I LOVE 3D printers and other 3 dimensional fabrication devices. This is the one I bought for myself because it was cheap and reliable. I design things in a program by Autodesk called Fusion 360. It is very powerful because you can design an entire machine using components, stress test them, and print all in one program. I wish I could play with a CNC machine.
The FIRST Tech Challenge is a robotics competition that allows teenagers to compete in a robotics competition. In FIRST, I learn Java in Android Studio, I build robots using the Tetrix system, and design and print parts. This year the game is called Relic Recovery. Last year, we played the game Velocity Vortex where the object of the game was to shoot wiffle balls into baskets and push the buttons of only your color. I really enjoy this activity.
Makerbot is another 3D printing company that I am familiar with. At my Mom's library, there was a Makerbot Replicator 2X. This was the first 3D printer I was exposed to. Eventually, the printer was taken away due to the fact that it could only print ABS, which produces toxic fumes in the form of harmful nano-particles. It was a sad day when it was taken away
This is a YouTube channel centered around 3D fabrication. This channel started by reviewing 3D printers. Now, it provides tutorials in Fusion 360 printer reviews, and general tips about 3D printing. This is usually what I watch for entertainment. I learn while I have fun.
Building your own PC and need ideas on where to get started? I would use this website. I use this to design computers. This checks compatibility between parts while maintaining an easy-to-use interface. Since I like computers so much, I can spend hours on this website.
Adafruit is a electronics supply company. I use them to buy parts for my projects. They carry things such as DC motors and batteries. Since I like building with electronics so much, I go to this website often. They also have useful build guides and other resources.
Robostorm Robotics is a part of Hunterdon County 4-H in New Jersey. We are the first non-agricultural club in the county, focusing on robotics and technology. This my formal robotics club and it governs over my FTC team. Last year, we worked on the Aqua Bot and our 3D printer network. We also do projects for other clubs for a fee.