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The new art exhibit “Recently Possible: Objects of the Future” at the Luminary Center for the Arts in St. Louis features designs and prints from one of Thingiverse’s most accomplished designers – Emmett Lalish. On display, you’ll be able to see his Screwless Heart Gears, Screwless Cube Gears, Puzzle Sphere, Ellipsoid Puzzle, and Matlab Knot. But, you’d better hurry – the exhibit ends December 2, 2011!
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Thingiverse citizen Pattywac recently organized a “MakerStrong Mashup Design Challege.” The winner was to receive $60.00 from Pattwac himself with MakerBot kicking in another $100.00 in store credit! And now it is time to reveal that winner…
Despite the difficulty of working with and not ruining such a flawless bust, there were some great entries to the Makerstrong design challenge. Entries ranging from the beautification of my favorite childhood claymation show (Gumbert by JamieClay), to a tool for the next Colbert wannabe/stalker (Large Stephen Colbert Head by ALxD) made the judging process entertaining.
Congrats to emmett, the first repeat winner of these design challenges!
Thanks to everyone who created an entry and hope to see you next time!
Emmett, make sure to send Pattywac your paypal info!
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I don’t know about you, but I am continually envious of the really excellent designs up on Thingiverse that make use of gears. Greg Frost, Emmett, and Whosawhatsis have been rocking Thingiverse lately with their incredible designs incorporating gears. But, what’s a simple blogger with zero gear-knowledge supposed to do?
Well, Chris Connors, teacher and Maker-extraordinaire, recently posted about gears, motors, and attachments thereto over at Make: Online!. His post referenced a gear tutorial by Dustyn Roberts, author of Making Things Move, all about gears.1
I learned more about gears in Dustyn’s first paragraph than I did after hours of trying to design my own gears from scratch.
One nice thing about gears is that if you know any two things about them – let’s say outer diameter and number of teeth — you can use some simple equations to find everything else you need to know, including the correct center distance between them. In this project, we’ll design and fabricate spur gears using free software (Inkscape) and an online store (Ponoko.com) that does custom laser cutting at affordable prices out of a variety of materials. If you have access to a laser cutter at a local school or hackerspace, even better! You can also print out the template and fix it to cardboard or wood to cut the gears by hand.
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Frequently, we find ourselves bragging about the MakerBot Operators for the incredible models they continue to upload to Thingiverse.com. Well, it is high time to direct attention to the prints they are posting as well. In particular, prints accomplished using our latest toolhead, the MakerBot Stepstruder MK6.
Just in time for the coming of spring1, here’s a fashion-forward lookbook of recent, gorgeous MK6 prints. Printing these items on a MakerBot before the MK6 would have been a feat.
Nick Starno, lead designer on the MK6, has been watching the experimentation of the users of the new toolhead eagerly. “This is just the beginning,” he says.
Here’s a detail from Operator emmett from one of his photo notes, with insight into his process:
Are your Stepstruder prints really rocking? Share the photo at Thingiverse and then drop a message to us at support at makerbot dot com with a link to your prints!
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