Instructables: exploring - 3D-Printing - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:34:09 PST BLOX v1.01 Liminal Mass: 3D Printed Ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/Liminal-Mass-3D-Printed-Ceiling/
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:48:48 PST
Embedding hardware into 3d Print http://www.instructables.com/id/Embedding-hardware-into-3d-Print/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:05:53 PST
3D Print Ball Bearing in one shot http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Print-Ball-Bearing-in-one-shot/
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By: Ally Zhao

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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:15:53 PST
From IDEA to PRODUCTION - Cryptex http://www.instructables.com/id/From-IDEA-to-PRODUCTION-Cryptex/
From IDEA to PRODUCTION - Cryptex - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/R7XU/I4MMSBQ2/FTVR7XUI4MMSBQ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/R7XU/I4MMSBQ2/FTVR7XUI4MMSBQ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/R7XU/I4MMSBQ2/FTVR7XUI4MMSBQ2.SMALL.jpg JABA 3D This Instructable is to illustrate the process of taking a concept through design and prototyping all the way to small scale home production. We have chosen a Cryptex to illustrate this process. There are several Cryptex designs on this site already, but we want to take the idea past just the design...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 12:55:48 PST
3D Printed Head Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Head-Planters/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:42:58 PST
3D Printing Pen Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-Pen-Tutorial/
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:57:24 PST
Extremely Low Cost 3D Printable 3D Printer / Plotter / CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Extremely-Low-Cost-3D-Printable-3D-Printer-Plotter/
Extremely Low Cost 3D Printable 3D Printer / Plotter / CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/B5SH/I4SCRBT2/FJKB5SHI4SCRBT2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/B5SH/I4SCRBT2/FJKB5SHI4SCRBT2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/B5SH/I4SCRBT2/FJKB5SHI4SCRBT2.SMALL.jpg wootin24 In this Instructable I will talk about how to build a basic three axis CNC machine. the machine itself relies on easy to find parts and the mechanical parts are all 3D printed. all of the 3D printed parts are designed by me and the files are provided, though they may need to be slightly modified de...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:38:08 PST
Copy a Car Key with a 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Copy-a-Car-Key-with-a-3D-Printer/
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:41:06 PST
3D Printed Walking Robot (Klann Linkage) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Walking-Robot-Klann-Linkage/
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 21:46:29 PST
DIY Portable Counterfeit Money detector and Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-Counterfeit-Money-detector-and-Torch/
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 16:02:24 PST
Workflow: Basics of 3D Design and 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Into-to-3D-Design-and-3D-Printing/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 22:25:30 PST
3d printed Lego Guy / Finishing PLA http://www.instructables.com/id/3d-printed-Lego-Guy-Finishing-PLA/
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:57:11 PST
Generative 3D Voronoi Puzzles http://www.instructables.com/id/Generative-3D-Voronoi-Puzzle/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 19:04:18 PST
3D Printed Bearing with Driven Miter Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Bearing-with-Driven-Miter-Gear/
3D Printed Bearing with Driven Miter Gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/RI7T/I3H59I1X/FJPRI7TI3H59I1X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/RI7T/I3H59I1X/FJPRI7TI3H59I1X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/RI7T/I3H59I1X/FJPRI7TI3H59I1X.SMALL.jpg Salvagione This is a continuation of my 3D Printed Bearing Instructable. I needed a way to slowly rotate the bearing, here's how I did it. 3D Print the Parts I printed these part on an Objet 500 Connex printer. I printed them in Veroclear so I could see through all the parts. Order the Hardware and the Mo...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:06:05 PST
3D Printed BMW Roundel http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-BMW-Roundel/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 09:16:22 PST
Micoscapes http://www.instructables.com/id/Micoscapes/
Micoscapes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/YYMC/I4CN0FBF/FVVYYMCI4CN0FBF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/YYMC/I4CN0FBF/FVVYYMCI4CN0FBF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/YYMC/I4CN0FBF/FVVYYMCI4CN0FBF.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio Microscapes is an investigation into the creation of forms that blur the line between natural/unnatural forms and challenge the divide between digital and physical craft. We see fractals all around us from plant cells, to growth patterns, to man made geometries. One of the most interesting things ab...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 17:06:23 PST
Converting 12v/24v power supply to remote (G-code) switching http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-12v24v-power-supply-to-remote-G-code-sw/
