Category: 3D Printing
Nov 12, 2015

The first time I stayed awake until the sun came up was the night I got my color Macintosh IIsi. I was maybe ten or eleven years old, and I’d just gotten a space exploration game called Escape Velocity. It was fascinating in its openness and the range of ways you could play it. Years […]

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Sep 10, 2015

I was recently commissioned to build a machine that would perform a very interesting and unusual task: Count how many times a wire had been wound around a ring by measuring its electrical properties. This task was a relatively involved one, as it included a ground-up design of the circuitry, making choices about component prices […]

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Jan 24, 2015

I’ve recently been attempting to enable a 3D printer to make parts out of nylon 618, and I immediately ran into the issue that the parts tend to fail to adhere or, when they do adhere, warp off the bed midway through printing. One of the common bits of wisdom with printing nylon is to […]

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May 9, 2014

I had a blast building a 3D printer, but since its completion it has mostly sat idle. Turns out the fun for me is in the build process, and actually using it for anything isn’t quite so entertaining. I was very happy, then, to find a file on Thingiverse that I actually wanted to print! […]

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