Mark Jansen

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How to Design Snap Fit Components

Up your 3D printing game using these crucial tips, calculations and features<p>Designing components with snap fits can save you time and money in …

2 Expert Tips to Give Your 3D Prints Smooth, Colorful Finishes

The September edition of the Maker Educators Meetup at the Digital Harbor Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland, featured two remarkable 3D print finishing technique demos presented by co-hosts Shawn and Steph Grimes.<p>I have attended dozens of presentations on this topic, and having written previously …

3D Printing

Developer creates 3D-printed 'Spider Robot' and shares 3D printing files online

Sep 14, 2015 | By Benedict<p>3D printing has been used to build many kinds of robot. We recently looked at the development of tiny <b>3D printed ‘microfish’</b> …

Defend your desk with a 3D printed rubber band auto-gun

If you work with a bunch of sticky-fingered co-workers, your desk is going to need protecting -- especially when you're away at lunch. This 3D-printed sentry gun from Swiss engineering student Kevin Thomas is motion-activated and fires a 6-round clip of rubber bands at anybody foolhardy enough to …

Rubber Bands

Tracked Arduino Robot

Introduction: Tracked Arduino Robot<p>This Instructable will show you how to build a tracked Arduino-controlled robot.<p>The content is organized as …

The Only Color Scheme Generators You’ll Need

Color is important in any design project. These color scheme generators will help you get it right quickly and easily. Continue reading...<b><br>Continue</b> …

Color Schemes

bubble bucket #3DThursday #3DPrinting

scratchhax shares: High capacity bubble machine capable of 14,000 bubbles (or more) per minute. Uses a 5 gallon bucket, some aluminum extrusion and a …

Magic of Magnets: You Can Now 3D Print Your Own Anti-Gravitator to Amaze Your Friends

3D printing is a technology that can be quite amazing and fun to watch. In fact, my lineup of 3D printers have become somewhat of a pastime when it …

3D Printed Spot Welder Increases Prototyping Capabilities

Spot welding is a process by which two pieces of metal are joined together in a permanent manner at a number of points (aka ‘spots’). This is done …

Arduino Servo Motors

This instructable and many more can be found in my Arduino Development Cookbook available here. :D<p>If the servo motor is connected on another digital …

Arduino

Inspire Clone Electronics

Author Topic: Inspire Clone Electronics (Read 56446 times)<p>« <b>on:</b> July 08, 2015, 08:41:56 PM »<p>To control the movement of the legs / leds I've used an …

Arduino

You can now 3D print a perfect clone of DJI’s Inspire 1 quadcopter

Take a stroll through any online repository of 3D printable objects and you’ll find no shortage of drone schematics. Now that 3D printers have …

3D Printed Laser Engraver Built For Just $20 (video)

If you own a 3D printer and are looking for a weekend project that uses a few recycled DVD drives to create this awesome mini laser engraver that …

Building a Robot Arm Part 4: Adding Control with an Arduino

<b>This project is part 4 in the building a robot arm tutorial. In the first part I show how to design the arm, the second part shows how to design the base, and the third shows how to design the mount.</b><p>After all of the Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and 3D modeling in my past articles on making a robot …

Arduino

Add Light Up Effects to Backyard Games

Backyard games like Cornhole are a lot of fun. But you can make them even better by adding lights and sounds. By hooking up some simple electronics, you can make the board light up and play a victory fanfare whenever someone scores. Here is how to make it.<p>Step #1: How the sensor works<p>NextPrev<p>To …

Your Students can be “Makers”: 16 Projects Invented by Teachers

New York City, The Big Apple, a global hub for innovation and invention from the Otis elevator through the MakerBot 3D printer. The perfect location …

Habitats

Gigantic Bubble Generator

Arduino-controlled Bubblebot blows enormous, undulating soap bubbles.<p>When I read the Geekcon 2010 call for projects, I thought, what the hack — I’ll do it. Inspired by Julia Cameron’s <i>The Artist’s Way</i>, I decided to let creativity into my life, and start inventing things.<p>I watched Sterling Johnson’s …

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3D Print Your Favorite Ford Vehicle -- With New Ford 3D Store

Ford announced that it is the first automaker to open a one-stop 3D digital shop – the Ford 3D Store. With the help of Turbosquid, Ford fans can use 3D printing technology to make their own models of Ford vehicles or opt to purchase a 3D digital file from a growing library of more than 1,000 Ford …

3D Printing

A small 3D printed robot cracks lock combinations in less than a minute

You probably may have noticed that one of the most annoying things is an attempt to unlock some combination lock or suitcase when you realize that …

3D Printing

Meet Braq

bq is a company founded in 2009, and since then they have become quite successful as a producer of tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and 3D printers. …

Replicate Some Robots with these 3D Printing Projects

Thingiverse is a robot lover’s dream with its wonderful collection of both decorative but also functional mechanical masterpieces. I have collected a few of my favorites to help you round out your Robot month.<p>Some of these little guys will require you to break out your soldering iron and practice …

Robotics

Intro to LED Strips

Introduction: Intro to LED Strips<p>LED strips are a very fun and effective way to give lots of glow and color to a project. In this Instructable you …

Build a Kickass Robot Arm: The Perfect Arduino Project for Beginners

The Arduino is a cheap, fun way to get into building your own electronics. It can also be daunting to get started. Here, we’ll show you how to get a …

How to Build a 3D Printer From Scratch

If you are reading this article that means that you’ve probably decided to join the community of 3d printing enthusiasts and find out more about 3d …

3D Printing

Bridge Shield Combines Raspberry Pi And Arduino UNO Together (video)

Anyone who enjoys building projects using the Arduino platform and the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC, are sure to be interested in this new concept …

Where to get 3D printable model files? - iDig3DPrinting - Your UK 3D printing store for 3D printers & filament

So you have your 3D printer, the first things on your mind is going to be what are you going to print? The are two routes for you. You can either …

Gigabot Proves Even 3D Printing is Bigger in Texas

After their wildy successful first Kickstarter back in 2013, re:3D’s latest iteration of Gigabot, an extra large 3D printer, is Open Gigabot, which currently has two days left on its Kickstarter campaign. The Open Gigabot files are being released on Wevolver, a social enterprise for open source …

3D Printing

This next-gen 3D printer spits out fully assembled products

The not-especially-modestly titled Industrial Revolution III (IR3) is a next-gen 3D printer that will not only print out your designs, but will …

Nextgen