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Why radio hams should consider 3D printing

Mike Grauer, Jr, KE7DBX, asks radio amateurs to think about how 3D printers can be used in home construction

He says:

As a member of the ham radio community, I have always been fascinated by the maker mindset which has existed since the early days of radio. From making radio equipment from scratch, to kits and even modifying commercially available equipment, the maker movement and radio go hand in hand.

The 3D printing community shares many traits with the ham radio movement. At the heart of it all is making, creating and inventing.

And just like ham radio operators, those involved with 3D printing are constantly learning new technical skills that can be used in other areas of our lives.

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Nice essay on the traits shared by amateur radio operators and those following the “maker mindset.”  Mike Grauer, Jr. (KE7DBX) makes an excellent case for having these two groups of “makers” share more ideas and common interests.  At the very least, 3D printing can duplicate hard to find parts for classic radios, such as dial pointers, cabinets, knobs, and toggle switches.  3D printing can also be used for experimental projects by both groups of enthusiasts.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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