Sorry I have been absent from the blog these last few days. Life has been hitting on all cylinders, as I think the saying goes, which is a convenient excuse as everyone has lives but it makes me feel better saying it regardless.
I wanted to note that I will be going in to eye surgery today, PRK Laser eye surgery, and will be unable to look at any scientific journals or blog sites for about a week. This will be an even longer absence than the one I just apologized for, so I thought I would try to provide some entertainment in the form of links to keep people from becoming mob like on the comments section.
This may look a little more disorganized and filled with links than my other posts, but I don’t have enough time to make it look clean before I have to take a relaxing pill so I am not a eye-twitching mess when the doctor aims the laser at my eyeball.
The first group of links include videos, especially the KickStarter videos. And this list is in no way complete or just favorites of mine, more just a randomly collected.
Free ebook: Low-cost 3D printing for science, education and sustainable development
Type A Machines: 3D Printing That’s Affordable and Reliable
3D Scanner (million points in a couple minutes for under$3000) – nextengine.com
Jay Leno’s Garage: NextEngine’s 3D Scanner and 3D Printing
Desktop 3D Scanner by CADScan — Kickstarter
Desktop Plastic Extrusion System for Everyone by Edward Clifford — Kickstarter
Filastruder: A robust, inexpensive filament extruder. by Tim Elmore — Kickstarter
3D Printed Vacuum Former
KREATION Vacuum Former: Make plastic prototypes and toys by Aaron Silverberg
CNC Router Systems
Grow: A Portable CNC Router System
Grow Video – An expandable CNC Router Machine
The Othermill: Custom Circuits at Your Fingertips by Otherfab — Kickstarter
Selective Laser Sintering
DMLS – Direct Metal Laser Sintering
How it’s Made – 3D metal printing
3D Printers (No particular order, or sign of favorites, just a quick list of some)
The Perfectly Petite Printrbot Simple
FORM 1: An affordable, professional 3D printer by Formlabs — Kickstarter
B9Creator – A DIY High Resolution 3D Printer by Michael Joyce — Kickstarter
Gigabot 3D Printing: This is Huge! by re:3D — Kickstarter
LulzBot TAZ claims largest build area for desktop 3D printers
The Buccaneer™ Cloud 3D Printer – World’s Most Affordable Home 3D Printer
Precitech Introduces Next-Generation Multi-Axis Ultra Precision Machining System
Mataerial: the anti-gravity 3D printer
Micro 3-D Printer Creates Tiny Structures in Seconds – MIT Tech Review Article
OpenBeam Kossel Pro – A new type of 3D Printer by Terence Tam — Kickstarter
Fab@Home – http://www.fabathome.org/
D-Shape’s Big Building Plans
MudHouse – http://www.rael-sanfratello.com/?p=655
6-meter tall KamerMaker to 3D print Amsterdam house by year’s end
Affordable 20″x12″ LASER Cutter / Engraver by Full Spectrum Laser — Kickstarter
New Microfluidic Droplet-On-Demand System From Dolomite
Sugar Laser Sintering – http://candyfab.org/
What is 3D Chocolate Printing
Industrial Users of Additive Technologies
Voxeljet Technology – http://www.voxeljet.de/en/news-and-events/news/
Dimension Printing – DimensionPrinting.com
ExOne – http://www.exone.com/
Additive Companies Run Production Parts (EOS DMLS) – http://www.rapidtoday.com/rqm.html
7 TED Talks on the wonder of 3D printing
A Matter of Scales: How Much Can You Print with a Single 1kg Spool?
Answering Common 3D Printing Questions
Price Comparison 3D printers – 3ders.org
3D Robotics for open source drones
Drone Startup Airware Lands $10.7 Million Series A Led By Andreessen Horowitz
3D Printing and the Future of Stuff
The Paper is the Circuit: Scientists create graphite-based paper circuitry
White House looks to 3D printing with $200 million plan for military, energy manufacturing
Emerging Objects – http://www.emergingobjects.com Can use Paper, Salt, Cement Polymer, Nylon, Wood Pulp, and Acrylic in their 3D Printing Processes.
Designing The Future :: 3D4D – Relieving Poverty, Encouraging Innovation
Links for Solar-powered Sand Sintering
Video Link – http://www.markuskayser.com/work/sun-cutter/
Video Link – http://www.markuskayser.com/work/solarsinter/
NOT ALL OF THE LINKS ARE DIRECT SOURCES.
I thought to make things slightly more entertaining, the links provided won’t all contain just the source material, but sites that cover these developments so anyone curious enough to click through may find a new source for information about that particular subject.
Like I said, this page may not be pretty, but it sure has plenty of mind expanding videos and articles, enough to hopefully appease everyone long enough for my eyes to heal back to super-normal.
If any of the links don’t work, post in comments and I will fix the, later. If there is projects you want included or that may blow other people’s imagination away, also post in the comments and I will do my best to cover them later on.
Here is a PROMPT – Given enough to fund a garage of tinkerers and the toys they needed, what would your character (or you) focus that group of minds and their tools to work on?
Have a great week!