Learn 3D Design with TinkerCAD and Project Ignite
Jul21

Learn 3D Design with TinkerCAD and Project Ignite

Project Ignite enables learners of all ages to gain practical hands-on experience with new software and hardware to build literacy in design, 3D, electronics, programming and more. Project Ignite integrates project content directly into Tinkercad and 123D Circuits, which are both free from Autodesk. Tinkercad is an easy to learn tool to create and print 3D models whilst 123D Circuits enables you to visualize and simulate circuits....

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Adventures in 3D Printing : Build Part 3
Jul12

Adventures in 3D Printing : Build Part 3

Part 3 of our 3D Printer build. In this part of our printer assembly, we: Mounted the filament spool holders Installed the LCD panel and SD card reader Installed endstops Installed the bottom fan and power supply Installed the X, Y and Z axis motors Installed the filament extruders Installed the main control board Installed cabling for the motors and endstops Time for this step: 5 hours Total build time: 7 hours 50 minutes This is the...

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Adventures in 3D Printing : Build Part 2
Jul10

Adventures in 3D Printing : Build Part 2

Day 2: Completed the printer frame assembly (following the instructions here) Time for this step: 1 hour 30 minutes Total build time: 2 hour 50 minutes This is the second stage of our 3D printer kit build. For the background to the project and details of the kit we are using, take a look at the introductory page here, or click here to see all our posts about this project. Adding nuts and bolts ready for more support pieces. Adding the...

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Adventures in 3D Printing : Build Part 1
Jul10

Adventures in 3D Printing : Build Part 1

Day 1: Completed the first part of the printer frame assembly (following the instructions here) Time for this step: 1 hour 20 minutes Total build time: 1 hour 20 minutes This is the first stage of our 3D printer kit build. For the background to the project and details of the kit we are using, take a look at the introductory page here, or click here to see all our posts about this project. Laying out the parts we will use for this...

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Adventures in 3D Printing : Introduction
Jul09

Adventures in 3D Printing : Introduction

We’ve finally cracked and bought a 3D printer kit. It’s going to need some assembling and we thought it would be interesting to keep a record of our build through a series of blog posts. Hopefully it will help others who are getting started with the world of 3D printing, and it’ll also serve as a reminder to us of what we’ve been doing! The goals of this project are: To build a working 3D printer from a kit To...

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Adventures in 3D Printing
Jul08

Adventures in 3D Printing

Just a quick post to introduce a guest blogger to the site, and to a new feature. The guest blogger is my wife, Sarah (@sarah_nic) who is even more of a whizz with technology than I am! She’s a dab hand with a soldering iron and has built some cool gizmos at home like clocks and calculators. She’s been very keen on getting a 3D printer for a long time and we’ve been waiting until the price became a bit more...

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