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Creating custom 3D printed LED bar graphs

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Glen Akins has a nice build log on his 3D printed LED bar graphs: While building my zombie containment unit, I decided I wanted some LED displays or bar graphs to complement the containment status video running on the smaller secondary video monitor. Some other containment units used LED air...

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Build your very own drink mixing robot

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

https://youtu.be/V-PAW3KoB_A Yu Jiang Tham designed and built his own bartender robot named Bar Mixvah, that is available on Github: I built a robot that mixes drinks named Bar Mixvah.  It utilizes an Arduino microcontroller switching a series of pumps via transistors on the physical layer, and the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js,...

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3D scanning like a pro

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Saulius Lukse writes, "Almost any sensor yields more interesting results if mounted on a moving platform. It’s time to mount TOF LIDAR on two precision rotary stages arranged for pan and tilt operation. Rig provides real-time position data along with distance to an obstacle. Using simple math we can calculate...

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Mearm forked

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Bajdi's self designed version of the mearm using 3 stepper motors: Since I was not very happy with the original design I decided to make my own version. Goal was to make it much simpler to print, less pieces that don’t need to be so accurate to fit together. I...

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3DRacers, a 3D printed indoor racing game based on Arduino

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

3DRacers, the open source 3D printed racing game that you control with a smartphone: 3DRacers are 3D printed race cars that you can customize for free with their online editor. Once you have downloaded and printed your design, the electronics are a snap. The 3DRacer team has created an Arduino...

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Simple electric imp temperature logger

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Marcus Olsson of Slickstreamer made this simple electric imp temperature logger with 3D printed case: I build this temperature logger for my father as a christmas present so he can use his phone to view the temperature at home. The device is build from a electric imp, TMP102 temperature sensor, battery...

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Hacking a 3D printer into a tattoo machine

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Here's a cool instructable for a 3D printer tattoo machine: In october 2013, a famous design school in Paris, ENSCI les Ateliers, hosted a workshop organised by the French Ministry of culture. The idea was to use images, videos and sound fallen in the national pubic domain and use them in a...

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Open Electronics: Contest 3Drag/K8200

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Open Electronics is launching a new contest for people who bought the printer 3Drag or K8200: Thus here is this 3Drag Competition, reserved for those who possess a 3Drag or a Velleman K8200 3D printer (based on the same design). Nowadays it’s plenty of this machines: in fact, thanks to...

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Single chip provides 3D images inside the heart and blood vessels

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new medical imaging technology that provides 3D imaging from inside the heart and blood vessels: The device integrates ultrasound transducers with processing electronics on a single 1.4 millimeter silicon chip. On-chip processing of signals allows data from more than a hundred elements...

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Spherebot reloaded: Customize your Xmas

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Boris Landoni from Open Electronics has designed and built another Christmas project the Spherebot, an open-source robot to draw on spherical objects: Let's create a plotter to decorate Christmas Tree balls with writing and drawings. This machine: a printer, or better to say a plotter, which will draw with a marker on spheres...

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6 Axis 3D printer

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGyiXFGvkqE[/embed] One common theme amongst 3D printers is that most of them print layer by layer. The printing is normally started on a flat build platform and grows from there. This is limiting though since with this limitation you would not be able to do things such as build a...

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Simple 3D gerber viewer

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Jérôme Vuarand  developed an application to visualize Gerber data, a simple 3D viewer for Gerber files.  This tool helps to review Gerber files before sending them to a PCB fab house: Over the course of the last 5 months I developped an application to visualize Gerber data. The goal was primarily...

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OpenReflex, the open source 3D Printed Camera

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Bozardeux wrote this Instructable detailing his OpenReflex, the open source 3D Printed Camera: The OpenReflex is an Open-Source analog camera with a mirror viewfinder and an awesome finger activated mechanic shutter (running ~ 1/60°s). What’s more, it is compatible with any photographic lens. All the pieces are easily printable on...

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Autonomous printing with your RepRap

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Autonomous printing with your RepRap: One of the main characteristics of 3D printers is their printing slowness: even if of 3Drag mechanic parts are able to exceed the speed of 100 mm per second in printing, an object still requires tens of minutes if not hours to be completed. In...

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UV resin based mUVe 1 3D Printer source files released

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

UV resin based mUVe 3D Printer releases source files: The mUVe 1 3D Printer, an open UV resin based 3D printer was successfully funded on indiegogo back in April. As estimated, the first Ultimate kit was shipped out on Jun.20. Last weekend the team has completed building and shipping all...

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Lightning LoL necklace wearable

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Erin of RobotGrrl has written an article about her simple, blinky, 3D printed necklace. This is up on Thinkiverse: Here was a quick project that I created in time for C2MTL. It’s a simple, blinky, 3D printed, wearable electronic. We wanted to wear something that would be interesting and a...

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DIY 3d laser scanner

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Alessandro Grossi developed this DIY 3d scanner. The primary ingredients in this project are readily available and include a line laser, an Arduino, stepper motor, stepper motor driver (up to 12800 steps), 12V power supply, IR LED and a digital SLR camera. While he wrote the image processing script for...

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Open book on 3d printing

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Open Book on "Low-cost 3D Printing for Science, Education and Sustainable Development" : Some scientists from the ICTP (International Centre for Theoretical Physics) published an open book about 3d printing, titled Low-cost 3d printing for science, education and sustainable development. The book covers pratical issues (printer models, use of OpenSCAD...

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DIY 3D printed stepper motor

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Christopher Hawkins made this cool DIY 3d printed stepper motor: This is a programmable stepper motor and driver that I made out of some nails, magnet wire, neodymium magnets, a digispark microcontroller, and a 3D printed piece that I designed around these things. My goal was to make something about...

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3D printer stall at SEG market

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

3D printer spotted at SEG market building in Hua Quiang Bei, Shenzhen.  Small, simple, and elegant design. Bent metal is cheap and plentiful, and they've capitalized on that to make one of the most bare bones 3D printers we've ever seen. Photo credit:  Aaron/Oomout.

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  • Parkview: Another great idea! Be handy to be able to purchase the corresponding SMD and TH sockets as well.
  • Ryan White: Second that. I'd love the option to extend this already awesome tool to RF cables, hoping it's already in the works because I know the...
  • Tom Keddie: Hi Ian, Congrats on the launch. Suggest you name all the CHRO connectors you have as female. It's not done often but you can insert...
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