Instructables: exploring - technology - 3D-Printing - 3d printing - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 4 May 2015 04:03:19 PDT BLOX v1.01 Ultrasonic Misting 3D Print Vapor Polisher http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrasonic-Misting-3D-Printing-Vapor-Polisher/
Ultrasonic Misting 3D Print Vapor Polisher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/YZOE/I98BL5T7/FISYZOEI98BL5T7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/YZOE/I98BL5T7/FISYZOEI98BL5T7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/YZOE/I98BL5T7/FISYZOEI98BL5T7.SMALL.jpg MechEngineerMike Vapor polishing is nothing new. Experienced 3D printing enthusiasts are well aware that you can smooth the surface of 3D printed objects by exposing them to the right solvents. There are a few existing methods for doing this, but each of them comes with unique drawbacks. What's needed is a better s...
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Sun, 3 May 2015 08:55:01 PDT
3D Printed Ping-Pong Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Ping-Pong-Ball/
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Sat, 2 May 2015 09:50:45 PDT
Make 3D printable Voronoi Patterns with Autodesk® Meshmixer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Voronoi-Pattern-with-Autodesk-Meshmixer/
Make 3D printable Voronoi Patterns with Autodesk® Meshmixer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/WGC4/I941BC0C/FOVWGC4I941BC0C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/WGC4/I941BC0C/FOVWGC4I941BC0C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/WGC4/I941BC0C/FOVWGC4I941BC0C.SMALL.jpg marshallpeck Voronoi patterns make interesting, organic looking models. Add a Voronoi pattern to any .STL or 3D model that will import into Autodesk Meshmixer by reducing polygons and applying the [Dual Edges] pattern. Read more about Voronoi diagrams on Wikipedia. Download Meshmixer for free here.*View All Step...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 06:33:04 PDT
Pneumatic Actuators - 3D Printed, Air-powered Pushers http://www.instructables.com/id/Pneumatic-Actuators-3D-Printed-Air-powered-Pushers/
Pneumatic Actuators - 3D Printed, Air-powered Pushers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/CYZS/I8ZQZ6UN/F1KCYZSI8ZQZ6UN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/CYZS/I8ZQZ6UN/F1KCYZSI8ZQZ6UN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/CYZS/I8ZQZ6UN/F1KCYZSI8ZQZ6UN.SMALL.jpg DesktopWorkshop In this Instructable, we'll be going through how to 3D print a piston, create seals using bathroom sealant, and assemble it to produce a working, air-powered actuator that can be used for a variety of projects. These are great for where you want to have moving parts, without extra electronics i.e., ...
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:34:13 PDT
Elegant Track Lighting System http://www.instructables.com/id/Elegant-Track-Lighting-System/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:58:49 PDT
G-code http://www.instructables.com/id/G-code/
G-code - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/4AEK/I8PQXAJF/FWD4AEKI8PQXAJF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/4AEK/I8PQXAJF/FWD4AEKI8PQXAJF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/4AEK/I8PQXAJF/FWD4AEKI8PQXAJF.SMALL.jpg 3D Printing Ninja Objective: The g-code is the easiest and most accurate way to predict how your part will print. Learn how to make gcodes, inspect them, and make them be one of your best 3D Printing Friends.To learn how to master 3D Printing see more posts at:http://3dprintingninja.blogspot.comPlease leave your comm...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:07:23 PDT
Non-manifolds: Your Worst 3D Printing Nightmare http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-manifolds-Your-Worst-3D-Printing-Nightmare/
Non-manifolds: Your Worst 3D Printing Nightmare - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/F4NG/I8PQXEJ1/FJKF4NGI8PQXEJ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/F4NG/I8PQXEJ1/FJKF4NGI8PQXEJ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/F4NG/I8PQXEJ1/FJKF4NGI8PQXEJ1.SMALL.jpg 3D Printing Ninja Objective: Learn what manifolds are, how they affect 3D printing, and how to recognize what type of non-manifold problem may occur.To learn how to fix non-manifolds see:Manual Methods of Fixing Non-manifoldsAutomatic Methods of Fixing Non-manifoldsNon-manifold Video TutorialsTo learn how to master 3...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:30:13 PDT
3Doodler 2.0 Intro http://www.instructables.com/id/3Doodler-20-Intro/
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:47:57 PDT
Bento Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/Bento-Ball/
Bento Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/DCNA/I81UZTM4/FPNDCNAI81UZTM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/DCNA/I81UZTM4/FPNDCNAI81UZTM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/DCNA/I81UZTM4/FPNDCNAI81UZTM4.SMALL.jpg rwinscot Bento (弁当 bentō) is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. Sometimes served in a box, with a fox, or kangaroo.Containers range from mass produced (disposable) to hand crafted lacquerware. Somewhere in the middle there are 3D printed ones to be had.What goes inside.....
