Category: 3D design

The Openbuilds website

This is something I had to post a long time ago, the openbuilds site is a community site for makers where you can publish your open projects.

The site is created by the nice people of the openbuildspart store, the same people who launched the V-slot aluminium profile. ( I backed their Kickstarter V-slot campaign and have some of the first few meters of 20 x 20aluminium  profile).


If you are searching for a Delta 3D rpinter design or a portal cnc router, then you’ll find some nice design over here.

Next step is buying the parts at their store, really fair prizes for decent material.

They have some dealers over here in Europe like

My goal is to make a portable cnc router and/or 3D printer with the v-slot profiles I obtained, I have already a 3D printer and 2 CNC routers, but the v-slot profile can make very compact designs and that’s what I need.

So happy building.




Free maker magazines

Essential reading for makers, the reprap magazine is an in depth magazine about 3D printing.

Features in depth articles and interviews.


Over to The MagPI a magazine dedicated to the Raspberry PI, already a nice list of published issues.


Ok, this last one isn’t free but is the über maker magazine – Make Magazine -, so it’s worth to pay for. Haven’t seen it on news stands in Belgium but can be bought online. Already collected a few issues.


So start reading…

Tinkercad online again, now under the wings of Autodesk.


It was sad to see Thinkercad disappear a few month’s ago.

First the free service became paid then after a few month’s just a post on their site that they shut-down Thinkercad completely.

I always liked the application, easy to use like Sketchup targetting 3D models for 3D printing or CNC services.

Yesterday I received a mail from Tinkercad that the service is reactivated and  the free plan is expanded, thanks to AutoDesk who are now the owners of the product.

I hope the free plan stays and many makers can enjoy this fabulous app.

So surf to en try it for free.