Bits from Bytes RepRap now in Subversion

RepRap Blog

As many of you will know, Ian''s company Bits from Bytes sells a lasercut version of RepRap: We have now put all the lasercutter DXF files in the RepRap subversion repository (under the GPL like the rest of RepRap) so that anyone with a lasercutter can make one.

RapMan 3.2: The Build Experience - Part 5

3D Printer Users

That was incredibly fast from the UK to the USA. But, I want to take just a few minutes to talk about how pleased I''ve by the response of Ian and the Bit from Bytes team to my plight. Rescued!!! The Thermistors arrived this afternoon. So, the countdown resumes and I can get back to building the RapMan 3.2 Extreme. It clearly was use error. Yet, there was no hesitation.

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The Kiosk by Bruce Sterling is dark vision of future and 3d printing

DIY 3D Printing

It deals with life of kiosk owner Borislav from East Euroslavia who gets a "Fabrikator" machine. With the support of Bits from Bytes and Jo Van Bostraeten.

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InMoov – 3Dprint your own life size humanoid robot

Philip Cotton

After manoeuvring through the bodies I came face to face with a 3dprinted robot that bore a striking resemblance to the robot from the movie ‘i robot’ with Will Smith. It’s 2013 and I was at the 3dprintshow in London.

Refining the RapMan Print and Tool Find

3D Printer Users

I''m in the midst of refining the quality of the print from the RapMan 3.2. I''m using the duck model, that is among the test models to download from Bits From Bytes and it seems to be a great test subject. In the meantime, I found the perfect ball-head hex tools for your RapMan build from a U.S.A. I will have pictures shortly to show my progress.

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RapMan 3.2: The Build Experience - Part 6

3D Printer Users

Up to that point, I gave very high grades to Bits From Bytes on their build documentation. This was compounded by the fact that the firmware for my machine did not actually use the Z-Offset setting from the control panel. Now the fun REALLY begins.

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RapMan 3.2: The Build Experience - Part 3

3D Printer Users

Moving into the build itself, Bits from Bytes includes an extra touch to help minimize frustration. Back to building! This time I want to focus on the quality and clarity of the RapMan 3.2 documentation. It is, in a word, EXCELLENT.

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Follow the Directions!

3D Printer Users

I sliced off a tad bit too much and, from my research about clogging problems, this is DEFINITELY not a good thing. Mistake #2 - Not paying attention to the material type before taking it from the box. Fortunately for me, Bits From Bytes makes a very high quality product, has anticipated people with my building skills and makes a pre-built hot end available on their store! :). I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news. The Bad News.

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2013: A New Year and a New Focus

3D Printer Users

From the start, my interest has been on seeing the realization of low cost 3D printing beyond the realm of the hobbyists looking for the "build experience". Makerbot and Bits from Bytes are probably the best known. I hope to have some print samples from Lulzbot soon. It''s been almost five years since the first entry in this blog.

Who Buys 3D Printer Kits, Anyway?

Fabbaloo

3D Systems stopped selling personal 3D printer kits almost as soon as they acquired Bits From Bytes. Is there still a market for 3D printer kits? They are slowly getting harder to find, but there are definitely 3D printer kits for sale. But will this change over time?

Yet another extruder nozzle.

RepRap Blog

I have just designed a new one that attempts to combine the benefits of the original design, the very robust Bits from Bytes design , and a number of Nophead''s ideas.

The CubePro 3D Printer

Fabbaloo

The genesis of the CubePro was the BFB3000, made in around 2010 by the former Bits From Bytes company. The CubePro is available with up to three extruders, in the CubePro, CubePro Duo and CubePro Trio models, which range in price from USD$2,799 to USD$4,399.

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Bed Level Adjustment - Using the Test Duck

3D Printer Users

We''ll use the test duck that you can download from Bit From Bytes. They''ve been around a bit. NOT good, as you can see from the third test. The black tint comes from the fact that there was some residual black left in the extruder.

