Test Print from MAKE Magazine

MAKE Rook Test Piece 1

Students during the STEMulate Learning workshop this weekend asked me to test our self-built and modified MendelMax2 RepRap 3D Printer using the stylized Rook print from MAKE Magazine’s annual printer “Shoot Out” Test, with very good results. Continue reading

Upena Wave Farm

ModuleIcon

The Upena Wave-Farm was intended to provide a modular, extensible zero emission design to facilitate the production of electrical power and Hydrogen fuel using a hybrid mix of wind, solar, thermal and wave power generation. Continue reading

Plumbing the Depths

WindowIcon

I asked the STEMulate Learning workshop participants to create a pressure vessel for our ROV cameras as inexpensively as possible. The current design overall should be less than the per-ROV cost for our Sea Perch designs. Continue reading

3D Printer Assessments

OctoPrintLogoIcon

Accidental damage to the 3D printers for the AggieSTEM summer camps required time to diagnose the damage, giving us time to set up two Raspberry Pi single-board computers for OctoPrint remote web-based 3D printer control and monitoring using OctoPi. Continue reading

ROV Simulators and Pressure Issues

Illuminated OpenROV Model

Our students continue work on their ROV video monitors using small automotive backup safety cameras and security video cameras protected during submergence by pressure vessels each group is creating by hand. One issue that has emerged from the depth tests … Continue reading

DIY Low-cost ROV underwater Video Cameras

ROV Video Cam ICON

We are continuing to build ROV video feeds using inexpensive ($15 ea) video cameras for our Sea Perch and OpenROV underwater robot designs. Continue reading

Adjusting Scale for Study

Mouse Skull Icon

Educators can fabricate 3D Printed examples for their class, scaling the original object scan larger or smaller to suit student need and demonstration use in the classroom. Continue reading

3DR RepRap 3D Printers

3DR assembly of the base 3D printed components

The last workshop of 2013 focused on wrapping up projects and starting to build new tools like Richard Horne’s 3DR RepRap printers for use during the upcoming year’s SOLID Learning workshops and in makerspaces developing in schools and libraries! Continue reading

Delta 3D Printers

3D Print of the 3DR corner in a STEMulate Learning workshop

After discussing the options available, SOLID Learning workshop participants have selected the Delta format 3DR RepRap for the 3D Printer platform we will build for their schools. Continue reading