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Making stamps

New task: make stamps for an activity with children! We need 10 stamps to use on a “passport” for the children that will come every day for different activities. Just the right occasion to use the flexible PLA we bought … Continue reading

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Cura: no top and empty prints!

After quite a long time I had to print out something with Cura, and all my prints turned out horribly: thin walls, no top, no infill. I just couldn’t remember what I printed the last time with that software and … Continue reading

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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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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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Assembling the Dual extruder on the Ultimaker

Here we are, ready to start assembling the dual extruder, Luckily the wikilooks as good as the original one, and we are optimistically following it Part 1:Disassembling For the assembly of the complete ultimaker we almost only had to use … Continue reading

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There is more than one way to make a map

As you already know I’m always interested in ways to print maps, and depending on the use and on the cartographic data you have the steps might be different. Last time I used a whole lot of software and with … Continue reading

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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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