Always wanted a 3D printer. Thought it’d be nifty to create your own items and have them built. Mostly I’d use it to make toy robots. The printers are fairly pricey though and even then the quality isn’t super great unless you get an extremely nice one. That tends to be out of price range for the average person. My first real experience with them was when I got a model of my World of Warcraft character. He sits in a glass display bowl on my bookshelf. That’s been about it. It’s one of those things that you think would be nice to have as something to play with more than anything.
This video showed me what they could be really used for.
Two-year-old Emma wanted to play with blocks, but a condition called arthrogryposis meant she couldn’t move her arms. So researchers at a Delaware hospital 3D printed a durable custom exoskeleton with the tiny, lightweight parts she needed.
Posted by Matt Scott