Making in America

Colin Detrich's "DataCycle"

How Seattle is Using a "Frankenbike" to Improve its Bike Trails

Tinkerer Colin Dietrich built it, and now the city's department of transportation has come to use the tricked-out bike to assess its bike paths

Beth Ripley holds a 3D printed heart in her hands at the National Maker Faire last weekend in Washington, D.C.

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Doctors Can Study 3D Printed Models of Your Organs Before Surgery

In a new era of personalized medicine, advanced models are better preparing surgeons for what they will encounter in the operating room

The founders of NecropSynth use SketchUp Pro to design the external shell of a 3D printed model of a rat.

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How a Cheap Plastic Rat Could Change Biology Class

With a couple of 3D printers, a husband and wife team is building accurate replicas of rats that could one day eliminate the need for dissection specimens

An open source cardboard dino from KitRex stands outside the New York Hall of Science during the World Maker Faire in September 2014.

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What Is a Maker Faire, Exactly?

Billed as the world’s greatest show and tell, the DIY extravaganza might just make a maker out of you

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