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January 22, 2018

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by star133 at January 22, 2018 09:48 PM

Thingiverse - Newest Things

Logitech Canada 310 Keyboard Clip/ Tastaturfuß

Hier ist mein Entwurf für die Tastaturfüße einer Logitech Canada 310 Tastatur,
es besteht aus dem 8° Teil und dem 4° Teil.

by Bandos at January 22, 2018 08:51 PM

Thingiverse - Newest Derivatives

Makita RT0700C Collet for Dremel Router Bits

This lets you use 1/8" Dremel Router-Bits in a Makita RT0700C router.

It's probably a bad idea to hold potentially hot router bits with a plastic collet.

I was able to make some cuts into soft wood to test it.

With harder use it will probably:

  • melt
  • ruin your workpiece
  • break your bit
  • throw a hot router bit in your eye
  • ruin your machine

by mikra at January 22, 2018 08:08 PM

Custom x9 dice, pencil, rubber, figure holder

Hi! This is a remixed version of 'Slim Magnetic D&D 10 Dice / Pencil / Figure Case'.
Like the original it can hold pencil and figure but it can hold only 9 dices (instead of 10) and a rubber.

I made this remix less wide to print it on a flashforge finder and the result is great.

If u want u can make the top part more thin based on your figure, i posted also 123d files i used so its remix free :D

Note: watch out for the rubber lenght. I made this holder based on my rubber that is a little bit consumed.

by Relaf at January 22, 2018 08:06 PM

January 21, 2018

Valuable prints

OctoPrint is still being weird. It thinks the print time left is either 2 hours or 6 hours, depending on when I look at it, out of a total print time of... an hour. I guess when they say "approximate", they really mean it.

For a friend in the US, I printed a holder for a set of Euro coins. It came out pretty well. I didn't include any fudge factor for the holes, but with my perimeter adjustment set to 65%, it was so close that applying a rubber mallet was enough to get the coins in.

Perfectly fitting holes

I painted the legends with a silver Sharpie, the only pen I found that would stick properly. I like how the €2 coin seems to glow from within.
I'm also printing more fan mounts for my project of adding some air movement around our radiators. I've lasercut enough boards for it that I can start running tests soon. I wish I had some more temperature loggers, but I haven't been able to find any below about €50. Since I want to have several of them around for various purposes, I don't want them that expensive. It's not like the hardware is costly.

I've upgraded to Slic3r PE, which is under a lot more development than regular Slic3r. Also, it includes an interesting feature: You can adjust the layer height before slicing. Not only does this allow for slightly faster printing on simple verticals, it can also make slight inclines look nicer.

by Lars Clausen ( at January 21, 2018 09:27 PM

January 19, 2018

Reprap development and further adventures in DIY 3D printing

3D Printing advice for materials. Tips & tricks - Advent 2017 review of models

Review and overview Video of the December 2017 advent calendar - modular Christmas tree
3D Printing advice, tips and tricks.

For every day of December 2017 I 3D Printed a part of the 2017 Advent Christmas Tree.

For the background and introduction - Day #1 Post click here

Christmas Advent 2017 Download on Thingiverse here - designed by Tom Van den Bon  With some help for each day by the South African Makers team.

Below is an overview video that will help you pinpoint any specific materials you may want to know more about. Printing advice, tricks and tips are included on each blog post during December 2017.

You can also watch this video in full HD, and many more from me over on YouTube Here

For a quick jump point and an overview of each day, see the list below -

Quick jump index For Blog posts each day and video times -
Day 1 –
2:48 - Fireplace - Designed by - Shaun Nadan

