Instructables: exploring - technology - 3d printing http://www.instructables.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:17:25 PDT BLOX v1.01 3D Printing with metals at home! http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-with-metals-at-home/
3D Printing with metals at home! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/7VRF/I1EU1P5D/F3F7VRFI1EU1P5D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/7VRF/I1EU1P5D/F3F7VRFI1EU1P5D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/7VRF/I1EU1P5D/F3F7VRFI1EU1P5D.SMALL.jpg madaeon This is a short tutorial that shows you how you can make metal parts, at home, in less than 1 hour, in a few easy steps.If you like this instructable you can support me having a look at my IndieGoGo campaign here; you can now get your LumiPocket 3D Printer, a project that I started one year ago as a...
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:19:54 PDT
Building a 3D printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-3D-printer/
Building a 3D printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/DG8J/I1C43NFH/FVCDG8JI1C43NFH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/DG8J/I1C43NFH/FVCDG8JI1C43NFH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/DG8J/I1C43NFH/FVCDG8JI1C43NFH.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Hello and welcome back to another instructable from Switch & Lever!We recently acquired a 3d printer kit, the Velleman K8200, a fairly low cost 3d printer with a high DIY factor, in that you have to assemble the printer yourself, complete with wiring and soldering.In the following steps we chronicle...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:11:31 PDT
3D printed phone holder http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-phone-holder-1/
3D printed phone holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/FQ8T/I1C1IPQ5/FWTFQ8TI1C1IPQ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/FQ8T/I1C1IPQ5/FWTFQ8TI1C1IPQ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/FQ8T/I1C1IPQ5/FWTFQ8TI1C1IPQ5.SMALL.jpg vol7 Ok. You have a problem. That is certain. So you’re searching for a solution. The simplest way to find a solution for pretty much any kind of problem is to take a look around you. What you have at hand? Got any tools? Now, find a way to use them!That’s the story behind my project. The first project h...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:11:50 PDT
How to Dye Your Nylon 3D Prints http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Dye-Your-Nylon-3D-Prints/
How to Dye Your Nylon 3D Prints - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/XNCB/I1B64MY2/FIXXNCBI1B64MY2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/XNCB/I1B64MY2/FIXXNCBI1B64MY2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/XNCB/I1B64MY2/FIXXNCBI1B64MY2.SMALL.jpg colleenjordan 3D printing is currently a big buzz word in the design, arts and crafts, and technology worlds. With the growing awareness and access to 3D printing technology, more and more hobbyists, designers, and crafters are creating their own projects and products with this technology. Online services like Sh...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:25:44 PDT
3D-Printed Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Speakers/
3D-Printed Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/J603/I1941HW1/FSZJ603I1941HW1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/J603/I1941HW1/FSZJ603I1941HW1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/J603/I1941HW1/FSZJ603I1941HW1.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 Upgrade your desk with these modular 3D-printed speakers! While the rest of the office jams with their plain black and silver sound cubes, you'll be listening in style from your very own custom set. With only a handful of simple parts, you'll be able assemble or tear down these speakers in minute...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:14:12 PDT
Giant Robot Arm "meArm" Remix http://www.instructables.com/id/My-meArm-Bigger-Stronger-Longer/
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:50:58 PDT
Science Fair: Bored No More http://www.instructables.com/id/Science-Fair-Bored-No-More/
Science Fair: Bored No More - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/O3KK/I155W6KR/FIDO3KKI155W6KR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/O3KK/I155W6KR/FIDO3KKI155W6KR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/O3KK/I155W6KR/FIDO3KKI155W6KR.SMALL.jpg Jazzmyn Science fair boards have failed to evolve over the last 50+ years. It is time to break away from the "Look but don't touch" mentality of Science Fairs. Using Arduino, Big buttons, Servos and LED's we can add interactivity to the science fair boards of the future. My goal is to make science fair...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:09:35 PDT
3D Printed Monster from 2D Drawing in 123D Design http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Monster-from-2D-Drawing-in-123D-Design/
