Printer and Shower Repair

Thanks to Devil Printers and a few Ebay sales, I’ve replacement for the trashed 3D printer head that I destroyed a few weeks back. Thanks to Cel’s headlock design, it’s a really simple job to swap the head d the new head was fitted in about 30s. The Automaker software reminded me to complete a purge before printing anything, this was a good thing as they had used a red filament so that made pink when combined with my white ABS.

I needed something simple to test print. I had recently broken a clip on my shower screen that held the glass in place. So that seemed a good option to print.

Clips

It was a simple design, a block with a slotted hole in it. The original had a counter sunk hole but as my screw was pan head, I went for counter bored instead.

I also made the part slightly chunkier than the previous version. To strengthen the tab, I created a fillet. This was created by adding a cube into the corner and then subtracting a cylinder.

The part was printed in white ABS with the large hole facing down. This did mean that the printer was printing on air for a short period so there was a little tidy-up to do. I also use a bit of nail polish remover to smooth out the surfaces before installation.

See https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2449175

Top Women Makers

Top Women Makers

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The future of design

The future of design

CGTrader asked me to share insights on the topic “Designing for the future: trends we need to consider now” and be a part of broader discussion of how the future of design will look like. Here’s my take on how

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DIYODE Magazine

DIYODE Magazine

Just this month a new electronics and making magazine has launched from a publisher in Australia. DIYODE magazine has a great mix of features, education and projects. The magazine style seems to be an easy read but without dumbing down.

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Technology Will Save Us

Technology Will Save Us

“Technology Will Save Us is on a mission to spark the creative imagination of young people using hands-on technology” I’ve seen “Tech will save us” around a few makerfaires and they always have something fun to show and have a

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Key DIY Timber & How to Identify your wood

Key DIY Timber & How to Identify your wood

Do you consider yourself something of a DIY genius? Perhaps you’re more of a tinkerer, or a do-it-yourself newbie who’s keen to improve? Whatever your practical status, you can never know enough about the materials you’re working with.   When

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Solar powered car maintenance workshop

Solar powered car maintenance workshop

Workshopshed: Mark Bradley aka Buzz dropped me a message via the contact form letting me know of his project to run his car repair/maintenance workshop from solar power over the summer. He has a mixture of high power items such

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Shed Competition

Shed Competition

Attention all you shed enthusiasts. Waltons are looking for your favourite shed pictures and have a great prize for the best. Watch out though as they are quite strict on their definition of a shed, no bunkers or castles in

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