Will 2012 be the year of the “ultrabook?”

Thornburg Thoughts

Of course that has changed, with everyone from Toshiba to Samsung offering quite powerful tablets at reasonable prices. The Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show opens on January 10, and there are rumbles that this show will feature lots of ultrathin laptops similar to the Macintosh Air. Last year was supposedly the year of the tablet, but the rollout didn’t take place until months later, leaving Apple with the marketpretty much to itself. Of

At Long Last! 3D Printing for the Rest of Us!

3D Printer Users

But, of course, we also need to acknowledge the creative work of those pioneers in the RepRap community upon which this achievement was built.

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Bed Level Adjustment - Using the Test Duck

3D Printer Users

Of course, this prompted me to come up with a better way to level the entire bed before going on to the next test. Once the build of the RapMan 3.2 is completed, it is time to try to optimize the print. This generally involves two critical adjustments.

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Review: what materials can be 3D printed?

Tridimake

Of course it require a trickier printer setup. Well, nobody probably ever tried to do so with silicone of course ;) Make sure to go and check other RichRap worthwhile explorations! Transition from pure PLA to wood What materials to 3D-print ?

Putting the T and E in STEM

Thornburg Thoughts

There are, of course, many schools that do offer a balanced approach to STEM, and they are to be applauded. Of course my tinkering took place decades before personal computers were invented.

RepRap: Blog: Print any colour you like.

RepRap Blog

Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Of course, molten polymer has a very high viscosity, so the Reynolds number of the flow in the nozzle is very low (and hence highly reversible). posted by Kevin : February 21, 2012 3:00 PM. posted by Nudel : February 21, 2012 4:45 PM.

RepRap: Blog: Print any colour you like.

RepRap Blog

Tuesday, April 10, 2012. posted by Cameron : April 10, 2012 10:24 PM. posted by bitflusher : April 11, 2012 9:48 AM. posted by RichRap : April 11, 2012 9:52 AM. Of course the full design will be on the wiki as soon as we can get organized. RepRap: Blog.

Review : settings for Cura (3D printing front end and slicer)

Tridimake

mm, but I think going further will not help the quality, and it takes ages to print of course. Avoid overangs of course, i.e. parts that have nothing under to support them, and use a low temperature and low speed for overhangs so they solidify quickly.

Auto shutoff at end of print

Tridimake

Cut one power wire (not the green/yellow earth wire of course!), Kill your 3D printer when it gets lazy ! I could not say it better than Daid: that headline should grab attention.

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Flipping the Flipped Classroom

Thornburg Thoughts

The answer, of course, is none. The Of course there will be some students who do not have broadband at home (Hey, if our schools still don’t have enough bandwidth, how can we expect EVERY household to have it?) These students will thus be freed from any didactic presentations at all because they (or their families) lack the resources to provide tools many of us have fought for decades (and failed) to get into schools!

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Some DON'Ts With the Cube

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

This, of course, required removing the old cartridge to make way for the new. All of the glowing reviews I have posted about the Cube 3D printer are true, The quality of the prints has been remarkable. But, that does NOT mean that I have not been able to bring it to its knees.

How to clean the hotend and nozzle from the outside

Tridimake

Of course, start by removing your bowden tube from the top quick coupling. How to remove clogged/molten filament in a V2 head? Obviously you can disassemble the end, which is quite painful. It may also damage some items and threads in the long term.

Presenting my eBay Ultimaker clone (part 1)

Tridimake

I bought what was abusively called an Ultimaker on eBay on March, 2012. This seems to be a constant for all of the 3D printer companies though, not speaking about big ones of course. The Ultimaker I bought proved to be a (nice) clone !

Peel-able support?

HydraRaptor

It also has a solid base of course, which is another advantage over Skeinforge''s sparse support as that can easily become detached from the bed. They are of course a little lower than they should be.

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RepRap: Blog: Around the RepRap Community 03/12/12

RepRap Blog

Monday, March 12, 2012. His software is of course free like speech, but he takes donations :). March 12, 2012 7:42 PM. posted by Daid : March 12, 2012 10:55 PM. posted by Spencer : March 13, 2012 8:45 PM. posted by Guy : March 14, 2012 5:17 PM. RepRap: Blog.

Creativity Run Amuck! Photo Pop by BitBox

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

And, of course, the others felt my YOUTHFUL view of myself was completely out of character and decided to create their view of me. Blogging is a mind expanding pursuit. And, that is especially true when blogging on a subject that attracts creative people.

Cube Features I Have Most Appreciated

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

without the beer and soda, of course! I probably should have gotten around to this post a lot earlier, when parents might have been considering a 3D printer for their child or themselves. (It''s It''s OK to be self-serving on this one!)

Replace the filament feeder big gear

Tridimake

Same wheel properties of course, but proved to be more solid in PLA. I am not sure that the plywood I received was of top quality, because the wheel teeth started wear out pretty early. Before it was too late, I designed and printed a drop in replacement.

