RepRap: Blog: Quality - Open Source for the Win (Part Deux)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011. It took a while under those conditions, of course - 5 hours. posted by DGM : November 30, 2011 1:23 AM. posted by Adrian Bowyer : November 30, 2011 1:41 AM. posted by mlagana : November 30, 2011 11:27 AM. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: A Tipping Point of Print Quality (Open Source for the.

RepRap Blog

Friday, September 09, 2011. Of course we have always had some people who had epic build quality for years now ( See Nophead ), the big change is that the barriers to entry have dropped significantly: Thanks the the new Volumetric Skeinforge (Skeinforge 41), and the fork of Skeinforge called SFact by Action68 (Ahmet Cem TURAN ) even makes the slicing of the models straight forward. posted by nophead : September 09, 2011 7:04 PM. posted by prusajr : September 09, 2011 7:12 PM.

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RepRap: Blog: UK RepRap Master Class

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011. eMAKERshop have teamed up with the Bath University RepRap research team to bring you our first UK RepRap Master Class over the weekend of 1/2/3 July 2011. posted by Forrest Higgs : April 28, 2011 1:12 AM. posted by chet : April 28, 2011 5:56 AM.

RepRap: Blog: 0.01 Layer Height on a Prusa Mendel

RepRap Blog

Tuesday, December 27, 2011. After the failure of the Yoda I needed to find a model that looked nice in fine printing, and had no bridging, of course my mind went straight from Yoda to the naked female form. posted by Jay Kominek : December 27, 2011 6:20 PM. RepRap: Blog.

Why is change so hard?

Thornburg Thoughts

Of course, our tools have changed. One of my favorite paintings was created in the mid-1300’s by Laurentius de Voltolina. It It depicts a classroom at the University of Bologna. University of Bologna, c.

RepRap: Blog: Reprap Prusa Iteration 2 Build Event in Cologne.

RepRap Blog

Sunday, November 27, 2011. Here is a video of an earlier workshop organized by the same team: Workshop data: Time: 3rd and 4th of December 2011, from 10.00h to 19.00h on both days. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: Impartial reivew of the Clonedel Cast parts by Metrix.

RepRap Blog

Tuesday, March 08, 2011. posted by RichRap : March 08, 2011 9:36 PM. March 08, 2011 9:58 PM. posted by Tian Chang : March 09, 2011 2:01 AM. posted by Kevin : March 09, 2011 3:32 AM. posted by M : March 09, 2011 7:17 AM. RepRap: Blog.

Economic recovery

Thornburg Thoughts

Of course, this wouldn’t happen overnight. I And, of course, we as individuals would remain free to buy products made anywhere we want. My I’m watching something emerge here in Brazil that could bounce the US economy back to full recovery pretty fast if we were to implement it as well! Brazil’s educational system is putting hundreds of thousands of tablets in kids’ hands as part of a pilot project, prepping for nationwide roll-out on a grand scale.

Cannons on the beach.

Thornburg Thoughts

Of course, as anticipated, the finale was a performance of the 1812 Overture, complete with real artillery pieces providing the sounds at just the right times!

RepRap: Blog: Big RepRap Refereed Journal Article

RepRap Blog

Thursday, April 14, 2011. It is, of course, a scholarly engineering article intended for academics. RepRap – the replicating rapid prototyper, Robotica (2011) volume 29, pp. posted by 4ndy : April 14, 2011 5:16 PM. posted by Andrew Dent : April 15, 2011 6:31 AM. posted by 4ndy : April 15, 2011 2:33 PM. posted by Emmanuel Gilloz - Wat : April 16, 2011 8:26 PM. RepRap: Blog.

Electronic Cloud Chamber at Maker Faire NYC (New York Hall of Science)

Nothing Labs

I of course said yes) NYSCI Educators Playing with the Cloud Chamber NYSCI actually has a very large (and expensive) cloud chamber already used for viewing cosmic rays - but my smaller one provides the ability easily view traces from different samples.

RepRap: Blog: Surface-Oriented CAD, Math, & Telescopes

RepRap Blog

Saturday, July 16, 2011. Some people may be most interested in the final section, in which I discuss my attempts to 3D print a telescope (designed with surfcad, of course) and the problems Im running into. posted by ProDigit : August 30, 2011 4:22 AM. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: 3D/DC

RepRap Blog

Monday, May 02, 2011. Unfortunately, despite almost year of reliable service, my extruder (a Wades Extruder of course, something Im fairly proud of) chose that moment to jam up. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: Rewriting history

RepRap Blog

Monday, April 18, 2011. Erik, of course, has done a superb job of estimating the World population of RepRaps together with RepRap-derived machines like MakerBots and 3D-Systems/BfBs. I, of course, replied that - like the other 7 billion of you - I didnt have a clue. Spring 2011. posted by geert : April 18, 2011 5:23 PM. posted by geert : April 18, 2011 5:25 PM. posted by mattw : April 18, 2011 11:51 PM. posted by laszlok : April 19, 2011 2:56 PM.

