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Printing using a 3D printer

First make of the year

First make of the year

The first make of the year was a bit of 3D printing. I am road testing a Bitscope Blade over on Element14 and wanted to mount my disk and power supply on a board. Design After failing to find anything

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Dancing gnomes, OpenSCAD and 3D printing

Dancing gnomes, OpenSCAD and 3D printing

For the gnomes workshop at the weekend I wanted to create a dancing gnomes display using one of the motors. The stepper motor was smallest so fitted the requirement the best. I found an example of a planetary gear arrangement

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Pi Zero Case and 3D Printer Spool

Pi Zero Case and 3D Printer Spool

Last week I had an email from Pimoroni telling about the new Pi Zero. So I promptly ordered one as I thought the board had a lot of potential. Pi Zero Case Whilst I was waiting for it it arrive,

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Old juke box records

Old juke box records

My friend Alan is an audiophile and still likes to listen to vinyl records. He does manage to pick up some bargains but the disadvantage is that some of them are missing their middle as they were used on a

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3D printing which way up?

3D printing which way up?

For the Enchanted Cottage project I wanted some spacers for between the Arduino Yún and the shields so that it would be securely mounted on the chassis. There’s not a lot of space so I designed some in OpenSCAD with

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3D printing small details

3D printing small details

For the Enchanted Cottage project I decided to make the mechanism for moving the figures using a 3D printer. I thought that ABS plastic would be a good material as the parts would be light weight and by printing them

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Magnifier Lamp – Printing the head

Magnifier Lamp - Printing the head

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

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Three cornered thumb-wheels

Three cornered thumb-wheels

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 /

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