Dec 28, 2018

Small Industrial Grade Metal 3D Printing Factory

Major players in 3D printing are developing new miniature-factory manufacturing cells. Consider them as precursor to Star Trek industrial replicators. They can operate almost without human workers and create very valuable high-tech products. This will be a major shift in decentralized manufacturing and have a huge economic impact.

OpenSCAD Tips and Tricks by Benjamin Engel

Benjamin Engel created this great OpenSCAD tutorial where you will learn few useful tips and tricks.

MIT Software for Drone Design

MITCSAIL developed an interactive system for computational design, optimization, and fabrication of multicopters. The computational approach allows non-experts to design, explore, and evaluate a wide range of different multicopters

Project paper in PDF:

Hopefully this software will be open sourced one day. I could not find it online.

Dec 26, 2018

Useful DIY 3D Printed Tools for your Workshop

Marius Hornberger is a master woodworker who made a video showing how he uses many 3d printed tools in his workshop. Cool stuff,

His Thingiverse page with all of the files:

DZL's DIY 3D Digitizer

DZL created this DIY 3D digitizer and published code and instructions how to build it.

Project blog page:

Project GitHub:

Lost PLA Aluminum Casting Based on 3D Printed Pattern

YouTuber "myfordboy" posted a video of the entire lost PLA aluminum casting process. Very educational. Stay safe kids!

Dec 24, 2018

DIY 3D Printable Axial Flux Stepper Motor

Proto G Engineering designed a partially 3D printable axial flux stepper motor.

Instructables page with detailed guides:

Low Cost DIY Smart Glasses Based on Arduino

YouTuber made this sub-10 USD DIY smart glasses based on Arduino. Cool cheap project!