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If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.

Posted by MechaBits 
If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 08, 2016 11:49PM
If only Meccano had seen the potential in André Cassagnes Drawing Toy, the world might be a different place today.


How times change, old ideas with new tech, the kids of today(the ones that are on tablets) don't know how lucky they are.



By KDS4444 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, [commons.wikimedia.org]

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Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 09, 2016 04:39PM
Wow, nice.
Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 09, 2016 05:16PM
Love it!
Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 09, 2016 09:41PM
In colour

[www.alansmeccano.org]


[www.model-engineer.co.uk]

Meccano Countach Engine
[www.youtube.com]



[www.selmec.org.uk]

Wonder if I can use it to feed some filament.

Interesting Lego Machine
[www.youtube.com]

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Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 11, 2016 11:12PM
I think you /we had more fun with our meccano sets and mold masters. The true joy of 3D printing is not in a hunk of plastic picked off a bed but more in the process of getting there masters of a unique society


rwt
Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 12, 2016 08:20AM
I remember etch-a-sketch and meccano vividly. Wonderful stuff!

But is it just me or did others have to do a double take on that log saw above to make sure it wasn't an attempt at making an i3 out of meccano smiling smiley
Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 12, 2016 08:26AM
Log saw? You mean it's not an I3? Oooooh. Meccano and lego certainly played a big part in my childhood. I was always fascinated by how strong you could make something before you ran out of parts. Some things never change. As a good friend of mine likes to say, "Make big! Make strong!".
Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 13, 2016 03:56PM
Didnt have mold master, Play Doh squishing extruded gunk out of crazy nozzle's


Mattel sure took their time, teams with Autodesk (should have been Meccano years ago)

"Did Mattel invent the first kid-safe, consumer 3D printer way back in the 1960s? It seems unlikely, and, as we’ll see, the original ThingMaker wasn’t exactly using additive manufacturing technology as we understand it today, but at its heart, it was about encouraging kids to create 3D objects from scratch—the very essence of the now-exploding maker movement."

Discovery by Design, Imagination, Play, feeding the brain, answers to questions you didnt know you needed till you found the solutions to the problems, more rewarding than a crossword puzzle

I can't tell you how many flying cars I designed at 5 yrs old,
Then you go to School and they teach you to put away the toys and the creative mind...

R.E, History, Geography, Boring...

At school I wanted to design/invent but it wasnt exactly encouraged, even though I did metalwork & T.D (B.C) B4 Computer
I had the idea for a propelling screwdriver, teacher said it cant be done, now you can pick em up at the pound shop(though maybe not propelling).
Even in engineering college design was never really mentioned, I think they thought you would just end up taking orders in some factory.

Lego is always stronger than a bare foot!

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Mutley3D
But is it just me or did others have to do a double take on that log saw above to make sure it wasn't an attempt at making an i3 out of meccano smiling smiley

History just keeps repeating, while I revert to childhood, but with better toys.



Can someone implement Spirographic pattern generation?

[broderickcclab.wordpress.com]

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Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 13, 2016 04:04PM
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MechaBits
Lego is always stronger than a bare foot!

The pain is burned into my memory.
Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 13, 2016 04:12PM
Yeah that & the smacks around the head for leaving it on the stairs...

[www.fastcodesign.com]

Lego Spirograph Machine
[www.youtube.com]

NSFOF (Not safe for old fogies, turn hearing aid down)
[www.youtube.com]

Scara Sketcha


1928-36 [www.meccanoindex.co.uk]








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Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 19, 2016 03:21AM
I also had something like this

First Blink Test [www.youtube.com]
What a pity I didn't keep it up, I coulda' bin an evil electronics expert set on world domination
What's in the briefcase...

Nothing Just my portable electronic HAARP

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VDX
Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 19, 2016 04:17AM
... did someone had and survived this kit?

[en.wikipedia.org]


Viktor
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Aufruf zum Projekt "Müll-freie Meere" - [reprap.org] -- Deutsche Facebook-Gruppe - [www.facebook.com]

Call for the project "garbage-free seas" - [reprap.org]
Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 19, 2016 05:18AM
That's Cool



Ha No wonder he called his Meccano the Mysto Erector Set, he was a magician too




Not as flexible for design as Meccano, more like a show prop more form than funtion.
[www.eliwhitney.org]

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Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 19, 2016 09:26PM
Hahahaaaa the good ol' Spirograph, like as if you actually did ever get to the end of a complex pattern without the pen or teeth slipping. It was akin to trying to pat your head while rubbing your tummy CCW at the same time smiling smiley This thread should have been called memory lane!

I guess Tonka toys and Subbuteo dont really come into the creative nurturing realm.

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Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 20, 2016 02:38AM
Yeah trying to hold the disks in place a ball ache...funny how no one gave me drawing pins.
Tonka Toys... Shred em make some filament...football (or that other mind control outfit the church)
was never my thing, so was never into subbuteo like everyone else
but used to call my ex Penny after Penelopy Pitstop (insert cheeky dog laugh here)
Stop the Pigeon, Stop the Pigeon
KerPlunk, Mouse Trap, Evil Knievel, Major Matt Mason
Monopoly....Now there was a Lesson I should have learned
I coulda bin an Evil Capitalist Investor, Hell bent on owning the street!
But all I have is my lousy Portfolio....worth a lot to me but in the grand scheme of things
Totally Useless.

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Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
February 20, 2016 10:12AM
In trying to bring all these things together, I set out to make my printer like an expensive record deck or executive toy,
i just found a crazy example a Harmonograph (in black), a machine made with FAC, a modulair construction kit.
"Fac is used for rapid prototyping of mechanical devices in a professional environment and complies with the requirements within high engineering standards. Devices constructed with FAC are statically very stable and can be used in testing environments."







[wiswin.nl]

and a meccano one [wiswin.nl]

and another
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Re: If Only 3D Printing was available when I was a lad.
June 21, 2016 08:21AM


[www.instructables.com]



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