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AMX3d's Teaching with LilyPad Technology Competition

AMX3d's Teaching with LilyPad Technology Competition

The Teaching with LilyPad Technology Competition, sponsored by AMX3d, Inc encourages educators in the U.S, to develop S.T.E.M projects using the low cost computing of Leah Buckley’s LilyPad Technology. LilyPad is a set of sewable electronic pieces developed to integrate technology into soft textiles… but they wound up being much more than that. These durable, low cost processors and modules allow all educators, teachers, group leaders and home-schoolers with limited school and laboratory resources, to easily bring interactive technology to their students. The Teaching with LilyPad Technology Competition aims to make available to Educators a comprehensive, online curriculum resource of...

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AMX3d Celebrates Earth Day

On the very first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, 20 million people gathered in the streets of America to protest the industrial revolution. An environmental movement was born as a result. Every year on April 22 men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees and plan for a better future for our planet. By printing with PLA, a renewable, biodegradable material made from plants, we do our part to help the environment every day. At AMX3d, we wanted to do more... In order to celebrate Earth Day, AMX3d has ordered t-shirts for all its employees from a company called Polar Ambassadors,...

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Manufacturing Tolerances

Manufacturing tolerance refers to the minimum and maximum diameter of the printer filament. A 1.75mm filament manufactured with a tolerance of +/- .05mm means simply that the filament diameter will be no narrower than 1.70mm and no wider than 1.80mm. What does this mean to your printer? A 3D printer is very precise from a "movement" or position (X,Y and Z) standpoint, but other functions are less precise. Printer filament delivery to the extruder is one of these less precise functions. In a perfect world, the level of filament available for extruding would be managed separately from the amount of...

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