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 22:44:49 PDT
How to 3d Print and Finish BIG STUFF...with a little printer. http://www.instructables.com/id/My-what-big-tentacles-you-have/
How to 3d Print and Finish BIG STUFF...with a little printer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/GPRA/I8U15X4I/FEDGPRAI8U15X4I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/GPRA/I8U15X4I/FEDGPRAI8U15X4I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/GPRA/I8U15X4I/FEDGPRAI8U15X4I.SMALL.jpg bryanbrutherford Some of you may have seen a few of my previous instructables and know that i have a history with 3d printing.Recently i was in a local electronics store and saw an XYZ davinci 1.0 on sale for $399. This machine basically had the same specs as the first stratasys machine i ever used nearly 15 years a...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:13:27 PDT
3D Printing Models of Landscapes (Topology, Mountains, etc.) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-Models-of-Landscapes-Topology-Mountain/
3D Printing Models of Landscapes (Topology, Mountains, etc.) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/LHVZ/I8PQX863/FO5LHVZI8PQX863.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/LHVZ/I8PQX863/FO5LHVZI8PQX863.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/LHVZ/I8PQX863/FO5LHVZI8PQX863.SMALL.jpg 3D Printing Ninja Objective: 3D Print any geographic location. The lazy methods are found near the bottom of this post.To learn how to master 3D Printing see more posts at:http://3dprintingninja.blogspot.comPlease leave your comments.and as always thanks for visiting, The 3D Printing Ninja 3DNinjaneer@gmail.com Ob...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:50:14 PDT
How to make a 3D model from an image http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-3D-model-from-an-image/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:40:51 PDT
3D Design and make your own construction set http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Design-and-make-your-own-construction-set/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:40:16 PDT
Custom Fitted 3D Print Glasses: ✓ Vote http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Fitted-3D-Print-Glasses-Vote/
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:55:48 PDT
TestrBot: The $300 Universal Test Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/TestrBot-The-300-Universal-Test-Machine/
TestrBot: The $300 Universal Test Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/7D2C/I8EBI735/FKB7D2CI8EBI735.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/7D2C/I8EBI735/FKB7D2CI8EBI735.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/7D2C/I8EBI735/FKB7D2CI8EBI735.SMALL.jpg MechEngineerMike *What is TestrBot? (See Video in Final Step) TestrBot is a $300 Universal Test Machine (UTM) and can be used to perform any type of static or dynamic testing in tension or compression up to 200 lbs. It was designed to allow me to run an array of physical tests on 3D printed specimens. 3D printing is...
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 23:23:42 PDT
#3DBenchy - The tool to calibrate and test your 3D printer http://www.instructables.com/id/3DBenchy-The-tool-to-calibrate-and-test-your-3D-pr/
#3DBenchy - The tool to calibrate and test your 3D printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/9R0W/I8EBBX2N/FWY9R0WI8EBBX2N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/9R0W/I8EBBX2N/FWY9R0WI8EBBX2N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/9R0W/I8EBBX2N/FWY9R0WI8EBBX2N.SMALL.jpg CreativeTools #3DBenchy is a 3D model specifically designed for testing and benchmarking 3D printers. It is a small recognizable object that you can download for free, make and share.By 3D-printing this STL file you will be able to benchmark your 3D printer and materials and compare the result to other users' pri...
