Software Freedom Day 2010 was held on the weekend a the Melbourne State Library. Tim form OSGUI reported from the event and spoke to a number of the open source community, including Melbourne Hack Space about Arduino & Lego NXT platforms for robotics and 3D Printers including a Maker-Bot/Rip Rap demonstration. Check out the video.
I’m not saying that this idea is new as it’s the whole essences of the RepRap project but this is a really nice video. Gavilan Steinman uses his old RapRap Darwin to upgrade the extruder on the machine to then get a better build quality so that he can print parts to make a new RepRap Mendel. Get it? Anyway just watch the video its more fun!!
This is a cool way to turn a MakerBot into a production line. Normally your restricted to as many parts as you can nest within the small cupcake size built platform, but by adding this cool convey-belt system many many parts are able to be printed one after the other. It looks like the MakerBot Cupcake CNC is taking the home factory into full production.
The RapMan 3.1 was recently award the BETT Award for Best Digital Device at the 2010 BETT show – the world’s largest Technology Education event. Its great to see this type of technology getting so much attention from the Education industry and it makes me wish I had access to devices like affordable 3D printers when I was at school. By the time these kids finish school, affordable 3D printers will be main stream devices and a common site in every house and office…I hope!!
“I’d be a little concerned if I owned a toy producing factory right about now!”
The guys over at thingiverse are highlighting a bunch of new designs for a mouse trap. The designs are interesting to say the least. However the great part about these designs and thingiverse is that the 3D data is available for download free of charge so if your one of the lucky ones with a 3D printer or Rep Rap machine you can print them out and see if they work! Continue Reading →
Bre and Zach from MakerBot talk to Ellie from RocketBOOM about how MakerBot Industries got started and what exactly is MakerBot. Who is this Ellie chick as she is smok’n (just like the bunny in the last video).
This is a really cool video put together by Design Glut and Switched. Design Glut is a Product Design Company that were challenged to bring a product from concept to reality in a single day. This is exactly what they did with the help of a MakerBot CupCake CNC 3D Printer. Check out the video and product pics. PS it’s very “Indy”