CNC Panel Joinery Notebook I’ve been collecting clever ways of slotting flat stock together since I first read Nomadic Furniture back in 1999, well before the advent of the accessible hobby-class CNC tools that today make manufacturing parts like these pretty easy. Now, the world is full of people designing models, project enclosures, sculpture, furniture, and all kinds of other cool stuff to be assembled from parts made on laser cutters and CNC routers. I keep expecting a definitive book or website to emerge that covers the “bag of tricks” in an organized way, but so far, I haven’t found it. Maybe this article can serve as a jumping-off point. In any case, I think it’s time to share my notebook of CNC panel joinery.
How Integrating Physical Art Into Digital Creations Expands Creativity Students in Cathy Hunt’s art classes are constantly blurring the lines between physically created art and digital creations. In one project, students created fish out of clay using old pinch-potting techniques. But the project didn’t stop there. They then took photos of their creations and used digital tools to paint on the photos, adding color and design without fear that an unknown glaze would ruin their vision. Projets et réalisations du Navlab // Module names are of the form poly_<inkscape-path-id>(). As a result, // you can associate a polygon in this OpenSCAD program with the corresponding // SVG element in the Inkscape document by looking for the XML element with // the attribute id="inkscape-path-id".
spoolWorks Scaffold - 1.75mm - 500g Scaffold is a water-soluble and break-away support filament that actually works. Scaffold offers total design freedom, helping you to create complex geometries and complete functioning mechanisms in a single print (with no worries about overhangs!). Part of E3D’s spoolWorks range, Scaffold works best with our Edge and PLA filaments. For a complete overview of Scaffold and what makes it so special, please see our blog. Features: 14 Fantastic Free Tools for Design Collaboration For designers, collaborating and sharing design concepts can be frustrating. The process is often initiated over email, while we wait for feedback and sort through comments and revision notes. However, there's a wealth of excellent collaboration tools to make it easier to get feedback and approve artwork in a timely, professional manner.
teams up with Microsoft HoloLens We are very excited to announce we’ve been working with Microsoft as an official partner of HoloLens, along amazing organizations such as NASA, Disney, Unity and Autodesk. The HoloLens was unveiled in January of this year. This device lets you bring virtual objects and scenes into your own environment, the best of both worlds between VR and AR. Alex Kipman presenting HoloLens partners on stage at Microsoft Build, picture by the Verge Our focus at Sketchfab has always been to provide the best way to publish and find 3D and virtual content, so when we first experienced HoloLens, it immediately felt like a natural fit and a great collaboration opportunity. It was also a natural extension to Microsoft’s initial collection of printable files shared on Sketchfab for the launch of our download option.
The complete guide to virtual reality – everything you need to get started Until recently, virtual reality had been something of a fantasy for storytellers and technologists. As long ago as 1935, American science fiction writer Stanley G Weinbaum described something like virtual reality in a short story called Pygmalion’s Spectacles. “But listen – a movie that gives one sight and sound. 3DP4E Introduces 3Ducation, a Series of 3D Printing Education Videos Saying that 3D printing is oftentimes a difficult concept to explain is a bit of an understatement, especially to anyone who works in or related to the field. It took months for my mother to stop asking where the paper went in the printer, and I’m still not fully convinced that she finally understands instead of having just grown tired of my attempting to explain it to her. However 3D printing isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Makerbot Smart Extruder+ The Smart Extruder+ has double the warranty fo it's predecessor (6 months, rather than the 3 month warranty of the original Smart Extruder), the testing of the Smart Extruder+ proved that the extruder delivers dependable and consistent performance and will help you to produce excellent 3D models using the MakerBot PLA filament. The Smart Extruder+ has been built with improved components and features an enhanced sensor system ensuring that the printing prcoess is simple and reliable. For new customers, the Smart Extruder+ is available with a 50% discount when bought with a new MakerBot 5th Generation Printer (Replicator Desktop, Replicator Mini, Replicator Z18). For existing customers, the Smart Extruder+ is also available with a 50% discount for every 5th generation printer already owned. Just contact us with the serial number of the printer you already own, we will respond shortly after with a discount code for the Extruder. SKU: Smart Extruder+ (Z18) MP07376
Zim, the Zeepro 3D printer with dual head-3D printer Zim is the first personal 3D printer to feature a dual extruders printing head with Ethernet & WiFi connectivity, an onboard micro-camera, smartphone and tablet control, and an exclusive refillable cartridge system. With Zim, 3D printing is about to go mainstream, as everyone from hobbyists to children will now be able to print high quality 3D objects quickly and safely using various materials and colors, at an affordable price. (Affordable 3D printer) The Zim project’s unique features include: Dual printing head The Zim 3D printer is built with one or two extruders.
How-To 3D Print a Virtual Reality Headset So last month I shared how excited I am about my Makerbot 3D printer and the potential for 3D printing in education (read the post here). Although I’ve been creating some of my own designs in Tinkercad, one of the coolest things I’ve found on are instructions to print virtual reality headsets. If you follow my blog, you know how excited I’ve been about Google Cardboard and virtual reality this year.