HackSpace - Issue 47 - 2021 October
| 116 pages | USA | English | PDF | 24.7 Mb |
HackSpace is the new monthly magazine for the modern maker. We’ll teach you new techniques and give you refreshers on familiar ones, from 3D printing, laser cutting, and woodworking to electronics and Internet of Things.
Like many people who get a 3D printer, I first got very excited to test it out and print things. The usual novelty things – and some were useful, (I still have some custom-made knobs on my oven that I’m very pleased with). I made some Christmas decorations that year, and had great fun with flat-pack ‘card’-style gifts. For a while, it was one of my go-to tools, whether I needed a jig to help me hold things in place while fixing them, or for creating new designs to solve a problem. However, recently I’ve not used my 3D printer much. That’s partly because I got so exhausted trying to print face masks 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the early months of the pandemic, while also running a magazine and managing a toddler who could no longer go to nursery.
I often look at my 3D printer and think of its potential, but where should I (re)start? I’m sure I’m not the only person who has a desktop fabricator that sits idle most of the time. We’ve picked 50 great designs to spruce up your home office and workshop, so let’s get back into it. Let’s level those beds, heat up those hot ends, and squirt some bioplastic. It’s time to get 3D printing.