a new Atmel-powered (SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3) RepRap 3D printer kit that can be assembled in just two hours. Aptly dubbed “Ormerod,” the versatile printer kit was named after the famous entomologist Eleanor Ormerod. The Ormerod 3D printer features a heated bed, lightweight high-powered hot-end with an integrated cooling fan (ducted […]

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The Sharkbot-Arduino Mega link

Fifteen-year-old Angad Daryani has developed a number of open source projects in recent years, including an e-reader for the blind, a solar-powered boat, an automated gardening system (Garduino) and Sharkbot, a 3D printer powered by the Atmel-based Arduino Mega (ATmega1280). Daryani, who is also the co-founder of Makers Asylum in Mumbai, recently told DNA that […]

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DeltaTrix is an open source 3D printer

The DeltaTrix – designed by Richard Tegelbeckers – is an open source and fully hackable 3D printer. Originally posted to Instructables, the 3D printer recently hit Kickstarter in the form of DIY kits and fully assembled machines. According to Tegelbeckers, the theoretical printing area of the DeltaTrix is 280mm (11 inch) in diameter. “As a […]

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The Hobbit goes 3D (printing)

During the Third Age of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Gandalf the Grey organized an expedition of 13 Dwarves and one Hobbit (Bilbo Baggins) to reclaim the lost treasure in the Lonely Mountain (Sindarin Erebor), located in the north of Rhovanion. For the uninitiated, Erebor is the source of the Celduin River, as well […]

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Printing circuit boards with the Atmel-powered EX¹

The Atmel-powered (ATmega2560) EX¹ allows Makers and engineers to quickly print circuit boards on a wide variety of material. Simply put, the EX¹ is helping to transform electronics and prototyping in the same way that conventional 3D printing revolutionized traditional manufacturing. However, it should be noted that the EX¹ printer isn’t designed to create 3D […]

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R-360 is a modular 3D printer

The Replicator Warehouse crew has debuted the R-360, an open source modular 3D printer. The R-360 is equipped with a rotating printing bed for 3D scanning turntable mode and can be folded up for traveling without compromise on printing volume. Plus, the 3D printer arrives partially pre-assembled, allowing Makers to build the versatile platform in […]

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Made in Space 3D printing startup speaks at Atmel

Friday saw quite a buzz here at Atmel when founders of the start-up Made in Space participated at a speaking event. The first-floor training room was packed. In attendance was the Mayor of Mountain View, a retired astronaut and people from NBC News. Made in Space founder Jason Dunn talked about how useful it would […]

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