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Makerspace at Applied Research Day

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Makerspace was at the Applied Research Day at Langara College this week. We were in full force with 4 tables and a side display. We brought our 3d printers, including the new slip clay 3D printer as well as videos and many samples. We also had displays for our research projects: Ocean Plastics, The Prud’homme […]

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A cool application of technologies

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A very cool project by Daren Schwenke. He uses sensors, 3D printing and Arduino-controlled actuators to create this glowing rose. This makes me think of the possibilities of some opening/folding lamps, activated by all kinds of sensors, including motion, heat, light, sound and touch. See the story here >

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3D Printing with Flexible Objects

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Very exciting here at Langara Makerspace, We just 3D printed our first flexible object on the Form2 Printers. Using Formlabs Flexible Resin, we have successfully printed a sphere that can be squeezed. The material is a bit firmer then we thought, but the possibilities are exciting. Drop by Makerspace to see our Form2’s in action!

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Do PLA 3D Prints Breakdown With Moisture?

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This is a great question, and here is an article to inform you about the expected life span of a PLA 3D print. https://www.3ders.org/articles/20160306-how-fast-does-moisture-break-down-popular-3d-printing-material-pla.html?fbclid=IwAR1U4v6bsBQtco0HIhuUf_wDy0XIWqgzL3RC5WH-uceoJWZ8XFRUkKXKo6g’  

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A 3D Printed Bag

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An exciting use for 3d printers is to print sheets that can be folded into 3D objects. Marta Cherednik’s has designed and 3D printed a sheet that embeds hinges and snaps. The sheet is then folded and snapped together to create a small handbag. See the full article here >