3-D Printer http://ketr.org en Rick Miller: 3-D printers available for the home http://ketr.org/post/rick-miller-3-d-printers-available-home <p>Our technology commentator Rick Miller says 3-D printers are available in "box stores" for around $1,300, and a small hand-held 3-D printer that can render small, plastic figures is available for about $99.&nbsp; There is concern that guns can actually be printed, but body parts such as <a href="http://www.upworthy.com/a-boy-was-born-without-a-hand-i-couldnt-have-guessed-what-his-dad-made-for-him-mind-blown?c=ufb1">hands</a> and ears have also been produced with 3-D printers.&nbsp; Rick offers this list of the <a href="http://www.livescience.com/34566-weirdest-3d-printed-objects.html">10 we Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 47107 at http://ketr.org Rick Miller: 3-D printers available for the home “Luck’s a chance, but trouble’s sure …” http://ketr.org/post/luck-s-chance-trouble-s-sure <p>I saw something online that fueled my natural pessimistic tendencies.&nbsp; It was a story about a University of Texas law student who, on a computer, has developed a <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/may/09/3d-printed-guns-plans-state-department" target="_blank">plastic gun</a> whose parts can apparently can be fabricated using a 3-D printer (did you know there were 3-D printers?) and assembled as a gun that actually fires bullets. Wed, 22 May 2013 22:33:49 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 37529 at http://ketr.org “Luck’s a chance, but trouble’s sure …”