Going to be at FORK tonight!

Gonna be a night out for us tonight, as we showcase some of the whacky stuff we do at FORK! A first in the series of events, FORK is (and I quote): a celebration of neat side–projects; especially ones that make world a little better (and authentic!). We want to take all the “unknown” independent tinkerers doing what they love …

PLA filament for Makerbot Replicator 2

Red Filament Spool

Filament is like blood to the heart(extruder) of a 3d printer. It comes in a variety of colors including the super cool glow in the dark filament. The Makerbot Replicator 2 comes with a complimentary spool of PLA. We got ours in Natural color. However, we have a slight issue with this source of filament. The MBI 1.75 mm PLA …

Quick Test of Embedded SketchFab Model

SketchFab

Just chanced across this awesome site, SketchFab,  which allows for embedded of 3D models in websites, so here’s a shot at embedding the 3D model for the Ambrot Blaster: Try going full screen to see the model in a larger scale. Here are the other controls too: This model can be grabbed over at: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:47037 too! =)

Thoughts as We Head into a 3D Printed Future

3D Printer Revolution

With the start of 2013, a lot of hype has been raised as 3D printing as a new and upcoming technology, with some pundits even predict it as a game changer for industries. While the 3D printing technology definitely is poised to bring the new capability of plastics forming, at a much more afforable level, we don’t think that it …

Project – Dune II Wind Trap 3D Printed Model

Dune II Wind Trap Modelled

This latest project is based off one of our favorite retro games which sparked the launch of the strategy game genre – Dune II The Wind Trap is one of the basic foundational strucutres and as can be seen, even features prominently on the cover art. Here are some in-game reference shots of it: Detailing aside, it has a pretty …

Previewing and Animating your 3D Printout

If you are looking for a way to preview how your 3d printer would actually print your object, check out this video. Cool right? To produce your own animation like the one shown in the youtube video, this is how. Gcode2vtk First, go to this website to download the Makerbot/Reprap/Skeinforge gcode to vtk file converter. After you have downloaded the converter, …

One Month with the Makerbot Replicator 2

We got our hands on the Replicator 2 last month. And now it has been more than a month of playing with the Replicator 2. So what do we think about of this latest 3d printer from Makerbot Industries? Our Experience So Far The Makerbot Replicator 2 is without a doubt one of the easiest 3dp to work out of …

Acetone Test Finish for PLA 3D Prints

View from the Top

After not being able to find much insights about using Acetone as a finish for PLA 3D Prints, just decided to get a bottle of the stuff anyway and see what it can really do. Warning here though, Acetone is poisonous and highly flammable with a flash point of 17 Degrees C, so whenever you’re using it, please do so …

Singapore Makers Meetup – 17 Jan

SG Makers Movement Meetup - Standing Room Crowd

Just a quick post event update after yesterday’s time at the SG Makers Meetup, organized by William, and graciously hosted by HackerSpaceSG! The turnout was a very large crowd, making the event a standing room only affair at the HackerSpace. There were all sorts of differnet makers in the crowd, from folk who create cardboard strucure, homemade natural products, 3D …