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3D Printing

Build Your Own 3D Printer and Print Your Own 3D Objects

Paperback Engels 2013 9780789752352
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Want something? Print it-with your own 3D printer!

Right now, you can print practically any 3D object you can imagine-from toys to gadgets to replacement parts, and beyond! All you need is a 3D printer-and they're simpler and cheaper than you ever imagined. This full-color, step-by-step guide will get you started-and if you want, it'll even walk you through building your own 3D printer from an inexpensive kit.

Packed with colorful photos and screenshots, it explains all the crucial details other books skip. You'll walk through choosing and assembling your new 3D printer kit-brainstorming and designing new objects with free software-and then printing them on your brand-new 3D printer.

3D printing is today's hottest new technological revolution, and this book takes you right to the cutting edge!

- Discover how 3D printers work and what you can do with them
- Compare and choose your first 3D printer-either pre-built or kit
- Assemble Printrbot Simple, one of the world's easiest 3D printer kits
- Install and configure software that tells your 3D printer what to do
- Print your first 3D project from an existing object file
- Use free Tinkercad software to create your own original 3D models
- Explore AutoDesk's free software for 3D printing
- Use Print-It-For-You services for projects your home printer can't handle
- Find great 3D printing projects and models on the Web
- Imagine creative new uses for your 3D printer


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Hoofdrubriek:IT-management / ICT


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Over James Floyd Kelly

James Floyd Kelly is an author and blogger who has worked in technology for over 15 years, in roles such as technical trainer, network administrator, and technology outsourcing consultant. His many books and articles include Sams Teach Yourself Samsung Galaxy Tab in 10 Minutes. The Editor-in-Chief of the most popular LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robotics blog, The NXT Step (www.thenxtstep.com), Kelly provides robot building and programming training and coaching to local teachers and students throughout the Atlanta region. He holds a B.A. in English (University of West Florida) and B.S. in Industrial Engineering (Florida State University).

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1. The Big Question-What Is 3D Printing?
-What Is a 3D Printer? 3

2. Find Yourself a 3D Printer
-3D Printer Options to Consider
-Do Your Homework

3. Assembly Assistance for the Printrbot Simple
-Printrbot Simple Assembly Part I
-Finishing Thoughts

4. Configuring the Software 5
-Types of 3D Printing Software
-Downloading the Repetier Software

5. First Print with the Simple
-Downloading an STL
-Connecting the Simple to Repetier
-Get the Hot End Up to Proper Temperature
-Slice Your Object into Layers
-Home the Hot End

6. Free 3D Modeling Software
-Examining Tinkercad
-Wrapping Up Tinkercad

7. Creating a 3D Model with Tinkercad
-Hello World
-Printing a Sketch or Simple Image

8. More 3D Modeling Tools
-123D Family of Apps

9. Further Explorations
-Go Bake Some Cookies
-Don't Forget the Youngest 3D Fans
-Around the House
-Showing Off

10. Alternatives to the Printrbot Simple
-Build Your Own 3D Printer
-Consider 3D Printer Kits
-Kickstarter and 3D Printers
-Print-It-for-You Services
-CNC and Laser Cutters
-Scanning Objects

11. Where Do I Go From Here?
-CNC Machine
-Laser Cutter
-The Workshop of the Future

Appendix A: 3D Printer and Modeling Resources


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