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Wedding slideshow

Our wedding day was really unforgettably beautiful: Below is my original post about “the making of the cake topper”. It stood there perfectly because my best friends made a gorgeous cake (such a great...

Phun simulations with RepRap

This is a simplified simulation of the mechanical “Cartesian bot” of The RepRap. It allows you to play with things like play (a.k.a. backlash), tension of the belt that drives the axis, etc. You...

Firmware compatibility and anti-backlash script

I’ve created a gcode processor in php. [Edit] This is now documented here: http://objects.reprap.org/wiki/3D-to-5D-Gcode.php[/edit] It allows you to rewrite 3D Gcode from tools like Skeinforge and use them with the 5D firmware. I’ve added...

RepRap at Reboot 11!

After Siert spent 5 minutes in Rhino CAD software, we had a printable model. The picture shows the bracket being printed. Installed on the WiFi bike Being at Reboot 11 was amazing. The theme...

Reboot 2009, Copehagen, Denmark

I’m excited to go to Reboot. Siert and I will be (re)presenting the RepRap project. We plan to take 2 fully functional RepRaps with us. They have already been churning out parts to make...

Printing chess pieces

Click on the image to see a bigger version. The detail is really good. I decided to print a chess piece. I was amazed by the quality. I really love the new extruder we...

Protospace Extruder

In the group at Protospace (FabLab Utrecht, the Netherlands) we designed and built a new extruder. Most of the design work was done by Robert, and a very good result was obtained with the...

Personal Empowerment

I personally think that the RepRap is a tool of personal empowerment. It allows you to take matters into your own hands. Are you not completely satisfied with some object that you use? You...

RepRap network effects (draft)

The exact topic is still preliminary, but my masters research is going to be on user innovation in fabrication and its interrelation with the commercial players, their products and their customers. The creation of...

[NL] Presentatie: Introductie tot de RepRap

Dit is een introductie tot de RepRap. Technische kennis, bekendheid met Open Source of de RepRap wordt niet verondersteld. Omdat de geluidskwaliteit niet optimaal is heb ik ondertiteling toegevoegd. De slides zijn hieronder beschikbaar....

Nominate RepRap!

If you agree with me on this, please take less than 30 seconds to nominate RepRap for “Most Likely to Change the Way You Do Everything”:

[Concept] Nutty drive

The driving mechanism that pushes the thermoplasts or metals through the heater chamber (for making them liquid) is a very critical one. It needs to push the plastic with a strong and reliable grip....

[ThingAlert] Stylus

Today, antifuchs designed a stylus to be 3D printed on a home fabricator such as the RepRap or Makerbot. It was posted as a Thing on thingiverse.com. The stylus (click picture for lager version)...

Sticky notes viral video

There’s a reason why this video spreads like pig flu… Highly contagious. Not just harmful things can spread exponentially, also the beautiful things in life! (P.s. the HD version is highly recommended if it...

[RepRap] More replication!

From the RepRap blog: Progress is being made by Rhys Jones to have the Replicating Rapid prototyper make more of the parts that you need to make another one. I think that this is...

Final exam, passed!

I passed my last exam I have to do for my masters degree! I ‘only’ need to finish an internship and write my thesis… and then I’ll be Master of Science, in addition to...

Giving your RepRap a voice!

Debugging sucks… I’m (re)building my machine, and one thing I’m missing is transparency. We’re adding layers to keep complexity manageable, but inevitably some transparency is getting lost along the way. There are several interfaces...

Google Sync

On my HTC Touch Cruise phone, I’m using a Android Linux and WM6 dual-boot setup. Up to now, when using WM6 on my phone I used to sync my phone with OGGsync to sync...

David Deutsch – Het Multi Universum – Google Video

“David Deutsch is een van de pleitbezorgers van de zogenaamde Vele Werelden-interpretatie van de quantummechanica, een uitleg die stelt dat er meerdere universa tegelijkertijd bestaan, universa waarin bovendien nog verschillende kopieën van onszelf rondlopen....

New Blog!

Dear Readers, Welcome to my Blog. I’ll be writing about fun things I do, interesting things I learn about and anything else that may spring to my mind. If you share my interest in...