segunda-feira, 4 de maio de 2015

Façam uma mesa de Plasma CNC! E/ou uma Impressora 3D por menos de 200 dólares, cortar madeira em espiral, uma cadeira de rodas para Cães(!), Joalharia, e um abre-garrafas com um Prego!

CNC Plasma, oh, Yeah!

Podem fazer esta Mesa de corte por Plasma CNC, que vos abrirá um sem-fim de possibilidades, corta chapa de Metal, faz tudo o que uma mera cortadora Laser CNC não faz...

CNC Plasma Table
So , you've bought a plasma cutter and you wish you could accurately cut your designs in metal. Tracing lines by hand gives disappointing results and CNC Plasma tables are way out of your budget. Sound familiar? Well, that's what I thought anyway!
If you have not bought your plasma cutter yet - there are a few things to bear in mind!
  1. The cutter must have 'HF Start' (Cheap cutters sometimes use 'scratch start' where you have to touch the torch on to the metal to strike the arc. Sadly, these will not work with CNC, least not this one!)
  2. If you have the option (can afford it) buy one with 'Pilot Arc'. If the torch moves over a poorly conducting area of metal such as rust, paint or a hole, the arc can go out and it will stop cutting. A Pilot Arc, like the pilot light in your boiler re-lights the arc if it extinguishes. It means you can cut pretty much anything no matter how grotty the surface looks.
  3. If you can, go for a branded cutter. Hypertherm are probably the best - or at least best known. They will give you the best cut quality and cut thickness for a given quoted power (some of the cheaper ones are a bit optimistic with the quoted power and cut thickness!). I started with a cheap cutter (which was actually pretty good) then upgraded to a used Hypertherm 40A machine which was cheaper than a new 'no-brand' machine.
  4. Go for the highest power you can afford. My original 30A cutter claimed to be able to cut 12mm thick - but the most it could realistically cut was 6mm. My new 40A Hypertherm claims 19mm cut thickness - and can indeed cut it (not very tidily though). It will cut nicely at 12mm thickness though.
This plasma table has been designed to work with whatever plasma torch
you have whether hand-held or a full blown CNC Torch. The mounting plate has been designed to be adaptable as possible. You can either attach the torch with zip-ties or U Bolts depending on how often you need to take it off.

E, ou, podem também construír esta Impressora 3D por menos de 200 Dólares, o que é muito bom para as Finanças domésticas!

Building a 3D Printer Under 200$

Hello everyone
In this instructable I will show you how to make a 3d printer under 200$.
This 3D printer -Tower Simple XL, Maybe I should call it 3D printer of Sauron, lol.
This 3D printer have 6* 6* 6 Inches build volum and you can build it without any 3Dprint part.(*Laser cutting needed*)
You can follow my Twitter to get the latest information @AlmusYang.
If you like this instructable, please vote me on “3D Printing Contest” , comment and share this project with your friends who might like this instructable.
#10k views a day,it's awesome! "Place for filament roll" added on step 22 and step 23.

Eis uma habilidade bacana de Carpintaria, que bem pode ser convertida para o Plástico, cortem as vossas varetas em Espiral:

Spiral Cut a Wooden Dowel Using a Table Saw

My imagination was recently captured by an Instructable by a user named Seamster on how to build a wooden marble coaster. Since it looked like it was within range of my very limited woodworking abilities, I decided to attempt building one of my own. The only real sticking point was the spiral screw used to bring marbles to the top of the coaster.

Seamster used a Dremel to hand-carve the screw from a rounded piece of 2x4. I initially tried this with a store-bought wooden dowel, but quickly lost patience with the process (it turns out that I'm far lazier than I thought). I decided to see if I could figure out a faster way to carve out a wooden screw. I quickly hit upon a very simple method. This has probably been done before, but I'll document it here, just in case.
Step 1: Equipment and material
Picture of Equipment and material
The only woodworking equipment you will need to do this is:
- a table saw with a decent blade
- a miter gauge (pictured)
- a drill
- a suitable drill bit for your screws
- a clamp
- a screwdriver
- a pencil
...and that's it!