3D Printed Monster from 2D Drawing in 123D Design - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/AH17/I12KGYG7/F39AH17I12KGYG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/AH17/I12KGYG7/F39AH17I12KGYG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/AH17/I12KGYG7/F39AH17I12KGYG7.SMALL.jpg ohhmyhead 3D printing is super fun. So is drawing. Want to translate a sketch into an articulated creature? Keep reading to find out how! Software and Materials For this Instructable, I'll be using Autodesk's (free) 123D Design for the 3d modeling, though you can use the software of your choice. For con...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:03:47 PDT
3D Printed Glowing Orb http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Glowing-Orb/
3D Printed Glowing Orb - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/LDMQ/I0XOJAE5/FZLLDMQI0XOJAE5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/LDMQ/I0XOJAE5/FZLLDMQI0XOJAE5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/LDMQ/I0XOJAE5/FZLLDMQI0XOJAE5.SMALL.jpg timcam For this project I designed and built a "glowing orb" button that incorporates twisted rings of LEDs. The goal was something that appeared to be a simple print but performed something unexpected.I've been exploring how to add electronics to 3D prints; so this project fit well when the creator of the...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 12:28:12 PDT
Harry Potter inspired Pygmy Puff http://www.instructables.com/id/Harry-Potter-inspired-Pygmy-Puff/
Harry Potter inspired Pygmy Puff - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/FFB0/I0VP14RT/F3CFFB0I0VP14RT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/FFB0/I0VP14RT/F3CFFB0I0VP14RT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/FFB0/I0VP14RT/F3CFFB0I0VP14RT.SMALL.jpg printingin3d I decided to make a Pygmy puff from Harry Potter movies. I saw Pygmys in the wizard shop, but it was so different from the one seen on the screen. You can read more about making our Pygmys at:Our new pet is a pygmy puffBig brother in our pygmy puff familyThe giant pygmyIf you don't have a 3d printer...
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 08:59:57 PDT
Soldering Helping Hand and more http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Helping-Hand-and-more/
Soldering Helping Hand and more - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/0JU4/I0TVA19J/FWN0JU4I0TVA19J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/0JU4/I0TVA19J/FWN0JU4I0TVA19J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/0JU4/I0TVA19J/FWN0JU4I0TVA19J.SMALL.jpg CarmelitoAndrade This instructable was made with the intention to make a low cost soldering helping hand, which will occupy very less storage space and some thing that can be broken down in a couple of minutes to make easily portable, with things that you may already have at home.This inscrutable was inspired f...
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 15:59:33 PDT
Ugly spooky iPhone gramophone speaker - Arduino & 3D printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Ugly-spooky-iPhone-gramophone-speaker-Arduino-3D-p/
Ugly spooky iPhone gramophone speaker - Arduino & 3D printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/PY2P/I0R0YIO2/FUCPY2PI0R0YIO2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/PY2P/I0R0YIO2/FUCPY2PI0R0YIO2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/PY2P/I0R0YIO2/FUCPY2PI0R0YIO2.SMALL.jpg danleow Introduction:Another one of my out of the blue project idea and I was a little reluctant to put it up because it turn out to be really ugly looking... HAHAHAHA! but the speaker works pretty well. The whole concept is to combine gramophone speaker and spooky ambient lighting. I channelled the iPhone ...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 22:23:14 PDT
Quick Start Guide: Shapeways http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Start-Guide-Shapeways/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:17:05 PDT
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
Turn *any* Video into a 3D Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-any-Video-into-a-3D-Model/
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:25:40 PDT
3D Printed Cake Topper http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Cake-Topper/
3D Printed Cake Topper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/TC0H/I0NOFNR8/FW3TC0HI0NOFNR8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/TC0H/I0NOFNR8/FW3TC0HI0NOFNR8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW3/TC0H/I0NOFNR8/FW3TC0HI0NOFNR8.SMALL.jpg nochanceinhell3856 Add some personality to your next cake by creating a 3D printed cake topper with your favorite or original design. This project started when I was asked to take a 3D jewelry pendant that I created of the old EPCOT logo and turn it into a Cake Topper for an EPCOT Themed Wedding. What is needed ...
