Instructables: exploring - technology - 3d printing http://www.instructables.com Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:52:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Shadow Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Shadow-Sculpture/
Shadow Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/Y39C/HY7T3JN2/FC6Y39CHY7T3JN2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/Y39C/HY7T3JN2/FC6Y39CHY7T3JN2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/Y39C/HY7T3JN2/FC6Y39CHY7T3JN2.SMALL.jpg Sebastian Morales This is the first one of a short series that I am making. Often I believe we constantly go around our lives looking at the world with the wrong light, maybe just the wrong perspective. I don't mean that we see thing negatively, I just think we often miss the beauty around us. Modeling The first ...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:16:53 PDT
littleBits Connector Clips http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Connector-Clips/
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:17:40 PDT
3D Printed DC Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-DC-Motor/
3D Printed DC Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/K5FX/HY4KRMOX/FAFK5FXHY4KRMOX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/K5FX/HY4KRMOX/FAFK5FXHY4KRMOX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/K5FX/HY4KRMOX/FAFK5FXHY4KRMOX.SMALL.jpg pitrack I designed and 3D printed a Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motor, and used an Arduino to control the motor. All parts of the motor, excluding magnets, solenoid wrapping wire, and hall effect sensors, were printed with a Makerbot Replicator 2. The video shows the completed working motor.This instruc...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:27 PDT
3D Printed Rock Candy http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Rock-Candy/
3D Printed Rock Candy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/7ITC/HY3Z9R8Z/F977ITCHY3Z9R8Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/7ITC/HY3Z9R8Z/F977ITCHY3Z9R8Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/7ITC/HY3Z9R8Z/F977ITCHY3Z9R8Z.SMALL.jpg Aaron Porterfield Do you have a sweet tooth? Like Breaking Bad? If you have free time and enjoy watching things grow, you might like growing sugar crystals.I thought it would be interesting to see if / how sugar crystals would grow on a 3D printed surface, and if I could manipulate how they grow based on the structur...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:21:23 PDT
3D Scanners : Cosmonaut Glove http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Scanners-Cosmonaut-Glove/
3D Scanners : Cosmonaut Glove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/MA5M/HY21VW0L/FDTMA5MHY21VW0L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/MA5M/HY21VW0L/FDTMA5MHY21VW0L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/MA5M/HY21VW0L/FDTMA5MHY21VW0L.SMALL.jpg gabrieltaft OverviewThis Instructable will detail how to use the Artec Eva and Spider 3D scanners. The scanners are capable of generating high quality 3D Scans and models. They work by projecting a pattern onto an object , while capturing the data in real-time through photos. Next, you use Artec Studios to run ...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:51:49 PDT
Tools for 3D printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-for-printing-using-a-Printrbot-3D-Printer/
Tools for 3D printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/2KHT/HY086DGS/F232KHTHY086DGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/2KHT/HY086DGS/F232KHTHY086DGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/2KHT/HY086DGS/F232KHTHY086DGS.SMALL.jpg kevinandersen So you bought yourself a 3D Printer, maybe a PrintrBot Simple Metal like I did, and you want to get started taking over the world with your mad printing skills. Before you do, however, I've made a list of tools that I think can make your daily life with a 3D-printer a lot easier... Masking tape B...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:25:12 PDT
Thermoforming 3D Printed PLA for Use in Prostethics http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoforming-3D-Printed-PLA-for-Use-in-Prostethic/
Thermoforming 3D Printed PLA for Use in Prostethics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/JN33/HXZO516I/F27JN33HXZO516I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/JN33/HXZO516I/F27JN33HXZO516I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/JN33/HXZO516I/F27JN33HXZO516I.SMALL.jpg andreasbastian One of the biggest challenges in low-cost 3D printed prosthetic devices is achieving the proper fit. If the loads on the device are not properly distributed across the skin and underlying tissue, it can lead to irritation, bruising, or rashes. In the case of the body-driven prosthetic devices that...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:10:54 PDT
100% Solved - Clean blocked extruder nozzle in 3D printing http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Solved-Clean-blocked-nozzle-in-3D-printing/
