The cocoon create 3D Printer made waves in Australia last month as the first 3D Printer to be released by a supermarket chain – ALDI. At only $500 bucks it caught the attention of many, and sold out almost instantly. I like to think I had some part in that – as analysis indicated this machine was indeed a rebrand of the Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2, a proven 3D printer which is a great way of getting started on a budget.
In this video we’ll be taking a look at some awesome recycled PLA filament from Filamentive. How does it print? Watch to find out! Big thanks to Ravi at Filamentive for sending me a roll of RPLA to test – all opinions are my own and no money has changed hands. If you want to get your hands on some head to http://www.filamentive.com/ or one of their many resellers.
Do you want to give your kids a go at electronics but worry they’ll end up hurting themselves, blowing something up, or otherwise be disappointed overall by the experience? You might want to check out this review of the LittleBits Space kit!
In this video we’ll be taking a closer look at the UP! Box from Tiertime. Does this slick looking machine live up to expectations? Watch to find out! UP! Box Specifications: Build Volume – 255 wide x 205 deep x 205mm high Heated Bed Automatic Nozzle Height Detection Automatic Bed Level Sensor and Software Compensation 0.1 – 0.4mm layer heights 0.4mm nozzle diameter Runs 1.75 filaments with PLA or ABS temperature presets Uses the UP! Slicing Software (proprietary) ~$3300 AUD plus delivery
At Shining 3D I had some time to test out their entry level 3D Printer – the Einstart S! As far as I know it’s not yet available outside of China, but it was fun to play around with nonetheless!
The CEL Robox was one of the most promising machines I tested out in 2015, which had many advanced features not often found at its price point… But it was ultimately let down by faulty extruder components and limited software. But how is it now after 1 year on? Watch to find out!
3D Printing flexible materials has always been a sort of Dark Art… Some people manage it, but most of us end up giving up after several failed attempts.