Day 2 –
3:33 - Mini Spool - Designed by - Tom Van den Bon

Day 3 –
4:46 - Christmas Rubber Ducky - Designed by - Andries Smuts

Day 4 –
5:26 - Christmas Lollipop - Designed by - Tom Van den Bon

Day 5 –
6:02 - Christmas Robot - Designed by - Lelanie Smuts

Day 6 –
6:30 - Christmas Stocking - Designed by - Candice Howe

Day 7 –
7:17 - Water Bottle Rocket - Designed by - Andries Smuts

Day 8 –
7:53 - Beemo - Designed by - Rick Treweek

Day 9 –
9:12 - Trumpet - Designed by - Candice Howe

Day 10 –
10:10 - Manger - Designed by - Michael Scholtz

Day 11 –
10:33 - Potjie - Designed by - Megesh Govender

Day 12 –
11:51 - Christmas Raptor - Designed by - Gerhardt Breedt

Day 13 –
12:40 - Crate of Beer - Designed by - Andries Smuts

Day 14 –
13:09 - Lego Block - Designed by - Tom Van den Bon

Day 15 –
13:24 - Severed Foot - Designed by - Thomas Torr

Day 16 –
13:40 - Mistletoe/Holly - Designed by -Candice Howe

Day 17 –
14:04 - xmas Poo Emoji - Designed by - Shaun Nadan

Day 18 –
14:31 - Popsicle (Ice Lolly) - Designed by - Tom Van den Bon

Day 19 –
14:53 - Jeep - Designed by - Gerhardt Breedt

Day 20 –
15:31 - Benchy - Designed by - P.J Prinsloo

Day 21 –
15:51 - Abstract Apple - Designed by - Mohammed Hassen

Day 22 –
16:17 - xmas Scene - Designed by - Shaun Nadan

Day 23 –
16:45 - Heart Box - Designed by - Chris Venter

Day 24 –
17:27 - The Grinch - Designed by - Shaun Nadan

Day 25 –
17:41 - Christmas Star - Designed by - Tom Van den Bon

Very special thanks to Tom Van den Bon and the South African makers team

Completed Advent 2017 tree 

The original advent calendar from 2012 is on Thingiverse - designed by Peter Leppik.

Thanks for reading, see you next time.


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by Richard Horne ( at January 19, 2018 08:46 PM

January 17, 2018

Buildlog.Net Blog

TWANG Shield

While the my TWANG clone has been running great, I wanted to clean up the wiring, so I made a shield to plug into the Arduino. I previously used header connectors plugging into the Arduino. The connectors go to three different places and come from all over the Arduino , so there were a lot of connectors including some single pin ones. I was worried they might pop out or fail. I also had to externally power the LED strip and supply power via USB to the Arduino.

The shield takes care of all of this and groups all of the external connections by function on easy to connect and clearly labeled terminal blocks. Here are the features I have…

  • Single 5V Power Connector: This connector powers the LED strip via a very heavy trace on the PCB. It also powers the Arduino. The Arduino is powered through a Schottke diode. If you plug in the USB, the Arduino switches to be powered by the USB. This allows you to program and hack the firmware while the LED strip is powered.
  • Terminal Block Connections: The wires are grouped by peripheral (Accel, Speaker, LED Strip) and clearly labeled.
  • LED Strip Connections: This powers and controls the LED strip. I have tested it with 4 wire (APA102, Dotstar) and 3 wire (Neopixel) strips.
  • Speaker Connection: There is an integral 100 Ohm resistor that is required when you directly power the a speaker from an Arduino. The terminal block also has 5V and Gnd in case you want to add a simple amplifier. BTW: Driving the speaker directly from the Arduino is plenty loud in my opinion.
  • Shield Size: The shield will work on both an Arduino Mega sized board or an Arduino UNO sized board. The TWANG firmware requires the extra memory of the Mega, but a tiny, reduced feature, UNO version could probably be made.
  • Life LEDs: There are provisions for 3 LEDs that are typically used to show remaining lives. I have not been using those. I prefer to use the LED strip to show remaining lives. I like working with the restriction of a 1D LED strip display.

Prototype Assembly Notes: I did not have all of the correct parts for the build. I did not have a 100 Ohm SMD part, so I tacked on a through hole part. I did not have the right terminal blocks, so I cut one and only used 3 positions for the speaker. The correct parts will arrive soon.

Here are some more images.


Future Changes

  • I will probably get rid of the life LEDs.
  • I will add a large capacitor for sensitive LEDs, like Neopixels. Right now I just connect the cap to the terminal block.
  • I will probably sell the rest of this batch on my Tindie store in a week or two. I will probably sell assembled boards and full assemblies (less LED strip and Mega)
  • I will release of the documentation under an CC4.0-A-SA license.

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by bdring at January 17, 2018 03:04 PM

RepRap: трёхмерный принтер, кот. печатает себя

О проекте OpenFabLab

Всё больше людей интересуются проектом, спрашивают "Как поучаствовать? Чем я могу помочь?". Для них я постарался сформулировать в этой заметке его суть. Это обзорный взгляд, "с высоты птичьего полета". Надеюсь, за ним последуют и более подробные статьи по каждому конкретному направлению.

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January 17, 2018 05:32 AM