Have you always wanted a fancy designer handbag? But you don’t have the thousands of dollars to spend on a Chanel® or Louis Vuitton®? Here is the solution – 3D print your own! And by doing so, you can make it exactly as you want! I bought dozens of fancy (and too expensive) designer handbags,… Continue reading Download and 3D print your own designer handbag!
Have you always wanted a fancy designer handbag? But you don’t have the thousands of dollars to spend on a Chanel® or Louis Vuitton®? Here is the solution – 3D print your own! And by doing so, you can make it exactly as you want! I bought dozens of fancy (and too expensive) designer handbags,… Continue reading 3D print your own designer handbag!
Posted 26 August, 2018. All modern technology – computers, phones, satellites, cars, and even such simple things as blinking toys – rely on programming! Knowing how to program is an incredible useful skill, but getting started can be quite intimidating. Programming is all about logical thinking, and just about anybody can learn how to code.… Continue reading Learn to code with “Scratch”
Posted July 12, 2018. I am always looking for fun and easy 3D prints, and this is my new favorite: Articulated slug! The articulated slug is designed by “8ran” and can be downloaded here for free (I didn’t design it, I just downloaded it). I can confirm that it is very easy to print. I… Continue reading Articulated 3D prints – fun and easy!
Posted July 6, 2018 I have a growing collection of 3D printers, but I am also looking for printers that will suit people with a tighter budget. It looks like I have finally found one: Creality Ender 3! I bought my Creality Ender 3 direct from AliExpress after reading this review by All3DP. Prices and… Continue reading A $200 3D printer – that works!
This KillaJoule model compatible with the popular LEGO™ toy system was designed by Urim Chae, one of my first year engineering students at the University of Auckland. The 562 students in my first year course “Principles of Engineering Design” (ENGGEN 115) were in Semester 1 2018 assigned to design an accessory compatible with LEGO™ in… Continue reading KillaJoule as “LEGO™”
Several of the parts on the KillaJoule are 3D printed, and even more of them will be 3D printed on Green Envy. The largest 3D printed part on the KillaJoule is the aerodynamic skin for the sidecar. You can read more about it below. We are also experimenting with a wheel with 3D printed rubber… Continue reading 3D printed sidecar skin
Deep into the design: Front end and steering I often say that KillaJoule is a “giant cordless drill with wheels”. What I refer to is of course that it is battery powered, but also that it is very simple at a conceptual level. Just like a cordless drill, it has a battery, motor, a throttle,… Continue reading Under the skin – KillaJoule front end and suspension
You can never have too many C-clamps if you like woodwork, metal work and other crafts. Do you need more clamps and have access to a 3D printer? Just print some more! Many designers in the 3D printing community are happy to share their designs. The Thingiverse user “johann517” has shared his nicely designed C-clamp… Continue reading 3D printed C-clamps – handy for all your projects!
Posted Nov 26, 2016 Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Thanksgiving is one of the largest holidays in the U.S., and the tradition is to eat turkey. I did the same, but my turkey was a free-range, organic variety. We hosted Thanksgiving together with our neighbor, and he was responsible for purchasing the… Continue reading 3D printed glow-in-dark turkey