E para os nossos amigos de 4 patas, que podem ter perdido o uso dalguma delas, eis esta ideia meritória, uma Cadeira de Rodas para Animais!

Adaptable Wheelchair for handicapped Dogs
A few months ago we discovered Luisa, a handicapped puppy who was born without forelegs on the website of an animal protection organisation ( and decided to build a 3D-printed wheelchair for her. In the meantime we finished the wheelchair and have adopted Luisa. This project is open-source and we want to give everybody the opportunity to help a handicapped animal with this instructable and the 3D-Files we uploaded with it.
The Wheelchair comes in two sizes (The bigger size consists of several parts, so that it can be printed on smaller printers as well) and is adjustable in every possible aspect (width, height,camber,...).
All printed parts were printed by my company ( on our biggest 3d printer (Multirap M420). Of course the files can be printed on any printer, as long as the print area is big enough.

Eis uma ideia que pode ser uma maneira impecável de arranjar Fundos para as vossas Engenhocas e Projectos, como fazerem cráchas, medalhões e o que quizerem, com este aspecto:

How To Make Pierce Work Jewelry

This is how to make jewelry items out of sheet metal with decorative holes. I will show you how to make a pin with the piece I cut out. There is almost no limit to what you can make with enough thought behind this process.
I am using a .80mm thick plate of sterling silver to demonstrate. I will be cutting out a rose design. I will be making this into a pin so I will need the clasp, hinge, & pin parts as well. I am also going to add color epoxy to this later on, you don’t need to do that. I will talk about finishes & other options later. Last but in no way least you need a design to cut out. I went to Google & looked for line art flowers to get my design.

E isto cai na Categoria da Magia de Cabeça e Mãos, como se faz um Abre-Garrafas só com um Prego, uma tábua, e um ímane de Neodímio:

Nail Bottle Opener

I've seen these nail bottle openers online, and thought I would make one. They are super simple, but still very interesting, it can basically be a block of wood and a nail. I also wanted mine to be a little bit smaller and look better.

For this project all I used was:

- Scrap 1x4
- Scrap Nail, I used the biggest one I could find laying around
- Neodymium Magnet
- Special Walnut Colored Stain
- Epoxy
- Shellac Finish
- Template
- Black Spray Paint

quinta-feira, 30 de abril de 2015

3D prá criançada! E MakerSpace, mais um Guia para o Engenhocas Empreendedor

Eis algo de encantador à Maneira Geek, um Site de Impressão 3D para as Crianças!

3D printing & Children

Sharing, discussion about 3D printing & Children

Poderão lá encontrar artigos como este, encontrado por Lam Lee :

Kids can now design and 3D print their own Mattel toys 
Alex Heber

“One of the best ways for children to learn is through play. Through this collaboration we can engage kids in design thinking and fuel their creativity with digital tools and toys that fit effortlessly into their everyday lives".

E a MakerFaire vai ter um espaço na Net só para nós, Engenhocas, o Makerspace, inscrevam-se: is the online community from Make: and Maker Faire that connects makers to collaborate and share projects

Querem vender as vossas Maquinetas e Engenhocas, fazendo-se Empresários?
Ora eis como aprenderem tal Arte...

So You Want to Be a Hardware Entrepreneur?

Jon Christian

As Oculus Rift, Jawbone, and Spark have increased the stature of hardware startups over the past several years, a dizzying number of resources have sprung up to support new ventures. In the no-nonsense “Hardware Incubators, The Guide,” now available as an eBook, MakingSociety founder Mathilde Berchon sifts through the specific spaces now available to hardware entrepreneurs.

segunda-feira, 27 de abril de 2015

Inventarium na FIL

A Inventarium Science, que dá no duro pelos Inventores Portugueses, esteve presente no Festival IN - Inovação e Criatividade.

Na foto, da esquerda para a direita, a adorável, e incansável, Drª Cristina, esposa e braço direito do Presidente, a seguir, o Eng. Francisco Banha, da Gesbanha, o Eng. Fernando Lopes, o tal Presidente da Inventarium Science, o Eng. Cordovil, Vice-presidente da Inventarium, e o Inventor Francisco Pinto.

