I've been selling 3d prints via
directly for several months now. Where
are my users?
My customers on 3dhubs
use a variety of software packages to build the models they send me;
in theory, anything that produces files in obj or stl format will
work. Some are definitely better than others.
I've been printing a fair bit for
3dhubs lately: the user
uploads a model and chooses a material and colour, I print and post
it, I get paid. Since most people opt for black, silver-grey or white,
I've started buying larger spools of those, since they're about 20%
cheaper per length.
I continue to design boardgame accessories for 3D printing; these two are
for Splendor and Cosmic Encounter. Images are
cc-by-sa by RogerBW
unless otherwise specified.
How can I tell when the 3D printer has finished a job, without going
down to the cave where it lives and checking it?
The various markers in Flash Point Fire Rescue work pretty well, but
they're a bit dull and cardboard. Well, they can't help it, poor
things. Here's a replacement.
I wanted to improve the experience of playing Surburbia, so I
designed some organisational aids.
Welcome to the Dungeon
is an enjoyable short game that's hard to store effectively. I decided
to improve this.
As will have become apparent, I'm a big fan of Joe Fatula's boardgame
The thing that's most fiddly, though, is money: you reset your funds
to a standard level at the start of each turn, which means lots of
passing paper banknotes back and forth.
I've designed a lens cap holder for my Lumix GF1. There are
many like it,
but this one is mine.
Since I've started making things with the 3d printer, I've found the
need for measurement more accurate than a ruler or a tape measure can
provide, particularly of non-cuboid shapes.
I've been working with my new 3d printer. My first major
design/construction project was a stand for charging vape batteries.
I now have a working Fisher Delta additive manufacturing device, or
"3d printer" if you prefer.