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:03:43 PDT
Edge 3D Printer V.2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Edge-3D-Printer-V20/
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 22:18:17 PDT
3D Printable Trumpet http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printable-Trumpet/
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:18:58 PDT
San Diego Model Railroad Museum Centennial Railway Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/San-Diego-Model-Railroad-Museum-Centennial-Railway/
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 23:15:49 PDT
3D Print Minecraft http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Print-Minecraft/
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:57:41 PDT
SMD Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/SMD-Holder/
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 15:48:56 PDT
Creating 3D printed, wind-up, no assembly required gadgets http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-3D-printed-wind-up-no-assembly-required-g/
Creating 3D printed, wind-up, no assembly required gadgets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/O4GX/I81GHL4S/F19O4GXI81GHL4S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/O4GX/I81GHL4S/F19O4GXI81GHL4S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/O4GX/I81GHL4S/F19O4GXI81GHL4S.SMALL.jpg MrSirLRD I've recently been working on, no assembly required 3d printed wind-up cars and have been using Shapeways strong and flexible plastic (SLS printer) to print them (i don't have a 3d printer).In this Instructable I will go through how to design your own 3d printed wind-up gadget as well as giving you ...
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 23:28:24 PDT
Poor Man´s " 3D Printing " Alternatives Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-3D-Printing-Alternatives-Guide/
Poor Man´s " 3D Printing " Alternatives Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/7RCY/I8011BU9/FP97RCYI8011BU9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/7RCY/I8011BU9/FP97RCYI8011BU9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/7RCY/I8011BU9/FP97RCYI8011BU9.SMALL.jpg MAYER MAKES Hi it´s that Guy from MAYER MAKES3D Printing is one of the greatest achievements for Makers in recent times, but there are some issues with it.Not everybody (myself included) can afford a 3D printer. The price tags come down every year but it´s still a very big investment. Building a 3d Printer from...
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 02:55:02 PDT
desk partition panel http://www.instructables.com/id/desk-partition-panel/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:50:21 PDT
3D Pixel Collider (3D Print) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Pixel-Collider-3D-Print/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:59:11 PDT
Window clouding in the Ember printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Window-clouding-in-the-Ember-printer/
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:14:29 PST
Ember Printer Swatchbook: Textures and Finishing for SLA DLP Printers http://www.instructables.com/id/Ember-Printer-Swatchbook-Textures-and-Finishing/
Ember Printer Swatchbook: Textures and Finishing for SLA DLP Printers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/Y0O6/I6NIFA8E/FEAY0O6I6NIFA8E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/Y0O6/I6NIFA8E/FEAY0O6I6NIFA8E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/Y0O6/I6NIFA8E/FEAY0O6I6NIFA8E.SMALL.jpg MaddyMaxey Understanding what's possible is a crucial component of creation. When exploring uncharted territory, occasionally it helps to have glimpses of what you may discover along the way. With this in mind, I had the pleasure of working on a swatchbook of possible textures, finishes and materials that can ...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:33:01 PST
Make a 3D Printed Light-up Marquee Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-3D-Printed-Light-up-Marquee-Sign/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:58:40 PST
Secured MacBook Air with Portable External Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Secured-MacBook-Air-with-Portable-External-Monitor/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:49:24 PST
How to make an ear ring (a ring that is an ear) 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-ear-ring-a-ring-that-is-an-ear-3D-P/