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RapMan 3.2: The Build Experience - Part 2

3D Printer Users

it didn''t take me long to find out that living in the USA poses some challenges in building a product from a factory located in Great Britain. It actually has nothing to do with Bits from Bytes and everything to do with the fact that the United States is still not a metric nation.

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A Welcome Material Innovation

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

The different colors come from manually adjusting the temperature as it prints. The above print was created on a 3D Systems Bits-from-Bytes Touch printer. What I''m about to relate to you is NOT available for the Cube just yet.

Myminifactory Interview – My Views on 3dprinting and education

Philip Cotton

I then went on to gain a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) from the University of Manchester in Design and Technology. I don’t really agree with downloading and printing parts from file repositories as there is no real educational value in this.

Off to Italy

RepRap Blog

We looked into the amount we''d have to pay to transport the machine from Bath to Turin (it''s not too heavy, but is bulky and delicate). It turned out to be both more expensive and more troublesome to do that than to buy and ship a RepRap electronics kit from the RRRF and a Bits From Bytes Silver RepStrap kit to Turin direct. How fortunate that it is possible to build all the RP parts of a RepRap machine from two such cartridges and still have quite a bit left.

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MakerBot Shuts Down Its Google Group

Fabbaloo

But for us the question is: Can MakerBot provide equally good support from their internal system? Over the past couple of years the company has been trying to move from a DIY audience to more of a typical consumer audience. The DIY MakerBot community will no doubt quickly establish its own support forum, separate from MakerBot Galactic and things will proceed as they have in the past.

TCT2012 show report and Industry growing pains.

RichRap

Last year, only Bits from Bytes and A1 technology were representing the lower-end market sector and entry level machines. Well, you would have got it from Thingiverse, I said. Another one from BFB, they ignored me and so failed the ''Maker test'' this time around.

RepRap: Blog: Around the RepRap Community 08/06/2011

RepRap Blog

They took what looks like a Makerbot Cupcake with what looks to be a stock DC gearmotor extruder in this image , a Makerbot Thing o Matic, and a Bits from Bytes 3000 on a ride doing Parabolic dives in a Zero G airplane. RepRap: Blog.

Just Be Patient. 3D Printing Will Eventually Make it Possible

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

From: * @comcast.net Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 3:16 PM To: *@cornell.edu Subject: Fascinated by the Fab@home project for artwork. From: "Evan Malone" To: Subject: RE: Fascinated by the Fab@home project for artwork.

From Point & Shoot Camera to Cube Printer

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

Last week, the topic came up in the Bits From Bytes forums and I decided to give 123D Catch an opportunity to see if I could come up with a way to use it with a 3D printer. From the front it looks like it did an excellent job. As seen from this rotated view.

TCT Live show (UK) 3D printing and more

RichRap

Still can''t convince myself of it''s eco-credentials as it''s going to use bleached copier paper and waste quite a bit of it in every print. A1 Tech had a BFB3000 making a bit of a mess printing something?, I visited the TCT Live show at the NEC in Birmingham last week.

RepRap: Blog: Rewriting history

RepRap Blog

Darwin parts to Ian Adkins of Bits from Bytes, who created silicone moulds from. It looks like our "doubling time" is 3-4 months then, extrapolating dangerously from a small data set while feeling unwell. RepRap: Blog. Blog for the RepRap project at www.reprap.org - a project to create an open-source self-copying 3D printer. Monday, April 18, 2011. Rewriting history.

DC Stop - Cube Impressions

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

I have tried filament from a fairly wide variety of vendors for my RapMan 3.2. While I have found some suppliers whose products work well, I have yet to find one, outside of Bit From Bytes whose materials will immediately work well in my 3D printer. Yes, I am certain that we''re going to have to pay more for the filament that we might if there was pressure from 3rd party vendors. The Cube came to DC yesterday on the Cubify Odyssey Tour.

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