Beachside Staff Development

Thornburg Thoughts

Of course the challenge is not limited to Brazil. Today we took part in a STEM workshop in the small town of Gaib  , a short trip south of the large city of Recife in the Brazilian State of Penambuco. The teachers were all from public schools in the State who were honing their skills in STEM subjects for high school students. What maked the location s o interesting is that it is next to the new industrial city of Suape, an area that is growing by leaps and bounds.

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I’ve looked at clouds that way

Thornburg Thoughts

Of course the printer names revealed their location, and the printers were connected to computers that were on the Internet precursor, Arpanet. Back in the 1970’s when I was working at Xerox’s famed Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) we had a capability added to our Alto computers that was very cool. After Gary Starkweather of our lab invented the laser printer, we started building some for our own use and for other Xerox facilities to use as well.

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RepRap: Blog: Around the RepRap Community 11/28/2011

RepRap Blog

Monday, November 28, 2011. Of course this is the open source board upload by Jos to the RepRap Wiki. posted by pelrun : November 29, 2011 4:35 AM. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Around the RepRap Community 11/28/2011. Credit Photo Tomcee. Hall-O effect Endstops.

iPhone 5

Thornburg Thoughts

Yes, of course. I In a few hours, Apple plans to introduce the iPhone 5 (according to several sources). And And I am wondering why this announcement is so eagerly awaited! The The press has been buzzing for ages about this new device, and making predictions of when in September/October the new phone would be released. My

RepRap: Blog: Automatic documentation and project evolution

RepRap Blog

Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Of course it can’t be fully automatic, but you will have at least hyperlocal assembly instructions, which would be structured and more easily recognized. You'll have dev access of course. posted by Anelma : March 16, 2011 2:38 PM. posted by Kevin : March 16, 2011 3:22 PM. posted by Pip : March 16, 2011 7:52 PM. RepRap: Blog.

Thoughts on Apple

Thornburg Thoughts

Of course, the entry of IBM into the market with its original PC attracted business customers who had already subscribed to the IBM myth that no one was ever fired for buying IBM. One of my colleagues recently said that “Apple is art; the rest is a kludge.” ” While the second part of his statement is arguable, the first is not – Apple IS art, and this art has been finely sculpted over decades to its present shape. The

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Mobile thoughts

Thornburg Thoughts

Several colleges have already asked if we can work with their teachers to help them build bridges to this new world. (We can, of course, and would love to talk with anyone facing a similar challenge.). This entry is being written during a break in the STEM education conference in Indianapolis put on each year by the League for Innovation. The The audience is mostly community college folks committed to improving education for all.

* Pimp my Mendel * - How to build up a LM8UU Linear Bearing Prusa


Its now going to be hard at work making more stuff and of course a grandchild Thanks for reading, I hope it was useful. Mendel Bling is built up and running better, smoother and faster than I imagined possible.

Surface-Oriented CAD, Math, & Telescopes

RepRap Blog

Some people may be most interested in the final section, in which I discuss my attempts to 3D print a telescope (designed with surfcad, of course) and the problems I''m running into. One of the many projects eating away at my time has been an alternative approach to programatic CAD that I''m calling "surface-oriented CAD" (as apposed to CSG based CAD, like openscad).

You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to be a rocket scientist

Thornburg Thoughts

Far from being a place where outside geniuses congregate to trade complex proofs of abstract theorems, it is basically a glorified help desk where the self-proclaimed “geniuses” are on one side of the bar (the employee side, of course) while the other side is populated by the poor unwashed teeming masses seeking salvation for their technical transgressions. No Of course, my question may have exceeded the domain of genius of the person assigned to help me. Had

Deelip Menezes – Goa’s CAD Cop

Jeff's Tool Shed

Unfortunately, he fell a bit short of his goal… I kid, of course. Deelip Menezes, of, started out as an Mechanical/software engineer who wanted to use his domain name for good. Deelip’s blog is widely read and he is a well respected member of the CAD blogging community. How did he get to this […]. The post Deelip Menezes – Goa’s CAD Cop appeared first on Jeff's Tool Shed. Interview blogging CAD Goa reviews SolidWorks

RepRap: Blog: Balitmore RepRap Master Class

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Sunday, May 22, 2011. For a fee of $850, participants will be provided with all of the hardware and software, along with expert guidance, over the course of the weekend, to build and commission their RepRap 3D printer. posted by Christiaan : May 22, 2011 2:06 AM. Balitmore -> Baltimore Or as the locals say "Ballmer" # posted by chessman : May 24, 2011 12:42 AM. posted by Forrest Higgs : May 24, 2011 7:46 PM. RepRap: Blog.

Fifty years?

Thornburg Thoughts

This allowed the creation and support of amazing courses impossible to have in smaller public schools. For I just got off the phone with someone who called to invite me to my fiftieth year class reunion from Lane Technical High School. Fifty years! Amazing! And, And, what is even more amazing is that I still have friends from high school with whom I stay in touch and even, on occasion, work together. Fifty years? Is Is it possible? Yes,

NumberSix's 3D Printing Blog: Gen6 Electronics cover.

