Introduction: How to Explain 3D Printers to Anyone
Here's how to easily explain 3D printing to anyone, in the age of short-span attention, and without geeking folk off...
Just 5 pictures!
Step 1: Extruder
The 3D printer is a Robot that spews plastic, just the same as Glue guns spew hot glue...
Step 2: It Works Like Legos!
...It creates then stuff, layer by layer, like a Lego build...
Step 3: Slicing!
It does so, because it slices 3D Objects into layers, and each one is a building step!
Step 4: Track Record
GRBL, a special code, will make the extruder go around in a track, so as to draw each layer right...
Step 5: Done!
It works that way, layer by layer, until done, and it even rings a Microwave Oven bell, at the end!