How to make an ear ring (a ring that is an ear) 3D Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/5B8F/I6DZ0EQO/FFI5B8FI6DZ0EQO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/5B8F/I6DZ0EQO/FFI5B8FI6DZ0EQO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/5B8F/I6DZ0EQO/FFI5B8FI6DZ0EQO.SMALL.jpg melarky I am an Audioprosthologist (test hearing and fit hearing aids) and am working towards a doctorate in Audiology. I thought it would be fun to make an "ear ring" that didn't make a man look like an effeminate pirate when wearing it :)All parts of the ring are 3D printed with a Printrbot Simple Metal ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:25:02 PST
Lego EV3 3D Printer 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-EV3-3D-Printer-20/
Lego EV3 3D Printer 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/96U7/I6DYWLPH/FH196U7I6DYWLPH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/96U7/I6DYWLPH/FH196U7I6DYWLPH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/96U7/I6DYWLPH/FH196U7I6DYWLPH.SMALL.jpg W1ll14m Hi! My name's William and this is my first time on instructable.comMy first project is this Lego Mindstorms 3D printer. I've already built a prototype before this version, but the results were well...mediocre. This is the 2.0 version. It's more precise, more efficient and the printed objects are bet...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 08:25:56 PST
Javalele http://www.instructables.com/id/Javalele/
Javalele - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/QDCY/I697QMJW/FJQQDCYI697QMJW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/QDCY/I697QMJW/FJQQDCYI697QMJW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/QDCY/I697QMJW/FJQQDCYI697QMJW.SMALL.jpg johngranzow 3D printing is used here to transform an abandoned portafilter into a small stringed instrument. The electroacoustic mini-instrument can be plugged into an amplifier for control of gain or added effects. In this tutorial you can see how to make the most simple version. The first step is to find a a...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:30:56 PST
Ember Printer: Achieving Layered Geometries with PNG Stacks http://www.instructables.com/id/Ember-Printer-Achieving-Layered-Geometries-with-Pn/
Ember Printer: Achieving Layered Geometries with PNG Stacks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/33PN/I5J557SO/FSY33PNI5J557SO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/33PN/I5J557SO/FSY33PNI5J557SO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/33PN/I5J557SO/FSY33PNI5J557SO.SMALL.jpg MaddyMaxey The Ember printer from Autodesk is a desktop SLA DLP printer that's entering the market with a few early adopters. While it can print standard .STL files beautifully, Ember also accepts stacks of rasterized images and can print them layer by layer. This means that complex or layered geometries that ...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 14:13:17 PST
beer shooter http://www.instructables.com/id/beer-shooter/
beer shooter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/TNAR/I5DS3JUR/FS5TNARI5DS3JUR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/TNAR/I5DS3JUR/FS5TNARI5DS3JUR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/TNAR/I5DS3JUR/FS5TNARI5DS3JUR.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus What ever happened to the hubbub around 3D printed weapons? Get ready to bust a cap and shotgun a beer with the 3D printed beer shooter. Before you jump the gun and shoot from the hip, this concept can't shoot anything and is nothing more than a holder for your beer.Perpetuating the concept of 3D pr...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:56:41 PST
Liminal Mass: 3D Printed Ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/Liminal-Mass-3D-Printed-Ceiling/
Liminal Mass: 3D Printed Ceiling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/K6VD/I55MV6FA/F3CK6VDI55MV6FA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/K6VD/I55MV6FA/F3CK6VDI55MV6FA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/K6VD/I55MV6FA/F3CK6VDI55MV6FA.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio Liminal MassLiminal Mass is a graft within ceiling architecture in a coastal house: a long, narrow piece suspended within the a ceiling annex. Responsive to the environment, the surface’s reflective properties will change throughout the day, alternating between opacity and translucency. Lighting com...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:48:48 PST
