One Person 3D Printed Amazing Sci-Fi Things For a Full Year

Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 9:26PM
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Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 9:26PM
One Person 3D Printed Amazing Sci-Fi Things For a Full Year
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For anyone who wants to get into 3D printing, the biggest obstacles right now are the costs (both the printer itself and materials don't come cheap) and the wide open question of what you're supposed to do with your new printer that will actually justify those costs.

For Yasu Tano, the man behind Hiro Creations, the answer to that question is to make tons of costumes and weapons from famous science fiction movies and games, and then show them off. He's been 3D printing constantly over the past year, and his creations run the gamut of Fallout armor, Star Wars droids, and much more.

See for yourself:





Hiro Creations recently posted a full gallery of over 100 images of all the gizmos and cosplay outfits put together over the past year, which we've included below. There's also a healthy amount of less sci-fi fare like Pokemon or some fidget spinners he crafted, but one fidget spinner looks like a molecule, so we'll take it.

Just make sure you have a few minutes to browse through the whole album, since Hiro Creations has been busy:

Ever wonder what a year of 3d printing by one dude looks like? Here is what a full year of 3d printing in 2017 went for me (Year)


According to their official Facebook page, he mostly used a Monoprice Delta printer for their projects, and ran a hearty 2 kg/4.5 pounds of filament through it. It's on the cheaper side too, with his going for around $200 (which is cheap for a 3D printer) and looking like it can handle some major projects. 

But you might need a whole year if you're trying to put together a life-size K-2SO droid from Rogue One.

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