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:52:06 PDT
3D Printing for Two-Part Silicone Molds http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-for-Two-Part-Silicone-Molds/
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:45:27 PDT
Minibuilders - How to 3d print big structures with small robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Minibuilders-How-to-3d-print-big-structures-with-s/
Minibuilders - How to 3d print big structures with small robots - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/QPCP/I0LDTO65/F4GQPCPI0LDTO65.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/QPCP/I0LDTO65/F4GQPCPI0LDTO65.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/QPCP/I0LDTO65/F4GQPCPI0LDTO65.SMALL.jpg Minibuilders There has always been a close relationship between architecture and technology. However, recently architecture has stagnated and the construction industry has been slow to adopt technologies that are already well established in other fields. Whilst we design digitally we still construct manually. Ro...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:52:19 PDT
Basic 3D Print guide for Prusa i3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-3D-Print-guide-for-Prusa-i3/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:43:03 PDT
The Photographer Car Mods http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Photographer-Car-Mods/
The Photographer Car Mods - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/7VK4/I0G95PSU/F1A7VK4I0G95PSU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/7VK4/I0G95PSU/F1A7VK4I0G95PSU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/7VK4/I0G95PSU/F1A7VK4I0G95PSU.SMALL.jpg Moussaillette Alright! So here's my project: I'm going to 3D print at the local maker-space accessories for my car geared towards a passion of mine: photography. I always have my gear in bags and keep forgetting things or loosing them so this time I'm going to keep everything properly arranged in my car. Of cours...
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:18:00 PDT
Convert any 2D image to a 3D object using OpenSCAD (and only free software) http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-any-2D-image-to-a-3D-object-using-OpenSCAD/
Convert any 2D image to a 3D object using OpenSCAD (and only free software) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/XDOA/I0FFEDD9/FAUXDOAI0FFEDD9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/XDOA/I0FFEDD9/FAUXDOAI0FFEDD9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/XDOA/I0FFEDD9/FAUXDOAI0FFEDD9.SMALL.jpg R-I-H-A-M I have recently become quite obsessed with 3D design and printing, since I have very little design experience I have been relying extensively on OpenSCAD, it makes designing 3D objects just too easy not to try, if you want to make 3D models from an image or SVG file, you can do it very easily - ther...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:47:42 PDT
Using Maya to create a professional product render quickly for Shapeways http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Maya-to-create-a-professional-product-render/
Using Maya to create a professional product render quickly for Shapeways - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/OOLI/I0C94YKM/F4QOOLII0C94YKM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/OOLI/I0C94YKM/F4QOOLII0C94YKM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/OOLI/I0C94YKM/F4QOOLII0C94YKM.SMALL.jpg paintnpixels When selling a model design on 3D printing websites such as Shapeways, I believe it's important to create both a beautiful and professional first impression for a customer when they land on your product page.In this lesson, we are going to use Maya 2015 to build up a lighting stage, create a few mat...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:00:15 PDT
How to accurately calibrate your 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Calibrating-your-3D-printer-using-minimal-filament/
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:34:23 PDT
3D Printing Mash-up Sculptures using Maya + uPrint/Mojo Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-Mash-up-Sculptures-using-Maya-uPrintMo/
3D Printing Mash-up Sculptures using Maya + uPrint/Mojo Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/V7PF/I08OVZIC/FRLV7PFI08OVZIC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/V7PF/I08OVZIC/FRLV7PFI08OVZIC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/V7PF/I08OVZIC/FRLV7PFI08OVZIC.SMALL.jpg morehshin This instructable will walk you through a basic step by step instruction for preparing a mash-up sculpture, created in Maya, Freeform (or other Open Source software) and 3D printed using UPrint and/or Mojo printer. This specific model (#buddha + #simpson) is part of a series of combined, sculptural ...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:02:11 PDT
