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The Development of 3Doodler

As 3Doodler’s Kickstarter campaign was taking off, I had a chance to chat with Peter Dilworth of WobbleWorks at Artisans Asylum.

We talked about how the new product works, and a bit of how it was developed. As an experimenter with 3D printing, most of these systems are familiar. The 3Doodler is a bit different from a 3D printer in that it doesn’t come attached to a robot that moves in three axes. Being able to create solid designs while using hand motions seems like a simple, yet empowering technology. Continue reading

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3D Printed Mendocino Motor

The Mendocino Motor floats in its own magnetic field and converts light into electricity and magnetism, which are then converted into the motion of the motor.

Building and studying this project provides the satisfaction of creating an amazing bit of technology, and the opportunity to explore magnetism, electromagnetism, electric motors, solar power generation, and personal manufacturing.

Build the base that holds the magnets and provides a bearing point for the motor. Then wind the motor coils, and solder them to the solar cells. When the motor is assembled, you’ll balance it so it spins freely, and perform any troubleshooting to make it work Continue reading

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