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Fred Bartels

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There are so many kinds of making. We need to nourish and celebrate them.
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Jennifer Zurawski

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Is anyone using a 3D printer in an elementary art room, or with an elementary art curriculum? I would love to speak with you, if you are! 
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8th Grade Science Classroom- let me know if I can help
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Fred Bartels

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Here is the sculpture framework for which I need a little reading figure to sit on the platform on top. The LEDs are not yet a attached to the acrylic rods.
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Oh, poo. I'll keep my eye out.
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Fred Bartels

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Completely rethought the ridge and top plate connectors for the 2x framing model connectors. They both print more rapidly and allow for different roof pitches. They are also both more accurate in terms of the location of the 2x4s. The files are located here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:731562
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Really Great!
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Fred Bartels

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Very Large Light Sculptures

This past winter I discovered by accident that when programmable LEDs are buried in snow the light effects at night can be enchanting. I thought I wouldn't get a chance to play with this idea until next winter but we received 3-4 inches of snow yesterday so I set up a quick experiment. The LEDs I'm using here are some cheap holiday LEDs I bought off of Amazon. Next year I think I'll try embedding a real programmable strand of LEDs in a large sculpted pile of snow. Could be a lot of fun.
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Super cool!
Heh.
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Janel Crisp Goodwin

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How have the use of 3D Printers changed Makerspaces? 

Learn how 3D printers and Makerspaces are making waves in this fun graphic.

http://www.custommade.com/blog/maker-movement/
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Fred Bartels

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Apparently the folks running the #SketchUp forum have decided that even my gentle suggestions for considering 2x4 use in their maker bench challenge are inappropriate. I tried to post the following there this morning but was not allowed to post. Oh well, I'll post it here.

I get the interest in making a 100% plywood CNC cut workbench, but here is a fun challenge for the challenge. I've designed a zero waste maker bench using a combination of four 2x4s and one 4' by 8' sheet of 3/4" plywood. Other than including dimensional lumber the bench meets all the criteria of the contest. It is accessible, portable, storable, modular and easy to retrofit. I'm not sure of the cost to CNC cut the 8 plywood brackets (perhaps someone could provide a rough cost estimate) but the other costs are ~$60 for the plywood, ~$20 for the 2x4s, and ~$10 for screws and bolts. Can an equivalently-sized totally CNC cut 100% plywood bench be built for a lower cost, including paying for the CNC cutting?

The SketchUp file is here... for now at least. https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=uc76cc5a3-fe60-4676-9cd7-ff5fd285a304

Sheesh.
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That's why it's good to be in a community.
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Fred Bartels

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The folks running the SketchUp maker furniture challenge want to do only 100% CNC designs, which is cool, but I think there are significant benefits to combining 2x dimensional lumber with CNC cut plywood. Anyway, here is a simple to assemble and easily customized modular design for maker space tables and desks.The SketchUp file is available here: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=ud7075aab-d402-414c-8f89-e7b02d820272
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Fred Bartels

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Thinking outside the #CNC 4'x8' box by using 2"x4" blocks.
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Maria Mucino

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Let's help this young #maker  & #3dprinting  advocate win!
 
Hey everyone,  I am in the running for Student Teckie in the Cox Connect 2 STEM Awards. I am humbly asking for your support by clicking the link below, scroll down to find my name Danielle Delgado, and vote for me! The voting will be on until April 10.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support!

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PLEASE VOTE FOR ONE FINALIST IN EACH CATEGORY. After School Excellence Award. Arizona 4-H. The University of Arizona 4-H Youth Development Program provides STEM youth education opportunities across the state of Arizona for youth ages 5 to 19 years old. More than 9000 Arizona youth are enrolled ...
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Fred Bartels

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One big reason we need to grow the maker movement.
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Fred Bartels

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HELP! Does anyone have or would be willing to create an STL file of someone clearly reading a book? Working on a prototype light sculpture celebrating libraries and need a little figure reading for the top. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Fred Bartels

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Some pictures of a structure built with the various connectors. The connector files are available here. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:731562
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Fred Bartels

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Simple print-in-place two point hinge. Prints well, is nice and tight, but rotates smoothly! Customize as needed with the SketchUp file attached here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:736065
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Also, this needs to be modifiable so that it can be a beautiful piece of furniture that someone would be proud to own and have in their home or office.
Hobo to homeowner.
No big thing.
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Fred Bartels

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Simple scale model connectors for easily playing with building framing. The files are on Thingiverse here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:731562
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Fred Bartels

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Just for fun I added a zero-waste maker stool to the zero-waste maker table SketchUp file, which is here: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=uc76cc5a3-fe60-4676-9cd7-ff5fd285a304
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Fred Bartels

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A zero waste Maker table. Requires four 2x4s, one 4'x8' sheet of 3/4" plywood, and some screws and bolts. All the wood is used in the table, thus zero waste. The SketchUp file is here: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=uc76cc5a3-fe60-4676-9cd7-ff5fd285a304

(Update on 3-17. Realized this morning that I wasn't using the thin rectangular cutouts for the 2x4 braces. Fixed that. Now 100% of the wood left over after making cuts is used in the table. Zero waste!)
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Fred Bartels

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You could buy expensive adjustable height desk/tables, or make your own with plywood and 2x4s. Playing with some ideas here. The SketchUp file is in the 3D warehouse here: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=u33da1d62-eaf2-4c63-81c4-2d73dbe9431c
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Nice!
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Fred Bartels

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Interesting project for developing open-source Makerspace furniture from the #SketchUp folks.
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