Tablets in Brazilian schools

Thornburg Thoughts

In fact, a recent study by Accenture shows that Brazilians are three times more likely than the global average to be purchasing a tablet in 2012. Of course, with the rapid growth in sales volume, Toshiba and other major players are opening Brazilian factories to avoid duties and thus bring the price down. Brazilians love their technology. I

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow.

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

And, of course, all the necessary power cables will be there for us to plug our new Cube in, turn it on, activate it and start printing! "Tomorrow" has played a significant role in so many dramatic productions, from Shakespeare to "Annie".

Heat sink on the stepper motors

Tridimake

Well, unless you use the Joris option on a big object, of course. Clean passive cooling on a stepper motor Cool down your steppers : active or passing ?

Removable filament feeder : add a plug to the stepper motor cables

Tridimake

Also, I now can swap between different feeders without needing to unscrew the motor (as long as each of them has its own motor of course). Add a plug to the extruder stepper motor cable !

Invent Intro #05 - Circles (Revolve Boss & Cut)

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

The first, of course, is a 2D sketch. Like the EXTRUDE commands, REVOLVE comes in two flavors, BOSS and CUT. WHAT IS REVOLVE? Basically, REVOLVE uses a 2D sketch that is evenly swung around an axis to perform its job.

Do the math…

Thornburg Thoughts

Of course it turns out that most of the processes that produce chaotic behavior are recursive, and thus hard to do with paper and pencil. A recent report shows that only 20% of educators think funding for STEM subjects will increase this year. This is particularly disturbing given that we haven’t even come close to providing adequate support for these subjects in recent years. And, And, in my view, one part of the STEM curriculum that needs particular attention is mathematics. I

Review : which software for 3D printers?

Tridimake

Of course, there are other slicers such as the nice Kisslicer shareware.

General Design Dimensions of Bolts and Threads

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

And, of course, the converse is true. It sure has been a while since I''ve updated this blog. But, lest you think that is because I have lost interest in the Cube or in creating tutorials for Cube owners, I want to assure you that is NOT the case. I simply got hung up. Writer''s block?

Creating a Handle with Insert in Moment of Inspiration

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

Of course, the primary purpose is to offer a useful item for Cube owners to download. Of course, other CAD and 3D applications can perform similarly. Most of the items I will be uploading to the Cubify store have more than one purpose.

Cubify Invent - Tutorial #10: Bolt with Helix Cut

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

Of course, the drawing is going to be a lot more precise than any extrusion printer can currently deliver. Before attempting to learn how to create a bolt using the Helix Cut tool, I scoured the Internet to see what it takes in other bigger name CAD packages.

The Cube 3D Printer Travels Well!

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

And, of course, my granddaughters, who loved the green version of " Vase - Fire " wanted a magenta version! One of the best things I like about my Cube printer is that it travels very, very well. It''s light; yet, rugged in a way most previous 3D printers are not. It''s a true party animal!

A Tool to Clear Clogged PrintJets

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

Of course, no child should be allowed to do this. Scour the hobbyists and consumer 3D printer sites and blogs and you will see that sooner or later most, if not all, 3D extrusion printers will clog for one reason or another. It comes with the territory.

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Included Creations - High Volume Group

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

Of course, I couldn''t afford either. The high volume group of free Creations for the Cube is relatively small. Yet, from the point of view of learning, at least one or two are invaluable. ShoeMacedonia_Large.Creation ShoeMacedonia_Large I know that this shoe comes in at a volume of 74,941.24

The Cube Tour Should be in DC Tomorrow

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

At Artists for Humanity, Boston And, of course, matching Cube & Shoes. As you will see as you follow this blog, I do not simply pass through press releases or piggy back on the work of others to fill content on my blogs.

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The next big thing?

Thornburg Thoughts

” Of course he was thinking in terms of the photography of the time which was film-based. He Of course these technologies are not going to replace computers any more than tablets have – they will be additional tools that open new opportunities for creativity and productivity – and may even have a place in education.

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RepRap: Blog: Say goodby to thermistor table misery.

RepRap Blog

Saturday, June 02, 2012. This code has to do some FP calculations of course (including logs and exponentials). posted by Arthur Wolf : June 02, 2012 9:44 AM. posted by bitflusher : June 02, 2012 11:41 AM. posted by Adrian Bowyer : June 02, 2012 2:34 PM. posted by Emmanuel Gilloz - Wat : June 02, 2012 5:08 PM. posted by linagee : June 04, 2012 1:21 PM. posted by nophead : June 04, 2012 1:37 PM. posted by Nick : July 06, 2012 7:34 PM.

Included Creations - Mid Volume Group

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

Of course, each cup will have to be printed in a different color. The mid volume group includes Creations ranging between 10,000 and 60,000 cubic millimeters. Most are under 30,000 cubic millimeters. Many of the coolest Creations fall into this category and are well worth printing.

Something Useful #1 - Nail or Screw Holder

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

This means, of course, that some support is needed under the insert end of the tip.

Included Creations - Low Volume Group

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

Of course, I plan to try it without support first. The Creations that we are able to download from Cubify.com are not only a cool way to gt started with our new Cubes just by the fact that they are there for us.