Remember when laptops had replaceable and upgradeable components? That's what a new company Framework is trying to bring back with their fully modular laptop design. We go hands-on with the laptop to take a look at its internal design and chat with CEO Nirav Patel about their D-I-Y approach to hardware and the plan to allow users to upgrade everything from battery to CPU instead of buying a completely new system.
As part of our ongoing adventures in 3D printing, we're putting a spotlight on artists who design specifically for hobby printing in mind. We're starting off with the prolific Lord of the Print, whose Patreon release includes beautiful dragons and characters that are awesome at tabletop size or scaled much larger. Norm walks through his process to prep a godzilla model for printing, and tests a new wash and cure machine that can fit a kaiju-sized print!
We test the Elegoo Saturn resin mSLA 3D printer, and capture our test prints using a new time-lapse accessory developed by Uncle Jessy and Andrew Sink! ResinLapse is a clever way to synchronize a Canon DSLR's shutter to the exact moment each layer of your print is cured, producing mesmerizing time-lapse video that looks like a print is emerging smoothly out of resin vat. Norm shows how this works with the Elegoo Saturn and some considerations when 3D printing this way.
Adam unboxes and performs a quick test of this novel new helmet designed to provide active air filtration while giving the user a wide field of view with its big plastic dome. It's evocative of a spacesuit helmet you're meant to wear around in the world, and Adam checks out how well it works with a walk around the neighborhood.
We test and review the Elegoo Mars 2 Pro, a $300 mSLA 3D printer that's ideal for getting started with resin printing. Norm is impressed with the print quality of the tabletop miniatures and figures printed on the Mars 2 Pro, which uses a 2K mono LCD panel for fast layer curing and longer lifespan. What are your favorite models to print on your resin printers?