Tags: 3D printing, Design, fabbing, filament, love, make, making, News, PLA, Thingiverse, Valentines
It’s Valentines soon. You know, that time when a meal out is twice the price, where cut flowers become gold dust and shops try to sell you pink stuff. Yeh, that time!
But, hang on a minute. Does Valentines have to be like this?
No, of course not. We’re makers! We’re not gonna settle for mass-produced junk to express our love. We can make anything! We’re going to make our loved one/interest a Valentine’s gift that will really blow them away. This year ignore the shelves filled with fluffy toys and pink things; forget useless heart-shaped boxes and rose shaped chocolates and make love the fabbing way.
Here’s our run-down of the best makes for lovers.
For the Sci-fi Lover: Set phasers to ‘lurve’ and print The Flash Gordon Ship. It’s a beautiful model which will make any sci-fi lovers day! Alternatively print out this amazing Tardis with drawers and ask them if they’ll be your companion!
For the Book Lover: To them you’re an open book. The least you can do is help them arrange their collection. They’ll be lost for words with this Cupid’s Bookend! Or print out these cute Book Owls and tell them ‘Owl always love you!’
For the Garden Lover: With this Wearable Planter Vase your lover can take a little bit of green goodness wherever they go. Alternatively, The Birdhouse Bauble coupled with the little bird from Tin Can Bird House looks stunning and is a very sweet gift for your tweet-heart.
For the Bike Lover: Step it up a gear this Valentines and let them know that you wheelie like them! This nifty Bike Trouser Clamp is the perfect way to show them your love.
For the Coffee Lover: Find it hard to espresso your love. Try this Coffee Stencil. What message would you send them in their coffee? ‘I like you a latte!’ perhaps. We opted for a simple I ♥ U…
For the Secret Crush: Is there somebody you have a secret crush on? Let them know this Valentines with our Faceted Heart. This simple but stunning heart has been specially designed to be 3d printed in gorgeous PLA. Print out one for them (in their favourite colour) and one for you. Leave their heart somewhere they will find it with a note saying ‘I’ll wear mine if you wear yours.’ Then wear your heart and see what happens. We’ve designed two wearable hearts – one is a pendant and the other is a tie clip.
These are our ideas for a fabbing Valentines. What are your romantic prints? Share the love with us on Twitter and Facebook. The best one will win some sexy filament to keep your printer loved up!
Tags: 3D printing, CES, Design, fabbing, Faberdashery, filament, make more, Makerbot, makers, News, PLA, Plastic, Rainbow, RepRap, Thingiverse, Ultimaker
Hello All. We’re thrilled to be back and well into 2014. It’s not yet a month into the year and already we’ve seen some truly exciting making news. CES was brimming with 3D printing fun (and some crazy); software for 3D printing continues to blossom and grow and there has been a raft of high profile practical and social desktop 3D printing projects. All this makes us think that 2014 is The Year of the Maker!
Faberdashery’s motto for this year is ‘Make More’. We want to celebrate the fantastic things that people are designing and sharing with the world. We’ve started by doing a ‘Make Of The Day’, printing out one wonderful thing a day. Follow along on twitter and facebook. It’s made us very happy and we hope you’ll enjoy following it!
However ‘Make More’ isn’t simply about printing piles of things. It’s about making more of what you’re making. Making better quality, making things to last, making a statement about being a maker. Faberdashery has always been about providing inspiration through amazing colours and quality material.
We’re proud to be part of the maker community and excited by the amazing things makers will do in 2014. We want to hear about your making plans for this year. However big or small. Share them on twitter or facebook. We’ll be looking out!
The Faberdashery Elves will be taking a brief holiday. During this time (from Monday 23rd December to Thursday 2nd January) all orders placed will be reservations, for dispatch when we return. Please feel free to Contact us for order information.
Wishing all our customers and the Fabbing community a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Tags: .stl, 25 Days of Making, 3D printing, advent, bauble, Christmas, decoration, Design, fabbing, filament, making, PLA, seasonal, Thingiverse, winter, YouMagine
It’s officially the season of parties, pixies, pies and presents. Yay! Of course, it’s also a time for giving, which means it’s a great excuse for making gifts. The Faberdashery elves have been busy creating some super seasonal inspiration. The result is our 25 Days of Making project. We’ve created a collection of unique and stunning designs especially for the countdown to Christmas.
For the next 25 days we’re releasing a gorgeous, new design simultaneously on Thingiverse and YouMagine. 25 Days of Making coincides with the release of our ever-popular Winter Wonder Pack. All of the collection prints beautifully in those special seasonal colours, but of course we’d love to see your own remixes. Every piece in the collection has been designed to print in under an hour and should fit on even the smallest build plates! We hope that you will join us in in the seasonal printing fun and can’t wait to see your makes! So pile up the mince pies, bring out the Bing Crosby, chuck some chestnuts on the fire and let 25 Days of Making begin!
Make #1 – Bauble with a Twist [T] [Y]
Make #2 – Spinning Top [T] [Y]
Make #3 – Snap Together Garland [T] [Y]
Make #4 – Snow-la-coaster [T] [Y]
Make #5 – Squirrel Nutkins [T] [Y]
Make #6 – Classic Icicle [T] [Y]
Make #7 – Tree Light [T] [Y]
Make #8 – Egg Cup Elf [T] [Y]
Make #9 – Jingle Bells [T] [Y]
Make #10 – Pine Cone [T] [Y]
Make #11 – Treat Time Sleigh [T] [Y]
Make #12 – Faceted Tree [T] [Y]
Make #13 – Deer Me [T] [Y]
Make #14 – Robin Top Wine Stop [T] [Y]
Make #15 – Marquise Bauble [T] [Y]
Make #16 – Book Owls [T] [Y]
Make #17 – Memory Ornament [T] [Y]
Make #18 – Mince Pie Surprise [T] [Y]
Make #19 – Crystal Napkin Ring [T] [Y]
Make #20 – Snowman Skittles [T] [Y]
Make #21 – Leaping Deer [T] [Y]
Make #22 – Little Snowy Cabin [T] [Y]
Make #23 – Stargazy Tree Topper [T] [Y]
Make #24 – Celestial Light [T] [Y]
Make #25 – Super Secret Cracker [T] [Y]
Tags: .stl, 3D printing, 4D printing, computer simulation, customization, Design, digital fabrication, fabbing, Kinematics, Kinematics @ home, Nervous System, News, PLA, wearables
Nervous System is a company we have loved from afar for a while now. Their work in in the field of computer generated design is uniquely beautiful and mind-blowingly clever. Nervous System’s novel computer simulation processes draw inspiration from natural forms and patterns to create designs that are perfectly suited to digital fabrication.
Recently they released their Kinematics system. This amazing programme takes any three-dimensional shape and turns it into a flexible structure using hundreds of interlocking shapes. Pretty cool huh? What is even cooler is that the system allows the object to be generated scrunched up ready to be unfurled once it has finished printing. Therefore objects usually much too large for a printer’s build platform can be created.
As a part of Kinematics, Nervous System have released Kinematics @ Home. This is an online interactive customisation tool that allows you to customise a bracelet design. By dragging its edges you can shape it. Drag the centre to morph the pattern. Clicking on individual cells allows you to toggle from hollow to solid. Once you are happy with your bracelet you can downloaded it as an .STL file to print at home.
We couldn’t resist a go. The process was easy and went from website to printer within 15 minutes. The result was stunning! The print (done in Mercury Red) worked first time and is probably one of the most spectacular pieces of jewellery we’ve taken off the build plate so far. Thank you Nervous System. You rock!