My First day of building my MakerGear RepRap Prusa Mendel was a blast! I told work…

My First day of building my MakerGear RepRap Prusa Mendel was a blast! I told work that I was going to be on MakeCation when it arrived so I was able to stay up late. It took me a while to clean up the LaBOREtory so I can assemble the kit, but once I got […]

Plastic for my 3d printer, and how long it lasts.

The 3d printer kit I ordered can print several types of plastic. The 2 that are currently frequently used are ABS and PLA. PLA is a biodegradable plastic made from corn starch (http://www.cupdepot.com/PLA-FAQ.htm). ABS is a plastic that is food safe and ok to use in aquariums and such. PLA is also food safe but […]

3d printer ideas for custom aquaponics fittings

I am seriously excited about getting my 3d printer. It’s been a week since I ordered it, so 1-2 more weeks according to the confirmation email I got. The printer can print in ABS. This can be a stinky plastic to print, but I’ve plans for making a fume hood for the printer that vents […]

I ordered my 3d printer last weekend.

I’ve been following the RepRap movement¬†(DIY Rapid Prototyping machines also known as 3d printers) for at least 3 years now. MSOE had several of the commercial units that I drooled over frequently, but never got a chance to dig deeper into. Thus, I’ve been aware of the technology for nearly 15 years now. But it’s […]