Best of the blog 2011 – Tutorials
Knowledge-sharing is central to the open design and distributed manufacturing movements. Here are ten of the best tutorials from 2011: 3D printing and laser-cutting techniques, online resources, and software help.
David halves his lasercutting cost with a few simple line optimising techniques.
Here’s another great tutorial from David; this one demonstrating techniques for making silicone molds.
A comprehensive overview of a wide range of 3D modelling software packages.
You can get a 3D preview of your finished product when you upload a design file to your Personal Factory.
A handful of mechanical parts manufacturers now have their CAD catalogs online for you to tinker with.
If you’ve ever wanted to build your own stereolithographic UV-cured resin 3D printer, this Instructable has you covered!
This is a very nice introduction to working with everyone’s favourite microcontroller environment.
This is a great Instructable explaining how to work with Inkscape and Ponoko to get very precisely fitting parts.
Finally, here’s a nice one from Josh about laser-etching textures with Ponoko.