First 3d printed gun timelapse
Read the entire article with detailed pictures here: http://hackaday.com/2013/05/16/timelapse-of-the-3d-printed-gun-being-printed
Once the DoD requested the 3d printed gun files be removed from the internet, a couple things happened.
The Streisand Effect went into full force. The file was shared all over and can still be found easily.
I suddenly realized that I was going to be printing a 3d printed gun and doing another article on it even though I had just written an opinion piece about how I don't care.
I'm not above admitting that it is childish of me. I was told I couldn't have this thing and suddenly I knew I had to make it. I see it with my kids all the time. Toys can sit in a corner collecting dust for ages, but the second it is in threat of being removed, they have renewed interest, at least for a few minutes.
I figured, if I'm going to be childish about it and print a gun that a) won't work because I don't have the right printer, and b) I won't use anyway because I don't generally play with guns, I might as well make a fun timelapse video of the more recognizable parts being made.
It initially seemed like it was going to be quick and easy. However, I quickly found that just printing this thing was going to be a time consuming and frustrating task.