Geeks can be pretty hard to shop for, we know. What one geek loves, the next has no interest in. This year, we're trying to cover as many eclectic tastes as we can, including the 3D printers out there, the DIYers, space nuts, Internet tricksters and more. Here you'll find all the DVICE Gift Guides from 2012.
A new study indicates that 3D printers could be the key to manufacturing tools and equipment on the Moon and beyond.
A new development will allow proud parents to take their baby-making pride to an even more obsessive new level: pre-birth 3D models of their babies.
A couple of month's ago, Makerbot opened the first retail 3D printing store in the U.S., located in the hip confines of New York's lower Manhattan area. Now the company has taken another step towards popularizing 3D printing by unveiling a 3D photo booth.
The popularity of 3D printing has exploded, but even as prices for the devices have fallen, not everyone is prepared or able to shell out the cash necessary start experimenting. But what if there was a 3D vending machine that made experimenting quick and easy, without the printer investment? Well, now there is.
When technology meets art, the results can sometimes inadvertently produce something that not only entertains, but also offers a tool for real scientific study. Such is the case with a new project in which an artist figured out a way to create an accurate self-portrait of his own skeleton.
The Shapeways team had dozens of entries for their 3D Print Contest for iPhone 5 accessories back in October. ArtizanWork won the top prize — $500 worth of 3D printing — with its "knitted" Sweater case.
Imagine if buying a custom made 3D-printed object were as easy as buying a hotdog on a city street. Although it sounds a set-up to a sci-fi scene, one Belgium-based company has actually launched a device that does exactly that.
Although 3D printing efforts from the likes of MakerBot are making headway, such machines are still far from mainstream. Hoping spur more adoption of 3D printing, one inventor came up with a quick and cheap solution anyone can put together in just a couple of hours.
The new Replicator 2 looks good on a shelf, but also boasts two notable upgrades: it's insanely accurate with a 100-micron resolution, and can build objects 37 percent larger than its predecessor without adding roughly any bulk to its size.