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SainSmart Megatronics + MK2B + A4988 LCD12864 Controller Heatbed Endstop Kit for Reprap 3D Printer Arduino Mega 2560 UNO R3

* Megatronics is based on many famous open-source products including: Arduino
Mega 2560, RAMPS, SD Ramps. Therefor this product is an already proven design.
It combines all major features of these board into a single board solution for
more reliable 3D-printing. Megatronics has a powerful Atmega2560 processor with
256 kB memory, running at 16Mhz. The board can be connected to a PC using a
normal USB cable. It will register as FTDI FT232R device. The board is
compatible with the Arduino Mega 2560 and will therefor be easily programmed
from the Arduino IDE.

* Sainsmart LCD 12864 with Controller contains a SD-Card reader, an rotary
encoder and a 128 Character x 64 Line LCD display. You can easy connect it to
your megatronics board using the “smart adapter” included. After connecting this
panel to your megatronics you don’t need your pc any more, the Smart Controller
supplies power for your SD card. Further more all actions like calibration, axes
movements can be done by just using the rotary encoder on the Smart Controller.
Print your 3D designs without PC, just with a g-code design stored on the SD

* SainSmart Mechanical Endstop perfect for any 3D printer (Including Prusa
Mendel i2, Prusa i3, MendelMax, Rostock etc…) also for use on CNC machines and
other electronic applications.

* This product is a carrier board or breakout board for Allegro’s A4988 DMOS
Microstepping Driver with Translator and Overcurrent Protection by Pololu; we
therefore recommend careful reading of the A4988 datasheet before using this
product. This stepper motor driver lets you control one bipolar stepper motor at
up to 2 A output current per coil.

* MK2B is the latest and the best type of heatbed money can buy as of today.
100% compatible with all Prusa and Mendel 3d printer variants.

Product Features

  • This is the new SainSmart 3D Printer Starter Kit, developed specially for those beginners who are interested in 3D printer.
  • You will have a complete set of Sainsmart’s most common and useful electronic components.
  • Codes and documentation will be provided for you to download: https://s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/sain-amzn/20/20-029-105/Megatronicsv2TestFirmware.rar
  • You may learn about Sainsmart through using these basic projects.
  • 1xMegatronics board, 6xSainsmart A4988 driver,1xLCD 12864 With Controller, 3xMechanical Endstop with cable, 1xHeatbed MK2a

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Hands on with MakerBot's iOS-connected 5th generation of 3D printers & Digitizer desktop 3D …

As the technology behind 3D printing improves, market leader MakerBot continues to expand its lineup of devices, and is working to enhance its connectivity with Apple’s iOS ecosystem.

MakerBot Industries held an event at one of its new retail locations in Boston late last week to show off its fifth-generation of 3D printers, the company’s new Digitizer desktop 3D scanner, and to offer a sneak peek at KeyShot 5, the latest generation of the 3D rendering and animation application available for Mac as well as Windows PCs. AppleInsider was in attendance and had a chance to see the new products.

The 3D printers and scanner from MakerBot can be controlled with software via the Mac, while new iOS-specific applications are also coming soon from the company. MakerBot Mobile for iPhone will give users the ability to monitor and control the new fifth-generation printer, while MakerBot PrintShop on iPad will let users create and 3D print objects.

The new $2,899 fifth-generation MakerBot Replicator includes the new user-friendly 3D printing platform that is app and cloud enabled, while USB and Ethernet connectivity are set to be joined by Wi-Fi support in the near future. The hardware includes an onboard camera and diagnostics with assisted built plate leveling, along with a new Smart Extruder, motion controllers and gantry designs. It has an 11 percent larger build volume and faster print times than its fourth-generation predecessor.

MakerBot’s other fifth-generation 3D printers are the Replicator Mini and the Replicator Z18 ($6,499) and the Replicator Mini ($1,375).

At the company’s event, MakerBot was showcasing KeyShot 5 and its ability to create renders for its 3D printers. Different models of MakerBot printers were also set up, churning out little plastic trinkets for attendees to play with.

Most of the printers were creating a hollow ball with a stand on the bottom. Creation of this item took about 30 minutes, making it a simple demonstration of the MakerBot printers and what they can do.

But plenty of other, larger items were on hand, including a full-size Japanese kabuto, a chess set featuring squirrels, a pink guitar, an extremely detailed octopus, and small-scale versions of buildings.

Some of these items were too big for one printer to create, even the company’s largest model. So they are printed in parts, which can be combined to create the final product.

For example, the aforementioned guitar came in three parts, one of which was a thicker and heavierplastic build. We were told that the whole thing took 17 hours to build.

In addition to its upcoming, full-featured iOS applications, MakerBot Industries currently offers its Thingiverse app, which allows mobile users to browse 3D printer files available on the Thingiverse website. Using the iPhone app, users can browse, review and even upload pictures of printed objects to MakerBot’s online community.

