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How To 3D Print at Home with an iPhone and a Magnifying Glass (VIDEO)


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Works with my Droid too!
#1 Youknowwho4eva on 2013-04-01 13:45 (Reply)
Awesome, it will most likely work with white or blue laser pointers too, I doubt the red ones would work.
#2 Duann on 2013-04-01 13:47 (Reply)
Hey there. We would love some of the powder so we can do exactly what Duann did with iPhone , magnifier and the powder. Duann knows my address if not he could send to our folks place. Thanks. Monique scott
#3 Monique Scott on 2013-04-01 13:56 (Reply)
Great work Duann.

I understand that since the powder is lying around the factory that it might become contaminated with other particles. I was wondering if you could ship the grains of nylon powder to me individually wrapped so that I can be sure I get a pure print. I'll send the $6.50 for shipping right away.

-Todd
#4 Todd Blatt (Homepage) on 2013-04-01 14:14 (Reply)
april fools joke?
#5 Anonymous on 2013-04-01 14:25 (Reply)
I hope they don't censor this comment like they always do!!!!
But, I used to print with Shapeways ALL the time! Now I use this EXACT method to do all my prints AT home FOR CHEAP! I've saved LITERALLY dozens of dollars this past year doing it this way an have no more use for Shapeways. It is a shame. The should do more to innovate, because soon EVERYONE will print their stuff THIS WAY at home and Shapeways will go out of business! Hahaha!!!
#6 KGB on 2013-04-01 14:31 (Reply)
Hey Todd, we have a lot of super clean, filtered powder, the issue is not contamination, but the lowered melting point that although bad for our machines, is perfect for home use.
#7 Duann on 2013-04-01 14:33 (Reply)
Hey KGB,

I am glad to hear you are already using this process at home too, it is fun and you are right, it can save dozens of dollars. Thanks also for your kind words.
#8 Duann on 2013-04-01 14:35 (Reply)
Hahahahahaha...... does every country in the world have an April Fool's Day?
#9 Glenn (Homepage) on 2013-04-01 14:51 (Reply)
Powder arrived within the hour, thanks!
http://dl.kaetemi.be/shapeways/728899789.jpg
#10 Kaetemi (Homepage) on 2013-04-01 15:09 (Reply)
That was fast, what are you going to make with it?
#11 Duann on 2013-04-01 15:22 (Reply)
Good April fools joke haha.
#12 willco on 2013-04-01 15:53 (Reply)
A 1:1 scale humanoid robot.
#13 Kaetemi (Homepage) on 2013-04-01 19:35 (Reply)
Shapeways must be using the TARDIS for deliveries now! :-)
#14 Glenn (Homepage) on 2013-04-01 20:08 (Reply)
GOOD ONE! LOVED IT! =D
#15 James (Homepage) on 2013-04-01 20:45 (Reply)
i thought this was so dumb but when he got the perfect cubic shaped moving parts i lol'd, nice one!
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#17 Linda (Homepage) on 2013-04-15 03:40 (Reply)

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