New Project: DIY air-conditioning unit #Instructables

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This was a common project that I originally found on Instructables. When I finally put it together the results weren’t quite what I wanted so I’m adding a little bit of an electronics spin to it. I’ve picked up some peltiers’ and heat sinks off Ebay for a good deal and will be developing a control unit for this project that I can hopefully control from the internet. This project page will be updated as I progress through this project. This is an open source project, of course, and all project files will be made available to you. Enjoy.

3D Printing: Blending real objects with 3d prints

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Greg Petchkovsky has created an instructable demonstrating how to blend 3D prints with real world objects.

By combining 3d scanning, 3d digital modelling, and 3d printing, it is possible to create amazing and surprising effects, objects that can seamlessly blend between reality and imagination. In this tutorial, I describe the process of making a full colour 3d printed object that seamlessly fits on to a real sandstone wall, producing the illusion that the wall is built from pieces of lego. But the techniques described  have a more general usefulness, almost limitless potential, and  are easier and less expensive than you might think!

Read more HERE

The Epilog Challenge V

Epilog Challenge V

 

Epilog has teamed up with Instructables for their fifth challenge.

The Epilog Challenge is back for its fifth installment!

We’ve teamed up with Epilog Laser to give away a Zing 16 Laser. The Epilog Zing 16 Laser is an awesome machine: you can engrave and cut a wide variety of materials with pinpoint precision. It’s a huge help to anyone starting a small business, or to someone who just loves making fantastic things.

So how do you win the Epilog Challenge? Post an Instructable that shows off your amazing skills and creativity, and proves that you’ll make good use of an Epilog Zing 16 Laser. Document your project with lots of great photos, and provide clear instructions so others can learn from your work. And be sure to tell us what you’ll do with the Zing if you win!