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The World’s Smallest Working 3D-printed Cordless Drill is No Bigger Than Your Index Finger

To be clear, we are not sure if it is really the ‘world’s smallest’ 3D-printed cordless drill, but looking at how small it is and the fact that it is actually a working drill, it doesn’t really matter. It is still something to behold. And yes, it wasn’t a typo; this thing actually works. For what purpose? We are not quite sure. Created by Auckland-based engineer by the name of Lance Abernethy, this super tiny power tool is just 17mm tall, 13mm long and 7.5mm wide, and it is designed to accept a 0.5mm twist drill which, according to Lance, can pierce soft objects. Why of course, it can. A 0.5mm drill is almost like a needle, which I guess it doesn’t quite need drilling to pierce any soft objects, does it? However, the point here is not if it can or cannot pierce whatever; it is 3D-printed and it is working. A freaking 17mm tall power tool that works. That’s the point. Continue reading The World’s Smallest Working 3D-printed Cordless Drill is No Bigger Than Your Index Finger