Rigid Heddle Loom
In an incredibly impressive marriage of tools of the past and innovations of the future, 3-D printing has made it possible for anyone to create their very own rigid heddle loom. One 3-D printing fanatic using a program called openSCAD to design the fabric-weaving work of art composed of nothing more than raw plastic material and a few screws.
This one is to be taken with a grain of salt. It is indeed possible to print your own camera lens using 3-D printers and it has been done many times in the past. The catch, however, is the actual glass component of the lens. One set of 3-D printing enthusiasts showcased their homemade lens using a Tumblr page. The group used acrylic rather than glass, however, and it drastically altered the results of the photos. While the lens may be fine for more creative projects, anyone looking for a crystal clear lens won’t have any luck with a 3-D printed, acrylic-infused camera lens for now.