Posts made in October, 2011


Happy Halloween!


Posted By on Oct 31, 2011

Bits From Bytes Headquarter made a great video entitled “3D Printing a Ghost” to wish you a Happy Halloween They even let you download the STL file to print your own ghost MakerBot shared a Halloween Party video Google SketchUp published the results of the SketchUp Halloween Challenge Z Corporation showcased a beautiful 3D Printed model of a Haunted House Related posts: Dress Up Your iPhone for Halloween With Our 3DPcase...

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Thingiverse user “eried” designed this incredible 3D Printable Velcro “This is the first iteration (third internal) of my attempt to make printable Velcro. It is pretty nice to hang things, probably this small piece will resist much more than a kilogram of weight (hanging weight) and it is very easy to remove. 3D printing revolution is just starting, I don’t say this is a flawless piece but I really consider it...

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Operation: Stick Figure Army (OSFA) is a project funded by the Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates program (CREU) to explore the process of transforming 2D images into 3D representations using low-cost, open-source fabrication technologies. The OSFA software is a 2D to 3D transformation tool to increase accessibility for blind students in the classroom. It allows users to open or create new files for editing in 2D...

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3D Printed Mechanical Counter


Posted By on Oct 26, 2011

NYCResistor‘s Eric Skiff interviewed Chris Fenton, an electrical engineer living in NYC who built a mechanical counter with his MakerBot. Chris found this idea in an old book of mechanical mechanisms. He explains it’s only part of a bigger project to build an electromechanical computer Eric Skiff: “Why build an electromechanical computer?” Chris Fenton: “Because I have a 3D printer, and I can” Via...

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Our exploration of the Bay Area to discover innovative uses of 3D printing lead us to a design studio of a new kind. Because We Can is an architecture and interior design studio based in West Oakland. Jeff is architect, Jillian is graphic designer and photographer. They are both makers and entrepreneurs, using digital fabrication and rapid prototyping tools to design and build highly creative projects. Because We Can is located in...

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iRing3D was created by Dr. Eyal Nir, founder of ParaCloud. It’s an application for Jewelry Design. A simple and fun tool for creating rings on iPad (iPhone and Android version will follow) Just like any ParaCloud product, you can enjoy the creation of complex designs in a simple and fun way. The App integrates with ParaCloud GEM 5, allowing to read the ring design into ParaCloud GEM for additional processing. Simply select a...

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This Old House is a home-improvement show, following one whole-house renovation over several episodes. In the episode “Bedford: And the Work Begins“, homeowner Joe Titlow shows how his company (Z Corporation) builds architectural models on a ZPrinter 650 3D Printer [watch chapter 3] Below, a close-up video of the 3D Printed model Bedford house photo gallery Related posts: 3D Printing and the Tiny House Movement in the US....

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According to Electronic News, the Australian-based company cybertechnology used 3D Printing for its CyberQuad Unmanned Aerial Vehicle “CyberSquad says 3D printing was critical in the design of its unmanned electric vertical take-off and landing system” They used SLS 3D Printers from 3D Systems and the DuraForm material that can withstand high temperatures and tough environments. Related posts: 3D Systems ProJet 1500: an...

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In the March/April 2011 issue of Time Compression, Terry Wohler wrote a column entitled “Why You Won’t Have an AM Machine in Your Garage” Here is some interesting excerpts For many years, additive manufacturing (AM) industry insiders have speculated on the role the general public will play in the adoption of AM. Years ago, some people maintained that a home market will develop for AM machines, and this line of...

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Continuing our exploration of 3D printing entrepreneurs in the US and the Bay Area, we went to the 2nd edition of the East Bay Mini Maker Faire. Hundred of makers and innovation enthusiasts gathered around incredible cars, robots, electronic music devices, biotech projects and fire art installations. Throughout the day, speakers presented main aspects of digital fabrication – and mainstream 3D printing is one of the most...

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