Quick Start Guide: Printing with Ultimaker 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Start-Guide-Printing-with-Ultimaker-2/
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:04:41 PDT
Making a USB Game Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-USB-Game-Controller/
Making a USB Game Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SMALL.jpg NextFab Here at NextFab, we designed a fully functional, USB game controller for Philly Tech Week. This project will be particularly tricky without some more serious electronics equipment or a local makerspace with the proper tools, but we thought we would post our walk-through in case you do have the acce...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:36:25 PDT
Free hand music grip holder for iPhone 5/5s (3D printing) http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-instrument-single-hand-grip-holder-for-iPhon/
Free hand music grip holder for iPhone 5/5s (3D printing) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/W5NC/I05F4IHW/F8HW5NCI05F4IHW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/W5NC/I05F4IHW/F8HW5NCI05F4IHW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/W5NC/I05F4IHW/F8HW5NCI05F4IHW.SMALL.jpg danleow I have made this many months ago and finally I am putting it up here today so here you go.... If you like the design please vote :)USE THIS DESIGN FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL USE ONLY.Project motivation:There are tons of music app for iPhone but the phone is not ergonomically design to be use as musical i...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:33:37 PDT
3Dponics http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-3Dponics/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:35:28 PDT
Making Imaginary Drinking Hydrants http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Imaginary-Drinking-Hydrants/
Making Imaginary Drinking Hydrants - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/H6DE/HZV3OTRV/FFBH6DEHZV3OTRV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/H6DE/HZV3OTRV/FFBH6DEHZV3OTRV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/H6DE/HZV3OTRV/FFBH6DEHZV3OTRV.SMALL.jpg scottkildall Imaginary Drinking Hydrants is a mapping and fabrication project, which is part of a larger project, called Water Works.Water Works is a data-visualization and mapping of the San Francisco water infrastructure: the pipes, hydrants and treatment plants that comprise the circulatory network for this ...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:34:25 PDT
Preparing 3D scans for 3D printing, with Rhino and Netfabb Pro http://www.instructables.com/id/Preparing-3D-scans-for-3D-printing-with-Rhino-and-/
Preparing 3D scans for 3D printing, with Rhino and Netfabb Pro - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/3KXY/HZQTG9E9/F213KXYHZQTG9E9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/3KXY/HZQTG9E9/F213KXYHZQTG9E9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/3KXY/HZQTG9E9/F213KXYHZQTG9E9.SMALL.jpg sophiekahn Raw 3D scans present a number of challenges for 3D printing. Unless the object was scanned in 360 degrees, the scan file will appear as a shell with no thickness. They also frequently contain holes, self-intersections, non-manifold geometry, and incorrectly oriented polygons. We need to address all ...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 08:51:10 PDT
Rotary Vending Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotary-Vending-Prototype/
Rotary Vending Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/AUNZ/HZMJ56Z5/FK4AUNZHZMJ56Z5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/AUNZ/HZMJ56Z5/FK4AUNZHZMJ56Z5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/AUNZ/HZMJ56Z5/FK4AUNZHZMJ56Z5.SMALL.jpg kenshin1 This tutorial explains how to build and program an online operated rotary dispensing machine that could be used in a variety of applications including vending products. This is the next step of development towards an open source vending machine since our last instrucatable located here. You may noti...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:26:34 PDT
RFID access system http://www.instructables.com/id/RFID-access-system/
