The idea was for children aged 10-12 to create materials which could be easily assembled into new objects during Code Club meeting hours. The Code Club is a weekly organized, Wednesday afternoon meeting at the local library where children are encouraged to be creative. The children are involved with using a 3D Printer, a 3D Pen, programming small robots, making music with fruits, and lots of other ideas (including this Meccano idea).
When the project came along my first thoughts were about Meccano. A toy from my youth which consisted of metal strips and bars. Because of the development of Lego's and Play Mobile the metal Meccano disappeared. But I felt that Meccano is still a great toy which is allows children to play and learn about the basics of constructing and gain some technical skills. Because we all hear on the Dutch news technical educated people are in high demand I decided to start using the 3D Printer to (re)create the Meccano parts.
RepRapFilament by ReprapWorld, reliable filament with great value for your RepRap 3D printer. Great filament for general purpose no-nonsense 3D printing.
RepRapFilament reflects the value-seeking nature of the RepRap spirit. The RepRapFilament is available in 4 popular colors (Black, White, Blue and RepRapWorld Red.) and is packaged in a simple, sturdy brown box. By keeping things basic we are able to provide you with a good quality filament at a very
friendly price point.
Colors: Black, White, Blue and RepRapWorld Red.
Diameter: 1.75mm and 2.85mm
Size: 1.00 Kg
PLA (polylactic acid) filament is amongst the oldest and still the most heavily used mediums in the 3D printing community, mainly due to its benefits as a versatile and environmentally friendly thermoplastic. Both organic and biodegradable, PLA is easily compounded with other ingredients to influence its final properties. RepRapFilament prints best at a temperature of roughly 200 degrees.
The filament should extrude smoothly and the end result appear slightly shiny.
PLA can print well on an unheated surface using Blue Painters or Kapton tape, and most 3D print stickers. For ease and convenience, we recommend using spray such as 3DLAC  on a glass bed. A low bed temperature between 50 - 60 degrees further reduces the chance of warping and makes final print removal easier once the print surface has cooled.
Beagle's are still being build all over Europe. One of our regulars to the Beer & Pizza party (next one is May 11th) ; Diede made an amazing build log of the Beagle. We really appreciate him creating the build log. It really visualizes the whole process of building your own Beagle Delta printer.
Thursday April 27th we are closed due to our national holiday. Note that this may delay deliveries shipped on the 26th of April as well. Please contact our sales team for more information. Thank you for your understanding.
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Just started in April 2017 is Jaap van Wietmarschen. Jaap will be joining the sales team at RepRapWorld.
As some of you might have seen on the Facebook page, RepRapWorld was looking for a new account manager and they found that person in me. My name is Jaap (a typical Dutch name) and I have been involved in 3D printing for a few years. My background is in computer IT products, as a sales executive and in product development. Using that technical view I got invited to join XYZprinting and join the 3D printing community. Without any experience in 3D printing and a small 2 day introduction on how to disassemble and assemble the 3D printers XYZ sold, I just started like so many people; Sitting a few hours in front of a 3D printer watching the machine move and objects appear out of thin air.