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.

http://www.openbuilds.com/

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).

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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. http://openbuildspartstore.com/

They have some dealers over here in Europe like https://www.iprototype.nl/search?search_string=v-slot

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.

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

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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.

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So start reading…

Tinkercad online again, now under the wings of Autodesk.

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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 http://www.tinkercad.com en try it for free.