Lowspec – A 3D printed spectroscope

LOWSCOPE - a 3D printed spectroscope m

There are many 3D printing projects available on the web, but there is one in particular that really impressed me. The project we will discuss today allows you to print all the structural components of a spectroscope at home and then adapt the lenses and the mechanical parts (for the movement mechanisms) obtaining an instrument to use at home, perhaps connecting it to a telescope.

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Open Hardware & FelFil EVO – A filament extruder for 3D printing

Introduction 3D printers are the main protagonists at Maker Faire 2016. Many stand show the various printers while they’re at work. There, You can see many models of various brands while they are printing 3D computer models using simple plastic filaments. But among all these stands, it was interesting to …

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IIS Balducci in Pontassieve: a Maker school

3D printing can revolutionize the world of the school and this is now an accepted fact by all, even by the most skeptical. However, the thing that can continue to surprise you is what a teenager can devise when he is given the opportunity to use this and other technologies for Makers.
We went to the IIS Balducci in Pontassieve (Firenze), one of the most advanced schools in Tuscany, and we talked with Prof. Leonardo Barsantini.

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4D Printing – a new concept

Introduction Every day you read articles about 3D printing and large innovations derived from it. There are countless applications that this sector offers and new goals are exceeded every month. Successes were recently considered unthinkable before, then become topics for new posts. Recently there is a new development that’s taking …

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WASP and the artist Francesco Pacelli together to explore the potential of 3D printing ceramic

3D printing of clay or other fluid materials is today a research topic of international interest in the world of additive manufacturing. Polymers and thermoplastics are easier to print because solidify at room temperature after their heating and do not give particular problems of collapse. However, if liquid materials such …

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