The step-by-step process of creating a 3-D object using the Library’s 3-D printer. 

Pictured above: 

1) A scan of the object is made; in this case we selected this pipe in the shape of the bust of Ulysses S. Grant from the Grant Family papers

2-3) Screen views of the scanned object. 

4) From scan to MakerBot; the 3-D printer begins to create an object from the scan we captured. (look for a video of this process in the next post) 

5-6) Side-by-side comparisons of the finished product next to the original. 

MakerBot Warm Gray PLA Filament (XL Spool)

MakerBot Warm Gray PLA Filament (XL Spool)

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Scaled up to 5 LEDs and a Trinket Pro. With Trinket Pro, I’ll have enough PWM GPIOs to do fadey pulses for each LED (instead of just flat digital blinks).

Prototype modeled by my 3D printed hand (designed by bqLabs on thingiverse (906098))


Aaaand the other ship, Designed for I-Am-Darasuum’s Character Kodya Mune.

The design of this ship was heavily influenced by the D-5 Mantis from the MMORPG “Star Wars: The Old Republic”, but was redone to fit the Designs from the Imperial period from the films. I don’t particularly know the backstory to this one, only that it’s name is “The Orphan’s Vendetta”.

It was made with Rhino Software, Printed with a Makerbot 3D Printer, and Hand painted.


NYC 2015 | Chinatown MakerBot Store

Dan pops into a hidden MakerBot Store to buy 3D printing filament. With all their deadlines cropping up, the student’s thrifted 3D printer was working on overdrive. Dan is the main man to sort these things out. Its funny, he talks about filament like I talk about paper. Designers am I right?

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Kingstorm 5PCS 3D Printer 0.4mm Extruder Brass Nozzle Print Head for Makerbot MK8 1.75mm ABS PLA Printer

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Material: copper (brass)

Input Diameter: 1.75mm

Output Diameter: 0.4mm

Color: copper color

Size: 13mm*6mm

Package included:

5PCS * 0.4mm Mk8 Replacement Nozzle

Product Features

  • Brand:Kingstorm
  • Nozzle Size: 0.4mm
  • Input Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Net weight: 5g/pcs
  • Size: 10*16(mm), M6

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