Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips. The 3D printing industry is expected to exceed $21 billion by 2020.
Classrooms are joining in. Kelly Hines' fifth-grade classroom is redesigning a prosthetic hand. Can't buy a drone? Soon, you may be able to print one. Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects. Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014. Free Student Software Downloads. Education STEM Apps. 3Doodler: The World's First 3D Printing Pen by WobbleWorks LLC. Custom 3D Printing, 3D Designs & Personal 3D Printers.
Create 3D digital designs with online CAD. Introduction to 3D Printing. While all 3D printers create objects using additive methods (the opposite of a CNC machine), different approaches exist to actually physically depositing the material.
The most common methods are: -Fused Deposition Modeling- A very common method in which the part is printed by extruding molten stings of material that melt together to create the part. This is usually the cheapest method, but quality can suffer, and materials are limited. Examples include: Maker Bot, RepRap, Objet, Cube, Solidoodle, Dimension and many others. -Selective Laser Sintering -More common in industrial style prototyping settings, a laser melts together powdered plastic, ceramic, or other material, then spreads more powder on top, repeating the process to build the part layer by layer.
SketchUp.com - Free 3D Drawing Tool. 3D Printing. 7 TED Talks on the wonder of 3D printing. From ordering movie tickets to booking a dentist appointment, mobile and web apps have made the tasks of daily life easier.
But there are some things that an app can’t do. Standing in line at the pharmacy is one of them. Lee Cronin: Print your own medicineIn today’s talk, Lee Cronin asks: “Could we make a really cool universal chemistry set? In essence, could we app chemistry?” With his team of researchers at the University of Glasgow, Cronin has created a 3D printing application that allows scientists to print out laboratory equipment specific to the experiment they wish to run — something they’ve called “reactionware.” How does 3D printing work? The dark side of 3D printing: 10 things to watch. The 3D printer is a double-edged sword.
It stands to transform technology and society for the better, but we also can't ignore the potential negative consequences. As with any new technology, it's easy to get swept up in the benefits of 3D printing. It opens up a world of new possibilities for all industries, and stands to lessen transportation costs, environmental impacts, waste, and reliance on corporations by enabling the maker movement. But 3D printers are still potentially hazardous, wasteful machines, and their societal, political, economic, and environmental impacts have not yet been studied extensively. To make sure you aren't thrown off guard by the conversations to come, we've compiled a list of 10 things you need to know about the dangers and potentially negative impacts of 3D printers. 1. 3D printers are energy hogs 2. 3D printers may pose a health risk when used in the home, according to researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
OpenSpace3D. A Design Thinking Workshop for Kids. Beginner 3D Printing Projects. 3D printing services in your neighborhood. 3D Printed Wireless Tank. In this Instructable I will show you how to make a wireless tank that you will be able to play with someone else or just use it a base to create bigger and better tank.
This tank uses Bluetooth modules connected to Tera Term to send commands to the Arduino. I used IR Leds that are used in Lazer tag guns (links in the next step) so you can battle with your friends or just use it to explore the world a couple inches off the ground from your computer. Uses an IPhone's camera with the Skype app to connect to a PC so it can be viewed and controlled remotely. The range of the Bluetooth module actually was able to go out side my house and go out of the range of my WiFi before disconnecting so range is only an issue if you want to be more than 60-70ish feet from the robot.
You, Too, Can 3D Print Your Own Robot. Robots are part of our everyday lives, but they're boring — relegated to menial jobs like scrubbing your floor, vacuuming it or just zig-zagging all over it.
Sure, droid-like mechanical humans like the Asimo pop up now and then, but they're big, expensive corporate toys, not something everyone can buy. Where are our household robots? The 21st Century Robot project aims to finally make the robot companion a reality. Led by Intel futurist Brian David Johnson, the project aims to put robot-building tools into the hands of everyone, and Johnson has found the key tool to help him to do that: 3D printing. Over a decade ago, Johnson conceived a robot design that was friendly and practical to build, with small and childlike features. With a little help, Johnson turned his design into pages of blueprints that anyone can now download and use to print big chunks of robot on a 3D printer. It takes the cost of owning your own humanoid robot down from thousands of dollars to hundreds. Meet Jimmy the Open Source 3D Printed Robot.
Intel has something in the works that you won't want to miss: an open source 3D printed robot they are calling Jimmy.
Intel's Futurist, Brian David Johnson, disclosed the company's plans for Jimmy at the Maker Faire in New York. Sometime in May of next year Intel will release open-source software and 3D printable files for their robot.