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STEAM Labs: 3D Printers
Equipment and workshop information about about the Library and Learning Commons STEAM Labs at Deerwood Center, Downtown Campus, North Campus and South Campus.
The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn by Colleen Graves; Aaron GravesStart-to-finish, fun projects for makers of all types, ages, and skill levels! Written by two school librarians obsessed with making stuff, this easy-to-follow guide is full of hands-on, low-cost makerspace projects that will inspire inventors and makers of all ages. The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn features practical tips for beginners and open-ended challenges for advanced makers. The book features dozens of classroom-tested, hands-on DIY projects and challenges. Each project features clear, non-technical step-by-step instructions with photos and illustrations to ensure success, expand the imagination, and foster innovation. You will explore recyclables hacks, smartphone tweaks, paper circuits, e-textiles, musical instruments, coding and programming, 3-D printing, and much, much more! * Fun projects spur the creativity of makers at every skill level * Covers trending technology such as littleBits, Makey Makey, and Sphero * Authored by a pair of experienced educators and dedicated makers
Call Number: TS171.57 .G73 2017 (South)
Publication Date: 2016-10-19
3D Printing Designs: Fun and Functional Projects by Joe LarsonGet to grips with 3D printing and learn to model designs using BlenderAbout This Book- From the author who brought you the first practical look at 3D printing with 3D Printing Blueprints- Get a comprehensive coverage of the prototyping techniques you need to know to start printing your own 3D designs- Rekindle your mathematical genius to design personalized objects for complex puzzlesWho This Book Is ForIf you're new to the world of 3D printing, this is the book for you. Some basic knowledge of Blender and geometry would be helpful, but is not necessary.What You Will Learn- Get to know about the different types of 3D printers and their limitations- See how Y, H, and T shapes illustrate different ideas of successful 3D design for home 3D printers- Set up and configure Blender to model a file for 3D printing- Understand material characteristics, printing specifications, tolerances, and design tips- Work through the techniques of editing complex meshes, smoothing, combining shapes, and exporting them into STL files for printing- Break down complex geometries into multiple simple shapes and model them in layers using Blender- Design, manipulate, and export 3D models for 3D printing with Blender- Master the art of creating meshes, scaling, subdivision, and adding detail with the Boolean modifier as well as sculpting a custom shape- Cut a model into small pieces and understand how to design complex interlocking joints that form a part of a jigsaw puzzleIn Detail3D printing has revolutionized the way that global industries conceptualize and design products for mass consumption. Considered as the next "trillion-dollar" business, every industry is in the race to equip its personnel with techniques to prototype and simplify complex manufacturing process. This book will take you through some simple to complex and effective principles of designing 3D printed objects using Blender.There is a comprehensive coverage of projects such as a 3D print-ready octopus pencil holder, which will teach you how to add basic geometric shapes, and use techniques such as extruding and subdividing to transform these shapes into complex meshes. Furthermore, you'll learn to use various techniques to derive measurements for an object, model these objects using Blender, organize the parts into layers, and later combine them to create the desired object with the help of a 3D printable SD card holder ring design project. The final project will help you master the techniques of designing simple to complex puzzles models for 3D printing.Through the course of the book, we'll explore various robust sculpting methods supported by Blender to create objects. You'll move, rotate, and scale the object, and manipulate the view. You'll edit objects with actions such as bends or curves, similar to drawing or building up a clay structure of different shapes and sizes. By the end of the book, you will have gained thorough practical hands-on experience to be able to create a real-world 3D printable object of your choice.Style and approachThis is a hands-on guide to the world of 3D printing. With the help of simple to complex projects, you'll learn various techniques to design 3D printable objects using Blender.
YouTube channels for 3D printing tips and resources-Tinkerine and Maker's Muse
Dremel DigiLab 3D Printer
- Sturdy metal frame is substantially more stable than the Creator's original wood frame.
- Warp-resistant 6.3mm aluminum build platform remains perfectly level under the stress of high heat.
- New heat-resistant metal platform supports replace plastic supports.
- New heavy-duty (10mm) z-axis guide rod ensures steady and precise movement.
- New acrylic cover encloses the chamber to insulate and protect ABS prints.
- New LED light illuminates the build chamber.
- New integrated LCD screen and button board functions error-free.
- Filament Compatibility: PLA, ABS, PLA Color Change, Pearl, ABS Pro, Elastic, PVA, HIPS, PETG, TPE, TPU, Conductive Filament, Flexible Filament, Metal Filled Filament, Wood Filled Filament, and PP.