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The Guardian of Techno phobia

The internet has recently seen a resurgence in the yellow journalism of the 1890’s. Just like the newspaper wars  between Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World and William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal, news sites today are using scare headlines and misleading stores to attract viewers. The More Things Change… Presidential elections and false news on Facebook are the tip of…

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3D Printers or Gun Makers?

Gun control is a hot button issue in the USA this election year. Flying low on the spectrum of gun control is the issue of 3D printed guns. It seems that the storm in a teacup over Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed Liberator Pistol was nothing for the public to worry about. Even as the development of 3D printable firearms…

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3D Printing a Gun, Pt.2

Prop gun

In a previous blog I wrote about 3D printing a working gun project. In this blog I’ll look at finishing the demo version. I’m 3D printing a PM522 Washbear revolver that can fire .22 LR amo. For this demo, I’m using the 8 shot pepperbox cylinder. Having seen the gun in action, I have wanted to test the limits of…

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3D Printing a Gun Pt.1

3D printed gun

Ever since I started 3D printing, I have been interested in the possibility of 3D printing a gun. As a young adult I was a firearms instructor at a Boy Scout summer camp. There I learned how keep cheap .22 rifles and Remington 870 shotguns working. 3D printed guns are a hot button topic for gun control advocates. The government…

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Censoring 3D Printed Guns

Censored Gun

Are the digital files for 3D printable gun an object, an idea, or military secrets? How do we as a society designate the digital files for physical objects? Should we censor digital files the same way we have censored print media in the past? Can we even censor anything in the age of the internet? All of these are amazing…

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3D: Fear of Terrorism or Fear of Ideas?

Liberator 3D printed pistol.

      When I tell people I have a 3D printer, I get a lot of questions. Among the top 5 is “Can you 3D print a gun”?! In the US it has always been legal to make your own gun, and anyone with a drill press and some plumbing parts can make a working zip gun. 3D printed guns fall…

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