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Take your best guess!

This is a customizable prism map of the contiguous United States. Values are represented by the extruded height of each state. (An extruded polygon is a prism.)

You can put your own data points into a customizer to create your own prism map!! We did just that!!  Remembering that we are in Colorado, what do you think this map could represent?!


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3D printed camper water gauge housing

Just in time for summer fun, IT-Works’ Ben Brown wanted a weather tight enclosure for his camper’s water level gauge, so designed, 3D printed, and installed one.

Here’s his project:

A case to hold indicator gauge.

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Tabs to pull out indicator for battery changes

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Polycarbonate plastic window with UV filter

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Indicator inside cover and case

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Plastic cover allows button to be pushed in a water tight container.

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A gasket to keep water out.

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Drill 22 mm hole in camper ( allow slack on cord so indicator can be pulled out to change battery)

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After 4 screws have attached case to camper (add some silicone behind seal) push in the indicator connected to probe wires.

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Push on the cover and then tighten set screws with Phillips screwdriver to lock on cover.

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Lulzbot Mini printing Ninjaflex, flexible filament!

Lulzbot recently released the “Flexystruder V2” toolhead for their Mini 3D printer that enables printing of flexible filaments like Ninjaflex and Semiflex. We installed a Flexystruder V2 and have been getting great prints of ninjaflex and semiflex.

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TAZ 4/5 control box with wiring and connectors

TAZ 4/5 control box with wiring and connectors

from 150.00

Upgrading to or building a TAZ 5? Sourcing and crimping all those wires and connectors in the control box is quite a project!

Includes all the internal and external connectors pictured to make a complete control box.

We carry new and tested refurbished RAMBO control boards as well

No other external wiring or connectors are included

Included is all the wires and connectors pictured.

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3D printed “selfies”!

If you haven’t tried opening a .jpg or .bmp in Lulzbot’s free/ open source Cura printer management software, give it a try!
– Open Cura
– Click “Load Model”

– Select your picture file
– Select (usually) lighter is higher to get convex “selfies”.
– For “lithophanes”, “mirror” the image in X, (typically) select “darker is higher” to achieve a concave effect, flip the printed image over so the bed side is facing you, and backlight for a cool effect!
Other tips:
Light smoothing is usually good.
Scale the print uniformly to get the X or Y size you want, then unlock uniform scaling and reduce Z to 10mm or so.


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Our awesome tech, Kieth, made this interesting polycarbonate flexystruder V2 for the Lulzbot TAZ. PETG filament was used for the fan mount!
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