Várias personalidades ligadas à Inovação receberam este galardão, a Medalha de Mérito Científico e Criativo:

Tais como o Presidente Honorário da Inventarium Science, o grande Vitorino Moreira Fernandes, co-fundador da extinta APC a antiga Associação de Inventores, 

o Eng. João Marcelino do INPI, e autor de vários livros sobre Patentes.

 , e vinda da Hungria, Roxandra Pamukova, representante da Federação de inventores da Bulgária.

Estiveram expostas as Medalhas e Invenções de vários Inventores, dos quais espero material para aqui postar, e as minhas!

Da esquerda para a direita, da mais recente para a mais antiga: Medalhas de:
Ouro, para o meu Invento triosk, o Veículo quiosk para paraplégicos;
Prata para o BusStopper, aparelho para a paragem de números específicos de Transportes Públicos, para Cegos;
E outra de Prata, de Genebra, e de Bronze de Nuremberga, ambas para o meu primeiro Invento, o Desenhador de Elipses.
E também mais abaixo, a medalha de Homenagem Esportiva de São Paulo.

Duas Invenções, 

A Besta Nerf:


E o Canhão Gauss de Repetição:

Foi apenas um Primeiro Passo...



terça-feira, 21 de abril de 2015

Como Funciona, 2 vezes! E 3D fôfo(!), reciclar Sacos de Plástico para placas, e Batatas no Terraço!

Eis como funcionam as coisas, em 3D, uma fonte de inspiração para qualquer Engenhocas!

Explain 3D: Understand how things work Alyn Wallace
Explain 3D is a system of interactive educational simulations that can help you to understand how things work. Simulations are built in an interactive 3D environment, which brings fun to learning, is engaging and it also helps to develop logical thinking.
Explain 3D is a great tool for learning new things in a fun way. Principle of operation is shown through interactive simulations. You can zoom in and out, rotate and move assemblies in a 3D environment. Moreover, you can make objects semi­transparent and see operation cycles from the inside. Main parts and objects of simulations are described and explained and you can get more information with a simple tap on the object.
This makes learning more interesting and developes logical thinking, because the user has to think about principle of operation.


Pois há mais!
Mais esta página, deste Génio Vietnamita, para compreenderem como uma dat de Mecanismos funcionam!
1700 Mecanismos?
É uma alegria!

Understand 1,700 Mechanical Linkages with these Helpful Animations
Ronald Jaramillo

Mr. Đức thắng Nguyễn (Duc Thang Nguyen) is an engineer from Vietnam. Since his retirement in 2002, he has being working on an amazing animated 3D catalog of mechanical contraptions. Using Autodesk Inventor as a tool, he has documented over 1,700 mechanisms. All from gears, couplings, clutches, differentials to detailed examples of movement conversions. For every mechanism Nguyen has generated a corresponding animated YouTube video. These videos are an invaluable source to understand some of the more convoluted and challenging mechanisms. The video-clips portray a mesmerizing collection of kinetics sculptures on their own and can be enjoyed for their sheer aesthetic value.

E se queriam fazer Ursinhos de Peluche em Impressão 3D, (?), já a Disney andou a pensar nisso, e eis o  resultado:

Disney 3D Prints with Fabric, Makes Soft Interactive Toys
Caleb Kraft

he folks at Disney have been exploring some really interesting techniques for fabrication. Their latest is this interesting method of 3D printing with fabric.
The process is best described as an automated system for assembling laser cut layers of fabric. Their machine resembles a tiny assembly line more than a standard 3D printer.
First, a vacuum platform holds a roll of fabric with the bottom exposed. A laser cuts the shape of the object and support material from below while the vacuum holds everything in place.
Then, the laser is removed from the area and the “build platform” raises to accept the cut piece.
Next, a tool is deployed to adhere key points of the fabric to the build platform or previous layer.
This process is repeated until you have a solid block of fabric constructed from the desired object and the support material. This block must be manually finished by carefully removing the support material to reveal the “printed” object.

E eis um Instructable bem ùtil, como reciclarem todos os vossos Sacos de Plástico, em Placas, para as vossas Engenhocas, ou lá o que mais for...

