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From Olduvai to Churyumov-Gerasimenko

  Instead of downloading and printing another Tardis from Thingiverse, we’re shaking it up a bit and exploring some of the affordances unique to the 3D printer. While making our own creations is a top priority for the DML Lab, we’ve also discovered some amazingly cool items that have been captured/rendered for educational use. On the left […]

HandAx copy

DML Lab visits Williams College maker lab

We had a great visit to the Williams College maker lab, where Michael Taylor showed us some of the work students have been doing on the RepRap printer they built this January. A RepRap self-replicates by making a kit of itself, printing its own parts. Taylor has been using dual extruders and two different filaments–PLA […]

Williams 3D lab


Let’s Build the 3D Printer

Instead of simply ordering a pre-assembled printer, the DML Lab students decided to purchase the pieces, then put it all together themselves. This was led primarily by Ethan, who has a knack for building. Each day we agreed on a course of action: who would do what, and who would find and follow the directions. […]