100% Solved - Clean blocked extruder nozzle in 3D printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/SIGW/HXYA49O5/FYPSIGWHXYA49O5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/SIGW/HXYA49O5/FYPSIGWHXYA49O5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/SIGW/HXYA49O5/FYPSIGWHXYA49O5.SMALL.jpg danleow Signs of blocked nozzle when filament are not extruding uniformly, extrude very thin filament than usual or not coming out from nozzle. What you need: (It will cost you less than $15)1. Acetone ($7 for small bottle)2. Torch (Available on eBay at around $5) 3. Very thin wireImportant note: Please rea...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:30:08 PDT
Hubless Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/Hubless-Gear/
Hubless Gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/SLSI/HXLMOFPP/F8SSLSIHXLMOFPP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/SLSI/HXLMOFPP/F8SSLSIHXLMOFPP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/SLSI/HXLMOFPP/F8SSLSIHXLMOFPP.SMALL.jpg daveenterprises IntroductionIn order to understand this project, one must first understand the concept of a hubless wheel. A hubless wheel is basically a wheel without a center, which is empty. Hubless technology is still an emerging field and has a lot of promise for the future. Many applications such as automotiv...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:28:37 PDT
SelfiesBot — Twitterbot that takes Selfies using Rapsberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/SelfiesBot-Twitterbot-that-takes-Selfies-using-Rap/
SelfiesBot — Twitterbot that takes Selfies using Rapsberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/8F3A/HXMKQST1/FMJ8F3AHXMKQST1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/8F3A/HXMKQST1/FMJ8F3AHXMKQST1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/8F3A/HXMKQST1/FMJ8F3AHXMKQST1.SMALL.jpg scottkildall SelfiesBot is a Twitterbot that takes...Selfies! The Twitter feed for @selfiesbot is here.SelfiesBot is a sculpture that uses a Raspberry Pi to take a photo, preview it and then post it to its Twitter account.This Instructable will give details of the software, electronics and physical construction ...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:45:30 PDT
Quality Finish 3D Prints with Acetone http://www.instructables.com/id/Quality-Finish-3D-Prints-with-Acetone/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:27:32 PDT
3D Printed TINY Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-TINY-Planters/
3D Printed TINY Planters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/HLDZ/HXEZ73HW/FH8HLDZHXEZ73HW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/HLDZ/HXEZ73HW/FH8HLDZHXEZ73HW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/HLDZ/HXEZ73HW/FH8HLDZHXEZ73HW.SMALL.jpg deenakhattab Inspired by the interesting planters that populate Autodesk's Pier 9 office, I sought to create my own version of the office planter on a micro scale. My goal was to allow plants to flourish in the most unlikely of places — tiny crevices between desks.(You can read my original blogpost about this pr...
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:00:51 PDT
3D Printer Filament Reel Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printer-Filament-Reel-Holder/
3D Printer Filament Reel Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/JEAZ/HXDPBRRF/FQCJEAZHXDPBRRF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/JEAZ/HXDPBRRF/FQCJEAZHXDPBRRF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/JEAZ/HXDPBRRF/FQCJEAZHXDPBRRF.SMALL.jpg zzenn This instructable shows how to make a 3D printer filament reel holder using an older desktop computer stand.The holder has bearings and is adjustable for different size filament reels. Start with a desktop computer stand. First, find a computer stand that was used to hold an older desktop compute...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 18:35:00 PDT
3D Printed Blooming Flowers http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Blooming-Flowers/
3D Printed Blooming Flowers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/6LWL/HX1WDCK4/FRT6LWLHX1WDCK4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/6LWL/HX1WDCK4/FRT6LWLHX1WDCK4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/6LWL/HX1WDCK4/FRT6LWLHX1WDCK4.SMALL.jpg MikaelaHolmes These creepily beautiful pod blossoms grew out of my desire to create a flower that would open and close with mechanical actuation. I was playing with a tentacle shape that two fellow Pier 9 Artists in Residence (Andreas Bastian and Anouk Wipprecht) had been experimenting with. I created many diff...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:24:45 PDT
DIY 3D Tilt Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-3D-Tilt-Sensor/
DIY 3D Tilt Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/CTT7/HX1WBZ4J/F2BCTT7HX1WBZ4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/CTT7/HX1WBZ4J/F2BCTT7HX1WBZ4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/CTT7/HX1WBZ4J/F2BCTT7HX1WBZ4J.SMALL.jpg tamberg How to build a DIY 3D tilt sensor Bluetooth HID controller Fun, educational to build, and a bit like magic. Check this video of the DIY 3D tilt sensor hooked up to Philips Hue. The project is designed to be made in a FabLab (Zürich represent!) with a laser cutter, a 3D printer and a soldering iron....
