Another great ham radio use for a 3D printer is making an impedance matching test jig. Cheap and cheerful. Read more
You can easily build a shielded plastic box with your 3D printer. Just use some aluminum or copper foil tape to create a conductive metal surface. Read more
A 3D printed adapter ring is a good solution for fitting two different sized plastic pipes together. Design it well and you get a snug fit that should last. Read more
There are lots of designs for making a circuit board drill press for PCB fabrication. I thought I would try one. Read more
Using a few 3D printed parts, you can re-purpose a portable meter into a low cost bench meter. It’s nice to have the readout at eye level while you are taking measurements. Read more
This is the first time I have used brass inserts to fasten parts in a 3D printed project. The idea is to use thermal power (heat) to sink these brass inserts into the plastic. This is done with a soldering iron and a steady hand. Read more
Lots of people have problems printing with PETG. Me, too. But with a bit of tweaking, my PETG project case turned out great. Read more
Brass threaded inserts provide a great way to fasten plastic parts together. All you need is a soldering iron and a steady hand. Read more
Sometimes you come up with 3D printer models that are just too hard to print. This is where cutting 3D models digitally comes in handy.
After trying the cheap plastic unit, I decided to build a more sturdy pan-tilt mount for my receiving loop antenna.