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Category: Digital Fabrication

Robotics | IoT

Learn How To Design And Print Assistive Devices With This Free Course

Often, when we think of how makers can help those with special physical needs, we tend to envision the fancy robotic prosthetics that grace so many social media feeds. Those are great, and certainly fun to look at, but for the majority of people, assis…

Giant Alphabet Blocks

Something that seems simple, like a wooden cube, can turn up all kinds of interesting problems when you try to make it. This is especially true if you’re wanting to carve custom designs in each of the faces. Jay and Jaimie of Wicked Makers found …

Creating This Deceptively Simple Looking Logo Teaches Tons Of Tips

For anyone who has used it, there is no denying Fusion 360 is obviously an incredibly powerful tool. However, if you’re not a guru, it can be intimidating when you’re trying to make shapes that aren’t just simple boxes. Joe Krcma from…

A Deep Dive Into Laser Cutter Speed And Power

One of the most complicated aspects to consider when laser-cutting is the delicate balance between translational speed and laser power. We want to cut as fast as possible, but are there times when it is best to slow down? The short answer is: “de…

Help Make The Worlds Largest 3D Printed Duck

It isn’t every day that you can participate in a world record attempt! With the Great Duck Project, you could help construct the worlds largest 3D Printed duck. The Great Duck Project is an initiative to create the world’s largest globally crowds…

Pocket NC Launches Titanium-Grade Machine and 5-Axis Milling Simulator

The Simulator provides a risk-free way to preview G Code programs in a 3D environment, which is a great way to verify your work, to teach users who are new to 5-axis milling and to experiment with 5-axis milling in general.
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E3D Launches New 3D Printing Slicer

In the world of 3D printing, slicers – the software that rips your models into layers and tells your printer how to lay them – are a hot topic. Gurus will contest not only their optimal settings but the pros and cons of how each individual …

Glow-In-The-Dark Robot Plot Clock

Build a cute robot arm to draw the current time in luminescent numerals
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Watch These Makers Transform a Wheelchair into an Interactive Bumblebee Costume

Central Florida Maker groups use their diverse skills to create an interactive Bumblebee costume in only 3 weeks for a Magic Wheelchair recipient.
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Eperimenting With Smart Infill For Stronger 3D Prints

There seem to be a never ending supply of inventive ways that home experimenters are forwarding 3d printing.  Stefan from CNC Kitchen on Youtube is showing off some really cool experimentation in this video that take advantage of easy to use physical s…