Tag Archives: 3D

Digital Design For Personal Physical Manufacturing

Bre Pettis appeared on The Colbert Report tonight, introducing the Comedy Central show audience to 3D printing with a Thing-O-Matic and Thingiverse. It must have made quite an impact, because Thingiverse is very slow right now. I’m a big fan of the MakerBot and personal DIY manufacturing. I love the idea of small digital files […]

CES 2011 Day Two

As I thought yesterday, cameras are indeed the unexpected trend this year. I saw more toys with embedded cameras, spy cameras, etc. And at least four of the products that received innovation awards from the CEA this year were webcams (Logitech (twice), Microsoft, and HP). Casio has the funky-looking Tryx, and there are a number […]

CES 2011 Day One

I’m back at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. Today was a short day, as I arrived mid-afternoon and headed to the Las Vegas Convention Center South Upper Hall to check out MakerBot’s booth. They had six Thing-O-Matics running and it was very impressive. The trends this year are obviously going to be tablet computers […]

RepRap Part Number 1

Today the L.A. MakerBot group met at CRASH Space this afternoon. One of the guests was making a Rep Rap Darwin and was interested in knowing what was involved in printing the plastic parts on a MakerBot. To demonstrate, I downloaded the RepRap 1.0.6 STL files from Thingiverse and randomly selected one (the bed clamp), […]

Of MakerBots And John Locke (Not The Guy On Lost)

I have mentioned the MakerBot a few times on this blog, but have not really talked about it. If you haven’t figured it out yet, the MakerBot Cupcake CNC is a 3D printer. Yeah, that’s right – it prints three dimensional objects. It works by melting a plastic filament (ABS – the same stuff that […]