3d printing

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Software >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.openscad.org/

The Programmers Solid 3D CAD Modeller

In general, this is a wonderful program. A great editor, and it's quite easy to use.

Unfortunately, it really is for programmers. While I can muddle through everything, I'm not a programmer so it's extremely time consuming for me to make anything.

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Software > Animation, Video editing >

(on Wikipedia)
(on Steam)
https://www.blender.org/

A Free and open source 3d creation suite and video editor.

3d editing: Said to be very difficult to use, and it is. There is an argument that in mastering it one gains a huge set of capabilities with one tool. I was unable to get that far.

Video editing: Requires a fair amount of setup, but ends up being reasonable to use. Selecting and moving objects is wonky because I'm used to Inkscape, but I'll get used to it.

  • It has a portable zip, with no install required. Yay!



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Hardware > 3D printing >

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tiko3d/tiko-the-unibody-3d-printer
https://web.archive.org/web/20180308021128/https://tiko3d.com/
https://web.archive.org/web/20160610093758/http://www.tiko3d.com:80/forum/

Tiko is a unibody 3d printer which I backed.

To get this working, I had to really push hard to get the filament to load. This was a frustrating first experience. I was then entirely unimpressed with the quality of its prints, even after a lot of fiddling.

Later, when I returned to use it, it seems that filament has snapped off inside it, and it thinks its loaded and will not load new filament. Heating does not remove it. I fiddled a lot, once more.. I'm giving up on it, it's garbage.

I did end up fixing it.. after giving it away.

See Tiko first impressions. It fails, hard.

  • It requires a wireless internet connection.
  • You require a wireless connection to it.

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I owned a Tiko.

3D printing is a method of creating a object.

Just as a printer paints ink onto paper, a 3D printer paints a plastic-like substance into a surface and then builds layers on top. Think of it like a pastry bag but in three dimensions. So instead of a gingerbread house with icing being painted on top, think of the entire house being made of that icing.

This is just to house some 3d printing/scanning-related notes.

This isn't the full extent of my notes, which are scattered across who knows where. Oh well.

See:

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