ProtoParadigm is proud to announce that we will now be accepting Bitcoin! At first we need to call this a trial, but as long as everything keeps moving smoothly, we'll keep taking them.
If you don't know what Bitcoin is, take a look at this video:
While we weren't able to make it this year, you can see some of our products if you drop by the Trinity Labs booth at World Maker Faire New York 2012 on September 29 and 30. The Trinity Labs booth will have some amazing stuff to show off, and they'll be working with ProtoParadigm plastic!
Canning jars, also known as Mason jars, are traditionally used to preserve food but have many other uses. People have found literally hundreds of uses for them, from storage of dry goods and small parts to crafts, gardening, and other applications. A 3D Printer can be used to extend their functionality even further.
The Printrbot Kickstarter was a heck of a ride. After almost 7 months of waiting, our Printrbot PLUS finally arrived. We've not had much time to work with it since the build, unfortunately, so we'll have to do a post about its performance another time. For now though, we have a timelapse video of the build and some notes about the build process.
In the spirit of Printrbot, we took this build to the living room coffee table.
Keeping your plastic dry is critical. It greatly improves both printer reliability and print quality. A week ago, we announced our reusable indicating silica gel desiccants, along with some other products. While we mentioned in the product description that you can dry these out in a microwave to reuse them, we thought we'd give a little more guidance.
It’s been quiet around the ProtoParadigm blog these days, too quiet. But we’re happy to say that we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes. We’ve got some new products on the way, some more posts in the works, and...
It’s been a work in progress for some time, but we’ve finally finished the move to our new e-commerce software. We are very excited to be making this change, and we hope you will be too as we were able to address a number of customer complaints and requests. You asked, we listened.
Those with an account on the old site will need to create a new account (sorry). Also, if you see anything that looks a bit off, or find anything on the site that is clearly broken, please let us know so we can get right to fixing it.
We’ve also just published a 3D Printer Filament Buyer’s Guide to help new users along as they get started. If you’re brand new to 3D printing, give this a read.
Keep letting us know what kind of content you’d like to see, and what products you’d like us to carry.
This is intended to be a very basic Personal 3D Printer filament buyer’s guide for new 3D Printer users. Every single point presented here is worth a lengthy post, but this should serve as a top-level summary that might help you determine what plastic filaments will best suit your needs.
Additionally, see What Plastic Filament does my 3D Printer Use.
The gardening season is here and it's time to get out and work the dirt. Even very traditional home tasks and pastimes like gardening can benefit from a 3D Printer.
I've got a few garden accessories that I've designed for myself to use in the garden this season.