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3D Printing: Build Your Own 3D Printer and Print Your Own 3D Objects [Paperback]

James Floyd Kelly
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Book Description

28 Oct 2013

Want something? Print it–with your own 3D printer!


Right now, you can print practically any 3D object you can imagine–from toys to gadgets to replacement parts, and beyond! All you need is a 3D printer…and they’re simpler and cheaper than you ever imagined. This full-color, step-by-step guide will get you started–and if you want, it’ll even walk you through building your own 3D printer from an inexpensive kit.


Packed with colorful photos and screenshots, it explains all the crucial details other books skip. You’ll walk through choosing and assembling your new 3D printer kit…brainstorming and designing new objects with free software…and then printing them on your brand-new 3D printer.


3D printing is today’s hottest new technological revolution, and this book takes you right to the cutting edge!


  • Discover how 3D printers work and what you can do with them
  • Compare and choose your first 3D printer–either pre-built or kit
  • Assemble Printrbot Simple, one of the world’s easiest 3D printer kits
  • Install and configure software that tells your 3D printer what to do
  • Print your first 3D project from an existing object file
  • Use free Tinkercad software to create your own original 3D models
  • Explore AutoDesk’s free software for 3D printing
  • Use Print-It-For-You services for projects your home printer can’t handle
  • Find great 3D printing projects and models on the Web
  • Imagine creative new uses for your 3D printer




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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: QUE; 1 edition (28 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789752352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789752352
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18.2 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 340,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

James Floyd Kelly is a technology writer with degrees in English and Industrial Engineering. James has written on a wide variety of topics, including programming for kids, LEGO robotics, open-source software, and building 3D printers. James is a DIYer—a tinkerer and a maker who enjoys learning new skills whenever possible. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and two young boys.

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2.0 out of 5 stars I'm dissapointed 7 Feb 2014
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Probably I was aiming too high but this book was more about from "whom to buy a 3D printer" than really "how to build one". It is a start but I was expecting a more "hands on" approach.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good product 13 Mar 2014
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This book gives clear insight into 3d printing with its colour photos and good description through out, I think its a good book to get you started
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Good prompt delivery with all in order.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative about Printrbot Simple 17 Dec 2013
By Lionel Ah Sing - Published on Amazon.com
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I was thinking about buying the printrbot Simple and this book seem to have some information about it. I bought this book and found a lot of information about the Simple. It assist you on the assembly of the printer and on setup of software. After setup he, guides you threw the software to dwaw and setup to print your frist project. He does go over different CAD programs to draw different objects. I did purchase the Simple, I had the frist project ready to pring before I received the printer. The Simple did have some new modifications which the book did not cover. The book was very informative about all aspects of 3D printing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great overview of 3D printing. 5 Jan 2014
By Derek - Published on Amazon.com
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Loved the book. Its an easy read with a lot of useful information. Full disclosure; I had already ordered the Printrbot Simple although it had not yet arrived.
5.0 out of 5 stars Items purchase 23 Feb 2014
By Craig K. - Published on Amazon.com
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All the books I purchased came within a reasonable amount of time and are all in very good condition. I have enjoyed reading them.
3.0 out of 5 stars 3D printer book fall short of its goal 16 Feb 2014
By Denzil Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
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For the past few years I have become fascinated with the 3D printing concept and its great possibilities in creating objects. I was not aware that the parts to build a 3D printer has become available and relatively affordable. So, me not one to shy away from a challenge and having a technical background has started a quest to build a 3D printer. I have being doing research online and was not able to find anything that did not have a hook to it. So I decided to get a book on building a 3D printer. This book I saw on Amazon seems to be just the one I was looking for. However when I started reading it I saw that it did not go into any technical details. It does however points you in the right direction so far as parts you will need and some software you can use to get the job done.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book with basic information 24 Jan 2014
By GeekDaddy - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is very high-level and basic. It contains useful information for someone who knows little or nothing about 3d printing and wants an easy-read to spin-up quickly on the topic.
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