110 Fidget Spinner Designs To 3D Print – Part I

Fidget Spinners suddenly emerged this spring to become the biggest gadget trend of 2017. Part of the craze around any fidget spinner is they are about as simple and inexpensive as can be. Basically, these are small, ball-bearing devices you can rotate between your fingers, which means they don’t require gross body movements; The challenge of […]

10 Popular 3D Printing Fidget Patterns

Recently fidgets  have come on the market as the popular Kickstarter for the fidget cube exploded onto the scene. Fidgets may seem like toys, but in truth they are adaptive devices that are designed for people with ADHD, Autism, or stress to relieve nervous energy. By providing tactile feedback and stimulation, fidgets can actually help […]

Kanesis Hemp Bio Plastic PLA Review

Italian filament start-up company Kanesis recently approached 3D-PT to test their new hemp based PLA filament. I have worked with hemp based HIPS from another start-up company before, so I was a bit dubious about mixing hemp with another plastic product. When I received the filament, my mind started to change. Out of the box […]

3D Printing Fidgets

Recently fidgets have become popular for adults as well as children. Fidgets on the surface may seem like toys, but they are actually adaptive devices to help people focus and calm down in their everyday life. 3D printing is full of printable fidgets. Others designers have published plenty of fidget files, including the recent explosion […]

3D Printing for Autism

April 2d is World Autism Awareness Day. Around the world people will turn on blue lights and wear the puzzle piece, a universal symbol of Autism Awareness. DIFFERENT, NOT LESS Autism is a neurological difference that occurs in 1 in 68 people around the world . People on the Autism spectrum can live with a […]

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3D Printing for People with Disabilities

2015 was the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act. This landmark civil rights bill provided legal protection and rights to access for everyone. Within those short 25 years, much has been accomplished in providing equal access to buildings and adaptive equipment. However there are still people with disabilities that do not have access […]

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