Category: DIY

MAKER Series: Chocolates

Our very first MAKER Activity of the Spring semester involves making chocolates using molds. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. We showed the entire process we took from 3D printing to how to temper chocolate. Here is our photo guide from the activity:

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SIGN UP Now for the BUILD Series: MAKER Tag

This past Monday, we announced a brand new BUILD Series called “MAKER Tag.” MAKER Tag is basically a Do-It-Yourself laser tag gun and involves soldering electronics, programming, and more! After your MAKER Tag gun is built, we will be holding a tournament (individual/team) later in the semester. So, sign up & get ready! SIGN UP […]

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[BS3D] Marlin Firmware for your RepRap Prusa Mendel

Here are the recommended settings for the RepRap Prusa Mendel from us: [PPT] Here is the firmware hosted in our dropbox that have comments: http://bit.ly/V21nMT Note: Read the comments to find out how to fine tune your firmware settings.

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Creating (Hacking) a RepRap Power Supply for RAMPS

Now that you are done, or close to being done, with you 3D printer, you need to get it some power! You can do this buy either purchasing a power supply that is agnostic to what it powers, like a switching power supply that just has screw terminals to attach whatever you need to or […]

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Name Badges for BUILD Series 3D Volunteers & Officers

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How To Set Up An Electronics Lab

We’ve discussed in our meetings all the tools that we’ll eventually need in our trek to be the very best DIY-er. The above video from that crazy aussie guy, Dave, shows you how to set up an electronics lab with all the tools you’ll possibly need! Pro-Tip from a fellow DIY Enthusiast, EmbeddedJunkie: do not […]

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Adventures In Making Things: RFID Door Opener (Part 1)

Hey Everyone! Ben, here. So, welcome to “Adventures in Making Things”! This is the very first post in a series that I hope will catalog, inspire, share, and teach people about a project that we/I/you are/am working on. If you have a project that you would like to share, send us a write-up and we’ll […]

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