» Posts Tagged ‘Makerbot’

23Oct Printing a DSLR rig A frame handle.

I was working on a shoot last week and accidentally knocked over one my DSLR rigs.  Thankfully the Cube Cage completely protected the camera, but the frame of the rig hit just right and busted off a small chunk from one of the handle mounts. I was thinking about ordering another one from CPM, or […]

03Oct Next 3d printer build

My next 3d printer showed up a few days ago and i’m 3/4 of the way through the build. The Makergear Prusa isn’t quit as easy to assemble as the Makerbot and it takes a lot of searching to figure out what needs to happen next.  I’m about to start on the electronics and still trying […]

15Jun Very affordable 3d printer.

In case you’ve been thinking about buying your own 3d printer, Makerbot is offering a close out deal on the Makerbot cupcake CNC machine. This is the generation before the unit I use, but it’s still a great deal at $455, especially considering the newest model (Thing-0-matic) is $1300. Despite the set backs with my 3d printer, […]

25May Discount on a new Makerbot.

A number of you have expressed interest in buying your own makerbot. I was surfing around this morning and found one for sale on ebay with a buy it now price of $1000. Every once in awhile people buy one of these without understanding the amount of time it takes to put one together. Once […]

08May Last Makerbot post for awhile.

Two Days of work and the Makerbot is almost done. I’ve still got the electronics portion of the build left to wire up, but all of the hardware and major building is finished. I’m leaving for Montana tomorrow morning so hopefully I’ll have this little project up and running next week.

02May My makerbot has shipped

I just received an e-mail from makerbot industries. My 3d printer has shipped. I’m out of town for the next 2 weeks, but I hope to be back home to assemble this by the end of the month. I have a lot of great ideas I plan to test out.  I’ll post some more pictures once everything shows up. […]

16Apr Makerbot 501pl plate print out.

Looks like I wasn’t the only one thinking about making quick release plates with the makerbot. Thingiverse member NRP put together this version of the 501pl quick release plate. His design is a bit different then mine but it’s cool to see that the idea works. I also found a few designs for quick release […]

15Apr Getting ready for the Makerbot.

I haven’t done any CAD designs in awhile and I’m still waiting on my Makerbot. So I thought now might be a good time to freshen up on my CAD skills. I picked up a Digital Caliper and sat down this morning with a plan to make something close to a Manfrotto 501pl quick release plate. […]

10Apr Building your own Camera gear.

There have been quit a few times that I’ve been searching for some kind of connector or adapter that would finish out a rig I use, but no one makes the part I have in mind. So I end up finding something that works but isn’t really what I wanted. This happens enough that I’ve […]