Tag Archive: 3D printing

3DP Woven Texture

Happy accident.   Printing a model using code sliced for 0.8mm with a 0.4mm nozzle produced this beautiful woven appearance. The overall texture is reminiscent of lace or wicker. The model was printed… Continue reading

Remixing Classic Art

The heist of a priceless bust of Nefertiti at the Neues Museum in Berlin by means of 3D scanning and 3D printing has been in the new recently and sparked debate and controversy. Articles by… Continue reading

Lithophane Test Card

Lithophane Test Cards are designed to help users determine the optimal print settings for 3D printed lithophanes. Variables such as filament color, opacity, slicer settings and lighting display conditions can have a dramatic… Continue reading

3D Printing Graphs with Desmos

3D print a graph using this workflow that utilizes Desmos.com and other online tools to generate a STL file. Pictured here is the Lists: Falling Ladder example from Desmos. Graph to 3D Print… Continue reading

Tuskegee Airmen – 3D Design Challenge

The Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s annex, will be celebrating the contribution of African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. http://airandspace.si.edu/events/heritage-days/african-american/ “The day will include… Continue reading

3D Printed Negative Integer Dice

Students design 3D printed Negative Integer Dice in Tinkercad for an ELL teacher.

3D Printing in the Classroom: Maker Faire NY 2015

A big thanks to World Maker Faire New York 2015 for allowing me to share my story of 3D Printing in the Classroom http://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/52069/ The purpose of the presentation is to share a snapshots… Continue reading

Experimenting with Stainless Steel Filament

Experiments with Stainless Steel filament from Proto-Pasta.  Find out more about this metal infused filament here. http://www.proto-pasta.com/pages/stainless-steel-pla Be aware that the filament is highly abrasive and can wear out your nozzle quickly. See my polishing… Continue reading

Kitchen Science with the 3D Printer

Quick science exploration with a few 3D printed items. 3D printer is a great tool for creating identical objects for testing. Different printing settings allow for quick change of a single variable. Type… Continue reading

National Hispanic Heritage Month Begins

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! (September 15-October 15) Managed to make quite a bit of progress on the National Hispanic Heritage Month Maker Challenge. Catch the initial brainstorm for the challenge here. https://designmaketeach.com/2015/09/10/brainstorm-hispanic-heritage-month-maker-challenge/ I’ve recruited ELL,… Continue reading

Iterative Design

One of the amazing things about 3D printing and digital fabrication is that it empowers users with the ability to engage in rapid iterative design. Many projects lend themselves to only a single iteration; a… Continue reading

Tutorial: Custom Trophy in Tinkercad

I wrote a tutorial for creating a Custom Trophy in Tinkercad on the Printrbot Learn blog last year. A short teaser is below but you can read the full tutorial at http://learn.printrbot.com/2014/06/22/tutorial-custom-trophy-in-tinkercad/ I’m including this teaser… Continue reading