Instructables: exploring - technology - printing - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:24:23 PST BLOX v1.01 3D Modeling a Spark Diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Modeling-a-Spark-Diffuser/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:05:13 PST
Soft Robots: 3D Printing Artificial Muscles http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Robots-3D-Printing-Artificial-Muscles/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:21:06 PST
Turtle iPad Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Turtle-iPad-Stand/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:19:50 PST
Two-Tone Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Tone-Printing/
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:34:47 PST
3D Design For 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Design-For-3D-Printing/
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 07:24:35 PST
Idaho, first chair lift ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Idaho-first-chair-lift-ornament/
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 13:48:46 PST
Building a 3D printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-3D-printer/
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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/
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:11:50 PDT
3D Printing the San Francisco Sewers http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-the-San-Francisco-Sewers/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:51:27 PDT
Dot Matrix Printer from a CD/DVD Reader with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Dot-Matrix-Printer-from-a-CDDVD-Reader-with-Arduin/
Dot Matrix Printer from a CD/DVD Reader with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/VZYR/I05F2YDM/FR1VZYRI05F2YDM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/VZYR/I05F2YDM/FR1VZYRI05F2YDM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/VZYR/I05F2YDM/FR1VZYRI05F2YDM.SMALL.jpg Robson Couto Hey!Some time ago while going through the pages here in Instructables, something catch my attention, a printer made of a CD reader, and i was amazed.I thought: "This is incredible, I have to make one!"I know that these kind of projects don't always receive a "I made it", because of its degree of dif...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:06:11 PDT
3D Print: Make Servo Controlled Valves http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Print-Make-Servo-Controlled-Valves/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:21:17 PDT
Musical Floppy Drives http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Floppy-Drives/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:43:04 PDT
3D Printed Underwater Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Underwater-Camera/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 19:17:11 PDT
Lens flare creating filter, with 3D printed parts! http://www.instructables.com/id/Lens-flare-filter-with-3D-printed-parts/
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Sun, 11 May 2014 06:21:14 PDT
Laser Cut Printing Plates http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Printing-Plates/
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Fri, 9 May 2014 11:20:40 PDT
Attiny25/45/85 PWM generator and Servo tester! Updated Code! http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny254585-PWM-generator-and-Servo-tester/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:51:47 PDT
3D Printing Photographs - using 3DS MAX http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-Photographs-using-3DS-MAX/
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:29:02 PDT
Arduino Model Rocket Launcher for 3D Printed Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Model-Rocket-Launcher-for-3D-Printed-Rocke/
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:55:12 PDT
3D Printed Panning Time-lapse Mount (from an egg timer!) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Panning-Time-lapse-Mount-from-and-egg-t/
3D Printed Panning Time-lapse Mount (from an egg timer!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/VI7H/HSM53SYV/FBHVI7HHSM53SYV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/VI7H/HSM53SYV/FBHVI7HHSM53SYV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/VI7H/HSM53SYV/FBHVI7HHSM53SYV.SMALL.jpg Major Peel Here is my time-lapse panning device/mount built from an egg timer! With this you'll be able to create time-lapse videos where the camera pans throughout the duration of the video. First of all, I'm aware this isn't a new idea and that there are a few instructables which already show how to buil...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:14:31 PDT
3D Printed Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Ornament/
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 13:51:02 PST
Introduction to 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-1/
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Sat, 8 Sep 2012 08:48:05 PDT
GoPro RC Car Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/GoPro-RC-Car-Mount/
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 15:58:56 PST
3D Printed Jack O' Lantern USB Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Jack-O-Lantern-USB-Stick/
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 06:22:37 PDT
How to Restore, Improve, and Digitize an old microscope http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Restore-Improve-and-Digitize-an-old-microsc/
How to Restore, Improve, and Digitize an old microscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/P813/HLSGSCFV/F4OP813HLSGSCFV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/P813/HLSGSCFV/F4OP813HLSGSCFV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/P813/HLSGSCFV/F4OP813HLSGSCFV.SMALL.jpg Branebot This microscope was discarded because the lighting mechanism it came with had stopped working entirely.  Changing the light bulb did not fix the problem, and because the whole electrical mechanism had been epoxied into a solid slab during the manufacturing process, it was impossible to see which ind...
