prototyping

How I Made These Customised Fidget Hand Spinners

November 29, 2016

I was reading a book the other day when a random thought suddenly popped into my head. A friend had recently mentioned 3D printed fidget spinners (or hand spinners as they’re sometimes called) but I didn’t think too much of it at the time. Well, as this random thought had interrupted my reading I decided […]

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Thor by Airbus – The World’s First 3D Printed Plane

June 22, 2016

Airbus, a European airline company based in France, has made history thanks to their debut of the very first 3D printed plane called “Thor”. This unique aircraft has been named THOR as short for ‘Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality’. Airbus publicly displayed this windowless, 46 pounds (21 Kilos), 13 feet long mini-plane for the […]

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RC Land Yacht Filmed Weaving Down a Hill

April 20, 2016

In last weeks RC Land Yacht Update I had been modifying the steering mechanism and had just managed to 3D print a tyre which I’d designed. This little 3D printed land yacht looked quite functional now, although still being without a sail it’s still really a soap box racer as it needs gravity to power it. […]

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3D Printed RC Land Yacht Steering Mods and New Tyres

April 10, 2016

In my last 3D Printed Land Yacht update I included a YouTube video demonstrating the steering mechanism in action. When I posted this to my 3D Printing Facebook Group someone pointed out that I might need to angle the steering axle, for a couple of reasons. The first is to create some positive caster which will make the […]

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First Prototype of RC Land Yacht with Steering

April 3, 2016

In my last 3D Printed RC Land Yacht Blog Post I had only just began doing some research and designing a few parts. My goal since last week has been to have a basic rolling chassis up and running, hopefully with working steering. After staying up until 3am a few times with OpenSCAD I have just about managed it. […]

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5 Steps to Start 3D Printing and Inventing on a Budget

January 13, 2016

Here’s the scenario. You’ve recently heard about 3D printing and the amazing stuff it can do. You decide you really need to become involved in this technology as it’s potential is so exciting you’d be mad not to be a part of it, right? After a mad rush checking out some 3D printers you realise […]

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