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Start Your Own Private Museum With A 3D Printer And This T-Rex Model

Does waiting in line at a museum just to check out some old dinosaur bones that may or may not be real sound like a terrible way to spend a weekend? If you have a 3D printer at home, MakerBot’s Digital Store is now selling this anatomically correct T-Rex skeleton model that you can print at home as a start to your own personal private museum.


Photoshop Is Getting Support For 3D Printing

Adobe is updating Photoshop to let you create 3D-printable files within the program. Hooray! The update is available today for free for existing Creative Cloud subscribers, or for $50 for new signups.


MakerBot Mini: A Smaller 3D Printer You Can Maybe Actually Afford

If a tiny workshop has prevented you from adding one of MakerBot’s Replicator 3D printers to your toolkit, today is your lucky day. The company has announced a smaller version of its Replicator 3D printer — aptly called the Replicator Mini — with a smaller footprint, easy one-touch printing, and even a networked camera inside allowing you to remotely keep tabs on a print job in process. It will be available sometime this spring for $US1375.


You Can Now 3D-Print With This Spooky Glow-In-The-Dark Filament

We’ve been 3D printing in metal, gold and even sugar for years now — so it seems only natural that we’d also be able to print in glow-in-the-dark plastic. This week, MakerBot announced a limited-edition run of PLA filament that glows in the dark, just in time for Halloween.


MakerBot's New Scanner Is A Copier For 3D Items

Today, MakerBot introduced what’s basically a Xerox machine for physical items: the Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner. It will make 3D-printing at home a lot easier, but that doesn’t mean it will make it cheaper.


One Man Is Resurrecting Forgotten Patents Of Yore With 3D Printing

The charms of the patent office archives — and the hilariously insane inventions they contain — are well-known. But is it possible that a few of those failed entrepreneurs were actually onto something? New York lawyer Martin Galese thinks so — and he’s resurrecting the ghosts of patents past by offering 3D models of them online.


Someone Finally Invented 3D-Printed Inkjet Printer Cartridges

At some point, the world of 3D printing had to fold back onto itself, leaving us all slack-jawed and wondering when 3D printers will start printing things for printers themselves? That moment is now.


This 3D-Printed Bungalow Is The Ultimate Birdhouse

When you ask a bunch of 3D-printing nerds to design a better birdhouse, you can expect some wild and wacky offering. But this thing is perhaps the ultimate avian abode.


New eBay App Lets You 3D Print Stuff Without Your Own Printer

Chances are if you’re normal and sane and at least remotely responsible with your money, you’re not dropping $2000 on a 3D printer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t tinker with 3D printing. eBay just released an app called Exact that lets you customise and purchase your own items.


One Of The World's Largest 3D-Printing Companies Just Bought MakerBot

Today, 3D printing giant Stratasys announced the $US403 million acquisition of MakerBot. And while it won’t change anything about MakerBot’s brand, Stratasys could supply the know-how to scale up business in a big way. That could mean more stores, more factories, and even more offices.


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