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NEW TAZ 6 3D Desktop Printer

The LulzBot® TAZ 6 promises to be the most reliable, easiest-to-use desktop 3D printer ever, featuring innovative self-leveling and self-cleaning, and a modular tool head design for flexible and multimaterial upgrades. This 3D printer is able to facilitate more consistent, higher-quality prints than ever.

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AntBo: A Robot Pet Anyone Can Build!

DFRobot launches Antbo on Indiegogo - an affordable, easy-to-assemble robot pet that takes less than an hour to build while teaching the basic principles of robotics and coding.

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Makerarm: The Ultimate Multi-Tool

The Makerarm: A tool for many applications! (Photo credit: Makerarm)

Make what you want, when you want with the Makerarm. This desktop fabrication system consists of a robotic arm that has swappable attachments, for 3D printing, laser engraving, cutting, writing, plotting, and electronics assembly. The tool heads can be switched out in seconds. While small enough to mount …

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Jumping Robot Avoids Damage Using 3D-Printed Housing

The image on the left shows how the rigid top fractures on landing. The top made of nine layers of differing flexibility (shown right) remains intact. (Photo credit: Jacobs School of Engineering/UC San Diego/Harvard University.)

A new, 3D printed robot features an interesting body with a rigid core and a soft exterior. The rigid layers make for a better interface with the device’s electronics and power supply. The soft layers allow it to jump up to 2.5 feet high without sustaining …

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Study of Seahorses Could Lead to Better Robot Arms

The images on the left show how seahorse skeletons are made of highly articulated bony plates that surround a central vertebral column. One the right are the bending and twisting performance of 3D printed prototypes. (Photo credit: UC San Diego.)

Researchers studying seahorse tails believe the novel design might be useful for building better robot grippers and medical devices. According to the team, a tail made of square, overlapping segments makes for better armor than a cylindrical tail. It’s also better at gripping and grasping. “Almost …

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Print Your Own Two-Layer Circuit Boards with the Voltera V-One

Print your own circuit boards with the Voltera V-One. (Photo credit: Voltera Inc.)

Print prototype circuit boards in minutes with the Voltera V-One. This handy device can print both conductive and insulating ink to a minimum trace width of 8 mil, to create two-layer boards based on your very own Gerber files. The V-One is also great for solder …

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Print Your Own Open-Source Humanoid

The Plen2 is a cute little humanoid you can make at home, or order online. (Photo credit: PLEN Project Committee)

The Plen2 is a 3D-printable, open-source humanoid. The robot has 18 joints, and stands nearly 8-inches tall. It uses an Intel Edison for the main board, and a Arduino Micro to control the 24 RC servo motors. The designers say the basic robot can carry small, …

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3D Electronics Printer Poised to Revolutionize Robotics

Voxel8's 3D Electronics Printer uses highly conductive silver ink and plastics to create circuits that are truly built into the product. (Photo courtesy of Voxel8.)

Voxel8 is poised to revolutionize robotics, by printing far more than thermoplastics or UV resins. The unique machine can also print silver ink that is 5000 times more conductive than the conductive pastes and filaments that are commonly used in 3D printing today. The printer has …

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3D Print Your Own Space Wrench with Plans from NASA

This isn't the first 3D-printed object made in space, but it is the first created to meet the needs of an astronaut. When International Space Station Commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, NASA knew just what to do. They "e-mailed" him one. This is the first time an object has been designed on Earth and then transmitted to space for manufacture. Photo courtesy of Made in Space.

History was made last month when design files were sent to the International Space Station and used to 3D print a ratchet wrench in space. It was the first time 3D printer designs were ever sent from earth to space, to meet the needs of astronauts. “In less than …

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