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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 20:30:34 PDT
EASY Kinect 3D Scanner! http://www.instructables.com/id/EASY-Kinect-3D-Scanner/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/E2HE/HD4VPD1K/FUXE2HEHD4VPD1K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/E2HE/HD4VPD1K/FUXE2HEHD4VPD1K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/E2HE/HD4VPD1K/FUXE2HEHD4VPD1K.SMALL.jpg toddie123 Hey Instructables community!  In this instructable I will instruct you how to make a DIY 3d scanner using an XBOX-360 Kinect! This instructable is very easy as long as you are patient and follow my instructions in the video. Also, I explain how to correct and fix your image for a nice clean print o...
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Fri, 1 Mar 2013 15:25:59 PST
Creating Large Format Rubber Stamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Large-Format-Rubber-Stamps/
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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 02:38:02 PDT
How to Build a Fort Using 3d Printed Fort Loops http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Fort-Using-3d-Printed-Fort-Loops/
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:48:23 PDT
Design Papercrafts with CAD software http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-Papercrafts-with-CAD-software/
Design Papercrafts with CAD software - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/W28Z/HJKBSEG1/F3SW28ZHJKBSEG1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/W28Z/HJKBSEG1/F3SW28ZHJKBSEG1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/W28Z/HJKBSEG1/F3SW28ZHJKBSEG1.SMALL.jpg SHIFT! My 40th Instructable ever! Greetings Instructabrarians, This is a project that I've been wanting to do for a long time.  Folks, we're at a revolution right now.  A revolution of ternary dimensions. I'm of course talking about the wonders of 3D Printing.  How completely amazing is it that we can cr...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 16:08:55 PDT
Easiest 3D Name Tag, using Tinkercad http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-3D-Name-Tag-Using-Tinkercad/
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:34:07 PDT
3d Project Challenge: Flash Drive Cases http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-3D-Printed-Flash-Drive-Cases/
3d Project Challenge: Flash Drive Cases - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/TMFG/HJKBY0N3/FIITMFGHJKBY0N3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/TMFG/HJKBY0N3/FIITMFGHJKBY0N3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/TMFG/HJKBY0N3/FIITMFGHJKBY0N3.SMALL.jpg fungus amungus There are so many flash drives out there it's easy to get your own lost among them. Or maybe, like me, you have several knocking around your bag and get them confused. Well then it's time to make a custom case! It's easy and quick and you can make tons of different designs. ATTENTION! This is ...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:53:12 PDT
LEGObot 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/LEGO-bot-3d-printer/
LEGObot 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/TUMY/HIUXAZSQ/FBCTUMYHIUXAZSQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/TUMY/HIUXAZSQ/FBCTUMYHIUXAZSQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/TUMY/HIUXAZSQ/FBCTUMYHIUXAZSQ.SMALL.jpg matstermind    Ever since I saw the first makerbot, I have been obsessed with 3D printing, I am an engineering student and I don't have an extra $800-$2500, and have been doing my best to create one out of what I have on hand. I tried using arduino with easy drivers, and parallel port, but neither one gave resu...
