Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014 Launch Celebration Tonight! #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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I was part of the team putting together the 2014 edition of the Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing — check it out on stands and online now — and check out a MAKE Meetup in your area for the launch party later tonight this #3DThursday. (I’ll be at HackManhattan here along with PrettySmallThings and many others.)

Join the editors of MAKE magazine for the second annual 3D Printer Meetup and celebrate the release of the Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014. Mike Senese, executive editor of MAKE and Anna Kazunias France, MAKE digital fabrication editor co-host the event with guests from the seven top performing 3D printer manufacturers; a tour of the lab with the printers churning out 3D objects; and the esteemed 3D experts who tested the machines for MAKE, sharing their comments and views.

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And here’s a sneak preview of the review results — there are more excellent machines out there right now than ever before!

Check out more details about this special issue here:

The world of desktop 3D printing is rapidly expanding and new companies and printer models are emerging daily.  With so many options to choose from, how do you decide what machine is right for you?

The second annual MAKE Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing is here to help, with reviews of 23 printers currently on the market.  In this year’s testing, we assembled a diverse team of expert reviewers and put these machines through a battery of tests to determine this year’s standouts.  We focused on the printer’s end users and made recommendations based on goals, budget, and usage setting.  Learn about how we tested for this issue.

This issue issue delves into:

  • Reviews of 23 3D printers
  • 3D scanners and filament extruders
  • Cool, useful, and specialized 3D printed applications
  • CAD Software tutorials

This year we have published the seven reviews for the this year’s standout printers online and will be publishing one additional review each day until they are all available.

Read more.

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

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