So, you want to print your own 3D picture cube. What’s the problem?
Do you have to be an expert in electronics and programming to get it done? If so, then the first thing you need to do is invest a lot of time into learning about how all the gadgets on your computer and the printer work. Otherwise, all your effort will be wasted. You might as well get another job where you can get paid to learn instead of wasting all your energy on this project.
And what if you don’t know anything about electronics and programming? Well, you can always hire someone to help you. But as you might know, hiring someone to help you with this kind of project could mean more than one thing: paying him very much or overcharging him. Therefore, you’d better keep it simple and try to do it yourself.
OK, so you’ve got your computer with its printer and the knowledge to make a working 3D picture cube. Great! Now what? Do you just buy the latest and greatest printer in the market and put all your hard-earned money in it?
Probably not. A properly made cube is not something that you would just throw away after a few prints. It might even turn out to be a great item for family use, educational purpose, or other purposes. So, you can bet that some of your materials will end up at your neighbor’s house, at school, or at a friend’s house if you do not have any of your own.
So, what you need to do is get some good materials, take some time to make some adjustments, and finally get your own 3D picture cube. In order to do this, you can consider buying some basic materials from the market. You can start with buying a PCB cutter and other tools like pliers, washers, and adhesive tape. These tools are used for assembling PCBs and other electronic parts.
Aside from that, you may also want to buy a newer and more powerful printer like an old printer that you don’t use anymore. You may be able to save some money by buying a printer that is cheap but with a little additional power. If you have the budget, you may also want to consider buying a printer that allows you to scan and print your own pictures.
Of course, these are only some of the factors that you need to consider before getting your own cube. Making your own cube is not something that is easy or cheap.