Friday, 7 December 2012

Busy Bee last night

I surprised my self with being very productive last night

from the left

cookie cutter from snake eyes

my own wiener dawg Stag heads

on the right the chassis if a Sumo Robot by bwevans

Thursday, 6 December 2012

You call that a Wrench? this is a Wrench

Guess whats going on my wish list

This is truly amazing printer, its the Objet1000 and is very very nice.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

3D Workshop - Recyclism

Hey all
Im doing a 3D workshop over at Recyclism next week starts on Wednesday the 12th

Recyclism is a HackLab in Dublin setup by a really nice chap by the name of Benjamin Gaulon, He has done some really cool projects which you can check out here

here is the link to the 3d printing course

hope to see yer there


Thursday, 22 November 2012

2d to 3d to3d print to the real thing

Hi all
here is something i been working on in last month
its a desk for Bank of Ireland.

the turn around from design to being built is about 1 month

so this design was made up by Aiden Grennelle one of the top designers in ImageNow
Then it was modeled up by me and shown as a basic low res render

Next was more realistic renders

as well as a 3d print which help get the shape across

after everyone was happy with it went off to MJ Flood to be made

it was made in corian

its about 3x1x1 meters

and here it is in its place at one of Dublin busiest street, Grafton street 

the picture do not give it justice its really is quite amazing to see it in real.

hope this was interesting to someone 

Friday, 16 November 2012

Caterday your weekly cat with a 3d printer or print

Today's Pic was brought to you By Daid

This is Nyan playing with a 3d printed Yoke of some sort

Cheers Daid for the pic

Just a quick call out to anyone who has a cat or pet and has a 3d print or printer that would like to see there pet up here give me a shout

Monday, 12 November 2012

Fuse talk after

well it over and it was really good the talk was abit all over the place but i think i got the point across which is 3d printing rocks.

 here's a couple of pics showing the night

 alot of interest as normal

and this is me bricken it

all in all it was a good night

Friday, 9 November 2012

Caterday your weekly cat with a 3d printer or print

This is a new spot where I will be posting up picture of cats with there owners 3d pinter and/or 3d printed objects. If anyone would like to show off there 3d prints/ printer with there cats feel free to email me with the picture and the name of the cat if its your own print or one downloaded please put down the web address

So to start this off i give you:

Boo modelling 2 of Joris's Low res hi quality Vase

Thursday, 8 November 2012

talking to the peoples 17:00 hours

just a quick up date

my freakomiter is about 5 out of 10 getting worse

Talking to the peoples

Today i will talking to a group of people at the science gallery at 6pm
the talks is part of a program called fuse witch is part of Design week here in Dublin.
if your about heres the site 

pop in and say hi and see myself freak out in front of loads of people.

heres hoping it will go well 

there will be and update when i get there.

my freakomiter is about 3 out of 10 so doing ok 

im guessing this will go up closer to the time.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

After TED

Well it was tiring but good everyone was really interested and love the printer and the prints there less and less of the little robots I think there's only 5 now poor dudes.

At the TREx Dublin

So ready to go printing little x's

Friday, 7 September 2012

TEDx Dublin

Off to demo the printer here at the Bord Gais Energy Theater tomorrow Saturday 7th sept. I wont be talking but in between talks I will be showing off the printer if you about say hi there will be a X print for you in it.

Doors open at 12... I think

PUP- Pimped Up Printer

So this is the tour of the printer well what i have printed and stuck on it
so on the right side

1:Quick connect shim
2: Tool Thing
3:SD Holder
4: UltiController Replacment knob

 on the left side

1:Filament spool
2: Z-axis end switch

hope thats useful to someone

Time Lapse


Here is my set up for doing time lapses, nothing special using a canon 400D with a Giga T pro remote that has a time lapse setting.
Its normally set to 10-15 seconds depending on the shape of the print 15 seconds is nice fore tall prints where 5-10 is better for smaller flatter prints.

one other bit of equipment is power i have a old power supply for the 400D which really helps on 7 hours and more prints

well hope this helps out 

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

TREx 3d print

Just finished off a little print, there will be a small timelapse at some stage

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

The Beast!!! well the printer anyway

There will a small tour of the printer coming along in the next couple of days showing the printed parts I use to keep the Ultimaker looking cool tho it dosnt really need any help.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Makeshop timelapse

MakeShop day 1 from Dave Head on Vimeo.

Cheers Makeshop for having me there was really good fun
here is there link

Sunday, 26 August 2012

A test

Going to put this little dude out side and see how long he last.
It's about 12 will keep yer posted

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Day 1 at the Makeshop

So it went well and just about lost my voice. Like normal so much intrest over the printer

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Makeshop Grand Opening

The grand opening of the Makeshop in Dublin this Saturday and Sunday.

and of course  yours truly will be there demoing the Ulitmaker showing what it can do, i have a feeling its going to be crazy busy, its been put in the Irish times and its now on

so if your walking by pop in and say hi there will be a little 3D print in it for you

Monday, 20 August 2012

What the white disk was for

ok this was what this print was used for

here it is at the CTRL-C/CTRL-P

as a bonus this bit was class

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Swequity Award

 This Print was done for Fab Lab Dublin and here is the finished print

London Print Show 2012

19th Oct-21st Oct 2012

The Brewery
53 Chiswell Street

3D printing is cool

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Plug = :(

Was just about to print the 2nd print for the doo on Friday and had a plug build up really didn't feel like taking the hot end apart. So I made a very pointy point on the filliment and hope for the best. This didn't work so I pulled it out and to my surprise it pulled out the plug. The plug stuck to the new filliment so happy days here's the plug and the pointy bit.

Crazy ay?

imoca CRTL-C/CTRL-V Doo

Will be popping over to have a goo on Friday 

Doing a couple of prints for it there is where I am at:

if everything gose well i will have a video for what there being used for. I will also post up the other print when i done it.

Monday, 13 August 2012


I will be over at the grand opening of Makeshop here in Dublin on the 25th-26th of August.

I will be demoing the Ultimaker and showing how it works drop in and say hi
heres the site:

Attack of the little robots

Got a delivery from Ultimaker the other day

loads of little robots YAY!!

Visiting ITT

So went over to ITT and met a really nice chap by the name of Paul, he showed me around the place there where some really cool machines for testing stresses on materials and other things that i have no idea about,

and the main thing I went over to see the SLS 

This is the Sinterstation 2500 plus
This thing is huge Paul also showed me what it can do it can print using metal or nylon, i wish i took more pictures but this was the only one i had

it quite impressive and the quality of the prints are very good. you can see at the back on the right the nylon prop.