Home 3D printing is now a lot like owning a pickup truck – you have a lot more “friends” than you ever knew.
“Could I place an order?”“Oh… sure.”“Can it hold four vials instead?”-sigh- “Sure.”
Here’s this week’s schedule at Splatspace:
- Tonight, Monday, starting at 7, is the first of a repeating event: Techno Activism 3 Mondays (TA3M). TA3M is a gathering of activists, hacktavists, and anyone in interested in free and open technologies.
- Tuesday night, from 7pm, we’ll have our usual Open Meeting.
- Wednesday night from 7pm we have a Personal Digital Fabrication meetup; swing by if you have any interest or projects using Computer Aided Design (CAD, 3D printing, or other fabrication techniques.
- Saturday from 2pm to 6pm TriEmbed is having a hack afternoon.
- Closing the week out on Sunday, from 6pm, we have Software Project Night.
Hope to see you out!
We’ll be at the faire all day, so come on out and see all the cool things being done by makers all across the state!
iPhone accessories are a hugely popular type of print on Thingiverse. So what does a new iphone owner at Splatspace do? Well aside from printing his own case, he prints an iPhone dock to redirect the sound from the speaker.
Our own Jeff Crews made the awesome print below using these plans from thingiverse. He reports that “the sound ports really do redirect the sound from the bottom speakers”, not to mention the dock just looks great.
He used a special filament, LAYWOO-D3, a wood pulp filament that works great with the AO-100.
Here’s this week’s schedule:
- On Tuesday, from 7pm, we’re having our usual open meeting. If you want to see what the space has to offer or try to meet some like-minded crafting or maker folks, this is a great time to swing by.
- On Thursday, from 6pm to 7:30pm, we have Libre Thursday. Come down to talk about and work on Free Culture projects.
- Saturday is Maker Faire NC. This is not at Splatspace, but Splatspace will be attending along with great maker groups from all over North Carolina. Maker Faire is from 10am-6pm, in the Kerr Building at the State Fair Grounds. It’s a lot of fun.
- Sunday, from 2pm to 6pm, Triangle Embedded is holding a hack afternoon at the space. Triangle Embedded is the new name for Triangle Arduino, as the group is interested in all sorts of embedded hacking–Arduinos, Launchpads, Raspberry Pis, and more.
- Following the hack afteroon, Sunday evening from 6pm we’ll have our usual Software Project night.
We hope to you see out this week!
Here’s this week’s schedule at the space:
- Tuesday, from 7pm, we’re having our weekly Open Meeting. As the first meeting of the month, this one starts with a business meeting, so if you don’t have an interest in board meetings or the election of our new VP, probably worth it to skip till 7:30pm.
- Thursday, from 6-7:30pm we have Libre Thursday.
- Closing the week on Sunday, we have Software Project night from 6pm.
For the past few weeks, one of our members, Joe Diver, has been helping Anna Davis, a graduate student at Elon University, with her graduate project.
The project, ShareBooth, is a social posting photo booth. It uses a Raspberry Pi computer, a webcam, Python, SimpleCV and a circuit to take a picture with the press of a button and upload it to a social networking sites.
Joe attended Elon University’s IMedia IMX13 event last week, where Anna demonstrated the ShareBooth.
We made the news again!
The Durham Herald Sun came by earlier this week to see our new printer and learn about our space. They put up a profile of us along with information about 3D printing, our new printer, and our event this Saturday.
Go check it out, it’s a great article.
Tomorrow, Saturday, at 1pm Splatspace will be holding a very special Digital Fabrication meetup. In addition to the usual computer controlled design and 3D printer work, we’ll be showing off the new printer we won from Lulzbot.
The event is open to all. Are you interested in learning how to design objects for 3D printing? C’mon by. Interested in learning how to build your own printer? We can help you. Just want to see what all this fuss is about? Awesome, come check us out.
The new printer is very, very cool. It’s an AO-100, and many of its parts are themselves printed. We’re eager to show it off, and we hope you come visit.
The CPSfC makers have another video, describing an easy way to make simple but effective bare wire end stops, for 3D printers or other motion-control tool.