While I was attending a material science conference, I learned the value of listening to something new. The paper I came to see was finished, and the next was about to start. It was titled, “Additive Manufacturing.” I almost left! What a dull phrase, right? Well, I was stuck in the middle of a row with four people on either side of me. So I decided, it was a good time to catch up on…
Make joins Joshua Smith at Makergeeks.com to find out how 3D Printing Filament is made. They make their own filament from scratch and not just source it ready-made from China. More information and pictures are available at http://wp.me/p22K2I-1Xt2.
While I bought my 3D printer a couple of years ago, in March of this year, it only had 75 hours of use. Since March, my counter is over 300 hours. Why? After spending some time doing the right tweaks my printer is printing crazy good. Here are some of my 3D printer tips.
Maybe you’re in the market for a printer, use one at school, get access to one through a maker space, or (like me) used to use yours for a desk ornament, these 3D printer tips are likely to help.
Recently TechShop opened up one of their shops in Round Rock which is just a few minutes from Austin, where I live. TechShop is an awesome membership based workshop with a huge variety of tools useful for making things. On this holiday Friday I decided to spend some time with the MakerBot Replicator. For some time I have been looking at a mini-tripod for my camera/iPhone so I could get pictures of projects while working…
After fighting bugs, bad connections, and burned out chips your project is working–or even done. The next step? Record a video, edit it, and upload it to YouTube.
Too many steps? Then maybe you just want to do a Periscope demo. Within seconds, you can be broadcasting your project to the world.
This past weekend I tried my first couple of scopes. The first Periscope “demo” was me soldering together a Three Fives from Evil Mad Scientist Labs. The others periscope demos were 3d printing related.
When it comes to a hardware project demo, I see some challenges. Check out these five things to watch out for and, if you’re interested, you can watch my soldering Periscope demo.