The arrival of Midges in Chicago this year gave me the idea of making hats to wear for the spring. The midges are no longer swarming, but my idea has taken flight. In designing the hat, I wanted something that was light in weight and colorful. I decided to keep it simple with a model that would not take a long time to print. The result was a hat that prints using vase mode; a visor attaches to the drum with glue. Voila! Spring hat.Continue reading Simple Spring Hat
Living Hinges aren’t just for CNC work, they can be 3d printed as well. Stereolithography files of models designed with hinges have popped up on various online printing communities.Continue reading Living Hinges
Upon seeing an announcement about colorFabb’s LW-PLA, my first thought was cushions. The filament was on back order at the time and I waited a few months for it to arrive. I waited again before I tried printing with the filament as I learned a direct drive extruder was best. Finally, in February I was able to begin printing.Continue reading Is A Chair Cushion Possible With colorFabb LW-PLA?