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:26:21 PDT
iPhone pinhole camera http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-pinhole-camera/
iPhone pinhole camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/ZZOD/HWWNJY56/FNXZZODHWWNJY56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/ZZOD/HWWNJY56/FNXZZODHWWNJY56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/ZZOD/HWWNJY56/FNXZZODHWWNJY56.SMALL.jpg deenakhattab One day I was browsing through 123D and Thingiverse when I noticed that no one had ever made a pinhole camera for the iPhone. Here we are in a world where 3D printing is a thing that exists and people are still taping tiny-holed cardboard squares over their iPhone cameras to achieve that coveted gra...
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:15:28 PDT
Modern Custom 3D Printed and Lasercut Chess Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Custom-3D-Printed-and-Lasercut-Chess-Set/
Modern Custom 3D Printed and Lasercut Chess Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/PUSU/HWUJYDRI/FJEPUSUHWUJYDRI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/PUSU/HWUJYDRI/FJEPUSUHWUJYDRI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/PUSU/HWUJYDRI/FJEPUSUHWUJYDRI.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio Why buy a chess set when you can just make one! It's easy and free to download or model your own and 3D print it at home. In this instructable we will go over where to find or how to make base geometry using Autodesk 360 Fusion or the Autodesk 123 Gallery. Then how to clean and prep the meshed fo...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:30:32 PDT
The Microwave: A Color 3D Scanner for Small Objects http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Microwave-A-Color-3D-Scanner-for-Small-Objects/
The Microwave: A Color 3D Scanner for Small Objects - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/ZI3U/HWQF4CZ7/FEXZI3UHWQF4CZ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/ZI3U/HWQF4CZ7/FEXZI3UHWQF4CZ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/ZI3U/HWQF4CZ7/FEXZI3UHWQF4CZ7.SMALL.jpg sfrayne Have you ever wanted to 3D scan a stuffed animal, or a little ceramic dinosaur, or perhaps an owl whistle? You know, to contribute to the volumetric digital repository of civilization. Well, I have good news for you - all you need is a lightbox, a cheap turntable display, a big sheet of white pape...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:34:08 PDT
Conversational Gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/Conversational-Gloves/
Conversational Gloves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/ZI49/HWNUHPDA/FE9ZI49HWNUHPDA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/ZI49/HWNUHPDA/FE9ZI49HWNUHPDA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/ZI49/HWNUHPDA/FE9ZI49HWNUHPDA.SMALL.jpg rachel_yalisove This is what came out of my attempt at combining some of my favorite tools and themes...Grasshopper, 3D printing, kinetic motion, and linguistics. I put these gloves on my friends, asked them to tell me a story, and used Grasshopper to record the data from their hand gestures. While these gloves ar...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 19:54:27 PDT
3D Printed 17" Laptop Cooler 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-17-Laptop-Cooler-20/
3D Printed 17" Laptop Cooler 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/9FTI/HWOY3G4I/F6Q9FTIHWOY3G4I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/9FTI/HWOY3G4I/F6Q9FTIHWOY3G4I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/9FTI/HWOY3G4I/F6Q9FTIHWOY3G4I.SMALL.jpg NPTechman Alright, this is a follow up to my previous instructable related to a 3D printed 17" laptop cooler I created and printed on my replicator 2 from Makerbot. Here is the link:http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-17-Lapt...The first version of this cooler I created based upon how I use my laptop t...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 19:24:47 PDT
