Saturday, 18 May 2013

The future of 3D printing

It is nice to come across a post that helps to inspire you and make you feel that we are on the right track for the next generation.  Last year I took my Prusa to our local christmas faire and it was the kids who were most fascinated, a 6 year old who wanted one for making robots and a 10 year old girl who followed what was happening and pointed out at one point when I had forgotten to switch on the heated bed.  They get it.

So does this young inventor: An 11 year old and his 3d printer.

Making money on the side

My other half often asks if my 3D printer is ever going to make money (earn rather than print).  Up until today it seemed that the only way was to find local people who want to have something printed and to charge them  Finding these people has just got easier.  Enter MakerXYZ.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Raspberry PI Camera is now shipping.

I have been interested in the Raspberry PI with a view to using it as a driver for my Prusa, or as a general 3D processing workstation. e.g. Automating the production of GCode etc.  Well yesterday I found out that RS are now shipping the long awaited PI Camera module.  Well I just had to buy one and it should arrive soon.  I will post us my impressions of it once I get my hands on it.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

People may have noticed that I have not been posting much lately.  This is because I have been diagnosed with cancer of the colon.  However, we are trying some alternative cures and the chemo, whilst tough, does seem to be having a positive effect.

I will be using some of my spare time to complete the hadron plus some accessories such as a simple laser  cutting head. So watch this space.