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New RepRap Prusa i3 Rework

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RepRap Prusa i3 assembled

[:en] Our LulzBot TAZ 3D Printer has gotten a small brother: The RepRap i3. We made the first test print on our new RepRap Prusa i3 rework, which we assembled lately. The leveling of the heated bed was a bit more tricky than for our LulzBot TAZ4. But eventually, the 3D-printed result is better than […]

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encode logo

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[:en] Another nice product of our Shapeoko Open-Source CNC was the wall decoration for the new office of the encode network security company here in Herakilon. It is made from pieces of massive beech wood, fixed directly to the wall of the office. In order to attach the pieces at the correct position, we used […]

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Mouse

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[:en]Not only practical, but also artistic and aesthetic things can be made with 3D-Printing. This Mouse sculpture was designed by a friend of a friend as a gift. The many overhanging structures and thin connections between the parts made it quite a challenge to get this object printed nicely, but finally it turned out to […]

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3D-Printed Lamp Shade

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[:en]During the last two nights our LulzBot TAZ was quite busy 3D-printing a lamp shade for our place. The design is based on the Zuzanna Lamp by LeFabShop and is released under a Creative Commons license. We printed it in translucent, natural PLA, which gives it a nice warm-white light shading. We put an 8 […]

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CityZEN

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[:en] Yesterday and today Kallia and George passed by the CommonsLab to assemble the bench for their CityZEN project, an Open-Design street vendor’s smart stand with integrated cash register, developed with and based on Open-Source Hardware and Free Software. We were very happy to share our space and our tools with them for this great […]

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Donation Box with the Doctors Without Borders

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[:en]Last Sunday, 08/11, was an amazing experience, when I brought the Donation Box to the Athens Marathon to accept donations for the Doctors Without Borders, who have an organizing team at Athens with awesome people and it was a great pleasure to work with them. We had re-branded the Donation Box in red and white […]

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Donation Box at FOSSCOMM

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[:en]This Saturday (7th November), I will present the Donation Box at the Free/Open-Source Software Communities (FOSSCOMM) conference at the TEI of Athens. I will talk about the history of the box and what inspired us to develop this device, how we did the rapid prototyping on our 3D printer (TAZ4) and our CNC milling machine […]

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3D Printing Seminar

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[:en]Today we had our first public appearance, at which we presented ourselves as CommonsLab. We gave an introductory seminar on 3D printing to twenty IT teachers of the schools of eastern Crete. We were very happy to see the amazing interest that the attendees showed in this technology and in the related Open-Source Hardware and Free Software, which we […]

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New 3D-printing filament

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[:en]Today a number of spools with new plastic filament arrived! Among those spools we have PLA, ABS, HIPS, PETG and nylon filaments in various colours and in transparent. …Time to test their properties.[:el]Σήμερα μας ήρθαν αρκετά νέα πλαστικά! Μέσα σ’ αυτά έχουμε PLA, ABS, HIPS, PETG και nylon σε διάφορα χρώματα και διαφανές. … Καιρός […]

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Connected to HWMN

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[:en]The CommonsLab is now part of the Herakilon Wireless Metropolitan Network (HWMN).[:el]Το  CommonsLab είναι τώρα μέρος του Ασύρματου Μητροπολιτικού Δικτύου Ηρακλείου (HWMN).[:]