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3D Printed Brains, Hairspray and Lithophanes

January 11, 2015

Welcome to the first blog post I’ve written in 2015. Although I published five blog posts in December, my posts updating you on what I’ve achieved, failed at and discovered with my own MakerBot Replicator 2 have been thin on the ground. Does this mean I’ve been slacking off? Hell no and here’s why. A […]

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Octopus iPad Stand, 123D Design and Orange Screamers

October 1, 2014

Although my last blog post in this series was packed with useful info, I was a little conscious that it was lacking in good photos. The simple reason was that by the nature of the post there weren’t many good, relevant photos I could take. Well, the situation is much different now, partly due to […]

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Multi Color Prints, Fine Tuning, colorFabb and FreeCAD

September 16, 2014

Welcome to the latest instalment in my new 3D Printing Beginner Series. I did so much 3D printing last week that I couldn’t cover it all in one reasonably sized blog post, so this is kind of part two. There’s lot of good stuff to cover in this post so lets continue right away, starting […]

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What I Think of colorFabbs Wood and Bronze Filaments

August 17, 2014

If you’re wondering why things have been a little quiet here at 3D Print HQ over the last week or two it’s because I’ve been on vacation. Well, when I say vacation it was a 192 mile, 12 day Coast to Coast Charity Walk across England. It was a great experience and I met people from all […]

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Tinkercad: FREE and Simple Online CAD Tool

May 11, 2014

As we have mentioned before in previous articles, one of the reasons why 3D printing is not quite a Mainstream Technology yet, besides the obvious cost issue, is that most people have little or no CAD design skills. Ok, so it’s easy and fun to search out and download printable 3D designs from repository websites like Thingiverse. […]

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Thingiverse: A Thriving Community for 3D Printable Designs

May 2, 2014

Thingiverse is the largest 3D printing community in the world. Basically it is an online community made up of 3D enthusiasts that gives you access to thousands of 3D printable designs. If you like MakerBot 3D printers and devices, you probably will find MakerBot’s Thingiverse community to be a cool and fun place where you […]

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