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.
The MakerBot Replicator 5G in the shipping box
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)
This year, OmegaCon was located…
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…
The Duli headphones are an offshoot of the Yuni project, a successful Kickstarter campaign to create 3D printed headphones that allowed those with unilateral deafness (deafness in one ear) to hear stereo sound via specially designed headphones. Unlike the Yuni, which has two speakers on one side and none on the other, the Duli has a speaker… Continue Reading →
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!
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…
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…
Canoe Day in the Upper Myakka Lake
Unboxing and testing the UP! Mini 3D Printer
So, you’ve been bitten by a spider. What now?