Number Six's 3D Printing Blog

Monday, October 31, 2011. Im very happy with the new location of the electronics and of course the cover. ▼ 2011. (44). NumberSixs 3D Printing Blog. Exploring the world of 3D printing. Sharing ideas and innovation with others! ioshea). Pages. Resources. Gen6 Electronics cover. Recently, there was a neat cover for the Gen6 electronics posted to Thingiverse: [link]. It was just what I needed.

Balitmore RepRap Master Class

RepRap Blog

For a fee of $850, participants will be provided with all of the hardware and software, along with expert guidance, over the course of the weekend, to build and commission their RepRap 3D printer. If youre thinking of getting into 3D printing and dont know where to start, then we have just the ticket for you. FabLab@Baltimore is holding a RepRap Master Class. The format is simple.

More thoughts on Gary’s blog

Thornburg Thoughts

Of course there are the monthly charges, but there are also different plans from different vendors. If It may seem that I’m beating a topic to death, but the more I think about it, the more Gary’s blog can have the effect of dampening the adoption of a major revolution in the world of educational technologies. For

Richards SolidWorks Blog: Changes to Come. - Typepad

Richard's SolidWorks Blog

» January 07, 2011.   by Richard Williams aka Corporal Willy, Jan, 7th 2011.   All these stations would be looped and cross connected together so if one part of the country is knocked out due to a storm or something else, you have a circular loop to access it from the other direction, providing if electrical power is available of course.    January 07, 2011 at 01:29 PM | Permalink. Richards SolidWorks Blog. Richard Williams.

Richards SolidWorks Blog: High Tech and Hands On - Typepad

Richard's SolidWorks Blog

» January 01, 2011.   These Promotional Banners were made to promote the CTE course at our school.    January 01, 2011 at 11:00 PM in Schools and Education , Science Projects , Teaching , The Engineering Realm and Reality | Permalink.

Twelve days of thingiverse - Thing-A-Day - Part 1


And of course, I learned a few new techniques and tricks along the way, I''ll share with you here - Sing along with me - On the first print of Thing-A-Day my RepRap gave to me.

Bowden Extruder - DIY RepStrap build for 1.75mm or 3mm Filament.


I will of course print one of Adrian''s new Mini extruder'' s and have a go at using a NEMA11 motor in a Bowden configuration at some point, but for now here is how this one was made and assembled.

RepRap: Blog: Join us at 2014 Midwest RepRap Festival (MRRF.

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3D PRINTING CHALLENGES See some of the most difficult prints take shape over the course of the weekend, and some fun printing challenges too, like the hand-fed extruder print challenge. RepRap: Blog.

RepRap: Blog: RS Components distributing RepRaps

RepRap Blog

For more details see RSs blog post here , and, of course, their catalogue here. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Monday, December 02, 2013. RS Components distributing RepRaps.

Fujikon 3D Prints its Way into the Future of Headphone Design

3D Printing Industry

Hong Kong-based manufacturer of audio equipment Fujikon has been in the business of making headsets and speakers for 30 years, but, only in 2011 did they decide to take advantage of rapid prototyping to give their 200-person R&D team an extra boost. By Michael Molitch-Hou.

Searching For a Configuration By Name in SOLIDWORKS PDM

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Note: This option was added in Enterprise PDM 2011, if you don’t have the necessary check-boxes you may need to update your complete search card. Contact us about our SOLIDWORKS PDM training courses for users and administrators.

RepRap: Blog: Print any colour you like.

RepRap Blog

Of course the full design will be on the wiki as soon as we can get organized. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Print any colour you like. without added stripes.

RepRap: Blog: Announcing AMRI: Advanced Manufacturing.

RepRap Blog

As part of the mission of AMRI Rice, the Fellows will also take part in a 4-day Advances in Tissue Engineering Short Course where they will receive a 32-hr crash-course in all the very latest in tissue engineering research from thought leaders from around the world. RepRap: Blog.

Lieven Maesschalck Visits Materialise!


Lieven is not only known for being a physical trainer for the Red Devils: in 2011 he was named one of the top 50 sports personalities in Belgium according to Belgian newspaper Le Soir. It’s safe to say that Materialise has a lot of football (a.k.a.

RepRap: Blog: Why is 3D printing such a powerful way to make solid.

RepRap Blog

You are absolutely right - rate of volume deposition is another dimension that needs to be controlled, as of course, are time and one or two temperatures. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer.

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Now on Kickstarter: The New and Improved Felfil Evo 3D Printing Filament Extruder

3D Printing Review

The extruder was invented by Alessandro Severini, Fabrizio Pasquero, Giulio Cravino, and Fabrizio Mesiano, also known as Collettivo Cocomeri (which translates to “Watermelon Collective”), a student group which was born out of an Ecodesign course at the Polytechnic of Turin in 2011.