3D Printing Pen Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-Pen-Tutorial/
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:57:24 PST
Social Topographies of San Francisco http://www.instructables.com/id/Social-Topographies-of-San-Francisco/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:08:45 PST
Copy a Car Key with a 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Copy-a-Car-Key-with-a-3D-Printer/
Copy a Car Key with a 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/1ZC4/I4SCGOVQ/F871ZC4I4SCGOVQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/1ZC4/I4SCGOVQ/F871ZC4I4SCGOVQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/1ZC4/I4SCGOVQ/F871ZC4I4SCGOVQ.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio Disaster! My only copy of the my car key broke, I park on the street and have to move my car by Saturday 9AM today is Friday and I have to go to work. What to do? I could call an auto locksmith or take it in to the dealer but that would be expensive and take time. There has to be a better way, I...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:41:06 PST
3D Printed Workbench Power Supply Converter http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Workbench-Power-Supply-Converter/
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 08:18:07 PST
3d printed Lego Guy / Finishing PLA http://www.instructables.com/id/3d-printed-Lego-Guy-Finishing-PLA/
3d printed Lego Guy / Finishing PLA - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/CLJE/I4J7HAF4/FPZCLJEI4J7HAF4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/CLJE/I4J7HAF4/FPZCLJEI4J7HAF4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/CLJE/I4J7HAF4/FPZCLJEI4J7HAF4.SMALL.jpg NPTechman I have always loved Legos since I was a kid. I use them in my classroom and I love the NXT robotics products that they produce. I also love 3d modeling and 3d printing. I have always wanted to challenge myself to make a large scale Lego version of myself. This Instructable will highlight the compone...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:57:11 PST
Generative 3D Voronoi Puzzles http://www.instructables.com/id/Generative-3D-Voronoi-Puzzle/
Generative 3D Voronoi Puzzles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/BC3W/I4J7DR0V/FD3BC3WI4J7DR0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/BC3W/I4J7DR0V/FD3BC3WI4J7DR0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/BC3W/I4J7DR0V/FD3BC3WI4J7DR0V.SMALL.jpg syedrezaali Last year, I became interested in voronoi patterns. These patterns are found in nature (ex., soap bubbles, butterfly wings, giraffe spots, etc). In addition, these patterns are applied in economics, math, and computational geometry as well. They are referred to as a "Voronoi Diagram". Other ...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 19:04:18 PST
3D Printed Bearing with Driven Miter Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Bearing-with-Driven-Miter-Gear/
3D Printed Bearing with Driven Miter Gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/RI7T/I3H59I1X/FJPRI7TI3H59I1X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/RI7T/I3H59I1X/FJPRI7TI3H59I1X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/RI7T/I3H59I1X/FJPRI7TI3H59I1X.SMALL.jpg Salvagione This is a continuation of my 3D Printed Bearing Instructable. I needed a way to slowly rotate the bearing, here's how I did it. 3D Print the Parts I printed these part on an Objet 500 Connex printer. I printed them in Veroclear so I could see through all the parts. Order the Hardware and the Mo...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:06:05 PST
Autodesk 123D design- Create a Customizable Lamp/Pen Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Customizable-Lamp/
Autodesk 123D design- Create a Customizable Lamp/Pen Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/7EIZ/I4L763YW/FDY7EIZI4L763YW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/7EIZ/I4L763YW/FDY7EIZI4L763YW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/7EIZ/I4L763YW/FDY7EIZI4L763YW.SMALL.jpg CarmelitoAndrade Create you own Customizable box, which you can use as a Lamp or a Pen Stand by 3D printing post it size pieces, using images or simple drawing you/your kids have drawn and with the help of 3D design software by Autodesk called 123D design.You can use the customizable box as Pen stand ...