3D Printed Rubber Mold http://www.instructables.com/id/3d-Printed-Rubber-Mold/
3D Printed Rubber Mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/W46F/HWNUCSHV/FGKW46FHWNUCSHV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/W46F/HWNUCSHV/FGKW46FHWNUCSHV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/W46F/HWNUCSHV/FGKW46FHWNUCSHV.SMALL.jpg rachel_yalisove I took a mold making workshop this past spring and wanted to see how I could combine 3d modeling and mold making techniques. Make a 3d model. While modeling, of course, keep in mind the build volume and resolution of your 3d printer. Model the mold. I drew a box around the object in Rhino, spl...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:57:11 PDT
Recursive Object Creation in Maya using MEL and 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Recursive-Object-Creation-in-Maya-using-MEL-and-3D/
Recursive Object Creation in Maya using MEL and 3D Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/291H/HWNUDNAX/FU8291HHWNUDNAX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/291H/HWNUDNAX/FU8291HHWNUDNAX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/291H/HWNUDNAX/FU8291HHWNUDNAX.SMALL.jpg ma77er This instructable will show you how to create a recursive object in Maya using the MEL (Maya Embedded Language) scripting language. In addition, it will cover how to 3D print these objects using an Objet Eden 260V.Materials you will need:1. Autodesk Maya 2014 Software2. McNeel Rhinoceros Software3. ...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:25:07 PDT
DIY Fingerprint Scanning Garage Door Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Fingerprint-Scanning-Garage-Door-Opener/
DIY Fingerprint Scanning Garage Door Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/1NRS/HWLCWCB3/FEZ1NRSHWLCWCB3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/1NRS/HWLCWCB3/FEZ1NRSHWLCWCB3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/1NRS/HWLCWCB3/FEZ1NRSHWLCWCB3.SMALL.jpg nodcah As a person without a car, I don't need to carry keys around everywhere I go. Because of this, I've been locked out of my own house several times. It's a pain to wait for someone with a key, so I thought I would do something about it.This project is my way of solving this problem, while getting the ...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:14:20 PDT
3D Printed 17" Laptop Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-17-Laptop-Cooler/
3D Printed 17" Laptop Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/8Z4S/HWKK15EA/FAO8Z4SHWKK15EA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/8Z4S/HWKK15EA/FAO8Z4SHWKK15EA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/8Z4S/HWKK15EA/FAO8Z4SHWKK15EA.SMALL.gif NPTechman This laptop cooler is designed to work with a 17" laptop (specifically an Asus G73JH) or similar sized laptop to create better airflow underneath. Now my Asus gaming laptop doesnt really need a laptop cooler, but I thought it would be a neat challenge to teach myself how to use AutoCAD 3d to create ...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:36:01 PDT
MM2X Makerbot Replicator 2X alternative extruder installation http://www.instructables.com/id/MM2X-Makerbot-Nozzle-Installation-Instructions/
MM2X Makerbot Replicator 2X alternative extruder installation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/1G9E/HWIMUUAI/FR71G9EHWIMUUAI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/1G9E/HWIMUUAI/FR71G9EHWIMUUAI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/1G9E/HWIMUUAI/FR71G9EHWIMUUAI.SMALL.jpg robosavvy The ultimate solution for reliable multi-material and dual extrusion on the Makerbot Replicator 2XThe MM2X (Multi-Material Dual Extruder) is a replacement dual extruder system for the Makerbot Replicator 2X.It guarantees reliable printing with PLA, ABS and other materials. We have experience and exp...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 04:06:25 PDT
