Transparent 3d Printing

PLA and PC transparent prints

Using some specific settings and materials, we can print transparent objects with our FDM printers in the Fab Lab. These settings result in stronger and transparent prints, but take much longer and much more material than standard FDM printing. Below are some quick-start settings, further down are some deeper-dives into how and why those settings are how they are.

  • Top down view of PLA Boat benchmark test

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3d Models to prototypes with the Pepakura App

The old art of paper folding comes to the computerised rapid prototyping paradigm with Pepakura Designer.  Also if you are creating geometric structure that wont fit in the 3dprinter build space or a complex box that is not the simple ones available at then consider exporting your 3d design to Pepakura so it can make you a laser cutting file. Pepakura Designer supports the export in several file formats, including BMP, PNG, GIF, JPG, EPS, DXF, and PDF.



  • Smaller wearable masks for safer bike travel


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Kinetic Light Art

I got to extend my skills by building some flyByWire artworks for an Art Festival in Queenstown.

  • first test flight in basement studio

To create my first Kinetic Art work I had to get used to using the Fablab’s CnC Machine and our Water Jet Cutter. Motor selection and power constraints featured highly as each art work would be at least 8meters up in the trees.

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Circuit Mockups: TinkerCAD, Fritzing and Circuito


Designers need to communicate their designs to others. They need to be able to document their work so they can refer to it later or to allow others to build their designs. Regarding the design of circuits there is two great places to start to showcase your circuit design. If one solution does not completely fulfill al lot your circuit design it can be useful to use several to answer connection questions.


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