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An Introduction To 3D Design In 123D Design

This is a step by step guide for using free design tools to create 2D and 3D designs for 3D printing and is intended as an introduction to 3D design. The purpose of the design was to produce a resistor lead forming tool that would ensure that all resistors in a project were bent in an identical way, the perfect tool for those working on an electronics project that is going to be marked.

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The designs and the printing were done by someone who is new to both, which highlights how easy it is to produce something usable using the highlighted tools. If you would like to print one right away you will find a link to the STL file at the foot of the article.

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Make A Light Rig For Time-Lapse 3D Prints

Make A Light Rig For Time-Lapse 3D Prints

We show you how we made a custom light rig for time-lapse 3D print videos to ensure consistent results for each print. This is the conclusion of our short series of articles on creating time-lapse videos of 3D prints. Whilst creating time-lapse videos of some of our recent 3D prints we encountered some difficulties getting consistent lighting. After trying a few different solutions we opted for designing a simple lighting rig that could be easily put on the printer when needed. What follows is a... Read more

3D Printed Desktop 5V LED Lamp Resource

3D Printed Desktop 5V LED Lamp Resource

My name is Sean Drummond, I’ve just completed my second year product design BSc at Nottingham Trent University and I am currently doing a 12-month placement with Kitronik before going back to complete my final year. Since joining Kitronik I have been given a number of projects to work on, one of these is a 3D printed lamp resource to fit our 5V LED lamp kit. I thought that this would make a great learning resource as it highlights what a great prototyping technology 3D printing is. This 3D printed... Read more

Make A Time-Lapse 3D Print Video With A DSLR

Make A Time-Lapse 3D Print Video With A DSLR

Continuing our short series on how to create time-lapse 3D print videos, this time we are going to cover how to use Robox’s Go Pro Trigger function to trigger a DSLR Camera, and make a time-lapse video. We will again make use of the Robox's clever Go Pro trigger function, where when printing, at the end of each layer the head and the bed of the printer will move to a specific position and then usually trigger a GoPro over WiFi. However, in this mini ‘how-to’ we will show you how to use... Read more

New Products Now Available To Order At Kitronik

New Products Now Available To Order At Kitronik

Now available to order at Kitronik are three new lines that will help you bring your project ideas and lessons to life. As Design and Technology is a large and varied subject  we are always on the lookout for new lines that will help teachers deliver the wide ranging syllabus, be that materials, components or new electronics kits. We have a new material to Kitronik, a new variety of an existing material and a brand new E-Textiles kit for the BBC micro:bit. Below you'll find a brief description... Read more

New Products