Water-Powered Octocopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Powered-Octocopter/
Water-Powered Octocopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/42E9/HWG0DCPI/FWM42E9HWG0DCPI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/42E9/HWG0DCPI/FWM42E9HWG0DCPI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/42E9/HWG0DCPI/FWM42E9HWG0DCPI.SMALL.jpg andzerb The power of water is sometimes understated, especially as a means of propulsion. This project uses the water and pressure from an ordinary garden hose to propel a 3D printed octo-copter into the skies.This project only takes a couple hours, as all you need to do is print the file, screw it onto a h...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:12:57 PDT
A compact, Arduino altimeter for RC Planes http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Altimeter-A-compact-Arduino-altimeter/
A compact, Arduino altimeter for RC Planes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/FSSP/HWAAYV5T/FSVFSSPHWAAYV5T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/FSSP/HWAAYV5T/FSVFSSPHWAAYV5T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/FSSP/HWAAYV5T/FSVFSSPHWAAYV5T.SMALL.jpg qubist Please vote for this Instructable if you think it deserves it! Thanks!The Ultimate Altimeter is a super-compact, Arduino controlled altimeter capable of measuring the altitude with an accuracy of 0.3 meters, and saving the highest and lowest values it has measured. It is powered by a 40 mAh L...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:43:56 PDT
Low cost linear actuator for cnc xy table and alike! http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-linear-actuator/
Low cost linear actuator for cnc xy table and alike! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/VW5F/HW8SWOHU/F5AVW5FHW8SWOHU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/VW5F/HW8SWOHU/F5AVW5FHW8SWOHU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/VW5F/HW8SWOHU/F5AVW5FHW8SWOHU.SMALL.jpg Lukas Hoppe Creating a good linear actuator for your personal 3D printer or cnc machine is never easy. Either you try to incorporate lucky eBay finds in your design, which isn’t very dependable as a source for your parts. Or you come up with a solution that works in your case, but may be complex and yet is not ...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 07:23:30 PDT
Video Skate Dolly http://www.instructables.com/id/Video-Skate-Dolly/
Video Skate Dolly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/A3MN/HW6HYIYG/F2SA3MNHW6HYIYG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/A3MN/HW6HYIYG/F2SA3MNHW6HYIYG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/A3MN/HW6HYIYG/F2SA3MNHW6HYIYG.SMALL.jpg Jazzmyn My 3d printed "Video Skate Dolly" is a handy piece of gear to add to your collection. It has an adjustable arm, rotating base, and tilting head. The wheels can also be adjusted to shoot a 360 degree video. Using recycled roller-blade wheels and PLA plastic it is easy on the environment and your b...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 17:53:52 PDT
THE RECORDER ASSISTANCE TOOL http://www.instructables.com/id/THE-FLUTE-ASSISTANCE-TOOL/
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 02:56:20 PDT
Small vs Large 3D Printed Hinges http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-3D-Printed-Hinges/
Small vs Large 3D Printed Hinges - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/AQH8/HW0FXA96/FM2AQH8HW0FXA96.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/AQH8/HW0FXA96/FM2AQH8HW0FXA96.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/AQH8/HW0FXA96/FM2AQH8HW0FXA96.SMALL.jpg bfk While designing a cable clamp for an upcoming project, I ran an experiment to find the practical minimum size hinge my printer is capable of producing. I rarely print smaller than 2mm resolution, so that became my control. I still don't know what the lower size limit is, since I stopped when my t...