Recycle Plastic Bags Into Usable Plastic Sheets
DIY Hacks and How Tos 

Plastic bags are something that we all have lying around. Most of these bags can be recycled. You can even recycle them yourself at home. In this project I am going to show you how to fuse plastic bags together to make thick sheets of plastic that you can use in your craft projects. 

...E como não sabemos o que poderá acontecer no Futuro, precavenham-se, aprendendo como cultivar Batatas à larga, num espaço mínimo, com só duas Ferramentas, ou mesmo só uma, com este How-to:

How to grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 square feet step by step DIY tutorial instructions 

I always look for ways to improve my gardening efficiency as I don’t have a big yard. I grew potatoes in the last two years. They are really yummy. And it is easy and fun to grow them. The problem is that it takes a lot of space to grow them. Not anymore after I found this approach. You can literally grow 100+ pounds of potatoes in a 2×2 feet space. Excellent idea.
  • 2×6″ boards of 8 ft long… 6 pieces
  • 2×2″ board of 12 ft long… 1 piece
  • 2 and 1/2″ wood screws… 96 pieces
  • Screw drivers
  • Saw (optional, you may get your boards cut at the store where you buy them)

quinta-feira, 16 de abril de 2015

Resolução INCRÍVEL! E Brinquedos à farta, Lagartas 1:10, e aprendam em 11 Sites

Isto é fenomenal, e se sonhavam com o Impossível, bem, ESTE já cá canta!!!
É que para aqueles Protótipos com peças em que a Fidelidade à superfície tem de ser alta, isto é uma forma de não falharem!

Announcing Frosted Extreme Detail (or FXD), our highest resolution 3D printed plastic ever

Today we are excited to announce our newest material, Frosted Extreme Detail! It uses the same resin and printer as our popular material Frosted Ultra Detail (FUD), but it’s almost twice as detailed! Frosted Extreme Detail, or FXD for short, 3D prints using 16 micron layers (vs FUD’s 29 micron layers). This means 3D prints that have unprecedented detail and surface finish, sharper edges, less stepping, and stronger walls and wires. It’s perfect for the most demanding miniatures, figurines, and molds and masters for casting.

Design guidelines are the exact same as FUD, so all your existing FUD designs are printable and you can get started designing amazing new things right away! Pricing for this material is $5.00 startup and $5.99 per CC. The difference in price compared to FUD is that the thinner layers take longer to print and use more material.

Eis algumas páginas que descobri no Pinterest, sobre Brinquedos e Puzzles em Madeira, que, se não vos alegrarem e inspirarem, não sei o que mais inspirará!!!
Cada Link dá para uma data de Projectos diferentes, por isso, há para todos os gostos...

Wooden Toys
Mary Kay Marsh




Константин Крапивин

E eis este Proejcto para Modelos RC à maneira, Lagartas e tudo, e de que outra maneira é que vão pôr o Jipe a andar na Neve?
Vejam só isto:

RC car tracks in 1/10 scale

Earlier this fall, I was in the hobby shop to pick up some parts for my Sawback Gmade GM52000 and saw a set of what looked like tiny MatTracks to install on it. Not wanting to spend the $250 the hobby shop wanted for the used set, i thought to myself, "hey! I can make these!"
Since then, I've been through several dozen revisions, getting the fit and look just right, and trying to find all the necessary hardware, along with setting up my printer to handle the rubber material needed to print the tracks and other rubber parts from.
My original design used my own shape of frame, which improved upon other available designs by offering a longer ground contact patch and slightly higher axle lift, while still maintaining clearances to prevent rubbing. My latest design is actually a direct copy of the tracks used on Ken Block's F150 Raptor, "RaptorTrax". I searched the internet for a clear picture, and using measurements from the photo and specs from the Mattracks website, came up with this design, which looks surprisingly realistic. 


Aprender é muito importante, por isso, cá vão, não um, nem dois, nem três, mas 11 Sites ara aprenderem, que é grátis!
É bom!

