Version 3: Wade’s Accessible Extruder

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:8252 I have been following this design for a while now. It has been the only extruder design I have ever used and it just got better! One improvement I am considering is a single tensioner bolt design. Several people have commented...

Sacramento Area RepRap Meetup Pictures

[smooth=id:8] We had a great group show up and everyone was building!  These are not only great people, but helpful, knowledgeable and passionate about 3D printing. Join us next month!...

Pleasant3D on Mac OSX Rocks.

Blogpost: http://pleasantsoftware.com/developer/3d/2010/03/01/pleasant-future/ Download: http://www.pleasantsoftware.com/developer/pleasant3d/index.shtml Yes, it is only available on Mac OSX.  But now you have a reason to buy a Mac.  I could not believe how much...

Quadstepper Motor Driver Board

http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10507 The Quadstepper motor driver board allows you to control up to 4 bipolar stepper motors simultaneously using logic level IO pins. Each motor driver has an output drive capacity of 35V and 2Amps. The board is capable of driving...

RANT: Thingiverse.com needs a makeover!

It’s a love-hate relationship, this thingiverse.com and I. The beauty and ABSOLUTE PAIN of thingiverse.com is how anyone can post anything.  Imagine a store that sells one of everything in the universe.  And I mean EVERYTHING…. broken stuff, impossible to...

Wax Seal :: Thingiverse.com

This is a blank wax seal that you can print and adorn with any seal you create. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:10094 Clever.  I love how its a total futurist meets antiquated technology.  The not-s0-obvious irony is that wax seals used to be use to authenticate a...

Adrian’s Prusa Notes

Adrian Bowyer is the founder of the RepRap project. When he builds a Prusa Mendel, you would be wise to take note….. in fact, take HIS notes. Located here:...

3D Printing with the Kinect

Do you have a Kinect? What are you waiting for – go download the free software and start 3D scanning!  There’s also an OSX app available too! Check it out over at Makerbot Blog:...

3D Printing with Paper – sort of.

Video: 3D-Drucker Matrix 300 erstellt Objekte aus Papier – Demonstration auf der Cebit 2011 (4:16) A tiny knife cuts through one piece of paper at a time and selectively glues it to the underlying layer....

Free 3D Software Roundup

Google Sketchup (MY PICK!) For Beginners to advanced users – http://sketchup.google.com/download/In my opinion, this is for the casual to serious designer that intends to print their designs.  It strips out a lot of the confusing theory behind advanced modeling,...