By: bfk

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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 00:58:19 PDT
Magnetic GoPro Mount - 3D printed or with CDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-GoPro-Mount-3D-printed-or-with-CDs/
Magnetic GoPro Mount - 3D printed or with CDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/0QPA/HVY5JU2N/F1G0QPAHVY5JU2N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/0QPA/HVY5JU2N/F1G0QPAHVY5JU2N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/0QPA/HVY5JU2N/F1G0QPAHVY5JU2N.SMALL.jpg tutur09 How many times have you failed or not even attempted to set up your GoPro camera in cool places?Can't use sticky mounts (or don't want to buy a new ones every-time), the support is too dirty/porous/uneven to use suction cups, can't srew/glue onto the precious surface, no edge to use a clamp....This ...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 21:39:34 PDT
Make a 3D Scanner From a Cell Phone and Bicycle Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-3D-Scanner-From-a-Cell-Phone-and-Bicycle-Wh/
Make a 3D Scanner From a Cell Phone and Bicycle Wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/N1NJ/HVY5JP57/FKBN1NJHVY5JP57.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/N1NJ/HVY5JP57/FKBN1NJHVY5JP57.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/N1NJ/HVY5JP57/FKBN1NJHVY5JP57.SMALL.jpg Zaphod Beetlebrox How to make a functioning 3D scanner rig from a cell phone and a bicycle wheel. That probably sounds a little preposterous, how can you make something as complicated and advanced as a 3D-scanner from something as common as a cell phone and as archaic as a wheel?This is how: most 3D scanners utilize ...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 21:21:35 PDT
3D printed USB cabel decoration http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-USB-cabel-decoration/
3D printed USB cabel decoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/Q3CB/HVXBXC81/F37Q3CBHVXBXC81.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/Q3CB/HVXBXC81/F37Q3CBHVXBXC81.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/Q3CB/HVXBXC81/F37Q3CBHVXBXC81.SMALL.jpg Daphne Laméris I often forget which USB cable is which. Since I often move my laptop around, I have to plug in a lot of USB cables. This results in me wondering why my keyboard or drawingtablet is not working because I plugged in my mouse or a printer. Of course, I could use some colored tape to label them. But th...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 11:30:38 PDT
3D-Printed Handy Telescoping Key-chain Pencil Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Handy-Telescoping-Key-chain-Pencil-Hack/
3D-Printed Handy Telescoping Key-chain Pencil Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/ORHE/HVWTIHR3/FADORHEHVWTIHR3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/ORHE/HVWTIHR3/FADORHEHVWTIHR3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/ORHE/HVWTIHR3/FADORHEHVWTIHR3.SMALL.jpg ekul3e3 Hi,in this Instructable I'd like to show you how to make a mechanical pencil that's super small, can fit on you key-chain and you can take with you where ever you go. I designed this so that it can telescope into a larger pencil making it easier to use. When the pencil is in it's reduced size then i...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:00:17 PDT
3D Printed Mini Jambox Bike Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Mini-Jambox-Bike-Mount/
3D Printed Mini Jambox Bike Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/STFP/HVTWDOZN/FM3STFPHVTWDOZN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/STFP/HVTWDOZN/FM3STFPHVTWDOZN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/STFP/HVTWDOZN/FM3STFPHVTWDOZN.SMALL.jpg SillyHuman I picked up a Mini Jambox for some super portable music to carry around my apartment, but that only lasted so long. Soon I wanted to take it with me on long bike rides. That's right, it was getting serious and I was ready to make a more devoted connection. So I designed a bracket, printed it up at S...
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Sat, 31 May 2014 08:32:37 PDT
Finish up your ABS 3D printed model with Pen Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Finish-up-your-ABS-3D-printed-model-with-Pen-Torch/
Finish up your ABS 3D printed model with Pen Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/KTAX/HWIMUX5M/F4FKTAXHWIMUX5M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/KTAX/HWIMUX5M/F4FKTAXHWIMUX5M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/KTAX/HWIMUX5M/F4FKTAXHWIMUX5M.SMALL.jpg danleow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T2pX9SHomIProblem statement:Most of the time after you remove the support printing materials there will be some white marks in some places.Solution:You can use flame / fire to restore back the ABS color to its original. You can use a lighter but I prefer to use a tor...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 22:46:33 PDT
Beautiful tap-light night-light http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautiful-tap-light-night-light/
