28 Jun '14, 7am
Now you can own your very own 3D printer and make thousands of weird, wonderful and practical objects, while impressing your friends and family at the same time. Though you are limited to the size of the print area (200mm cube), there are thousands of things you could create. Here's just a few ideas: • Enclosures for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other circuit boards or mini-PCs • Prototypes for engineering/architectural projects • Replacement plastic parts in cars, toys, computers, and hundreds of other consumer electronic devices • Smartphone cases, Tablet holders/stands • Models of anatomy for educational purposes • Cups, mugs, forks, spoons • Fascinating art pieces • Interconnecting plastic blocks This 3D printer is supplied as a DIY kit. Once assembled, it allows you to turn 3D digital files into real plastic objects you can hold and use. To do this it builds up material ...