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3D Printing Projects: Toys, Bots, Tools, and Vehicles To Print Yourself pdf

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You’re holding a book full of projects, ranging from simple and utilitarian to the utterly fantastical. While these projects require a 3D printer to produce custom parts, each utilizes a unique combination of electronics, hand assembly techniques, and additional tools, parts, and software. The printer is a custom fabrication enabler, but it’s what you create with it that matters.

Because we’ve rejected the hype that puts the printer on a pedestal and embraced the “another tool” philosophy, we’ve found our printers to continue to prove themselves time-saving, multifaceted machines. By reducing the amount of time spent in front of traditional tools, they speed our making. Why drill a 1/4” hole in a small component when you can design the part with the hole already properly and accurately placed? 

The additive process also saves us time, money, and pain. Hobbyists who use wood or aluminum for their mock-ups spend a good portion of their time measuring, cutting, and drilling. As mistakes are made or small modifications must be incorporated, they often have to start again from scratch. And again. And again.

This cycle is dramatically shortened when you design in software, test print, tweak, then reprint, as exemplified in Chapter 2 by the Raygun Pen project’s pile of prototyped handles. A new piece can be printing while you work on another aspect of your project, or engage in something more mundane, like doing the dishes or mowing the lawn. 

But a 3D printer can’t do it all. If your project needs some LED lighting or motors added, those can’t be printed up, wired, and soldered together to create a final product. Perhaps you’ve had a 3D printer for some time now, or were looking for a reason to buy one, but the “Yoda head” figurines are no longer novel. Your machine may even be sitting in the corner, gathering dust. We say it’s time to put that printer back to work! 

Each design in this book was envisioned, lovingly prototyped, and assembled by a unique individual. Together, they exemplify the broad range of highly personalized, limit-pushing project possibilities enabled by the printing of parts, fusion of tools, and wide availability of affordable electronic components. 

Even if you’ve never touched a printer, we hope these projects excite and embolden you to learn new skills, extend your current abilities, and awaken your creative impulses. If you’re inspired to go make something after reading this book, then we’ve done our job.

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