Beautiful tap-light night-light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/LFE5/HW0FVXYA/FGNLFE5HW0FVXYA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/LFE5/HW0FVXYA/FGNLFE5HW0FVXYA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/LFE5/HW0FVXYA/FGNLFE5HW0FVXYA.SMALL.jpg mrakuaku Here's a fun and simple project showing you how to make some tactile night-light/mood-lights that turn on and off when you tap them. They're cheap (less than $1 a piece), cool and don't take that long to make!*Update - June 4 2014 - add florescent luminescence and give an almost radio active glow to...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 22:47:53 PDT
3D Print Finishing Technique for Improved Surface Quality http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Print-Finishing-Technique-for-Improved-Surface-/
3D Print Finishing Technique for Improved Surface Quality - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/FAJI/HVO9TCGB/FMUFAJIHVO9TCGB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/FAJI/HVO9TCGB/FMUFAJIHVO9TCGB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/FAJI/HVO9TCGB/FMUFAJIHVO9TCGB.SMALL.jpg andreasbastian Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)/ Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) technology is often described as "low-quality" largely because of the visibility of individual layers. Optically, this high degree of visibility is a result of the smooth, reflective surfaces of the extrusions. Light reflected off of ...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 22:34:55 PDT
100% Solved: Restore ABS color from 3D printing http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Solved-Restore-ABS-color-from-3D-printing/
100% Solved: Restore ABS color from 3D printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/JBVD/HWIMUX26/FFBJBVDHWIMUX26.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/JBVD/HWIMUX26/FFBJBVDHWIMUX26.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/JBVD/HWIMUX26/FFBJBVDHWIMUX26.SMALL.jpg danleow Removing support structures and rafts will cause white marks/spots and areas. There are 2 fast and easy methods to restore the color back to its original ABS colour.Method 1: Use a lighter (Best Method) 1. Just a heat from the flame will do, move the flame lightly around the area. Note: Do not expos...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 17:40:29 PDT
100% Solved - ABS warping in 3D printing http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Solved-ABS-warping-in-3D-printing/
100% Solved - ABS warping in 3D printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/5PCF/HWIMUX2S/FEX5PCFHWIMUX2S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/5PCF/HWIMUX2S/FEX5PCFHWIMUX2S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/5PCF/HWIMUX2S/FEX5PCFHWIMUX2S.SMALL.jpg danleow Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/HoPGaZCrrJ0 This method has given me 100% success ABS printing without warping. Before this the ABS simply warps either in the early stage or in the middle of printing and because of this I have wasted my time, materials and money. Now I am very confident about ...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 16:40:41 PDT
Readymake: Duchamp Chess Pieces (3D Recreations from Photographs) http://www.instructables.com/id/Readymake-Duchamp-Chess-Pieces-3D-Recreations-from/
Readymake: Duchamp Chess Pieces (3D Recreations from Photographs) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/XDSO/HVGXSHCF/FKIXDSOHVGXSHCF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/XDSO/HVGXSHCF/FKIXDSOHVGXSHCF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/XDSO/HVGXSHCF/FKIXDSOHVGXSHCF.SMALL.jpg scottkildall "Readymake: Duchamp Chess Pieces" recreates Marcel Duchamp’s hand-carved wooden chess set as 3D models to be 3D printed by anyone. Duchamp’s original chess set has been lost and exists only as a photograph.Scott Kildall (me) and Bryan Cera created this project and call this process a Readymake — a p...
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Thu, 22 May 2014 12:54:33 PDT
How to design 3d printed glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-design-3d-printed-glasses/
How to design 3d printed glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/D9PL/HVFL5WTO/F5PD9PLHVFL5WTO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/D9PL/HVFL5WTO/F5PD9PLHVFL5WTO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5P/D9PL/HVFL5WTO/F5PD9PLHVFL5WTO.SMALL.jpg Aaron Porterfield This is how I designed and 3D printed my own glasses using lenses from a broken pair.I started by 3D scanning my lens using my phone's camera and Autodesk's 123D Catch. You can see the instructable here: http://www.instructables.com/id/3d-scanning-a-glasses-lens/I used the 3D scan of my lenses as a ...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 09:50:34 PDT
Math Blox http://www.instructables.com/id/Math-Blox/
