Category Archives: PLA

Math prints!

Makerbot has announced it’s intention bring 3d printers in the schools through it’s Makerbot academy program, and launched the visual maths challenge. One of the first really interesting designs (that got featured immediately!) is as always from Gyrobot. He made … Continue reading

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Printing skulls

The files have been provided by Louise Leakey, and the 3d rendering is visible on the website african fossils. First experiment: skull KNEMER1813 Makerware, PLA, standard settings It was printing fine but halfway through the object got separated from the … Continue reading

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Chalcopyrite

I’m always looking for nice stuff that can be shown at the various science fairs, and when I saw on thingiverse this Chalcopyrite, I knew it was perfect! We tried printing it with the Ultimaker without success, but it turned … Continue reading

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Caffeine makes the world go round…

Friday will be the researchers night, and we have been preparing with the scientists to give them visual support for their speeches and with Perpetual plastic that will be present to recycle the cups and produce filament and 3d printed … Continue reading

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Geometrical figures from George Hart

As for the researcher’s night we will have various scientist showcasing their work, we wanted to rovide some geometrical structures that could be shown during their presentations. We reached George Hart’s web page, and though some of the structures are … Continue reading

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Raspberry pi case

One of the various cases on thingiverse, this one is designed by DAmesberger.  Printed with the Ultimaker using PLA

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TOM to the rescue

Finally I had some time to try and understand why my Thing-O-Matic is acting weirdly. Something is wrong with the connector to the heated plate, so it just shuts down after some time because it overheats. But PLA now works … Continue reading

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Chalcopyrite Crystal Structure

This time it was Ilaria who found the courage to try printing this one, we were skeptical… But it turned out great! A Chalcopyrite Crystal structure by Muonic On Replicator dual, with PLA, standard settings, raft and support

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Higgs Potential in PLA

When scientist pass by and ask us some mathematical objects it’s always the most interesting (and worrying!) moment. This time we have been asked to print a Higgs potential equation AKA: the mexican hat… So we did some search, and decided … Continue reading

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Lorentz attractor!

Thanks to the suggestions of Gregor, we managed to print a Lorentz attractor here too It’s not perfect because some of the coils got fused together, but it’s really nice to look at and the scientist here were very pleased … Continue reading

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