Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring is coming, time to change horses...

Well, long time since last time I wrote something here...

As headline says spring is coming after a long and cold winter.

I look forward every spring to see those flowers in our garden. They are Anemone nemorosa normally found in the woods but a few has decided to grow in our garden.  Yesterday I saw the first bumblebees and a butterfly

The 3D-printing story has ended. The technology is not mature enough yet, maybe in 3 to 5 years.
I know you can buy some small pieces of 3D-printed furniture but the quality is far behind the standards I'm looking for. So all my 3D stuff is dismantled and boxed away. It has been fun and I have learned a lot.

What to look forward to? Well here is a little preview of my current just for fun project.

The steel-balls is 2mm in diameter and the display case is h=32mm, w=39mm and d=32mm. If we translate from 1/12scale to real size that gives hwd=38cm,47cm,38cm.

More to come later.

Have fun


  1. aaaah, fun fun fun!!!! Intriguing too! :D
    Glad & good you're back Niels, i missed you

  2. what a fun "marble" machine you have created!

    The little desktop 3D printers just don't have the resolution needed for miniatures....yet.

    My neighborhood now has a coop with two different larger 3D printers that have 6 micron resolution. One does not have to be a member to rent time on the machines and there is a choice of 20 different materials to print with. Really good results from their machines, needs very little in the way of smoothing and sanding. But not nearly as much rewarding fun as making your own machine to play with as you did.