11 Amazing Sites To Teach Yourself Anything
Raven Fon

Acquiring a new skill and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. There are many easily accessible, free services on the web that can help educate you on countless topics. Tutorials, instructional videos, even classes are available to teach you a variety of skills, from changing the oil in a car to learning a new language – it’s up to you!  Enjoy checking out these 11 sites- you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for.

terça-feira, 14 de abril de 2015

Uma Impressora 3D a cores! e Plástico feito em casa, ainda mais uma Impressora 3D feita em casa, e um Sistema de Alarme... Feito em casa!

Dica vinda primeiro de Scarlett Jackson, cá vai esta boa nova para todos os Engenhocas, uma Impressora 3D com várias cores de Impressão!
É bom!
Agora, sim, podem fazer os vossos próprios Brinquedos, Maquetes, Modelos, e sei lá que mais!

Diamond Hotend makes multi-color 3D printing possible from a single nozzle
Francis X Govers III 

Entrepreneurs in Denmark have taken another step towards improving the general usability of 3D printers with the Diamond Hotend, a single 3D extruder unit that can mix and melt three filaments together and produce items in a rainbow of colors.
The most common type of home or hobbyist 3D printer is the Fused Deposition Modeler, or FDM type of printer, which works by melting a plastic filament with a heater element (the "hot end") and extruding the melted plastic out of a small nozzle, much like icing a cake.
Current hot ends can only handle one filament at a time, so the types of 3D printers that can handle multiple colors require a different hot end for each one. This causes a number of problems: the nozzles must be exactly the same height from the work surface, or they will damage each other’s work; the distance between the nozzles must be carefully calibrated and the printer’s software must make corrections to keep the output in the same place.

Mais uma maneira de serem Engenhocas independentes, façanhudos, e dotados, eis como fazerem o vosso próprio Plástico, em casa...

Make Your Own Plastic

Many of us use plastic in our projects, but did you know you can melt down and reuse much of the plastic found in your house? In this instructable you'll see how to recycle plastic to be reused for whatever you want.

For this method we will be reusing high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic. You can identify this plastic by the recycling symbol on the bottom of most plastic containers. HDPE will be identified by a small "2" in the center of the recycling symbol, and will sometimes even be accompanied by "HDPE" written next to the symbol.
When compared to ABS plastic:
  • density - .958g/cc
  • tensile yield strength - 20.6MPa
  • melting point - 129 C
  • density - 1.05g/cc
  • tensile yield strength - 41.5MPa
  • melting point - 220 C
While HDPE is not as strong as more widely used polymers such as ABS, it is good for low stress applications such as project enclosures, lightweight mounting solutions, and more. And the best part, it's free!


E ainda mais esta Impressora 3D para fazerem em casa, é só escolherem qual a melhor para vocês...

Edge 3D Printer V.2.0 

Hello, In this instructable I will show you how to make a very low cost, lightweight 3D printer. This 3D printer is about the same size of the printrbot simple, but has a bigger print bed at 6x 5.5x 4 Inches, weighs less than the printrbot simple at about 5.1 pounds, the printrbot simple weighs around 7 pounds.
New instructions should be much easier to follow and I've included more photos.
***Please vote for this Instructable in the CNC challenge (upper right corner)! I'm 13 and I designed and built this myself so please, if you like this instructable favourite, vote and comment. It encouages me to keep doing what I do. If you really want to help me, please share this project with your friends that might like this instructable***


E eis este Projecto, o vosso próprio Sistema de Alarme de detecção de movinmento, feito em casa, já têem mais algo de útil para fazerem com um Raspi, para aproveitar alguma velha Webcam que tenham praí!

Motion Detection Alarm System 

A basic USB camera can be used to detect motion in a room. In the following steps we will show you how you can use Reactive Blocks to program a ready to run Java application that sends SMS when motion is detected. With Reative Blocks you make Java SE applications so the alarm application can be deployed on any machine with Java SE and a camera attached or integrated. The application is easily deployed on the Pi since the Raspbian release has Oracle Java pre-installed. .
This is what you need:
  1. Raspberry Pi Model B+ with Raspbian OS
  2. Standard USB camera
  3. Ethernet cable
  4. Screen and keyboard for the Pi
  5. Windows or MAC computer with JDK
  6. Reactive Blocks, an Eclipse plugin, to program the application.