RFID access system - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/ZMFJ/HZL3NGTX/FRFZMFJHZL3NGTX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/ZMFJ/HZL3NGTX/FRFZMFJHZL3NGTX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/ZMFJ/HZL3NGTX/FRFZMFJHZL3NGTX.SMALL.jpg Kale_3d In this instructable I will show you how to make an arduino powered RFID access system that can be easily modified to fit the needs of any project. Before we get in to the build let me explain the technology behind the RFID reader and tags. In case you don't know already RFID stands for Radio Freque...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:55:30 PDT
Become Your Own 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Become-Your-Own-3D-Printer/
Become Your Own 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/13KF/HZGTCRW7/FQU13KFHZGTCRW7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/13KF/HZGTCRW7/FQU13KFHZGTCRW7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/13KF/HZGTCRW7/FQU13KFHZGTCRW7.SMALL.jpg ldevendorf Have you ever wanted to 3D print anywhere and with any material? Now you can, all you have to do is program yourself to read and follow machine instructions and use your own personal fabricators par excellence - your hands! But Laura, you may ask, how do I program myself? I made a laser guide using...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:13:27 PDT
Designing a 3D printed beaded ball chain drive pulley for Stepper Motor NEMA 17 on TinkerCAD http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-a-3D-printed-beaded-ball-chain-drive-pul/
Designing a 3D printed beaded ball chain drive pulley for Stepper Motor NEMA 17 on TinkerCAD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/4L5B/HZFDSLVI/F9V4L5BHZFDSLVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/4L5B/HZFDSLVI/F9V4L5BHZFDSLVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/4L5B/HZFDSLVI/F9V4L5BHZFDSLVI.SMALL.jpg anisabboud In this instructable, I will explain how to design a 3D printed beaded ball chain drive pulley that works with the Stepper Motor NEMA 17.In one of my projects in the CMSC838F class at the University of Maryland (taught by Prof. Jon Froehlich), we put a stuffed bunny on the lab's window, and using Mi...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:22:24 PDT
3D Printed Audio Jewelry http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Audio-Jewelry/
3D Printed Audio Jewelry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/TTNG/HZDYEK79/FV2TTNGHZDYEK79.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/TTNG/HZDYEK79/FV2TTNGHZDYEK79.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/TTNG/HZDYEK79/FV2TTNGHZDYEK79.SMALL.jpg 10DotMatrix These pieces of jewelry look just as they sound. For example, the shape of these earrings is based on the shape of the sound I make when saying the word “earring”. You can also make a necklace by saying the word “necklace”. This project is inspired by Thiago Hersan’s Instructable Spoken Word Chess...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:02:27 PDT
Fiber Composite 3D Printing (The Bug) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Composite-3D-Printing-The-Bug/
Fiber Composite 3D Printing (The Bug) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/G702/HZB3HTD2/F25G702HZB3HTD2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/G702/HZB3HTD2/F25G702HZB3HTD2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/G702/HZB3HTD2/F25G702HZB3HTD2.SMALL.jpg Sebastian Morales Think of this machine as a very friendly sculpting spider. For my last semester as an undergrad at IIT, I decided to give my education a twist and create my own research project. Fascinated by natures way to fabricate, I got inspired to create the Bug, a 3D printer-like robot that can create using ...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:28:45 PDT
Machining a PCB Using an Inexpensive CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Machining-a-PCB-Using-an-Inexpensive-CNC-Machine/
Machining a PCB Using an Inexpensive CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/6H69/HZ9O5DY9/FZ46H69HZ9O5DY9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/6H69/HZ9O5DY9/FZ46H69HZ9O5DY9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/6H69/HZ9O5DY9/FZ46H69HZ9O5DY9.SMALL.jpg zentoolworks Introduction: For this tutorial we are going to take a design that we made from EAGLE, use PCB-GCode and Autoleveler software to load it into our ZEN Toolworks Mach 3 CNC machine. What we can do is then create circuit boards using our own designs right before our very eyes.Mat...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:06:52 PDT
Straw Cable/Wire Management Sleeve for 3d Printers and Arduino Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-CableWire-Management-Sleeve-for-3d-Printers-/