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 05:09:42 PST
3D Printed BMW Roundel http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-BMW-Roundel/
3D Printed BMW Roundel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/YQ7O/I4J6ROXM/F7YYQ7OI4J6ROXM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/YQ7O/I4J6ROXM/F7YYQ7OI4J6ROXM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/YQ7O/I4J6ROXM/F7YYQ7OI4J6ROXM.SMALL.jpg blue-ice I created this BMW roundel (circular logo) for one of my friends, who is interested in BMW cars, as a holiday gift. After looking at images of BMW roundels online, I decided that I would attempt to make one. But instead of buying one of the metal disks that goes on a car from a BMW dealership, I dec...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:16:22 PST
3D Printed Folded Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Folded-Night-Light/
3D Printed Folded Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/QYPT/I48HA0IV/FJQQYPTI48HA0IV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/QYPT/I48HA0IV/FJQQYPTI48HA0IV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/QYPT/I48HA0IV/FJQQYPTI48HA0IV.SMALL.jpg DayDream Unique Here is a fun 3D Printed Night Light you can fold and customize to create your own design.This is my first Instructable, I hope to add a bunch more soon!!MaterialsChoose your file you wish to use. I have (3) files attached to this Instructable: 3D Printed Folded Night Light Blank3D Printed Folded Ni...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 21:56:29 PST
Print a Robot Pincer, from Software Installation - ordering a print. http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Pincer-from-Software-installation-printing/
Print a Robot Pincer, from Software Installation - ordering a print. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/4HY1/I36LGL3H/F5F4HY1I36LGL3H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/4HY1/I36LGL3H/F5F4HY1I36LGL3H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/4HY1/I36LGL3H/F5F4HY1I36LGL3H.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome So you want to get into making cool stuff with 3D printing but you don’t know how to start? Then hopefully this little tutorial will help you get going. If you just came for the STL files feel free, the link is below. Although I have used "TinkerCAD" in the past, I wanted something that had a bit ...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 10:08:27 PST
Generative 3d Printing with Processing http://www.instructables.com/id/Generative-3d-Printing-with-Processing/
Generative 3d Printing with Processing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/2FO9/I0NOHYCN/FIP2FO9I0NOHYCN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/2FO9/I0NOHYCN/FIP2FO9I0NOHYCN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/2FO9/I0NOHYCN/FIP2FO9I0NOHYCN.SMALL.jpg katherinel This Instructable will teach you how to create generative objects with Processing code that can be 3d printed. One of the delights of using generative code to print things is that you can randomize certain elements so that every time you render a piece, it's completely unique. I was heavily inspired...
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:35:12 PDT
3D Mirror Escape http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Mirror-Escape/
3D Mirror Escape - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/359X/I3VHPH3F/F7W359XI3VHPH3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/359X/I3VHPH3F/F7W359XI3VHPH3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/359X/I3VHPH3F/F7W359XI3VHPH3F.SMALL.jpg jedii72 If you are interested in a fun little project to kill some time which does not really do much other than look kinda cool, then try something like this. Fantasygraph Giving credit where credit is due, fantasygraph created this STL file which includes a mirror frame, a demon hand, and the torsos ...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:43:07 PST
3D Printed Smartphone Case http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Smartphone-Case/
3D Printed Smartphone Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/D17K/I3PJPC8X/F37D17KI3PJPC8X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/D17K/I3PJPC8X/F37D17KI3PJPC8X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/D17K/I3PJPC8X/F37D17KI3PJPC8X.SMALL.jpg joeismydad Hello everyone! After a long time of absence, I am finally back on my favorite How-to site, Instructables! With winter break coming up, everyone (including me) sort of has a "I don't care about anything anymore I just wanna do what I wanna do" attitude. Personally, I'm excited to get back into makin...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:30:29 PST
iPad typing steampunk robot - ROBOLED http://www.instructables.com/id/iPad-typing-steampunk-robot-ROBOLED/
iPad typing steampunk robot - ROBOLED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/O0XP/I3PRORU9/FDNO0XPI3PRORU9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/O0XP/I3PRORU9/FDNO0XPI3PRORU9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/O0XP/I3PRORU9/FDNO0XPI3PRORU9.SMALL.jpg SciFi-Prop-Freak OFFICIAL VIDEO - Making OfThe IdeaAs a student assistant at FabLab Aachen (Germany) it was - for the last 3-4 month - part of my job to create an exciting and challenging exhibit which demonstrates the “maker-way” of opening a closed product to be used for not intended purposes (and in this case eve...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:38:08 PST