So you want to build an FFF / FDM 3D printer from scratch? Well here is a good place to start. Building a 3D printer from scratch Consider the two most common FFF / FDM design types to choose from: Cartesian Delta Cartesian printers Cartesian printers are straightforward X Y and Z-axis all working independently. […]
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Now we’ve solved the concave issue the DeltaWASP 3MT is pretty much printing 24/7. We’ve moved from vases and lamp shades to chairs and tables, the bigger stuff. A new project we’re working on is 3D printing a longboard. The cool thing about printing a board is that you can easily make some customisations. Add […]
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Filament storage poses a big problem for 3D printing hobbyists. Incorrect storage results in moisture from the air making its way into your filaments, which as you’ll see soon – is bad news. Read on for your guide to storing filaments correctly so that you don’t end up losing money on filaments that give you […]
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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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When you put serious time in Minecraft designing buildings, landscapes or even cities, you might want to go next level and make your designs reality by 3D printing them. Well, here are some options for you to realize just that. Mineways Mineways is an app for your MacOS or Windows that lets you export your […]
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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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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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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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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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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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