Print Your Own Specs


3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is quickly moving into the consumer realm thanks to the recent availability of compact, affordable printers for do-it-yourselfers who like to design and make things. One of the leading manufacturers of 3D printers, MakerBot, has created a web site called Thingiverse to showcase the many types of objects that can be produced with its devices. There’s even a whole section devoted to eyeglasses, with designs that run from ridiculous to sublime.

Click here to see what kinds of glasses people are printing and download instructions for printing them yourself.