What to do with a 3D Printer: Make Garden Tools. This entry was posted on May 21, 2012 by Alex English.
The gardening season is here and it's time to get out and work the dirt. Even very traditional home tasks and pastimes like gardening can benefit from a 3D Printer. I've got a few garden accessories that I've designed for myself to use in the garden this season. Hanging Garden Trellis Netting. OpenKnit. NINJA SPHERE: Next Generation Control of Your Environment by Ninja Blocks. Open-source metal 3-D printer. Source
3D ROCKET CHALLENGE. The Electron: Crash Course Chemistry #5. A forum dedicated to book scanning, open source, DIY digitization. The Tricorder project. OPENROV. The Free Universal Construction Kit. Ever wanted to connect your Legos and Tinkertoys together?
Now you can — and much more. Announcing the Free Universal Construction Kit: a set of adapters for complete interoperability between 10 popular construction toys. Fig. 1. The Free Universal Construction Kit. Overview. THE Printrbot by abdrumm. Make. Introducing The MakerBot Replicator™ EmailShare 900EmailShare January 10, 2012 (Brooklyn, NY) – MakerBot Industries is excited to announce the launch of its latest product, The MakerBot Replicator™, which will debut at CES in Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday, January 10th.
Available in the MakerBot store for pre-order today! The MakerBot Replicator™ is the ultimate personal 3D printer, with MakerBot Dualstrusion™ (2-color printing) and a bigger printing footprint, giving you the superpower to print things BIG! Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment. Image credits: Agriculture by Islam, need Flickr attributions "Interdependence is an extremely powerful social infrastructure that we can actually harness to heal some of our deepest civic issues, if we apply open source collaboration.
" --Britta Riley in her May, 2011 TED talk Britta is an artist and technologist from New York, and owns a company called Windowfarms.org. The company makes hydroponic platforms for growing food in city windows, designed with the help of more than 1,800 enthusiastic collaborators from all over the world. Britta took her inspiration from NASA, which uses hydroponics to explore how to grow food in space. Making silica aerogel at home. Build a Laser 3D Printer - Stereolithography at Home. WikiHouse / Open Source Construction Set. Tornio Digitale — FabLabItalia. Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express 4.0. In order to understand the preferences of our free software users, PTC utilizes data monitoring technologies to obtain and transmit data on system use and performance and for gathering metrics on users of our free software.
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The MDO parts are available now for just $400, but hurry; I’m only offering five at that reward level. After that, they’ll go up to $500. The reason they aren’t cheaper is because only nine pieces actually change between the 4′ version and the 2′ version. Open Source Architecture (OSArc) - Op-Ed. As part of the special report on open-source design published in issue 948, Domus approached Carlo Ratti to write an op-ed on the theme of open-source architecture.
He responded with an unusual suggestion: why not write it collaboratively, as an open-source document? Within a few hours a page was started on Wikipedia, and an invitation sent to an initial network of contributors. The outcome of this collaborative effort is presented below. Celebration of Makers in Brighton, 3rd Sept, Dome Foyer. Iris Business Card by clide. InMojo - Make. Share. Live. Open Source Hardware. Cathal Garvey demonstrating Do-it-Yourself DNA extraction in a tent.
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The Original Egg-Bot Kit - Evil Mad Science Wiki. OpenEnergyMonitor. Clockwork Variations - MakerBot Industries. Lineage. Prusa Mendel. Prusa Mendel and the Clonedels. When we started the school term, we had just finished a new Prusa Mendel.
After the students saw the Prusa, it seemed that everyone wanted to make one. As part of our RepRap breeding program, I set a goal of 10 Mendels over the course of a ten-week school term (seemed like one a week would be reasonable based on last spring term’s success). However, we ran into some electrical / control issues in debugging our first Prusa and time in the term kept ticking, ticking, ticking into the future.
A year ago, I had thought about creating a set of molds to cast the plastic parts for a Classic Mendel. Scientific American: five 3D printers. Here's What A 3D Printed Guitar Sounds Like. Small Scale Manufacturing - Practical Resources. I had originally intended to discuss sources of practical knowledge in small-scale manufacturing at a later time. This week, however, I've been getting a lot of very good feedback from readers in the U.S. who are interested in small-scale manufacturing. Some of these people are even operating their own small-scale enterprises.
So I thought I'd list the resources mentioned by these readers, in addition to listing a few other sources I have discovered. First, there is the Open Source Machine site ( a source mentioned on another website by two posters who call themselves Fleam and Jokuhl. The Open Source Machine site is dedicated to providing potential manufacturers with small, easily-built manufacturing machines that can be made from recycled and reused parts.
The Fab@Home wiki ( contains information on buying or building desktop-sized“fabs” (computer-aided manufacturing devices) that can “print” 3-dimensional objects. Open Source Machine. BFI Challenge & Global Village Construction Set in 2 Minutes. Global Village Construction Set. Have 3D Printing and Mass Customization Reached The Tipping Point? Its the Candyfab 6000, 3D printing in sugar. The Revolution Shall be Caramelized. In 2007, TreeHugger built a special website that looked at the future of 3d Printing and Downloadable Designs. About « Prometheus Fusion Perfection. This blog will document my attempt to build a working open source Bussard fusion reactor (also know as the Polywell). The Bussard reactor was invented by Robert W. NYC Resistor » Electronics, Hacking, Classes, and Workspace.