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 09:58:58 PDT
Micro 3D Printing: Make A Micro Chess Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-3D-Printing-Make-A-Micro-Chess-Set/
Micro 3D Printing: Make A Micro Chess Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU9/VCGA/HIPISHXV/FU9VCGAHIPISHXV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU9/VCGA/HIPISHXV/FU9VCGAHIPISHXV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU9/VCGA/HIPISHXV/FU9VCGAHIPISHXV.SMALL.jpg mikey77 Very small objects can be created with even an inexpensive extruded filament 3D printer. The Intro Pic shows a chess set next to a quarter that was printed in PLA. I have provided .stl files if you want to print your own micro chess set. The files can easily be scaled up to larger sizes to create a...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:38:37 PDT
Let's Build a Robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-Build-a-Robot/
Let's Build a Robot! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/SEA5/HHS9W2LA/FDXSEA5HHS9W2LA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/SEA5/HHS9W2LA/FDXSEA5HHS9W2LA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/SEA5/HHS9W2LA/FDXSEA5HHS9W2LA.SMALL.jpg rwinscot I've been building stuff like this since I was about ten or so years old... and I love it! It's amazing how fabrication techniques have improved in the last few years. Inexpensive hardware, 3D printers, and awesome boutique electronics stores like Adafruit, SparkFun, and Seeed Studio have opened a ...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:21:58 PDT
House Key Switchblade v2 http://www.instructables.com/id/House-Key-Switchblade-v2-1/
House Key Switchblade v2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/BZ0H/HGU2JEYD/FVWBZ0HHGU2JEYD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/BZ0H/HGU2JEYD/FVWBZ0HHGU2JEYD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/BZ0H/HGU2JEYD/FVWBZ0HHGU2JEYD.SMALL.jpg CreativLiMade After creating the first house key switchblade out of paper, I was content with the outcome and how well it actually functioned. Now it has been just over two years and I thought that it was about time to revisit and create a new one since the wear and tear was starting to do a number on it. As wit...
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 17:37:38 PDT
How to build a 3D-printed robot reindeer toy http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-3D-printed-robot-reindeer-toy/
How to build a 3D-printed robot reindeer toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/TH1N/HGU2LJNY/F1HTH1NHGU2LJNY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/TH1N/HGU2LJNY/F1HTH1NHGU2LJNY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/TH1N/HGU2LJNY/F1HTH1NHGU2LJNY.SMALL.jpg damianzuch 3D Printing! Mold-making! Digital Rendering! Apoxie Sculpt!!! Woodshoppery! For this project Tina and I decided to try to learn about 3D printing and I'll show you what we learned and how we ended up making the toy. We were asked to make two robot reindeer toys as props for a Christmas film; one is ...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 08:41:30 PDT
3D Printed Skateboard Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Skateboard-Wheels/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/HL34/HG85CQD9/FJ6HL34HG85CQD9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/HL34/HG85CQD9/FJ6HL34HG85CQD9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/HL34/HG85CQD9/FJ6HL34HG85CQD9.SMALL.jpg GorillazMiko Working [hard] at Instructables means I have access to a ton of equipment, such as laser cutters, water jets, and 3D printers. Recently, I've been intrigued by the fleet of 3D printers we have sitting in Pier 9. Knowing that I have access to the printers and materials, I asked myself a question that...
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Tue, 7 May 2013 12:19:23 PDT
UP 3d Printer - 1kg Spool Holder and Filament Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/UP-3d-printer-1kg-Spool-Holder-and-Filament-Guid/
UP 3d Printer - 1kg Spool Holder and Filament Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/GKGF/HFD1JKQQ/FYPGKGFHFD1JKQQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/GKGF/HFD1JKQQ/FYPGKGFHFD1JKQQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/GKGF/HFD1JKQQ/FYPGKGFHFD1JKQQ.SMALL.jpg Mr. Noack I was really excited to try black ABS plastic on our UP 3d printer. When the spool arrived in the mail I realized that the 1 Kg spool would not fit the holder on the printer. Dilemma?? I think not. All I had to do was design and print a new holder. Jury-Rig a Temporary Holder  Before I could pri...
