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Star Trek and NASA announce replicator challenge for kids

Star Trek and NASA announce replicator challenge for kids

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and NASA have teamed up to announce the Star Trek Replicator Challenge for K-12 students in the United States.The challenge asks kids to create 3D models that can help astronauts eat nutritious meals so they can 'live long and prosper' in space. Students are ...

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Fishertechnik introduces build-it-yourself 3D printer kit

Fishertechnik introduces build-it-yourself 3D printer kit

Fishertechnik, the German company known for their toy construction kits, has announced that they are introducing an educational, build-it-yourself 3D printer. The printer, which is made mostly of plastic parts, has a relatively small print envelope at  around 6" x 7" x 3" (15 x 18 x 8 cm). It will support PLA, and the ...

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Mattel brings back ThingMaker as a 3D printer

Mattel brings back ThingMaker as a 3D printer

If you are old enough to have owned a Mattel "Creepy Crawlers", aka ThingMaker, you will remember the wonder of seeing liquid Plastigoop turn into an actual rubber bug, a process that took place right before your eyes. It is a feeling many of us recognize from our first 3D printer experience as well. Now, Mattel has ...

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