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7 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on 3D printmaking
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now that studio.FAB‘s reached a pretty stable (?) point, I’ve decided to take a break from the development + engineering for a while and refocus back into art-making.  well…there’s actually plenty of technical stuff studio.FAB needs to do (CNC! plotter! cutter!) but a good portion of that development is on hold while I wait for […]

7 years, 3 months ago Comments Off on making progress on studio.FAB
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  I’m getting closer to a working beta prototype of studio.FAB.  today I finished up about 95% of the wiring and mounted the extruder and hot end, so  I thought I’d share images of my extruder/hot end setup.  many 3D printers have an extruder design that couples a geared motor that pushes the plastic filament […]

7 years, 6 months ago Comments Off on a small preview: studio.FAB
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for the past few months, I’ve been designing a new 3D printer digital fabricator for the studio and (finally…) I think it’s time you get to see a little peak at how things are going. originally, I intended to design a cleaner, more accessible 3D printer for students and artists – but as I was […]

7 years, 10 months ago Comments Off on the sound of Saturday morning
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as an artist, academic, and serving on the board of directors of my local hackerspace, it can feel like I often don’t have enough studio time for my creative work. in the last 5 months, I’ve been especially busy with teaching + related activities, however, looking ahead I anticipated that my art-making schedule would be […]

7 years, 10 months ago Comments Off on holy crap, I made a thing
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so after a few months of building, hacking, tweaking, then rebuilding some more, I finally got my 3D printer to print something. now, it’s not much of a thing…it’s actually just a calibration print – but still it’s an object that started as just code and now exists in physical space. I think I have […]

8 years, 1 month ago Comments Off on building a 3D printer.
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I’ve started building a RepRap Prusa Mendel 3D printer as part of a Hackerspace Charlotte build group.  so far I’ve put together the main structure and made a few modifications to the original plans.  I’m using 3 bearings on each side instead of 1 – this is to keep the belt from rubbing against the […]