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Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:18:37 PDT
3D Printed 1911 http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-1911/
3D Printed 1911 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/NQYP/HD7TJW8Q/FNXNQYPHD7TJW8Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/NQYP/HD7TJW8Q/FNXNQYPHD7TJW8Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/NQYP/HD7TJW8Q/FNXNQYPHD7TJW8Q.SMALL.jpg mangomango First off, I'd like to thank Rio Benson for making the absolutely amazing drawings of the 1911 which can be found here. DISCLAIMER: I will not be held responsible for any damage done with this model. When I started this project, it was really just one of those things to see if it could be done. ...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:36:03 PST
Understanding 3D Printing MakerBot Replicator: Setting up and Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-101MakerBotReplicator-CrystalTechSh/
Understanding 3D Printing MakerBot Replicator: Setting up and Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/SEW6/HEBNC7GA/F6KSEW6HEBNC7GA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/SEW6/HEBNC7GA/F6KSEW6HEBNC7GA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6K/SEW6/HEBNC7GA/F6KSEW6HEBNC7GA.SMALL.jpg OceanusEva Written By Eva Marie Cooper Coauthored by Jeff Wilson If you would like more information or would be interested in hiring me to complete a project for you please email me at cooperevam@yahoo.com. I participate in freelance work so if you would like something prototyped  then email me with informati...
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Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:41:14 PDT
Air-Powered Soft Robotic Gripper http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Powered-Soft-Robotic-Gripper/
Air-Powered Soft Robotic Gripper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/J6UO/HDRS6HBO/F2NJ6UOHDRS6HBO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/J6UO/HDRS6HBO/F2NJ6UOHDRS6HBO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/J6UO/HDRS6HBO/F2NJ6UOHDRS6HBO.SMALL.jpg Ben Finio Update (1/24/2014): Important note about 3D printer materials added below. Read before you try this project! Update (11/22/2013): MUCH cheaper option added to the materials list to replace the squeeze bulbs. Thanks to the education staff at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA for pointing th...
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:31:57 PDT
IPhone dockstation & necklace charm: From sketch to 3D printing. http://www.instructables.com/id/IPhone-dockstation-necklace-charm-From-sketch-t/
IPhone dockstation & necklace charm: From sketch to 3D printing. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/2XK4/HCV985VD/F7G2XK4HCV985VD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/2XK4/HCV985VD/F7G2XK4HCV985VD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/2XK4/HCV985VD/F7G2XK4HCV985VD.SMALL.jpg WIJKSCHOOL FEIJENOORD This Instructable will show you how to make two cool  designs, from initial sketch to 3D prototype: your own  IPhone dockstation  and your necklace charm The design and  3D print was made by Sarkies Galstjan and Jasmine Mejia at Fablab010 in Rotterdam, during only a few hours. Enjoy and try it out!...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 06:46:45 PST
DIWire Bender http://www.instructables.com/id/DIWire-Bender/
DIWire Bender - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/ANUK/HCAXRZ79/F4KANUKHCAXRZ79.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/ANUK/HCAXRZ79/F4KANUKHCAXRZ79.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/ANUK/HCAXRZ79/F4KANUKHCAXRZ79.SMALL.jpg pensa D.I.Wire Bender is a rapid prototype machine that bends metal wire to produce 2D and 3D shapes, pushing the limits of what can be produced in different materials, forms, and methods, anywhere from a model shop to your home. For the code, full bill of materials (parts list), and readme files, visit ...
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Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:34:25 PST
How to Polish Resin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Polish-Resin/
How to Polish Resin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/EA5P/H97K29FL/FHGEA5PH97K29FL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/EA5P/H97K29FL/FHGEA5PH97K29FL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/EA5P/H97K29FL/FHGEA5PH97K29FL.SMALL.jpg noahw Polishing resin is a relatively simple process that just takes a little patience and effort.  This Instructable will address how to polish resin to a high gloss, focusing specifically on how to polish a resin part made from a 3D printer.  The same methods I will address in this how-to, apply to all ...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 17:52:39 PST
Radial Engine 1/4 scale http://www.instructables.com/id/Radial-Engine-14-scale/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/OEF5/H7QCU6EX/FEIOEF5H7QCU6EX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/OEF5/H7QCU6EX/FEIOEF5H7QCU6EX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/OEF5/H7QCU6EX/FEIOEF5H7QCU6EX.SMALL.jpg sparten11 I plan on using the printer to make a 1/4 scale radial engine. this engine is of the same configuration as the engine used to power the WW2 bomber "B-17". I have all of the parts modeled already in solidworks. Ready for printing. all of the files are attached in pdf format for ease of disseminatio...
