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A cool research project for somebody aspiring with a 3D printer

Back in the days when I went to (the German equivalent of) high school, we had to write the famous "Facharbeit": a thesis in the field of your specialization for which you had a whole year. I wrote about infrared remote controls and built a bunch of electronics -- which was great fun, except that…

Learning to OpenSCAD

As a proud new owner of a 3D printer, obviously I have been attempting to learn how create 3D CAD models for it. My friend Joe Andrieu pointed me to OpenSCAD, an open-source, "programmer's" CAD tool. Unlike all other CAD tools I've ever heard of, OpenSCAD uses a textual programming language to describe the object…