Tag Archives: OpenSCAD

3D printing workflow and my modular raygun developments

I spent yesterday evening carefully adding to my raygun model in OpenSCAD. The image to the left is a screen capture. This morning I told my Mendel Prusa to print the model in clear PLA plastic. This is my first … Continue reading

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OpenSCAD needs a gentle, cautious hand

I’ve frozen OpenSCAD so many times in the last few days, testing various attempts at fixing my hideous problem, that I’m starting to see patterns. I managed to work on it for several hours last night with only occasional freezes, … Continue reading

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Has Sculpture charms to soothe a savage Breast?

With apologies to William Congreve. I’m still fighting to get the OpenSCAD 3D solid geometry modelling software working again. I want to get back to my raygun modelling. And Bioluminescence’s polypipe construction pieces. And all the other cool geometric stuff … Continue reading

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Warping Rayguns, OpenSCAD, and the Heated Build Platform

I’ve started working on a simple design for a printable modular raygun. The image to the left shows a 1/5th scale prototype print. The problem is warping. This is a wide and shallow print. Each half of the raygun is … Continue reading

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Thingiverse’s “I made one!” button lets makers connect

One of the many cool things about Makerbot’s Thingiverse web site is that it lets makers easily link things that they’ve made back to the design that they used. Last night I bravely printed this beautiful Pirate Ship, designed by … Continue reading

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DIY 3D Printing is easy

Especially if you concentrate on organic, irregular shapes! Here are photos of the first five objects to come off my printer’s bed, with no more alignment and setup than (mostly) leveling the bed. Oh, and eventually finding out where to … Continue reading

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