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26
Aug

3D Printing a stand for the 7-inch BB View LCD and BeagleBone Black

BeagleBone Black BB View 7-inch LCD Stand

3D Printed Stand for 7" BB View and BeagleBone Black

While working on a series of projects for Element14 I found the need to mount a 7-inch BB View Touchscreen LCD to something that would easily allow for development around the screen. A quick search on Thingiverse yeilded me several BeagleBone Black cases, but only one stand for the 7-inch BB View Touchscreen LCD. Fortunately this mounting solution was exactly what I was looking for! It allowed me to mount the screen at an angle for better desktop viewing, as well as providing a mount behind the screen for the BeagleBone Black and the BB View Cape. I printed the entire mount in a plate on my Lulzbot AO-100. Total printing time was about an hour with a 0.35 layer height and an average print speed of 60mm/sec. Infill was set to 0.60 and support was turned on at default settings in Slic3r. 

4
Jun

Voltivo 3mm Excelfil Candy Yellow ABS Filament

Voltivo Excelfil Candy Yellow 3mm ABS 3D Printing Filament

 

Quick review of Voltivo's Excelfil 3mm Candy Yellow ABS filament

I spent some time tonight with Voltivo's Excelfil 3mm Candy Yellow ABS and the word amazing does not begin to describe it. I printed out two of these faceted vases in about an hour total. Each vase cosisted of a three-layer base and a two-wall verticle shell. I was expecting the Excelfil Candy Yellow ABS to perform well, but I can honestly say that this filament prints better than anything I have tried before. It measures a consistant 3.01mm and fits in my Lulzbot Taz 3 snugly. 

27
Mar

4X AA Battery Case for Photographers

3D Printed AA Battery Case for Photographers

Being an avid photographer, I have always found it difficult keeping the batteries for my shoe mount flash organized. I have bought many different cases over the years that all claimed to solve the issue of keeping dead batteries seperate from charged batteries. Infortunately these cases usually broke after a few momnths of use, or they didn't really do a good enough job for me. Being the resourceful maker I am, I decided to hit up Thingiverse and see if anyone had created a battery case that would hold 4 AA Rechargeable batteries. I was in luck and found this Customizable Battery Case. I modified it using the Makerbot Customizer and placed a recessed lable on the top and bottom that says "Charged" and "Dead" respectively. Print time is about 120 minutes for 2 sets. 

11
Mar

Review: Lulzbot AO-100 3D Printer Part 1

Review of the Aleph Objects / Lulzbot AO-100 3D PrinterWhen we lost our original workshop in a home fire back in 2012, we also lost our almost completed RepRap along with everything else. While we have been able to replace most of the hardware and tools that were lost, a new 3D printer seemed to be far on the horizon for us, and was simply too expensive of a project to dedicate funds to at the moment. As most of our readers have already noticed, we have a new sponsor here at TheMakersWorkbench.com! Lulzbot.com was gracious enough to set us up with one of their AO-100 3D printers for review, as well as opting in for some banner advertising space. We can not thank them enough for their generous donation and their support of the maker community. Read more about Review: Lulzbot AO-100 3D Printer Part 1

21
Feb

LifeCam Studio Webcam mount for MendelMax based printers

Printable WebCam Mount for RepRap Mendel Max or Lulzbot AO-100 / AO-101I knew that I would be doing a ton of recording and live broadcasting of prints on my Lulzbot AO-100, infact I purchased a second Microsoft LifeCam Studio to serve as a dedicated printer cam. At first I thought a simple mini tripod would get the job done, but quickly found that not to be the case. Prints that had decent head travel, and very few tight infil spaces did fine, but when the infil got tight and the head had to change directions repeadly very fast, the whole table shook. This caused the webcam to display a "wavy" video and even cause the top heavy mini tripod to walk off the table a few times. So I decided to design a solid mount that would secure the webcam to the printers base. 

15
Feb

Balloon Powered Jet Car With Printable Wheels

3D Printed Balloon Powered Jet Car with printable wheels by

While visitng from Germany, my nephew wanted me to print something for him to play with using my Lulzbot AO-100 3D printer. Naturally I went straight to Thingiverse and found a cool Balloon Powered Jet Car that I could print up in about two hours with everything on a single plate.