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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 10:57:48 PDT
Beginners Guide to 3-D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-Guide-to-3-D-Printing/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/R7DJ/H4AGJZG1/F1YR7DJH4AGJZG1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/R7DJ/H4AGJZG1/F1YR7DJH4AGJZG1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/R7DJ/H4AGJZG1/F1YR7DJH4AGJZG1.SMALL.jpg Grissini My guide to highlight some techniques and amazing prints/projects using this emerging technology.  The 3-d printing revolution is really taking hold and more private individuals, hackerspaces, and schools are acquiring these amazing tools.  Brief Overview: 3-d printing is the act taking a computer g...
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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:57:57 PDT
3D Printed Chess Piece Models http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Chess-Piece-Models/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/5H12/H5TUCN9T/FZ15H12H5TUCN9T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/5H12/H5TUCN9T/FZ15H12H5TUCN9T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/5H12/H5TUCN9T/FZ15H12H5TUCN9T.SMALL.jpg randofo One of the perks of working for Autodesk is occasionally getting to try out fancy-shmancy new software before the public. I recently got the opportunity to play with such a piece of design software, and used it to make this chess set. Why 3D print a chess set? Can't you just buy a chess set? Well,...
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Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:02:25 PDT
How to Create a 3D Printed Maze http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-3D-Printed-Maze/
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 17:43:24 PDT
3D Printed Locket with Me In It http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Locket-with-Me-In-It/
3D Printed Locket with Me In It - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/E5BY/H2WESY98/FDSE5BYH2WESY98.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/E5BY/H2WESY98/FDSE5BYH2WESY98.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/E5BY/H2WESY98/FDSE5BYH2WESY98.SMALL.jpg randofo After seeing what 123D Catch could do, and then catching a model of my own head, I decided that I needed to make my girlfriend a 3D printed locket with me in it. I figured that either she would find this endearing or laughably cheesy and sentimental (and - hence - endearing). When I gave it to her, ...
By: randofo

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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 23:20:46 PDT
Celebrity 3D Models in No Time http://www.instructables.com/id/Celebrity-3D-Models-in-No-Time/
Celebrity 3D Models in No Time - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/EXVI/H2WEJN33/FYCEXVIH2WEJN33.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/EXVI/H2WEJN33/FYCEXVIH2WEJN33.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/EXVI/H2WEJN33/FYCEXVIH2WEJN33.SMALL.jpg randofo Making 3D models of celebrities is easier than you think! All you need is a digital camera (preferably with a flash), 123D Catch, and a local wax museum. With little money and effort, you can get dozens of license free 3D celebrity models in a matter of hours. The best part about this modeling metho...
By: randofo

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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:16:22 PDT
Design and Print a Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-and-Print-a-Wheel/
Design and Print a Wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/ZMX1/H2WESYDT/FAWZMX1H2WESYDT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/ZMX1/H2WESYDT/FAWZMX1H2WESYDT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/ZMX1/H2WESYDT/FAWZMX1H2WESYDT.SMALL.jpg randofo This is an overview of how to design a wheel using 3DS Max, which I then printed out using an Objet 3D printer. While the buttons may be slightly different in other 3D software packages, the process for doing this should look roughly the same. Follows are step-by-step instructions for creating a 2-p...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 20:06:52 PDT