Posts Tagged ‘3D’

An open source 3D Scanner made with Raspberry Pi

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Boris Landoni from Open Electronics writes about a new open source 3D Scanner made with Raspberry Pi: This being said, we may move on to talk about our 3D scan approach, that consists in using a linear laser, that is, one capable of drawing a vertical line having a constant luminous intensity, and...

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More Delta printer upgrades: WiFi and silence!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

David Crocker has been working on his Delta 3D printer project: After performing this upgrade, the printer is much quieter than before. This is because of the change from x16 microstepping on the Duet with A4982 drivers, to interpolated x256 microstepping on the Duet WiFi with TMC2660 drivers. The noisiest component...

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Laser cut cases for Bus Pirate and Logic Pirate

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Chase made custom 3D printed/laser-cut cases for the Bus Pirate and Logic Pirate. These cases are up on  Thingiverse. See other cases too. Thanks Chase! Via the contact form.

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3D BRD viewer, a free tool to visualize CadSoft EAGLE PCB designs in 3D

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Peter of Cytec BG writes, "My idea was for pcb designers to be able to quickly, whithout too much hassle, check their board for correct footprints (especially for connectors) and collisions between components. Currently one can change soldermask colors, silkscreen layers, move and rotate components around, change component models and import step...

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Posted in Eagle, tools | 2 Comments »

Simple 3D gesture control IC by Microchip

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Microchip simplifies 3D gesture IC: Housed in an easy-to-manufacture SSOP28 package, the MGC3030 expands the use of highly sought after 3D gesture control features to high-volume cost-sensitive applications such as toys, audio and lighting. The simplicity of gesture-detection integration offered by the MGC3030 is also achieved through the company’s free,...

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ZofzPCB Gerber viewer ver0.4

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Rafal Powierski has released a new version of ZofzPCB Gerber viewer ver0.4, we wrote about it previously: What is new: 1. load ipc356 – that is a popular netlist or bare board flying probe test file, available as export from most of the CADs. 1.1 you can browse board by component, pins,...

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Posted in PCBs | 5 Comments »

Lens flare creating filter, with 3D printed parts

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Jan Henrik wrote this Instructable detailing the build of his DIY lens flare creating filter, with 3D printed parts: In this project i want to show you how you can build yourself a "Lens-Flare-Filter" for your DSLR or Digitalcamera! With the filter you can easy create a cinnematic look on your pictures and Videos,...

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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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An open source, $2000, metal 3-D printer

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Open-source metal 3-D printer: This paper reports on the development of a <$2000 open-source metal 3-D printer. The metal 3-D printer is controlled with an open-source micro-controller and is a combination of a low-cost commercial gas-metal arc welder and a derivative of the Rostock, a deltabot RepRap. The bill of...

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Posted in 3D fabrication, open source | 5 Comments »

ZofzPCB 3D gerber viewer update

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

[embed][/embed] Zofz posted an update on his ZofzPCB gerber viewer we posted previously: ZofzPCB Gerber Viewer takes the Gerber file data from your CAD/CAM files along with a little additional information and transforms it into a 3D image with colours used to differentiate nets, customisable stackup dimensions and an Autopilot function that lets...

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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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Posted in 3D Model, PCBs, tools | 19 Comments »

Bus Pirate 3D-printed case

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Here's a 3D-printed Bus Pirate case by foosel, created in OpenSCAD: This is a case for the Bus Pirate v3.6 from Dangerous Prototypes/Seeedstudio. It offers access to the header and the ICSP connector and a clear view on the 4 status LEDs. The case was created with OpenSCAD, the source...

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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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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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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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LaserOrigami: Laser-cutting 3D objects

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Researchers at Germany’s Hasso Plattner Institute have developed an amazing new Laser cutting 3D objects, the LaserOrigami: LaserOrigami is a rapid prototyping system that produces 3D objects using a laser cutter. LaserOrigami is substantially faster than traditional 3D fabrication techniques such as 3D printing and unlike traditional laser cutting the...

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Vacuum former project

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Here's a 3D printed vacuum former by Jonny,  documentation is available as a thing on Thingiverse: This is a vacuum forming machine that you can print. Which allows you to make a mold of your 3d printed object. I hope you like this and make one, you'll be able to...

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DIY 3D scanner

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Here’s a project made at the LVL1 Hackathon challenge. It's a 3D scanner made from junk parts. This project came out of the Hackathon LVL1 had in June 2012.  The rules were minimal but had a big impact on the end product. The competition ran from noon Saturday till noon Sunday,...

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ZofzPCB 3D gerber viewer

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

[embed][/embed] A while ago we asked What gerber viewer do you use and why?. The general consensus is that the gerber files need to be checked before you send them go get your PCBs made. ZofzPCB is a gerber viewer geared to make verification quick and easy. It shows the...

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Online 3D gerber viewer

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Here is a Online 3D gerber viewer. You just upload your gerber files, and the online app generates a 3D model of your PCB. This is an awesome way to check for any silk-screen, and solder mask errors, if your eCAD doesn't have 3D view capability. If you are using...

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