Converting 12v/24v power supply to remote (G-code) switching - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/Y1RZ/I4CNDD4I/F0ZY1RZI4CNDD4I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/Y1RZ/I4CNDD4I/F0ZY1RZI4CNDD4I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/Y1RZ/I4CNDD4I/F0ZY1RZI4CNDD4I.SMALL.jpg MindRealm Hi everyone!This Instructable shows you how to remotely switch your 12v or 24v power supply, using G-Code or by adding buttons in Pronterface. The process voids the warranty on the power supply, but they are only around $25 so not the end of the world if it dies, right?This projects should cost less...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 19:37:58 PST
Solids of a constant width with AutoCAD http://www.instructables.com/id/Solids-of-a-constant-width-with-AutoCAD/
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 04:23:27 PST
Make a Personalized USB http://www.instructables.com/id/Gift-a-Personalized-USB/
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:03:51 PST
Make an H Quadcopter with 3D printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-H-Quadcopter-with-3D-printing/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:33:08 PST
How to transform a Makelangelo 3 into a 3D printer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-transform-a-Makelangelo-3-into-a-3D-printer/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:08:30 PST
Flashlight Stand Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashlight-Stand-Lamp/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:59:17 PST
Swarmscapers: Autonomous Mobile 3D Printing Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Swarmscapers-Autonomous-Mobile-3D-Printing-Robots/
Swarmscapers: Autonomous Mobile 3D Printing Robots - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/MSVH/I3THHZT9/F8NMSVHI3THHZT9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/MSVH/I3THHZT9/F8NMSVHI3THHZT9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/MSVH/I3THHZT9/F8NMSVHI3THHZT9.SMALL.jpg AlanCation Swarmscapers is a 2 month long research project conducted in the Creative Architecture Machines studio, taught by Jason Kelly Johnson and Michael Shiloh at California College of the Arts in the Digital Craft Lab. It is a collaboration between Clayton Muhleman, Alan Cation, and Adithi Satish. A huge ...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:54:57 PST
How to build a custom "bed of nails" tester for your 3D printer electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-custom-bed-of-nails-tester-for-your/
How to build a custom "bed of nails" tester for your 3D printer electronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/STN4/I3BHK6I7/FMYSTN4I3BHK6I7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/STN4/I3BHK6I7/FMYSTN4I3BHK6I7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/STN4/I3BHK6I7/FMYSTN4I3BHK6I7.SMALL.jpg snifikino If you are manufacturing a lot of PCBs (Printed Circuit Board), you will want to have some sort of QA to ensure your boards are functional and without defects. The most popular method for in-circuit testing is the use of a bed of nails fixture. There are many very expensive solutions to that but you...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:25:37 PST
Create a 3D printed 3D fractal http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-3D-printed-3D-fractal/
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:34:51 PDT
How to Create 3d Printable Articulated Sculptures http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-3d-Printable-Articulated-Sculptures/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:34:22 PST
iPad typing steampunk robot - ROBOLED http://www.instructables.com/id/iPad-typing-steampunk-robot-ROBOLED/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:38:08 PST
Build a 3D printed Dalek! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-3D-printed-Dalek/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:47:43 PST
Sky Printer - Prototyping An Adaptable Large-Scale 3d-Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Sky-Printer-Prototyping-An-Adaptable-Large-Scale-3/
Sky Printer - Prototyping An Adaptable Large-Scale 3d-Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/QSL0/I3H5JJRZ/F9TQSL0I3H5JJRZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/QSL0/I3H5JJRZ/F9TQSL0I3H5JJRZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/QSL0/I3H5JJRZ/F9TQSL0I3H5JJRZ.SMALL.jpg flesh_dog The Sky Printer is an adaptable, cable-based delta-gantry system that can span large areas with a minimal footprint. The Sky Printer is designed for large- scale applications in potentially remote locations. It can be understood as the evolution of the conventional 3d-printer. We are a team of two a...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:25:02 PST
Space Weaver: A Seven Foot Tall 3D Weaving Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Weaver-A-Seven-Foot-Tall-3D-Weaving-Machine/
Space Weaver: A Seven Foot Tall 3D Weaving Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/ETHO/I3PRHTHR/FC7ETHOI3PRHTHR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/ETHO/I3PRHTHR/FC7ETHOI3PRHTHR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/ETHO/I3PRHTHR/FC7ETHOI3PRHTHR.SMALL.jpg EvanBowman Space Weaver is a student-designed 3D weaving machine created by Prerna Auplish, Evan Bowman, and Ryan Chen at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The machine was created in the Digital Craft Lab (http://digitalcraft.cca.edu/) Creative Architecture Machines Advanced Studio with ins...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:13:26 PST
