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Ehhh.... this is a weird idea, but since you're looking for things to do with a 3d printer and i've kinda decided to forgo one at the moment....Make components that allow everyday appliances to be converted into laboratory equipment. For instance, food processors and blenders could be made into fairly reliable centrifuges. The big issue is locking the attachment to the motor base. Then there's the obvious little things, like vials, funnels, test tubes, fermentation tubes, etc.... Such things are needed.Having a viewing window on some of the vials is always nice, but i'm not 100% on how you'd do that (probably high optic quality acrylates that cure under UV light... you'd need a UV source in the 3d printer though). Finally, pipets, or perhaps they're needleless syringes... of various sizes. This one is a little bit harder because these need to be somewhat exacting in how much volume they move, and, being a manufactured object, makes this somewhat harder. Even if you had to get rubber seals to make the pipets work, it'd be pretty profound.This would allow chemistry and biology labs that have high degrees of sophistication to exist even in relatively poor countries.
Try to convert music into 3D skulptures, generated out of the music... Processing 2.0 can do that, you just have to program it. :)
Posted:Nov 1, 2012
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