The Smallest Thing I Ever Designed is Now on Thingiverse

April 26, 2015

I’ve owned and been writing about my MakerBot Replicator 2¬†for almost a year now. During that time I’ve downloaded and 3D printed countless items from Thingiverse. Although I’ve also designed many items myself, mostly using Tinkercad, a lot of this stuff has been customised items, like keyrings with names on or other items which wouldn’t […]

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3D Printing a Working Toyota 22RE 4 Cylinder Engine

March 28, 2015

Over the years we have seen many outstanding three-dimensional objects designed and printed courtesy of the additive manufacturing technology. Usually though, the objects made are those designed by 3D printing aficionados who are simply looking to spend the free time on their hands doing something constructive. These often involve fairly simple to create objects that […]

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Trilobite Fossils, Butterflies and NASA Space Wrenches

February 1, 2015

As well as the popular Penrose Triangle Illusions¬†I 3D printed a week or so ago, I’ve also been printing lots of other weird and wonderful things recently. I just wanted to give you a quick update on what I’ve been up to, with some pictures and links to where you can download this stuff yourself. […]

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How I 3D Printed Another Amazing Illusion

January 25, 2015

Just recently I’ve been getting a little carried away with 3D printing seemingly impossible objects. You might want to call these paradox designs or optical illusions but whatever label you put on them they’re very interesting to print and impressive to look at. If you recall a few days ago I wrote a short blog […]

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Penrose Triangle – How to 3D Print The Impossible

January 22, 2015

If you’re a fan of optical illusions then you may be familiar with the Penrose Triangle. Often depicted in 2D it’s an impressive example of an object which is seemingly impossible to create in 3D. Well, someone has ‘kind of’ managed it and if you look at the picture above you’ll see the version I […]

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How to Fix the Biggest Design Flaw of Many 3D Printers

October 18, 2014

Last week I made a temporary broom handle Overhead Spool Holder for my Replicator 2, which like most ‘temporary’ things is now looking pretty permanent. I also ordered a new glass build plate from Performance 3-D, which has since arrived and has been fitted and tested. More on this later. With the spool holder and […]

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