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In The Shed: Shiny! New! Ultimaker 2!

In The Shed: Shiny! New! Ultimaker 2!

The Ultimaker 2 just arrived in the Maker Shed.

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Being a Printer Master: Managing Mass Printing in a Makerspace

Being a Printer Master: Managing Mass Printing in a Makerspace

Sure, your 3D Printer runs reliably as long as it sits safely at home, but what would happen if dozens of college students used it each week? Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering student Jeff Landrum discusses the challenges behind building, managing, and automating a “printer farm” at one of the largest student-run makerspaces in the country.

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Rainbow Fused-Filament 3D Apple Logo

Rainbow Fused-Filament 3D Apple Logo

Very cool stunt from Thingiverse user acen, using a technique he credits to “zeq.” In fact, this fully 3D version of the original Apple logo is a bit specialized, because the method would be much harder to use on a color object that wasn’t divided into clear horizontal bands of color. Basically, it involves calculating exactly how much of each filament color will go into making your model, cutting those colors to accurate lengths, arranging them in order, and fusing them together.

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