Math Blox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/BEOG/HV9FUSV8/FVDBEOGHV9FUSV8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/BEOG/HV9FUSV8/FVDBEOGHV9FUSV8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVD/BEOG/HV9FUSV8/FVDBEOGHV9FUSV8.SMALL.jpg bfruin Math Blox is a tangible fun math quizzes game.Watch the video above to see how it works! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Q0cenjk-cThe game is designed for the Blox Board (described here) that shows the player a set of four numbers along with a target number and it is the player's objective to use ...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 10:54:05 PDT
Tinkercad Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Tinkercad-Tutorial/
Tinkercad Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/1JHH/HV64DBRV/FIH1JHHHV64DBRV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/1JHH/HV64DBRV/FIH1JHHHV64DBRV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/1JHH/HV64DBRV/FIH1JHHHV64DBRV.SMALL.jpg eyashnyk This quick tutorial will show you how to design a 3D-printable house using Tinkercad in just 9 easy steps! Step 1: Create Account Tinkercad is a simple, intuitive, and FREE website available to easily design models for 3D printing. The first thing you will want to do on Tinkercad is create a user...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 23:41:20 PDT
Incoming Subway Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Incoming-Subway-Lamp/
Incoming Subway Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/YDNG/HUYM5L3N/FM1YDNGHUYM5L3N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/YDNG/HUYM5L3N/FM1YDNGHUYM5L3N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/YDNG/HUYM5L3N/FM1YDNGHUYM5L3N.SMALL.jpg MrRorschach Tired of rushing to the subway only to see tail lights as it pulls away from the station?Me too. So I have created a little Arduino powered lamp that changes colors based on when the next train is coming. This one was built using the BART API but many systems have public access to their GTFS Feed(th...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 20:37:12 PDT
3D Printed Engineers for a Sustainable World Logo http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Engineers-for-a-Sustainable-World-Logo/
3D Printed Engineers for a Sustainable World Logo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/CX1J/HV1KT8SA/FK0CX1JHV1KT8SA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/CX1J/HV1KT8SA/FK0CX1JHV1KT8SA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/CX1J/HV1KT8SA/FK0CX1JHV1KT8SA.SMALL.jpg pitrack I'm going to show you how to take a 2D logo and make it into a 3D one using SketchUp. SketchUp and Plugins If you already haven't you need to download Sketchup from http://www.sketchup.com. From there you will need to download a plugin called SketchUp STL from this site http://extensions.sketchup...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 18:39:01 PDT
Rotomold your own Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotomold-your-own-Speakers/
Rotomold your own Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/77MC/HV2AGO33/FAQ77MCHV2AGO33.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/77MC/HV2AGO33/FAQ77MCHV2AGO33.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/77MC/HV2AGO33/FAQ77MCHV2AGO33.SMALL.jpg mach1monkey I recently built my own rotomolder, a device that lets you make hollow parts like the hollow chocolate bunnies that they make every easter. It rotates a mold with resin inside 360º in two directions until the resin cures. Once hard you pop the mold open and there you have your hollow part! I'm makin...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 12:22:41 PDT
Designing a Bevelled Gear for 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Designig-a-Bevelled-Gear-for-3D-Printing/
Designing a Bevelled Gear for 3D Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/9DM2/HUWMC4KX/FI69DM2HUWMC4KX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/9DM2/HUWMC4KX/FI69DM2HUWMC4KX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/9DM2/HUWMC4KX/FI69DM2HUWMC4KX.SMALL.jpg aggrav8d I had a problem that I could only solve with two gears that met at a 90 degree angle. Normal gears don't work that way - the teeth would get stuck or break off. I needed a gear that tapered inward at a 45 degree angle. Angled gears like this are called straight bevelled gears. Here's how I did i...
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Wed, 7 May 2014 09:44:08 PDT
Cubecube: A Tangible CAD Interface. http://www.instructables.com/id/Cubecube-A-Tangible-CAD-Interface/
Cubecube: A Tangible CAD Interface. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/EG0L/HUU1LYWP/F5CEG0LHUU1LYWP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/EG0L/HUU1LYWP/F5CEG0LHUU1LYWP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/EG0L/HUU1LYWP/F5CEG0LHUU1LYWP.SMALL.jpg Bryan Cera Cubecube - an open-source hardware project - is a tangible, tactile interface for CAD (computer-aided design.) As open source design platforms continue to emerge, there is an opportunity to explore new possibilities in how we create. The Cubecube project aims to investigate the question: If there w...
By: Bryan Cera

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Mon, 5 May 2014 23:47:50 PDT