DIY 40W CNC Laser cutter, from bad to better with 3D printing http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-40W-CNC-Laser-cutter-from-bad-to-better-with-3/
DIY 40W CNC Laser cutter, from bad to better with 3D printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/H51R/I3TH93XC/F52H51RI3TH93XC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/H51R/I3TH93XC/F52H51RI3TH93XC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/H51R/I3TH93XC/F52H51RI3TH93XC.SMALL.jpg Zilver This project turns a bad functioning Chinese K40III laser-cutter into a footprint to workspace ratio optimized DIY laser-cutter. I will try my best to cover what one could do differently to save money or optimize parts if you're building from scratch.These sites/lasers had great impact on my decisi...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:13:58 PST
Soft Robots: 3D Printing Artificial Muscles http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Robots-3D-Printing-Artificial-Muscles/
Soft Robots: 3D Printing Artificial Muscles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/8L8N/I3KCC86S/FPD8L8NI3KCC86S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/8L8N/I3KCC86S/FPD8L8NI3KCC86S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/8L8N/I3KCC86S/FPD8L8NI3KCC86S.SMALL.jpg mikey77 Using a standard filament 3D printer, artificial robot muscles can be directly printed. These air powered muscles can be used in all kinds of robots or powered prostheses.Intro pic shows a six muscle flower robot activated. Such a simple robot could be used to indicate air pressure, temperature or a...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:21:06 PST
Automated Cigar Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Cigar-Cutter/
Automated Cigar Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/LA0V/I3H4Z8NW/FV2LA0VI3H4Z8NW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/LA0V/I3H4Z8NW/FV2LA0VI3H4Z8NW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV2/LA0V/I3H4Z8NW/FV2LA0VI3H4Z8NW.SMALL.jpg krlewis This instructable will provide you with the necessary part files, Arduino sketches and instructions to replicate my project. This project was created for the MAKE Course at the University of South Florida. To see other's projects please visit makecourse.com Note: This instructable assumes you are of...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:41:15 PST
3D Printed Pinball Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Pinball-Machine/
3D Printed Pinball Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/NRWU/I3H79PFM/FINNRWUI3H79PFM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/NRWU/I3H79PFM/FINNRWUI3H79PFM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/NRWU/I3H79PFM/FINNRWUI3H79PFM.SMALL.jpg Jimmy4221 This instructable was created in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida (www.makecourse.com)Pinball is an awesome, fun game to play that unfortunately isn't quite as popular as it once was. This instructable will teach you how to make your own, aw...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:40:45 PST
Add WiFi to your 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-WiFi-to-your-3D-Printer/
Add WiFi to your 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/E08V/I2RUJENU/F1TE08VI2RUJENU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/E08V/I2RUJENU/F1TE08VI2RUJENU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/E08V/I2RUJENU/F1TE08VI2RUJENU.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio 3D Printers have come a long way in the last 2 years. It used to be the norm to be tethered to your printer and dedicate a whole computer to running your print jobs or even worse use SD cards to sneaker-net your printers.When we are creating our large scale installations we need our printers to run...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:33:04 PST
The 3D Printed Side Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-with-3D-Printed-Joints/
The 3D Printed Side Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/ZE60/I3BH8UXX/F8CZE60I3BH8UXX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/ZE60/I3BH8UXX/F8CZE60I3BH8UXX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/ZE60/I3BH8UXX/F8CZE60I3BH8UXX.SMALL.jpg shurly This is my first exploration into 3d-printed furniture components. The goal is to come up with a system of simple wood pieces and 3D connectors that can be easily assembled to make a variety of furniture types. Concept I first experimented with the idea of 3D-printed components by making a 3-axi...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 10:54:25 PST
Blinds' Eye http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinds-Eye/
Blinds' Eye - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/2G6T/I3AKAG6N/FAD2G6TI3AKAG6N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/2G6T/I3AKAG6N/FAD2G6TI3AKAG6N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/2G6T/I3AKAG6N/FAD2G6TI3AKAG6N.SMALL.jpg DrewTM This is a machine that will automatically open and close your blinds, based on whether it is light outside (with some caveats; see Step 5: Software). I wanted to build it for two reasons: security and convenience. If you have your lights on timers and your blinds open and close automatically, it can...
