You Can Already 3D Print Yourself a Copy of That Star Wars Ball Droid

If you've foolishly gotten yourself all excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens after just the teaser trailer (really? did no one else watch Lost?) you'll be ecstatic to hear that you can already 3D-print yourself a copy of that adorable rolling ball droid we barely got a glimpse of. » 12/01/14 2:20pm 12/01/14 2:20pm

Not Even Martha Stewart Can Take 3D Printing Mainstream

Martha Stewart's affinity for drones has been well-documented, and now she's trained her domestic eye on another buzzy emerging technology. Stewart has launched a line of custom designs with 3D printing darling MakerBot. But will the celebrity backing really create an insatiable rush for at-home fabrication? Will a 3D… » 11/17/14 4:29pm 11/17/14 4:29pm

3D-Printable Cookie Monster and Grover Figures Hit the MakerBot Store

The first series of Sesame Street characters to hit the MakerBot Digital Store weren't exactly its A-list residents. We all love Snuffleupagus, but he can't hold a candle to Big Bird. So thankfully Series 2 is finally here, just in time for Halloween, bringing with it some bigger Sesame Street stars you can 3D print… » 10/30/14 10:47am 10/30/14 10:47am

Bold Machines: MakerBot Founder Bets Big on 3D Printing's Next Wave

When Bre Pettis, the co-founder of MakerBot, began his company in 2009, the mission was clear: make 3D printing accessible. Five years later, the company has sold tens of thousands of printers and joined forces with the industry stalwart Stratasys. Now that these creation machines are (relatively) financially… » 9/22/14 5:18pm 9/22/14 5:18pm

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've got 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… » 5/16/14 5:40pm 5/16/14 5:40pm

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… » 1/06/14 7:27pm 1/06/14 7:27pm

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… » 8/05/13 4:00pm 8/05/13 4:00pm