Category: Featured Projects

Velociraptor Skull

  Sandbox user Chirag Patel worked very hard to get this complex, multi-part print completed. He chose this velociraptor model from thingiverse.com, which you can see here, in part because its complexity would push his 3D printing skills further. The final results look great, and it really showcases how multi-part prints can come together into…
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3D Hologram Pyramid

Sandbox assistant Ariana Hipsagh and Sandbox regular Rebecca Rogers worked on building this hologram pyramid. If you are curious about how this works, the instructions and a brief explanation can be found here.

What Comes Next

Sandbox Assistant and Educational Technology student Charlotte Rollert created a series of interactive video paintings. As the viewer enters the space, the speed of the video changes. The installation was created using bash, Python, Raspberry Pi and a motion sensor. Check out a video here.

Challenging Puzzle

Artist and 3D modeler Feliz Tupe created this beautiful and challenging puzzle using Blender and our 3D printers. What an awesome gift!

3D Printed Jewelry

  Sandbox assistant Charlotte Rollert has been making stackable toys and 3D printed jewelry and coating them with food grade epoxy resin. Find out more about the material she uses here. It is available at Deserres now too!

Quatum Air Hockey

In association with Foulab, a local hackerspace, Sandbox regular Anghelos Coulon and your favorite Sandbox Technician Sean (Tailor) Cooney built a quantum air hockey table. It was a big hit at last week’s Montreal Mini Maker Faire. Check out the video and tweet from Kid Koala here.

Epic dice tower

Ever found that rolling a dice was simply not dramatic enough for you? Or maybe you have serious doubts about your friend’s rolling ethics? Sandbox user Michael Luger solved this problem by printing this epic dice tower.  Check out the original design on Thingiverse.

Emoji Keyboard

Sandbox volunteer Mordechai Zirkind (Mottel) built his own emoji keyboard for Mac from largely 3D printed components. Mottel used this project as an opportunity to learn about both 3D printing and programming boards (it’s also super fun).

Electric Longboard

Not every great project to come through the Sandbox starts off here. Daron Kasbar had already built his electric longboard before discovering the Technology Sandbox, but he made use of the Sandbox to make it waterproof. Kasbar shared this picture of his longboard and its controller with us.

LED sign

Volunteers are doing great work in the Sandbox, including solving technical problems for us! Pictured above is an LED sign that displays each of our 3D printer’s status;  if you have found this sign useful in knowing which 3D printer to slice your project for, you have Sandbox volunteer Pavel Balan to thank!