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1. Introduction 2. Idea 3. Design Button Top Body Bottom Plate Nut 4. Finished Button 5. Additional Tools Wrench Template 6. Summary   1. Introduction     Hi! For an upcoming project I want to make a control box which will have a few buttons, an encoder and a 16x2 LCD or an Arduino touchscreen. I can get small and medium sized buttons here from a few places, but anything else is either really expensive or hard to find in my ...
First I’m going to place a cube in the center as the main part of my bus and I’m going to use the dimensions to make it longer, I’m going to make it 250 in depth. Then I will click confirm. Keep in mind this will not be exact proportions, this is my first project and I’m just trying to practice some new tools. Remember to re-name your mesh in the visualization tab on the right by double clicking. Then I will make another cube, about half the height of the first cube to b ...
I'm going to show you how to make a mug with 2 different handles that you can choose fro, a square one and rounded one. To make the cup part, first let’s place a cylinder. We want our mug to be very round and nice shaped so let’s increase the vertical segments and it’s always good to keep it as a multiple of 4 so I’ll pick 36, just eyeing it and keeping with that rule. Let’s make the height 60 and the radius 30 so our object is in proportion (a radius is half the l ...
Today we’re going to learn to make a bishop chess piece, using only one tool! Under 3D shapes you’ll find a shape generator, called “shape” that is the only tool we will be using for this project! So what’s cool about this tool is that you can keep increasing segments and alter them uniquely. Each time you add a segment you can alter many things on it and play around with all the different features to slowly build a tower of your finished project. Also the program ...
Today we’re going to learn how to make a bishop chess piece (or anything rounded) if you have a picture of something that you want to make somewhat exactly. Bring in a reference image into the center. It would also be a good idea to set your orientation to top. Now click on Drawing, freehand drawing and click spline. Before we start drawing make sure you go to height settings and make sure the height is set to 0! We’re going to be drawing a profile, not a surface and not a 3D objec ...
With infected people figures sky-rocketing, nobody doubts where the Coronavirus crisis is hitting harder: the Intensive Care Units (UCI) in any hospital. Now that we're getting closer to the peak of infection cases, in some countries like in Italy, some ethical questions are being raised when the shortage of basic equipment like ventilators in those ICUs.   Italy is suffering the wreaking havoc of COVID-19 and they even had to build field hospitals to cater to the increasing number of pati ...
If you own or have ever used a 3D printer, you know how long printing objects with a single material can take. If you have a printer that’s capable of printing multiple materials in the same print, you know that printing time increases exponentially with every material change.  Toss in color changes too and a print that once took just a few hours to complete might now take a day or more to complete. Thankfully, a good amount of funding has been spent on research into multi-material 3D ...
The buildings that populate our cities as well as the homes that populate our suburbs all have something in common with the bones that support our bodies: they are made up of columns and beams. In our homes and building, the columns are the studs inside of the walls, and the beams are the plates and rafters that connect them together. As it turns out, our bones are constructed in a similar fashion with columns supporting the vertical load and beams spreading that load out across multiple columns ...
A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales has developed a new method for making optical glass fiber preforms, the pucks of material that glass fiber optics are drawn from, using DLP 3D printing technology. This breakthrough could not only lead to significant advancements in how fiberoptics are made, and ultimately could result in cheaper, higher-quality fiber optics, but could produce new designs that lead to major advancements in the technology.   “Making silica ...
evanaennas

What is 3D Printing?

Posted by evanaennas Dec 6, 2019
If you’ve been traveling the craft market circuit you may have seen 3D art popping up. If you’ve been to any video game conventions or shows or if you’ve been checking out craft style sites online you might have seen them too. But just what is 3D printing? Is it something just anyone can do? Is it something that you might want to be doing? We’ll take a look at some of the specifics and the things that you might want to know before you decide if you really want to get into ...
If you are a fan of Star Trek, I am willing to bet that you have long fantasized about owning a “replicator” of your own. For those of you who are unfamiliar, a replicator is a device that is able to reproduce anything that one might desire. While the replicators featured in many of Star Trek’s various series were mainly used to produce food out of thin air, they were, in theory, able to replicate anything that could be constructed out of atoms. While the replicator is impossib ...
ralphjy

Printing Bad Holes

Posted by ralphjy Top Member Oct 5, 2019
I recently had a problem with a badly printed access hole for a camera lens when 3D printing a prototype case.  I mentioned the problem to fmilburn as he also has an AnyCubic Mega printer like mine.  I realize that these kinds of problems can be caused by many factors - printer configuration, printer mechanics, filament issues, and slicer configuration among others.   Printer: AnyCubic Mega-S Filament:  white 1.75mm PLA (not sure of brand - supplied with printer) Slicer: C ...
Smol 3D Printer Small 3D Printer: Fits in the palm of your hand Small 3D Printer: Banana for scale Small 3D Printer: The prints aren't big, but they're good Small 3D Printer: Along with the control board Small 3D Printer: And the 3D Design   Creator Mega-Andy said:   Making a 3d printer with DVD drive motors is nothing new but I wanted to make one with a designed frame instead of looking like a pile of dvd drives on top of eachother. Black and gold parts in PLA, ...
Dear community members!   We admit, the POTTA artisanal 3D printer product launch we announced earlier today was an April fool’s joke. We hope you found it as funny as we did!   Yes, the POTTA is not an actual product – although, who wouldn’t appreciate a 3D printer that would knock on your door ready to get down to work, has a friendly chat mode and prints overhangs without support??     We fooled you, but don’t forget there is a prize draw for a ...
Had a great time, got some cool filament, and met Ben Heck. It was very crowded on Saturday. ...

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