The main part of the magnifier lamp is the head, after a few variants of design I ended up with something I was happy to print. I loaded the 25x140x160mm model into Automaker and selected the fine option. 36 minutes
To clamp my magnifier lamp in place I’ve bought some nice stainless steel bolts with half thickness nuts. This means that the nuts are roughly the same size as the heads giving it symmetry. I’ve also made some thumb-wheels /
For an upcoming project I wanted to build some circuit boards and the main component only came as a surface mounted device (SMD). I asked the members of the Element14 community what they would recommend regarding tools for SMD components.
Every year I meet up with my old friends from the Student Television of Imperial College. On previous years I’ve taken along my Flea Chariot and some magic washers. This year the theme was “Something made this year”…
Stan Przybylinski @smprezbo posted an interesting quote from Autodesk University 2014. “Reality is that 3D printing is falling short. Only 200K printers have ever been sold. Up to 75% of printed models are failures #AU2014” Given the number of different
A new company Shapeways is opening up to make small 20cm×25cm×33cm plastic objects based on a 3D modelling or CAD file. They hope to be able to make items upto 91cm×61cmx91cm in the future. Using a range of different materials