Having trouble with CAD design software? It won’t be a barrier for long because objects may be made out of familiar materials and then scanned, fixed, sliced, and printed. There are various paid and free software programs that repurpose a Microsoft Kinect or similar camera into a 3D scanner. Here is an introduction but you … Continue reading 3D scanning: the next great innovation
A A description of the first Inquiry Hub 3D printer can be found at http://www.tinkerines.com/store/3d-printers/ditto-plus/ I chose this printer because it had an above average build volume at the time, it is competitively priced compared to similarly designed printers, and it is locally developed (Tinkerine Studio operates out of Langley, BC). With most printers being sold … Continue reading Our 3D Printer is the Ditto+ developed by Tinkerine Studio
Here is an overview of 3D printing courtesy of Aleph Objects, Inc. how-3d-printing-works Check out the TAZ3 printer here: http://www.lulzbot.com/ It isn’t the printer we have at the Inquiry Hub (yet) since it was still under development until recently. This printer is open source and claims to be able to print a variety of materials including … Continue reading New to 3D printing?
Makerspaces (sometimes preferably called hackerspaces) are do-it-yourself resource centres. Features include access to tools, equipment and materials for making prototypes and other works including art. They are social spaces where members teach each other new skills and share what they are doing and learning. Here are two resources to get started with: Martinez, S. L., … Continue reading Need an introduction to makerspaces?