- Taschenbuch: 464 Seiten
- Verlag: Apress; Auflage: 1st ed. (2. Juni 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1430234431
- ISBN-13: 978-1430234432
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 19 x 2,7 x 23,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 479.062 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Printing in Plastic: Build Your Own 3D Printer (Technology in Action) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 2. Juni 2007
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
James Floyd Kelly is a professional writer from Atlanta, Georgia. He has written numerous books on multiple subjects, including LEGO robotics, open source software, and building your own CNC machine as well as a 3D printer. He is the editor-in-chief of the number one MINDSTORMS NXT blog, The NXT Step (www.thenxtstep.com), where he is joined by fellow NXT experts who share their knowledge and designs with other robot fans around the world.
after reading this book i got a kit from reprap.cc.
I made it to build the machine but the book didnt helped much.
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Before you buy this book, I strongly suggest going to the author's website at buildyourtools dot com. Download all the plans, watch all the videos, then decide if you need the book.
If the website ever goes down or the author decides not to support this book, you'll be out of luck. So if you buy this book, I'd download all the files related to it and burn them on a CD or put them on a flash drive to keep with the book.
The main component, the plastic feed head, is an amalgam of DIY and parts from Makerbot's 3D printer. No instructions are given on building the melt head itself. You could go buy that and add it to just about any CNC mill to build a 3D printer. There are a lot of open source projects out there.
The goal is laudable - DIY something cheaper than the existing kits out there now. I just think the book could have been better thought out.
FYI- while I'm writing this review, I find the author's website, buildyourtools(dot)com, is currently unavailable. Only a temporary thing, but as an owner of this book that makes me nervous.
Update: After a lot more reading and thinking about it, I've decided to return the book. I've never returned a book before, but the lack of plans in the book and the lack of dimensions on the downloadable plans really bothers me. It feels like half of a book.
I am not opposed using wood (plywood) for some of the parts, you can get many parts off the shelf that would make this easier. Then tells you to buy parts for other 3d kits... ok....
I like the standard work of assembly, but was a little over done in the book. I guess that is what made the book.
A search engine can find your answers for free or better looking units or kits.
If you want spend a lot of time laying out and crafting complicated wood shapes then, go for it.
- It's a book about making a 3D plastic printer
- It's filled with mostly outdated info. Currently there are much better looking and better functioning models on the market, like the prusa mendel.
- it's not much teaching about printing plastic, just about making the device; which is great for engineers, but not for the average hobbyist searching for a new hobby.
- Pretty complex stuff
-It's quite an expensive book!
- Less than 10% is about the software.
A great book for the engineer trying to make his first 3d plastic printer, but not good for the average hobbyist searching for a new hobby.
This overpriced book is filled with outdated info, which you probably could get for free browsing around websites of prusa.
A great book perhaps 5 years ago, but today I would not recommend anyone buying this book (right price should be in the $15-range)!
Overall, it is a great addition to any home library that has a section on how to build and maintain your own electro/mechanical devices.
For example, the support website seems to have abandoned this project. The spreadsheet listing the needed hardware is just not there. Since you're warned that the book may not have the latest information, the online materials are essential. While the drawings are available, some are marked "pending revision" and dated October 2010. It's hard to feel confident that there aren't boobytraps. Also, the buildyourtools site is now only a forum with little recent activity.
It seems like the author(s) moved on to more interesting projects. Perhaps they got bored writing overly detailed carpentry instructions and photographing installation of nuts and bolts. The book doesn't get you where you thought you were going. It seems the project has been abandoned by the authors, so you could find yourself stymied by the time you actually have a machine assembled and get to the trickier stages of fine-tuning. Then there's the real challenge of cobbling together the computer/software/CAD/3D elements.
As others have said, search a little, find better advice. Or at least be sure to read the whole book before you buy the parts.