• Reports of 3D printing taking 5+ years to be common-place

    http://www.cnet.com/news/3d-printing-still-years-away-for-most-consumers-gartner/

     

    What is the communities opinion on this? I honestly don't believe that it will take that long for integration to occur...what do you guys/girls think?

  • Photos of how Stepper Motors work by Inventables

    Stepper Motors - how do they work?  Chicago-based Inventables has a great blog post with revealing photos:


    Inventables Blog: Stepper Motors

  • Best way to explain the RepRap Project?

    I was chatting with a friend about 3D printers who had not heard of RepRap before.  It struck me that many folks being introduced to desktop 3D printing through some manufacturers may not have any understanding of the importance the RepRap project & community…

  • 3D Printing for kids

    From the Adafruit blog, an interesting way for kids to approach 3D printing:

    LEO the Maker Prince - Journeys in 3D Printing by Carla Diana ID: 1630 - $14.99 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY

    LEO the Maker Prince teaches children (both young…