Straw Cable/Wire Management Sleeve for 3d Printers and Arduino Projects - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/U8FH/HZ2ITY8E/FM4U8FHHZ2ITY8E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/U8FH/HZ2ITY8E/FM4U8FHHZ2ITY8E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/U8FH/HZ2ITY8E/FM4U8FHHZ2ITY8E.SMALL.jpg Gibbtronic This is an instructable for how to make a cheap cable management sleeve using a straw. It's a good way to re-use some unwanted rubbish and tidy up your cables at the same time.I recently built a low budget I3 Prusa 3D printer using parts sourced from cheap suppliers in Taiwan and plastic components...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:46:24 PDT
Mini Projection-Mapped Landscape http://www.instructables.com/id/Projection-Mapped-Sculpture-with-OpenFrameworks-an/
Mini Projection-Mapped Landscape - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/XF7J/HZ13H93N/F5IXF7JHZ13H93N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/XF7J/HZ13H93N/F5IXF7JHZ13H93N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/XF7J/HZ13H93N/F5IXF7JHZ13H93N.SMALL.jpg gabrieldunne This Instructable about creating a simple sculpture that is augmented with projection mapping, designed to run on the Raspberry Pi, built with OpenFrameworks. Projection Mapping is a process that relies on knowledge of the physical space, graphics software, and installation of the hardware necessary...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:55:38 PDT
Recreating 17th century glassware from Delft http://www.instructables.com/id/Recreating-17th-century-glassware-from-Delft/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:18:26 PDT
Simple spring clamps for torch light on bicycle (3D printing) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-spring-clamps-for-torch-light-on-bicycle-3D/
Simple spring clamps for torch light on bicycle (3D printing) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/AFEN/HYY8NL4P/FRJAFENHYY8NL4P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/AFEN/HYY8NL4P/FRJAFENHYY8NL4P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/AFEN/HYY8NL4P/FRJAFENHYY8NL4P.SMALL.jpg danleow This is a simple spring clamp for torch light and bicycle handle bar. I have attached the STL files, there are two parts:Part 1: Torch light clamp with two stl files, clamplight1v1.stl and clamplight2v1.stl.Part 2: Bicycle handle bar with two stl files, clampbar1v1.stl and clampbar2v1.stl.The metal ...
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:43:50 PDT
PVC PLA Plastic Roll Holder for 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-PLA-Plastic-Roll-Holder-for-3D-Printing/
PVC PLA Plastic Roll Holder for 3D Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/G4PP/HYSU54XO/FSKG4PPHYSU54XO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/G4PP/HYSU54XO/FSKG4PPHYSU54XO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/G4PP/HYSU54XO/FSKG4PPHYSU54XO.SMALL.jpg bonedoggie I had purchased a Printrbot Metal 3D printer and did not have a stand to hold the PLA filament that it uses. I was keen on keeping it simple so I would not need to disassemble the stand to switch colors/spools. There are of course many commercial options for such a spool holder, but I had the PVC i...
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:39:58 PDT
Light Saber USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Saber-USB-Charger/
Light Saber USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/2M0V/HYCSWJ7B/FMO2M0VHYCSWJ7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/2M0V/HYCSWJ7B/FMO2M0VHYCSWJ7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/2M0V/HYCSWJ7B/FMO2M0VHYCSWJ7B.SMALL.jpg jedii72 I do not know about you, but my Iphone suffers from a power problem where it seems to drain the battery a lot faster than it used too. I think it has something to do with the current version of iOS7. Anyway, I need to keep my phone plugged into a power source while at work or home. But when I'm o...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 10:06:35 PDT
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/
littleBits Connector Clips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/F1OJ/HY7T0RS3/F2KF1OJHY7T0RS3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/F1OJ/HY7T0RS3/F2KF1OJHY7T0RS3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/F1OJ/HY7T0RS3/F2KF1OJHY7T0RS3.SMALL.jpg mkchronos As we took on the littleBits Instructable Build Night with some of the littleBits projects (many which were done with our Kid's Open Make group), we noticed that the parts would sometimes slip as they were being moved around and tested out. When this happened, the connection to each module would ob...
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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