Japanese designer Aki Inomata is using 3-D printers to make tiny plastic “houses” for hermit crabs in a range of architectural styles. Lloyd Alter of treehugger jokes that Inomata takes “CT scans of the hermit crab shells abandoned in the last Belize real estate crash, modifies them with CAD software and then prints them with a rapid prototype system.” Source: treehugger.com.

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