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3D Printing Hack: Convert An Old Mouse To A Nifty Filament Counter

Filament Counter Remember that old mechanical ball PS/2 mouse that’s been gathering dust in your drawer/attic for the last ten years? It might be time to wipe off that dust because there’s actually a really practical use for your vintage mouse if you like to 3D print. A project over at Hackaday has described how […]

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How to Fuse Filament at Home

If you do as much 3D printing as I do then you probably have a bunch of scrap pieces of filament lying around in your workshop. You know, the last meter or so that is too short to actually print anything with but too long to throw away without feeling guilty. Why not make use […]

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Understanding Button Design

A Comprehensive Product Design Guide to Push All Your Buttons Even with the prevalence of touch-enabled devices in our lives, the tactile button still holds its own as one of the most important physical design elements in a product. Throughout your day, you will encounter dozens (if not hundreds) of examples ranging from the thoroughly […]

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How To Make a Customized Jigsaw Puzzle

Laser Cut Educational Toys Personalised toys can make a great gift, adding something unique and memorable to show how much you care. It’s one of those things that many people think about doing, but never take the first steps to actually make it happen. Let’s take a look at how easy it can be to […]

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How To Make a Brushless Motor for Education

Exploring electromagnetism with DIY laser cut motor Teaching kids about how motors work can be a lot of fun, particularly when they get to build and experiment on the motors themselves. So when engineer Matt Venn spotted a neat little 3D printed motor, he decided to make his own variation – this time using laser cut […]

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How To Make an All-Wooden Laser Cut Padlock

Keeping your treasures safe  Knowing that your valuables are securely locked away gives peace of mind, whether you are storing the jewellery inherited from your grandma or the secret plans to your Next Big Thing. Perhaps you just need to keep someone out of your private space, or to seal off the cupboard under the stairs […]

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