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Unboxing and testing the MakerBot Replicator 5G

Unboxing and testing the MakerBot Replicator 5G

The MakerBot Replicator 5G

The MakerBot Replicator 5G

Full disclosure: I work for [carrythewhat?] replications, an Authorized MakerBot Reseller.

At $2,899, the MakerBot Replicator 5G is definitely one of the pricier desktop 3D printer options. However, it boasts an impressive 9.9 L x 7.8 W x 5.9 H inch build platform, large enough to make many models on Thingiverse.

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The MakerBot Replicator 5G in the shipping box

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OmegaCon 2014 - Charlottesville, Virginia

OmegaCon 2014 – Charlottesville, Virginia

Despite being a little bit of a nerd (I’ve read all four Doom books! Seriously, who does that?), I’ve never actually been to a Con before. [carrythewhat?] got a vendor spot at OmegaCon, so I decided to tag along and check out my first Anime/Gaming convention!

Delivery God Yato, from Noragami (also bonus 3D Maneuvering Suit cosplay from Attack on Titan to the left)

Delivery God Yato, from Noragami (also bonus 3D Maneuvering Suit cosplay from Attack on Titan to the left)

This year, OmegaCon was located…

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San Sebastian, Spain / Donostia, Basque Country - 2012

San Sebastian, Spain / Donostia, Basque Country – 2012

In May of 2012, I spent a summer semester in San Sebastian, Spain (also known as Donostia, Basque Country) studying photovoltaics and other forms of renewable energy. I was one of eight students picked in the state of Florida to receive this scholarship, so I was pretty excited about it.

I didn’t bring an actual camera with me, just an iPhone 3GS that I had lying around, so most of the pictures…

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Building the Duli: A DIY Pair of 3D Printed Headphones - Sink Hacks

A Crash Course on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

A Crash Course on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Hybrid and Electric vehicles can be a little confusing to the uninitiated, due to the wide variety of engine types, battery sizes, charging options, and different intended uses of each type of vehicle.

Here’s a brief crash course on the four primary types of Hybrid and Electric vehicles and their individual characteristics, so now you can impress AND irritate your friends at the same time!

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Building an Acetone Vapor Bath for Smoothing 3D-Printed Parts

Building an Acetone Vapor Bath for Smoothing 3D-Printed Parts

Vapor treated part and untreated part

Acetone vapor treated part and untreated part

Using an acetone vapor bath to treat ABS 3D-printed parts is an extremely effective (and only moderately dangerous) way to create parts with a shiny, smooth finish. Applying acetone with a brush, or submerging a model in a liquid acetone bath, generally results in a part that has had its detail completely melted away. Using acetone vapor helps…

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My trip to the 2014 NoVa Mini Maker Faire

My trip to the 2014 NoVa Mini Maker Faire

Last week, I went to the NoVa Mini Maker Faire with [carrythewhat?] replications. If you’re not familiar with Maker Faires, I wrote a little bit about them after I attended my first one in Norfolk, Virginia.

I couldn’t believe how many 3D printers I saw there. There was an entire gymnasium filled with 3D printers, and all makers of all skill levels experimenting with them! Many members of the…

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Canoe Day in the Upper Myakka LakeView Post

Canoe Day in the Upper Myakka Lake

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Unboxing and testing the UP! Mini 3D PrinterView Post

Unboxing and testing the UP! Mini 3D Printer

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So, you’ve been bitten by a spider. What now?View Post

So, you’ve been bitten by a spider. What now?

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