Today I bring you an office item, a tape dispenser, with the shape of a Moai. It also served me as a test for a new filament type for me, PLA Tech from FFF World.
Fidget spinner are trendy on this spring-summer time for the kids.
What is a fidget spinner?
Is a very simple toy, that consists on a support in which you put a ball bearing in order to allow the toy spinning over itself, you must put some weight on it to allow the spinning movement takes longer.
After looking for information at Internet, I have realised my first attempt of 3D model post processing. For doing that I have bought some ethyl acetate.
What ethyl acetate is?
Ethyl acetate is a solvent used on the painting industry. But there are more uses for this product, the most amazing for me is that is part of the wine. It is used on the cosmetic instry too. Continue reading
Ignacio Echeverría was a hero that made something than only a few people is capable to do. He gave his life to save to others. Due to his heroic action a lot of people save their lives on the attacks that occurred last Saturday on London.
This is a little tribute to remind him for a long time, something less ephemeral than a tweet or a post on Facebook.
What do you do as tribute for this hero?
I consider that Ignacio acted like an angel for a lot of people that were on the Borough Market zone, so I try to mix this angel behaviour with one of his hobbies, the skateboard.
Looking on Internet I try to find the easiest way to make a 3D scanner.
How many options did you find?
Mainly I found two ways for making a homeade 3D scanner:
- The first one is to print a rotative platform, and use the cell phone in order to take photos while the platform is rotating. For do that, I found this model, and I started to printing it. The problem is the size of some of the parts, that are bigger than I can print. In addtion to that, you must use a software that merge the photos in order to obtain the 3D model like Autodesk 123D Catch. Another disadvantage is that you can only use this kind of scanner with small pieces.
- After digging more deeply, I found two programs that allow you to use Xbox 360 Kinect in order to scan 3D models. I am going to explain this option on the lines below.