Steps to Success Every now and then we’re reminded 3D printing is not science fiction, but a real technology used every day to make amazing things in homes, studios, schools, and businesses. At MakerBot we’re proud to be leading this Next Industrial Revolution with the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem, which makes desktop 3D printing and 3D scanning affordable and reliable for everyone, and includes a variety of products and services to help unleash your creativity. One of the newest members of our family is MakerBot Desktop, a complete, free 3D printing solution for discovering, managing, and sharing your 3D prints. 1. – Did you design your own model? – Want to browse through free designs? – Looking for high-quality, original prints? 2. You may also want to change some settings before printing. You can also choose your resolution: low, standard, or high. 3. – If you’re printing via USB stick, MakerBot Desktop will slice your file when you click Print. Now you’re all set to start printing.
The Revolution will be Caramelized - The CandyFab ProjectPrintrbot: The Perfect Beginner 3D Printer Can Expand ItselfThere are a host of 3D printers out there, but none are as simple and inexpensive as the Printrbot created by Brook Drumm. It’s still in Kickstarter mode, but as of this writing,( the Printbot has already met the pledge goal. So we’re going to be seeing some of these in the future, and I know I already want to get my hands on one. There are a lot of different Printrbot kits you can order right now by pledging funds to the project: Some kits have only the basic parts, and no electronics, while some are even sparser, not even containing motors and hardware. I suppose if you got a bunch of hardware lying around and want to buy the electronics yourself that’s a good way to go, but Brook will offer a kit for $499 that includes everything you'll need to build it. For somebody looking to get going right away that’s probably your best bet, and it’s a lot cheaper than a MakerBot--and you can be printing in under 2 hours. What’s the first thing you would print with one of these? [Kickstarter]
Making the World a Better Place, One Evil Mad Scientist at a TimeTable for Electronic DreamsTable For Electronic Dreams Electronic objects are not only "smart", they "dream" in the sense that they leak radiation into the space and objects surrounding them, including our bodies. Despite the images of control and efficiency conveyed through a beige visual language of intelligibility and smartness, electronic objects... are irrational - or at least allow their thoughts to wander. Thinking of them in terms of dreaminess rather than smartness opens them to more interesting interpretations. - Anthony Dunne, Hertzian Tales Since the invention of radio by Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo Marconi in the late nineteenth century, the electromagnetic spectrum has become increasingly noisy and dense. Table for Electronic Dreams is a table which reveals the hidden electrical activity of nearby electronic objects. Table for Electronic Dreams was a thesis project by Andy Doro for the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. For more information see the development blog.
Repenser l’internet des objets (3/3) : Industrialiser l’internetPar Daniel Kaplan le 07/05/09 | 8 commentaires | 14,127 lectures | Impression Il n’existe pas aujourd’hui d’”internet des objets”, mais tout au plus une connexion en silos d’objets conçus et régis selon les règles les plus classiques de l’économie industrielle. La connectivité des objets et des espaces pourrait même signer la fin de la “parenthèse internet”, celle d’un réseau sans tête, sans finalité et totalement ouvert. Ca commence comme une conversation Que fait donc un capteur, se demande en substance l’enseignant et designer Julian Bleecker dans son “Manifeste pour les objets en réseau” (2006) ? Matière à réflexions Il ne faut donc pas grand-chose pour franchir cette première étape : juste partager les données que captent les objets et les rendre exploitables par d’autres. Un autre designer, Usman Haque, a d’ailleurs décidé de les y aider. Des objets habitables Entrons un peu plus profondément dans la nature même de l’objet. On peut émettre des réserves sur la vision de Sterling.
DIY High Resolution 3D PrinterEven though 3D printers have become mainstream and costs have declined, most cannot create a fine level of detail when printing. For rapid prototyping, you can fabricate one yourself such as the High Resolution DLP 3D Printer. Homemade yet still turns out impressive results. The 3D printer uses a Digital Light Processing chip with a high resolution video projector to render each layer of the image on a resin which is cured by a UV laser layer by layer. Popular 3D Printer Projects:Instructables - Make, How To, and DIYDiscrete timeDiscrete time Discrete time views values of variables as occurring at distinct, separate "points in time", or equivalently as being unchanged throughout each non-zero region of time ("time period"). Thus a variable jumps from one value to another as time moves from time period to the next. This view of time corresponds to a digital clock that gives a fixed reading of 10:37 for a while, and then jumps to a new fixed reading of 10:38, etc. Continuous time In contrast, continuous time views variables as having a particular value for potentially only an infinitesimally short amount of time. Relevant contexts Discrete time is often employed when empirical measurements are involved, because normally it is only possible to measure variables sequentially. On the other hand, it is often more mathematically tractable to construct theoretical models in continuous time, and often in areas such as physics an exact description requires the use of continuous time. Discrete time
Main PageBlog: A new approach to printing metalsThere have been numerous attempts to print conductors. Fab@home, Ed Sells and myself have all tried it previously with very limited success. Whilst I've been able to print a basic circuit from solder, we were unable to achieve the resolution to produce anything but the most simplistic circuit board. I did actually make filament using this composite material using the old technique of casting into silicone tubing. Fortunately non-eutectic alloys also offer this ability to have solid elements suspended within a molten liquid. After some thought I proposed that our ideal material would have a similar melting point to PLA/ABS such that when deposited on top a minimal amount of damage. I decided to go for an alloy of tin, indium and bismuth few a few reasons. Above is the phase diagram for the system. The above was printed directly onto glass. After the initial success, this is where the onslaught of problems began. At this point we were a bit stumped. Labels: Printing Conductors
3-D Printers ProliferatePhotos: Hewlett-Packard PART SOLUTION: Make small plastic parts on your own with a 3-D printer, such as HP's [left]. For years, visionary engineers have been touting the idea of a cheap box about the size of a microwave oven that could build arbitrary solid objects out of plastic, ceramics, metal, ice, and even living cells. During most of the 20-plus-year history of 3-D printing, "cheap" has been a distant vision, with industrial rapid-prototyping machines going for anywhere from US $15 000 to over $1 000 000. If the price of a new compact car is more than you or your boss would like to spend, New York City start-up Makerbot Industries offers a small RepRap-derived printer kit for about $900. But what are these machines actually good for? Indeed, at the hacker level, the most popular print runs seem to be 3-D printer parts. 3-D printers, kits, and Open-source design