Afinia 3D Printer Bundle #2

Afinia H-479 3D Printer + 3D Printer knife set + Extruder Nozzle Temperature Switch + Octave ABS 1.75mm Filament 3 spools – 1 white, 1 black and 1 red.
Save with this bundle offer featuring the Afinia 3D Printer, Octave’s 3D printer toolkit, the extruder nozzle temperature switch, and 3 spools of Octave ABS filament – 1 white, 1 black and 1 red.
Afinia H-479 3D Printer – The Afinia H-Series 3D Printer provides a true “Out of the Box 3D Printing Experience” as the 3D Printer comes fully assembled, with easy to install software for both the PC and Mac.
Tool Kit A – 3D Printer knife set – 5 versatile cutting Tools.
Extruder Nozzle Temperature Switch – This enhancement to the Afinia and UP! 3D Printers reduces the nozzle temperature by approximately 30° C.
Octave ABS 1.75mm Filament 3 spools – 1 white, 1 black and 1 red.

Product Features

  • Afinia H-479 3D Printer + 3D Printer knife set + Extruder Nozzle Temperature Switch + Octave ABS 1.75mm Filament 3 spools – 1 white, 1 black and 1 red.
  • Save with this bundle offer featuring the Afinia 3D Printer, Octave’s 3D printer toolkit, and 2 spools of Octave ABS filament.
  • The Afinia H-Series 3D Printer provides a true “Out of the Box 3D Printing Experience” as the 3D Printer comes fully assembled, with easy to install software for both the PC and Mac.
  • 3D Printer knife set including 5 versatile cutting Tools. Extruder Nozzle Temperature Switch for the Afinia and UP! 3D Printers reduces the nozzle temperature by approximately 30° C.
  • Octave ABS 1.75mm Filament 3 spools – 1 white, 1 black and 1 red.

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Total 3D Landscape & Deck Deluxe

All the tools and inspiration you need to create beautiful outdoor rooms, patios, decks, gardens, and breath-taking landscapes are included. No previous design or architectural experience is needed. TOTAL 3D Landscape & Deck is designed for you, the homeowner, rather than an architect or contractor. Whether you are designing your dream deck, patio, garden, or pool, you’ll have all the tools and inspiration you need to create the ideal outdoor living space.

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Visualize Your Landscape Project with Professional Features!

Easy-to-Use Professional-Quality Features

Whether you are creating an enchanting water garden, lively tropical garden, or a relaxing reading spot, all the tools and inspiration you need are included. Total 3D Landscape™ separates itself from other products in its class since it is designed for you, rather than a landscape architect or contractor. Previous design skills are not needed. You’ll have access to all the features you need without paying for features you don’t want.

Powerful features for perfect plants and gardens.

Powerful features for perfect plants and gardens.

Hundreds of Sample Landscape Plans

Sample Garden & Landscape Plans

Save time and money using pre-designed plans. Get inspired with hundreds of award-winning landscape and garden plans. Easily find a perfect plan that fits your budget, lifestyle, and dreams.

  • Border
  • Shade
  • Corner
  • Water
  • Cactus
  • Family
  • Fern
  • Fountain
  • Island
  • Native Grass
  • Privacy
  • Herb
  • Perennial
  • Container
  • Tropical
  • Butterfly
  • Wooded

Quick Plan Designer with Drag-and-Drop SmartBlocks™

Quick Plan Designer with Drag-and-Drop SmartBlocks™

Smart YardBlock™

Simply drag-and-drop Smart YardBlocks™ to create an entire lawn, deck, pool, and more automatically.

Scan & Trace Blueprints

Easily make changes to an existing design by scanning and tracing it into Total 3D Landscape.

Color-Coded Design Plan

View your design in full color and easily identify furniture, plants, windows, fences, and more in your design.

Video Tutorial

Loaded with helpful tips, the comprehensive Video Tutorial walks you through starting, designing, and viewing your plan.

Powerful Custom 3D Design Tools

Import Digital Photos

Further customize your design by importing pictures into your design. Want to see how your favorite patio chair will look on your new deck? Just import a picture of it.

4,600 Item Plant Encyclopedia

Research and select the perfect plants for your garden based on 20 different characteristics. It’s the most powerful plant searching tool available.

Irrigation Systems

Keep your yard looking beautiful by designing a custom irrigation system. Select from a variety of pipes and sprinkler heads that meet your irrigation needs.

Color-coded design and irrigation plans.

Color-coded design and irrigation plans.

Easily Estimate Costs & Track Your Budget

Create designs that fulfill your dreams and fit your budget. Automatically track estimated and actual costs for materials and labor.

Bonus! Black & Decker® Home Improvement Library™

Get hours of advice on how to successfully complete common landscaping projects. Experts demonstrate how to install a gate, lay a brick patio, build a concrete block wall, and more!

High Quality 3D Imaging

Real-Photo™ Dynamic Imaging

Total 3D Landscape’s advanced photo-rendering transforms the look of your yard.

Bring Your Designs to Life

Tour your landscape design from an unlimited number of angles. Six separate 2D and 3D views show you every detail.

Animated 3D Shadows

View life-like animations of how shadows will fall across your yard based on the time of day, your location, and the season.

3D Patio & Deck Design

Complete your landscape design with custom patio and deck layouts. Add tables, chairs, grills, and other objects to personalize your design.

Millions of Design Combinations

Choose from unlimited combinations of paint, bricks, blocks, stuccos, concrete, shingles, and more.

Automatic Customizable Roofs

Choose from Hip, Gable, Gambrel, Flat, Shed, or Mansard. Then adjust the angle and pitch for a custom design.