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:35:06 PST
Silver Leaf a 3D Print http://www.instructables.com/id/Silver-Leaf-a-3D-Print/
Silver Leaf a 3D Print - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/3C3L/I36LHBLQ/FVV3C3LI36LHBLQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/3C3L/I36LHBLQ/FVV3C3LI36LHBLQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/3C3L/I36LHBLQ/FVV3C3LI36LHBLQ.SMALL.jpg delappe Here is a step by step guide to take any 3d print and give it that added luster of low-cost imitation silver leaf. I've also done some work in the past using genuine gold leaf (which can be quite pricey) on 3d prints, you can see an example here on my website.This particular instructable involves a...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 15:55:07 PST
Tron Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tron-Light/
Tron Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/20CK/I36LFEDD/FTO20CKI36LFEDD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/20CK/I36LFEDD/FTO20CKI36LFEDD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/20CK/I36LFEDD/FTO20CKI36LFEDD.SMALL.jpg lightyear25 Never be afraid of the dark again with this Tron light! Use it as a night light or just a cool decoration. I loved the look of the newest Tron movie and decided to finally create my own version of an identity disc. I recently got involved with 3D printing, so I wanted to print my own design for this...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 19:08:02 PST
3D Printed Cell Phone Lanyard and Tripod Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Cell-Phone-Lanyard-and-Tripod-Mount/
3D Printed Cell Phone Lanyard and Tripod Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/B2J3/I327GOZ0/FZJB2J3I327GOZ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/B2J3/I327GOZ0/FZJB2J3I327GOZ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/B2J3/I327GOZ0/FZJB2J3I327GOZ0.SMALL.jpg Matt2 Silver I've been known to be a bit clumsy, particularly when it comes to expensive gadgets and gizmos. When my fiance' bought me a very nice Fossil watch for our 2nd anniversary I accidentally dropped it on concrete the first time I tried to put it on, (Thank goodness for that warranty). Cellphones are by...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:01:09 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
Beer Bottle Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Bottle-Lock/
Beer Bottle Lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/L82W/I2XTQ0G2/FI4L82WI2XTQ0G2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/L82W/I2XTQ0G2/FI4L82WI2XTQ0G2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/L82W/I2XTQ0G2/FI4L82WI2XTQ0G2.SMALL.jpg JON-A-TRON When you have guests over for the holidays, don't cast pearls before swine. Make a 3D-printed bottle lock for the craft beers, and let your friends and family drink the cheap ones. Bah Humbug! Design The first step in the design is to measure the bottle. The shapes of bottles vary pretty widely, ...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:15:07 PST
Two-Tone Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Tone-Printing/
Two-Tone Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/Y093/I2XTSG9J/FFDY093I2XTSG9J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/Y093/I2XTSG9J/FFDY093I2XTSG9J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/Y093/I2XTSG9J/FFDY093I2XTSG9J.SMALL.jpg Porda Wanting to make a snazzy coin of my university logo, I started playing with printing in multiple colors on a single-head printer.This Instructable is a quick and dirty guide to get you going and not damage your printer while switching colors. Find Your Layer Height Depending on your printer, you'...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:34:47 PST
3D printed cryptex (with files!) http://www.instructables.com/id/cryptext/
3D printed cryptex (with files!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/U7ER/I2WENSHD/F3VU7ERI2WENSHD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/U7ER/I2WENSHD/F3VU7ERI2WENSHD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/U7ER/I2WENSHD/F3VU7ERI2WENSHD.SMALL.jpg stephensdrake I have seen many creative ways to make your flash drive stand out, but I wanted to do something original so I designed a cryptext using Solid Works to house a flash drive. Design a cryptext Use your preferred cad package to design a cryptext that fits together with the desired clearance between...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:33:40 PST
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
Easy Bust modeling http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Bust-modeling/
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:38:32 PST
3D Printed Head Light Motor Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Head-Light-Motor-Gear/
3D Printed Head Light Motor Gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/YJ3D/I2Q1IDEF/F42YJ3DI2Q1IDEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/YJ3D/I2Q1IDEF/F42YJ3DI2Q1IDEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/YJ3D/I2Q1IDEF/F42YJ3DI2Q1IDEF.SMALL.jpg RocketScientist I've had a 2000 Firebird since I was 16 and I've been driving it daily. I'm very nostalgic for the car, and though it's showing a lot of wear I try my best to keep it in shape. But after almost 15 years the teeth of the headlight motor gear sheared off and the passenger light made a 'jackhammer' sou...
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:46:30 PST
Make a 3D Model from Pictures http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-3D-model-from-pictures/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:45:18 PST
My 3D Printed Fiancée http://www.instructables.com/id/My-3D-Printed-Fiancé/
My 3D Printed Fiancée - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/78AA/I2KSJ0F3/FPG78AAI2KSJ0F3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/78AA/I2KSJ0F3/FPG78AAI2KSJ0F3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/78AA/I2KSJ0F3/FPG78AAI2KSJ0F3.SMALL.jpg le FabShop I know that you shouldn't objectify a women, but does that apply to 3D printing?In October, le FabShop was part of the Autodesk Pop-Up Gallery in Paris, one of the coolest exhibition I ever attended. During the two weeks of the event, our design team animated a Maker Space inside the gallery, fully ...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:30:32 PST
Library of Congress Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Library-of-Congress-3D-Printed-Christmas-Ornament/
Library of Congress Ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/E7IU/I28OP1ZD/FKAE7IUI28OP1ZD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/E7IU/I28OP1ZD/FKAE7IUI28OP1ZD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/E7IU/I28OP1ZD/FKAE7IUI28OP1ZD.SMALL.jpg VickyTGAW For my entry for the 3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge, I decided I wanted to do something inspired by one of our family’s favorite DC destinations-- the Reading Room in the Library of Congress' Jefferson Building. The beauty of the building and knowledge within is a great testament to the best o...
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 08:42:34 PST