As for the new $799 Digitizer, it takes about 10 minutes to scan in a three-dimensional object, with a maximum size of 8 by 8 inches, to create a render for one of the company’s 3D printers. The system utilizes a turntable-style platter to rotate an object while it’s scanned by lasers. It’s intended to make it easy for any person to scan in an object and use a 3D printer, without the need for advanced software.

As for MakerBot’s new retail store, in addition to its Digitizer and 3D printers, the company also sells plastic filament spools for printing new objects, and even small trinkets for those who may not want to spend a thousand-dollars-plus on a printer or scanner. Items available at the Boston location include a tiny recreation of Fenway Park, a rendition of the park’s fabled left-field “Green Monster,” and an iPhone dock that angles the handset’s speaker forward to amplify it for listening to audio.

The MakerBot store also offers 3D printing services, for those who might need a one-time replication and aren’t in need of owning their own printer.

With Easter coming up, the storefront windows were adorned with multi-colored 3D-printed decorative eggs, and one window even featured a printer hanging from the roof, printing out objects for passersby to see in progress.

In addition, the company’s fourth-generation MakerBot Replicator 2 and MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental are still available to purchase at discounted prices.

3D Printed Rotating Skull Gear, White

Modeled from a CT scan of a an actual human skull and composed of 8 fully rotating gears, this creepy cranium is a great gift for anyone with a taste for the spooky or scientific! All of our 3D printed products are printed on either our UP! or UP! 2 3D printers or MakerBot Replicator out of high-quality ABS plastic. Durable, sturdy material (same plastic as Legos). This product was designed by CarryTheWhat.

Product Features

  • Eight gear pieces come together to form a skull; rotate the gears to watch the shape deform and eventually return.
  • Great gift or office toy
  • Fun spatial manipulation and dexterity training toy
  • Made on demand out of High Quality ABS Plastic, replicated on our desktop 3D Printers and finished by hand
  • Warning: choking hazard; contains small pieces and may not be suitable for small children

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Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Advancements Spotlighted at Chicago Event

RadTech, the non profit for the advancement of UV technologies is sponsoring a unique Additive Manufacturing/3d Printing conference.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 13, 2014

Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing technology creates complex three dimensional structures from digital data by successively curing a liquid resin by exposure to ultraviolet light. The technology is widely used for model verification, functional testing, and the direct manufacture of parts due to its accuracy, speed and process versatility. It serves many industries including service bureaus, consumer products, automotive, medical/dental, electronics, motorsports, aerospace, architectural, as well as academic and government/military applications.

A unique conference dedicated to advancements in ultraviolet (UV) processing materials and technology is scheduled for May 12-14 in Chicago. The conference will review the history of photopolymers in Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, describe the physical properties of liquid and cured UV formulations; introduce emerging innovations and materials; and discuss current applications and the exciting potential for future uses. UV curable formulations are uniquely suited for use in additive manufacturing/3D Printing due to their near instantaneous cure, range of properties, and dimensional accuracy.

The event will also spotlight Design Enabled by UV + EB Technology, with a session on Empowering Design & Product Development with Additive Manufacturing; and a special presentation by the President of Made Boards, developers of clean, customizable windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddle boards, to discuss his groundbreaking work in the application of Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing. RadTech, the non-profit trade association dedicated to ultraviolet and electron beam (EB) technologies is sponsoring the cutting edge event, featuring conference programming, short courses and exhibits: RadTech 2014, Chicago/Rosemont, May 12-14, http://www.radtech2014.com. The overall UV/EB conference features over 100 speakers including from companies such as Boeing, Nestle, Conforming Matrix, JMC Steel Group, Motorola, American Trim, Helios, Idex, and many more. For more information, please visit http://www.radtech2014.com.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11758555.htm

National Geographic TOPO! USGS Colorado Map Compatible DVD (Windows or Mac)

TOPO! harnesses the power of authentic USGS topographic maps in an intuitive software product that recreation enthusiasts and professionals use to customize and print photo-quality topographic maps. TOPO! includes five levels of seamless mapping, including USA maps from the National Geographic World Atlas, USGS 1:100,000 scale mapping – perfect for back road navigation – and USGS 1:24,000 scale maps, also known as 7.5 minute quads. Users can custom-center the map in any location, add their routes, trails and notes. In addition, users can transfer waypoints and routes between TOPO! and their GPS units. TOPO! includes added content and features not on USGS maps: updated streets and roads, shaded relief, 3D views and fly-throughs and elevation profiles. Users can download map and software updates, and can print waterproof maps on their inkjet printers with Adventure Paper. The USA Placefinder locates more than a million places and natural features.

Product Features

  • Print photo quality USGS topographic maps*Discontinued product and no longer supported by National Geographic.<–***
  • GPS Ready – Easiest Way to tell your GPS where you want to go and record where you’ve been
  • Navigate in three dimensions with 3D fly-thru and instant elevation profiling
  • Customize maps with photos, notes and icons
  • Live Map Update ensures you always have the most current maps and software

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