In this final part of the series, we now need to answer the question many people ask when choosing a 3D printer; which 3D printer is best? I will share the best 3d printers for buying on a budget, the best 3d printer for beginners/class room use, and the best large format/prosumer 3d printers, to help you decide which 3d printer to buy for your particular situation. [Read more…]
In this Make we 3D print a Doctor Who Tardis (using Printrbot Simple Metal, and Cube3), then add Arduino electronics so we can play the Doctor Who theme (and random sound samples), and flash the light in that famous Tardis way we know and love.
Sound like fun? Let’s do it!
Facebook has quickly become THE place to discuss 3D printing. I have to say I probably spend more coffee break time geeking out about 3D printing on Facebook than anything else, which explains why people keep saying they are bumping into me more and more online.
Here is my list of the best places to go in Facebook for quality 3D printing discussion, getting help with your 3D printer problems, and making new friends:
One of the challenges with PLA 3D printed parts is what to use for adhesive. Super glue can work in some circumstances. There is friction welding, that works sometimes if you don’t mind the surface defects that can be caused, and if the gap is conducive to that method. Heat welding can work too, in some situations.
If only there was an ABS-like method where you can solvent-weld or use the PLA equivalent of ABS slurry to fill areas!
Well … turns out there is a method that is cheap and relatively easy, and it has been starring us in the face this whole time … [Read more…]
Product and Macro photography benefits from good light and that means in most cases creating the light. While many people get away with pretty mediocre photographs on eBay, to attract more and better buyers it helps to have good, detailed, well-lit products. When you move to product photographs for catalogues and e-commerce sites it is even more important. How can you do that on a tiny budget? Read on!
I didn’t want to buy this printer, but I am glad I did. This Wanhao Duplicator i3 review is in two parts, I am not just going to cover what I like and what I don’t like. I am going to tell you what I did to take it from being a happy purchase to “OMG I love this printer” in part 2.
Ready? Let’s go take a look. [Read more…]
In part 1 How to choose the right 3D printer for you I listed some questions that you need to consider before deciding which printer to purchase. Let’s go deeper into a couple of the priority decisions so you can narrow down the vast field of 3D printer choices and find your perfect match. [Read more…]
Rumours of a new Raspberry Pi model are heating up with appearances in the official magazine and a FCC filing! [Read more…]
One of the most popular questions we get asked in the 3D printing community is which 3D printer to buy! There is a lot to consider in this decision and many, many printers to select from, so I put together some questions you need to answer if you are to make an informed 3D printer purchase decision …
Recently we had a lot of opportunities to demonstrate the laser engraver/cutter, and one issue came up repeatedly, and that was around the fact it produced “two dimensional” objects. Seems like a limitation, right?
Wrong! [Read more…]