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Where are my 3d-printing customers? 19 April 2017

I've been selling 3d prints via 3dhubs and directly for several months now. Where are my users?

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Dear 3D print customers, please just use OpenSCAD 24 March 2017 - 2 comments

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.

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Large spool mount 22 February 2017

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.

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The Box of Splendor and the Cosmic Pot 25 December 2016 - 4 comments

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.

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3d printer notification system 05 December 2016 - 2 comments

How can I tell when the 3D printer has finished a job, without going down to the cave where it lives and checking it?

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Flash Point token upgrades 07 September 2016

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.

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Suburbia component enhancements 19 August 2016

I wanted to improve the experience of playing Surburbia, so I designed some organisational aids.

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Welcome to the Dungeon storage inlay 28 July 2016

Welcome to the Dungeon is an enjoyable short game that's hard to store effectively. I decided to improve this.

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Leaving Earth money board 12 July 2016

As will have become apparent, I'm a big fan of Joe Fatula's boardgame Leaving Earth. 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.

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Lens-cap holder 28 June 2016 - 5 comments

I've designed a lens cap holder for my Lumix GF1. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

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Vernier Caliper 05 March 2016 - 2 comments

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.

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Vape Stand 18 February 2016 - 2 comments

I've been working with my new 3d printer. My first major design/construction project was a stand for charging vape batteries.

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I have a 3D printer 26 July 2015 - 4 comments

I now have a working Fisher Delta additive manufacturing device, or "3d printer" if you prefer.

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