The Twin Cities’ communal workshop, the Hack Factory, bought a MakerBot CupCake 3D printer. Working for about six hours, some of my cohorts assembled the X and Y stages and partially installed the assembly in the body. With any luck we’ll be printing this time next week.
We’re all excited to finally have a 3D printer in the shop. I myself have a backlog of awesome projects that I want to print:
â€¢ Ball-chain gears… any kind of gear is good!
â€¢ I have no specific project in mind for this Geneva wheel but it’s super cool.
â€¢ Mini Dremel lathe!
â€¢ This Arduino case looks super handy.
â€¢ This printable Dremel mount looks like it has potential.
â€¢ Modular boxes would be great for storing small things…
â€¢ I’ve been eager to do a test print of Andrew Plumb’s Lego clones.
â€¢ These Animal pentominoes look really awesome.
â€¢ Mendel parts: The promise of cheap fabs is that one could theoretically print a large percentage — maybe even one day ALL — of another 3D printer.
â€¢ These Mechanum wheels look like an awesome addition to a robot project.