September 1st, 2014
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Discovered via ► brickflow.com

Discovered via ► brickflow.com

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Discovered via ► brickflow.com

Discovered via ► brickflow.com

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Discovered via ► brickflow.com

Discovered via ► brickflow.com

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Discovered via ► brickflow.com

Discovered via ► brickflow.com

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Discovered via ► brickflow.com

Discovered via ► brickflow.com

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Discovered via ► brickflow.com

Discovered via ► brickflow.com

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August 31st, 2014
Discovered via ► brickflow.com

Discovered via ► brickflow.com

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Discovered via ► brickflow.com

Discovered via ► brickflow.com

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cameroncrogers:

Death Mask by Cameron C. Rogers (pseudo-self-portrait)
Largest 3D print to date, a bit too small to actually use or wear as a mask, but not by much.
Please cite reposted images.

cameroncrogers:

Death Mask by Cameron C. Rogers (pseudo-self-portrait)

Largest 3D print to date, a bit too small to actually use or wear as a mask, but not by much.

Please cite reposted images.

jeromeberesford:

Joshua Harker’s 3D printed flowers are right up my street. It makes me want to quit my job so i can focus on my art. :\

jeromeberesford:

Joshua Harker’s 3D printed flowers are right up my street. It makes me want to quit my job so i can focus on my art. :\

3dlabcafe:

[Printing] Master Yoda with chin support (part 1)

Hi guys. Did you have a great weekend? Well, I did, as you can see, with Master Yoda haha
The model is provided by NickRBrewer [http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:48060], as a remixed of chylid's model. Applause to them :)

This one run on standard profile, 10% fill, 1 shell, 0.2mm layers, standard speed 60-80 mm/s. No raft and color-matched support. Took 2.5 hrs.


What happened was: my right nozzle is slightly lower than my left nozzle as machine faulty (and I was printing by left one), it kept hitting on the layers on the right side. So about 30% of printing process, the support of left ear got knocked off, leaving that ear printed without support. (Besides, all the support layers stuck on like Yoda’s facial hair, looked pretty funny indeed.) As a result, the two ears were very different in consistency (as you see in the close ups, right ear on the left and left ear on the right). 

Moving on to the front support. Personally I didn’t think they were all necessary since the chin support (from the model) and the ‘raft’ support (generated by Makerware) were sort of overlapping. In addition, they left some marks on the chin and quite messy where the support broke off. I’ve seen someone else said that he could print with no support and it was fine, on a different printer though. You may try that too.  

Overall, I think it was an ok print. Good to see Master Yoda in tangible form :)
I’ll bring you more story on Master Yoda next time. For now, need to get ready for a new week. Good night ^_^

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PS: this is irrelevant  to this blog, but camellias and magnolias are in full (amazing) bloom in Melbourne now. Enjoy August if you’re in town :)

max-clyde:

3D-printed wind turbine puts 300W of power in your backpack
For the most part, portable energy generators are intended for modest uses. They can charge your phone, but they won’t drive high-powered laptops or small appliances. That might change if Omni3D gets its crowdfunded AirEnergy 3D off the ground. The 3D-printed wind turbine should fit into a backpack, yet produce up to 300W of power — enough that you can keep a whole slew of devices running, including those that wouldn’t run at all on solar or thermoelectric systems. It will be open source, too, since part of the goal is to let those in Africa and other developing regions create their own reliable, renewable power sources.
If you want to help out and get one of the first AirEnergy 3D models when it arrives in February, you’ll need to act fast. Omni3D is only offering a handful of early units to those who pledge £290 ($484) or more. Take heart if you’re not part of the first wave, though. The team expects to bring the cost of a basic production model down to $350, which is just cheap enough that it could either supplement your home power or keep your gadgets alive during long camping trips.

max-clyde:

3D-printed wind turbine puts 300W of power in your backpack

For the most part, portable energy generators are intended for modest uses. They can charge your phone, but they won’t drive high-powered laptops or small appliances. That might change if Omni3D gets its crowdfunded AirEnergy 3D off the ground. The 3D-printed wind turbine should fit into a backpack, yet produce up to 300W of power — enough that you can keep a whole slew of devices running, including those that wouldn’t run at all on solar or thermoelectric systems. It will be open source, too, since part of the goal is to let those in Africa and other developing regions create their own reliable, renewable power sources.

If you want to help out and get one of the first AirEnergy 3D models when it arrives in February, you’ll need to act fast. Omni3D is only offering a handful of early units to those who pledge £290 ($484) or more. Take heart if you’re not part of the first wave, though. The team expects to bring the cost of a basic production model down to $350, which is just cheap enough that it could either supplement your home power or keep your gadgets alive during long camping trips.