Flaming Finish for 3D Prints

Quick trick on how to get rid of the fine strands of plastic which result after some 3D prints. Above we have one of the miniature chairs printed out where there were many small and fine strands of plastic which became interwoven amongst the vertical back parts of the chair. This was printed at med quality without raft or supports. …

Replicator 2 – The Review Part 3 – The Front Panel, Electronics and Settings

Front LED Panel of Replicator 2

The Front Control Panel Here’s the front panel and buttons of the MakerBot Replicator 2. Pretty straightforward settings with the LED displaying menus and submenus in when you’re making your selections. During the print, this will be where it shows the progress of your print job. Controlling the menu selections will be done with the arrow buttons on the right …

Friday Night Printing with Replicator 2

Levelling With Painter Tape

It’s Friday again so its print night for us! The painter tape has just come in from MBI so we managed to get 3 pieces cut 1 piece in half and pasted on the build plate, which fit and covered just about most of the area of the build platform which we normally use. After applying the painter’s tape, it’s …

Replicator 2 – The Review Part 2 – The Spool, Feed Tube and Printing Mechanism

PLA Spool and Feed Tube

Feed Tube & Spool Holder We were initially a bit unsure of where exactly should snap the feed tube into the grooves provided at the back of the printer, so we tried to guesstimate on that. During printing though, especially for large builds, it would seem like it would be wise to have the feed tube be as long as possible …

Replicator 2 – The Review Part 1 – The Enclosure and Built Platform

Front LED Panel of Replicator 2

    The Makerbot Replicator 2 comes in a sleek black finishing. Replacing the wood chassis used for previous generations is the new powder-coated metal chassis. The whole construction is very sturdy. One thing to note though is that when you are printing, it is better to leave the Replicator 2 on a sturdy table to get better results. This is …

MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer – 5 Part Review Series

Whole Replicator 2 Enclosure

Now that we have our latest toy which is the Makerbot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, we will be featuring an in-depth review on this latest model from MakerBot Industries. To be comprehensive, we”ll break this review into a 5 part series that will be posted as we go along, covering the following 1) The Enclosure and Built Platform 2) …

Quick Wood Burning (Pyrography) Tutorial

Setup

Here’s a quick woodburning (a.k.a pyrography) tutorial for those in the mood for making gifts this holiday season! =) Tools & Materials Required: Woodburning Set (I used the Soundtech 24pc Woodburning Set which doubles as a soldering iron too) Pliers (for handling the hot metal woodburning tip) Gift Object with Wooden Part Printer and Paper to create the design for …

MakerBot Replicator 2 – Unboxing and First Print

MakerBot Replicator 2 Unboxing

After a long wait, we’ve finally gotten our hands on our MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer! So here’s some shots of the first things we’ve gone with it… The box is a pretty hefty one, but thankfully not too heavy. Black and cool looking on the outside and belies the awesomeness that is inside. Ripping off the tape on the …

Bunnie’s Open Sourced Laptop Project

  Paint us impressed- it seems like the very prolific Bunnie Huang is raring to build his open fully open sourced laptop, dubbed the “Novena”, and seems to be powered by a quad-core ARM CPU, coming with an on-board FPGA, dual Ethernet ports, and GPIO pins for hackers to play around with. So far, this appears to be a once-off …

3D Printshow London 2012

Quick Video from the 3D Printshow London 2012 which took place in Oct 2012 – a good sampling of the kinds of printers which are out there and what magical things they have been printing out!