Thursday, September 24, 2015

Having Fun With The 3D Printer

By Alex Landrigan

As I write this blog entry an octopus is being created next to me. After a week of being unsuccessful in setting up the 3D printer, this is very exciting. It was a lot of trial and error but we have finally figured it out. Now that we know what to do it is actually fairly easy. It is just a matter of making your design (I don’t actually know how to do that yet. I still have to use example designs) and saving it onto the USB flash drive to print it. As expected, it takes a long time to print. The estimated printing time for this octopus is 30 minutes and I guess we will see how realistic that estimation is later. Check out the time-lapse video of the printing.

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