Design the Yard of Your Dreams!

Transform the look of your yard with a powerful, realistic 3D dynamic image-rendering tool. It is easy to use and allows you to illustrate your designs with realistic results.

Professional-quality rendering tools make it easy to illustrate your designs!

Professional-quality rendering tools make it easy to illustrate your designs!

Ideas & Inspiration for Your Garden!

Browse 4,600 plants based on 20 different characteristics and plan the perfect garden. View photos, descriptions, and details for plants, It’s the most powerful plant research tool available.

Decks, Patios & Pools!

Create beautiful, outdoor living spaces that are the envy of the neighborhood. Design the perfect deck, patio, or pool with Total 3D™ Landscape & Deck. Include pathways, gardens, and fences then add tables, chairs, grills, and other objects.

Powerful, Easy-To-Use Features Designed for You!

  • Advanced 3D Landscape Design
  • Smart YardBlocks™
  • Scan & Trace
  • 3D Walk Through Views
  • 3D Aerial Views
  • 3D Terrain Views
  • Patios, Driveways, Walkways & Steps
  • Pools, Ponds, Streams & Spas
  • Exterior Home Walls & Roofs
  • Idea Gallery Portfolio
  • Designer Sample Gardens
  • Plant Encyclopedia
  • Real-Photo™ Dynamic Imaging
  • Real 3D Objects
  • Budget Planner
  • Digital Photo Import
  • Walls, Fences, Gates & Railings
  • Decks, Balconies & Porches
  • Space/Lot Plans
  • Outdoor Furniture & Structures
  • Decorating Tools
  • Colors, Patterns & Textures
  • Windows & Doors
  • Bricks, Blocks & Stones
  • Scan in or Sketch Designs
  • Quick Tabs to Navigate Between Views
  • Growth Zones & Hardiness Maps
  • Plant Search & Filter
  • Video Tutorial
  • Step-by-Step Guides
  • Snap-to-Guides with Settings
  • Multiple Undo/Redo Memory
  • Visualize Plant Growth
  • Type in Precise Dimensions
  • Apply Colors/Textures to All
  • Advanced 3D Shadow Tool
  • Set Camera View Angles
  • Zoom In/Out
  • Garden Scrapbook
  • Set View Angles
  • Detailed Plan Notation Tools
  • Sheds, Gazebos & Arbors
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Outdoor Lighting Fixtures
  • Grills, Hammocks & Swings
  • Recreational Equipment
  • 3D Outdoor Objects
  • Mailboxes, Wind Chimes & Weather Vanes
  • Customization of Objects
  • Custom Wall Height, Width & Angles
  • Landscape Design Resource Center
  • Black & Decker® Expert Advice
  • Add Plants & Objects in 2D & 3D Views
  • Customize Hardscape & Landscape Regions
  • Shopping Lists

Product Features

  • Easiest to use
  • Import your digital photos
  • Hundreds of sample landscape plans
  • 4,600 item plant encyclopedia
  • Color codes floor plan

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This Week in Sharing: Guides to Open Source (Almost) Everything

Open education – from OpenSource.com: “Nearly every week, if not every day, there are more and more open source and open educational resources available and accessible to us. It’s impossible to ignore. It also seems impossible to keep pace with the sheer volume. Despite this, I will attempt here to give a comprehensive listing of many helpful, accessible, amazing open education resources. (There will inevitably be some left out, but here goes!)”

Open source software – from OSalt.com: “Our mission is to provide easy access to high quality open source alternatives to well-known commercial products. And remember that open source software is also a freeware alternative.”

Top 10 Open Source Software

1. Dia
2. OpenOffice Draw
3. StarUML
4. Quanta Plus
5. Avidemux
6. Clonezilla
7. Gimpshop
8. ArgoUML
9. Cinelerra
10. FreeCAD

Open source mapping – from OSGeo.com: ” MapGuide Open Source is a web-based platform that enables users to develop and deploy web-mapping applications and geospatial web services. … MapGuide can be deployed on Linux or Windows, supports Apache and IIS web servers, and offers extensive PHP, .NET, Java, and JavaScript APIs for application development. MapGuide Open Source is licensed under the LGPL.”

From the Collective Action Toolkit. Photo credit: Frog Design. Used under Creative Commons license.

Open source design thinking – from FrogDesign.com: “The Collective Action Toolkit (CAT) is a package of resources and activities that enable groups of people anywhere to organize, build trust, and collaboratively create solutions for problems impacting their community. The toolkit provides a dynamic framework that integrates knowledge and action to solve challenges. Designed to harness the benefits of group action and the power of open sharing, the activities draw on each participant’s strengths and perspectives as the group works to accomplish a common goal.”

Open source and 3D printers – from Linux.com “3D printers run on simple microcontrollers – many of them based on the open Arduino hacker platform — and are controlled by desktop PCs like any other printer. Almost all the open source printers — and almost none of the proprietary designs – support Linux desktops, in addition to Windows and Mac. … Ten of the 15 desktop models on Make’s 3D printer review page are open source.”

Open source travel – from WikiSherpa.com“WikiSherpa is a mash-up of Wikivoyage, Wikipedia, and OpenStreetMap, the open-source world map. Use it to search for the latest destination guides, save them to your phone, download maps, and plot the guide’s sights, hotels, etc. on them — even while offline — for free!”

And… the zombie apocalypse – from OpenSource.com: “The modern zeitgeist is obsessed with zombies. In the past decade, 439 zombie-themed films were made, as compared to only 65 in the previous decade. … Could this fascination be the harbinger of impending zombie apocalypse? After all, even the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a zombie preparedness guide. What do they know about a possible zombie virus that we don’t?”