HOW TO – Build a Polar 3-D printer from LEGO

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HOW TO – Build a Polar 3-D printer from LEGO

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Gene writes –

Have you ever dreamed of having one of those replicators from Star Trek? Ever wanted to make just about anything at the flip of a switch? Well guess what? You’re in luck, because in this Instructable I will show you how to make the closest thing to a replicator that current technology can manage; a 3D printer. Wait a minute, isn’t there another Instructable on how to make a 3D printer from Legos? Yep, there is, but this 3D printer is different; it’s a polar 3D printer and it’s capable of printing out so much more than just chocolate. Now at this point in the intro you’re probably thinking what do I mean by polar 3D-printer. Is it a 3D-printer that only works in the in the polar regions? A polar printer is a printer whose principal axes, or how it can move, are radius(in and out), angle(spin clockwise/counter clockwise), and as opposed to a Cartesian printer whose principal axes are X(left/right), Y(up/down). In other words, it moves just like a polar coordinate system.

HOW TO – Build a Polar 3-D printer from LEGO – Link.

14 thoughts on “HOW TO – Build a Polar 3-D printer from LEGO

  1. samurai1200 says:

    it’s a bitch to make a square in polar coordinates!

  2. badburt says:

    The plural of Lego is actually just Lego, NOT Legos.

  3. badburt says:

    The plural of Lego is actually just Lego, NOT Legos.

  4. JKelly says:

    Since you like correcting people so much, badburt… it’s LEGO, not Lego ;)

  5. Brian says:

    where is the video? I can’t visualize what a polar motion printer is.

  6. Brian says:

    where is the video? I can’t visualize what a polar motion printer is.

  7. Brian says:

    where is the video? I can’t visualize what a polar motion printer is.

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