Category: Cool 3D Designs

Happy Holidays from Table Top Inventing!

  Happy Holidays from Table Top Inventing!   Dear Friends,   The crew at Table Top Inventing is so excited that the holidays are finally here!  To celebrate, we have 2 fun podcasts coming up and some special 3D prints

Math – in Three Dimensions!

I came across an article this morning that made me wish 3D printing had been around when I was in school. I always loved algebra with it’s step by step, linear thinking. That worked well for me. When I got

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Thanksgiving 3D Printing Project from Table Top Inventing

  Happy Thanksgiving from Table Top Inventing!   Thanksgiving Printing Project     Want to make a cool fall keepsake with your students?  Try this fun 3D printed Acorn Place Card Holder project from!  Just pick your favorite fall

3D Printing Project Ideas with Table Top Inventing!

  3D Printing Project     Check out this cool pencil robot you can make with your students!  Use your 3D printer to make the box, gear, and leg holders.  The electronic components can be found at Radio Shack.  

Inventor’s Bootcamp Road Trip Update

Table Top Inventing is on a huge adventure this summer with our coast to coast (almost) Inventor’s Bootcamp road trip!  We’re taking 2 adults, 6 kids, some fantastic helpers, and our trusty “Maker Mobile” from California to North Carolina and

Chattanooga Inventor’s Bootcamp Wrap Up

Chattanooga Inventor’s Bootcamp Wrap Up   The Inventor’s Bootcamp in Chattanooga, TN this week was incredible!  Both students and educators enjoyed getting creative with Project 5S. AJ (aka FoamBoardRC) stopped by to help the kids with some Arduino programming. He

Towards 3D Printed Tools: Crayon Rubbing Toy

Lately, spurred by Dr. Gary Stager’s prompt “…and then?“, I have been thinking about 3D printing and its role in K-5 education. After the initial novelty of downloading and printing models that others have made wears off, hopefully the teacher

An Arduino Monsterbot

I know a fun project when I see one! I came across this Monsterbot on MAKE Magazine this week and am definitely adding it to my “Things to Make” file. You need the following items:  Hot Pink Faux Fur Purple

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At the 3D Printer World Expo in Burbank

Debby admires a 3D printed dinosaur by CreaZaurus3D.

Debby and I had a chance to speak at the 3D Printer World Expo in Burbank, CA, this past week (Jan. 31).  We had a blast and quickly got information overload.  For those of you that couldn’t go, we thought

The Dot

What can I say but that I absolutely love the work of Peter Reynolds. My kids love The DOT, and our Welsh Corgi is named Ish because even though he’s small, he’s dog-ish. So when our little 3D printing company

Filament Clips

We discovered that if we just let the filament go “sproing” after we removed it from the printers that the filament could get tangled.  The problem is that reinstalling a tangled roll can lead to the extrusion stopping mid print. 

Save your earbuds, get a 3D printer!

So here’s a really great superficial reason to get a 3D printer, but we just uploaded a new design for an “Earbud Saver” on Thingiverse.  Here’s what we wrote there: “Ever pull your earbuds out of your pocket, see the

Makin’ it on Broadway – Metrix in Seattle

So I thought that since I was already in Seattle for business that I’d stop in to one of the local hackerspaces.  After a little searching online, the one that looked the closest and most promising was the Metrix Create:Space.