Tag Archives: PLA

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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More photos of newly printed objects

While I’ve been blogging or setting up software lately, my printer has been busily printing cool objects from Thingiverse. Things like this “Dalek Remeshed” by tbuser. I think I need to drill two tiny holes to attach the eyestalk and … 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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Dragon printed in translucent PLA

I’m working hard on writing up my electronics assembly notes for my Makergear Mendel Prusa, but off to one side my printer is faithfully assembling molecules into magic, printing a Dragon’s head .

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We built this city from molten corn*

I loved model villages and buildings as a kid in the 70s. ‘Sim City’ made city simulation fun again. Thanks to Skimbal, we can make Sim City styled buildings with our printers, and play “Crush, Crumble and Chomp” or Godzilla … 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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My Mendel Prusa is ready for printing

Now I have a chance to show some photos of my 3D printer finished and set up. If you haven’t seen one before, this will show you what a MakerGear Mendel Prusa kit looks like once it is assembled. Then … Continue reading

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