Modelling a fidget spinner in Fusion 360

Whatever you think of the fidget spinner craze and their usefulness (or lack thereof) in schools, there is no denying that they’re fun to play with. They’re quite fun (and simple) to design too. Before you start you’re going to need some 608 Bearings (commonly used in skateboards), access to a 3D printer (try your […]

3D Printing with Ninjaflex on a Mendel90

Today, for the first time I tried printing with Ninjaflex. Having not printed with it before, I was a little concerned that it might prove a touch difficult. It really didn’t, but I did learn that most people set their printers to run a lot hotter and faster than I do. Printer: Mendel90 Filament: 3mm […]

Giant LED eyes v2

Having proved I could print a shell 5 times the size of a standard LED I thought I’d repeat the process on MadLab’s newly acquired resin printer (it’s a Form 1+) to see what the difference in quality was. As you can see it’s a much cleaner, more solid looking print albeit a touch wonky. It also […]

Giant LED eyes

This is a sneak preview of the 3D printed LED “eyes” I’m making for the giant BUG!  We’ll have the giant BUG! on display and normal sized ones available to make at both Liverpool MakeFest (27th June) and Manchester MakeFest (8th/9th August). This is the BUG! itself at a very early stage of construction:  I assembled the normal […]