Out of Shape 8: Conquering the Guinea Pig Armor

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Albeit delayed, I closed out the year with an iteration of my latest design challenge: guinea pig armor for my friend over at MiniWarGaming. His name is Donny — the guinea pig that is, not the friend. I took the prototyping process really seriously for this project because, without an actual guinea pig to measure and use as a model, I had to get creative. In non-guinea-pig news, I had another project opportunity pop up, but I couldn’t figure out an easy way to pull it off.

Designer Spotlight: Cynthia Breheny – President Guinea Pig & Co.

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Cynthia Breheny’s President Guinea Pig & Co. How did you come up with the shop name President Guinea Pig & Co.? shop on Shapeways is full of whimsical designs which are illustrated not only by super cute product shots but also in the inspiration behind the products. We chatted with Cynthia to find out more — and obviously to learn the story behind her shop name. The name for my shop is a remnant from an old comic I used to draw as a kid.

Tesseract Design’s 3D Printed Mini-Headphones For Pets: When Guinea Pigs Need to Rock!


Oregon’s Tesseract Design is one of those companies that is obviously confident in their abilities both to encourage and foster tackling challenging projects with their clients, and then go right to the drawing board — or... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed headphones animals commercial headphones oregon pets Tesseract Design

Employee Spotlight: Laura Cominotto (Marketing Manager)

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So I figured that I could be the “guinea pig” and … Continue reading → Employee Spotlight dasi solutions employee our peopleI had this idea to have a monthly employee spotlight on our blog… but I was worried that people would be hesitant or not know what to say.

Noe Ruiz’s Mini Computer available on Adafruit

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Noe Ruiz’s latest post on the Adafruit electronics shop is the ideal gift for the tech-obsessed guinea pig that has everything: a tiny 3D printable PC that runs old school Mac applications on Raspberry Pi. The prolific designer describes Mini Mac Pi as ‘the smallest and cutest Mac Classic inspired project’ and any hobbyists looking for a fun, affordable 3D print to play about with should look no further.

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Out of Shape 7: Rodent Armor On-Demand

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After having chatted with the fantastic MiniWarGaming team at NOVA Open, we discussed how ridiculously fun it would be to design 3D printed armor for a guinea pig. What does a girl do without an actual guinea pig to model on? Buy a vegetable with the same proportions as said guinea pig. I feel like these Out of Shape updates have become crazier and crazier. First, Alex Morris of WebComicName shared Oh No blob on Instagram and it’s reached nearly 11,000 likes!



We discussed the possibilities of people being able to measure a dimension on their own, how to share the files, and who might be a good group to be the guinea pigs to see if the process helps. A Bit of MBD With My Bite…. How many people work through their lunch? If you are like me, I sit at my desk during lunch more often than not. Why not make your lunch productive, and learn something over lunch? Not just learn anything, but learn something cool that will help you with your job?

Announcing the winners from the Shapeways + DJI Take Flight contest!

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Pickup (and drop); waterballoons, packages, balls, confetti, a smaller drone, or give your guinea pig an aerial tour of the neighborhood!” A few months ago we announced a very special contest we held with DJI to empower the Shapeways community to think outside of the box and design accessories for the DJI Inspire 1 and DJI Phantom 3…and boy did you deliver! We received amazing entries that really showcase the creativity of this community and the power of 3D printing.

Robot Miners of the Deep

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Nautilus was granted a mining lease in 2011 by Papua New Guinea for an area called Solwara 1 in the Bismarck Sea in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. By Catherine Bolgar. A combination of technological advances , from such unrelated fields as smartphones, sensors and robotics, is pushing deep-sea mining closer to reality. The sea floor is particularly rich with precious metals—more so than land deposits.

Tesseract Design develops 3D printed headphones for pets


Maybe your guinea pig loves to listen to smooth jazz in the middle of the night? If any of these cases apply to you, then you’ll be interested to learn that the Oregon-based company Tesseract Design has recently developed customed-made 3D printed headphones for dogs and guinea pigs. Maybe your dog hates your taste in music?