This experiment of Project RE_, by designer Samuel Bernier, explores 3D-printing as a DIY tool for upcycling. Customised lids are created using low cost 3D-printing. They are then clipped or screwed onto standard jars, tin cans and bottles to create new and personal objects http://www.core77.com/blog/core77_design_awards/core77_design_awards_2012_project_re__runner_up_for_diy_23165.asp
A company named Soda Concept, with the use of 3D printing, wants to allow anyone to totally customize their shades. And if you want more than one pair, it won’t cost you a ton of money. You can simply pop the lenses out and put them into a new set of Soda Concept frames.
Low-cost 3-D printing has given designers and engineers tremendous freedom—as long as they only need to design products made of plastic. Sure, 3-D printable plastics are available in a rainbow of colors. And yes, there are corn-based plastics, glow-in-the dark plastics, and even color-changing plastics with glitter mixed in. But if an engineer needs to…
Watch Me Tell Time uses individual student watches to get your students up and moving and actively involved in learning to tell time to the nearest five minutes. The unit includes 48 individual watches for you to print out, laminate and have students wear during activities to teach time to 5 minute intervals. The watches are available in both color and black and white to save printing costs.