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‘We deliver clean, modern digital solutions and successful online marketing strategies.’

We are an experienced team of contractors servicing the ACT/NSW who specialise in web design, web development, hosting and digital marketing services for government departments and SMEs. We combine traditional online advertising, search engine optimization (SEO), email marketing and social media campaigns to establish and enhance our clients online presence.

We take pride in our work and enjoy what we do. It has a track record of increasing traffic, ensuring front page search engine rankings, boosting brand recognition, increasing customer satisfaction and, ultimately, increasing online sales. We often meet our local clients regularly to provide ongoing support and advice so they too can enjoy the benefits of having both a functional and an attractive online presence.

Please contact us today, we would love to sit down and have a chat at your convenience.

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Perfactory Micro EDU – 3D Printer Review

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‘Taking the leap from consumer to professional.’

Introduction

The Perfactory Micro EDU 3D Printer is a professional desktop printer far exceeding the regular consumer level 3D printers on the market today (those within the $1000-$3000 price range). At $10,000 US and arguably worth every penny, the Micro EDU takes the leap into the professional realm of architects, educators and design professionals. It is an easy to maintain and user-friendly printer designed for producing very high quality models using state-of-the-art Direct Light Projection (DLP) technology and with a variety of different materials. Like consumer 3D printers, the Micro EDU prints projects created in a regular CAD environment (primarily .STL) and connects to your PC via USB. It has a build envelop of 4” x 3” x 4” (100 x 75 x 100mm), an XY resolution of 31 microns and a Z resolution as low as 25 microns.

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UP! Plus 2 – 3D Printer Review

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‘The perfect 3D printer for beginners.’

Introduction

The new UP! Plus 2 3D printer is closely based on its predecessor: the award-winning UP Plus (the American equivalent is the Afinia H-Series 479). The UP Plus/Afinia won the Make Magazine’s Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing Buyer’s Guide Competition, which is held pretty highly in the maker world. While it is closely based on its predecessor, the UP! Plus 2 has got enough refinements and improvements to put it in a league of its own. It has an open frame, a strong, durable steel chassis and linear bearings on each axis. It can print objects in either ABS or PLA plastic to maximum dimensions of 5.3 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches (135 x 140 x 140mm) and with a resolution as thin as 0.15mm (150 microns). The feature most commonly trumpeted (and perhaps rightfully so) is the UP! Plus 2’s ability to auto-calibrate at setup and before prints begin, making it quite beginner-friendly.

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UP! Mini 3D Printer Review

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‘Solid prints from a tough machine.’

Introduction

The first thing you’ll notice about the UP! Mini 3D Desktop Printer is that it looks like it can take a fair amount of punishment. Brought to you by PP3DP, a company headquartered in Beijing, China, it’s got a sleek black case and full-metal enclosure which give it that professional look. The enclosure also controls noise and odours while helping protect your prints from drafts and temperature fluctuations. The cell board is held to the platform by full-side mounting channels for a secure base, and solid metal guide rails and precision slide bearings help ensure precise movement.

With a resolution of between 200 to 400 microns (0.2 to 0.4mm), the UP! Mini can print objects up to a maximum dimension of 4.75 x 4.75 x 4.75 (120 x 120 x 120mm). It can print objects using either ABS or PLA 1.75mm filament. The heated build platform heats to 51.4 degrees Celsius and helps provide thermal stability and reduce the risk of print warping.

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MakerBot Digitizer Review – Desktop 3D Scanner

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Almost magic..’

Introduction

The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner is, at its core, a simple piece of technology. It’s essentially a turntable, a webcam and two ‘eye-safe’ class 1 laser line generators. Makerbot software controls the turntable and scans the points generated by the laser as the object rotates. You have to give the self-contained Digitizer credit for trying to establish itself in a rather new and untested market. Many of the 3D scanners in use by those that might be more budget-conscious are open-source DIY kits built around the Kinect or a smartphone. You don’t need any design or 3D modelling experience for the Digitizer however; most of the work has been done for you to make this a genuine ‘out-of-the-box’ experience if you are relatively new to the 3D printing field.

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The 8 Best C Programming Books of 2014 (Beginners to Advanced)

Looking for the best C programming books to get you up to speed or hone your skills?

C is a general-purpose, powerful system programming language and is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time. C has proven to be a powerful and flexible language that can be used for a variety of applications, from business programs to engineering. It is for this reason C remains a popular language even with the rise of C++ (see The 9 Best C++ Books of 2013 (Beginners to Advanced) list here). The C books listed below are all extremely popular around the web, well-written, well-received and easy to follow for their relevant skill bracket. Whether you are new to C and programming in general or need to master intricacies of the language to score that high-paying role, one of the best C programming books listed below will be perfect for you.

Best Beginner C Programming Books:

Best C Books: C Programming: A Modern Approach, 2nd Edition

C Programming: A Modern Approach, 2nd Edition

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C Programming: A Modern Approach is a very highly rated beginners C book and is popular with both students and faculty alike because of its comprehensive and well-written introduction to the language. It’s got great Q&A sections that challenge encourage you hone your C skills, making you ‘think’ like a programmer. It’s full of clear reasoning behind the code and the examples are concise. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to jump in and learn the C language, even if you are new to programming in general. Read more..

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The 9 Best C++ Books of 2014 (Beginners to Advanced)

Looking for the best C++ books to get you up to speed or hone your skills?

C++ is a powerful general purpose programming language that is statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm and compiled. It is one of the most popular programming languages in the world and is implemented across a wide variety of hardware and operating system platforms. As an efficient compiler to native code, its application domains include systems software, application software, device drivers, embedded software, high-performance server and client applications, and entertainment software such as video games.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner new to programming or an intermediate-advanced user looking to master the language, there’s a book here that has got you covered. They are all extremely popular around the web, well-written, well-received and easy to follow for their relevant skill bracket.

Best Beginner C++ Books:

Best C++ Books: C++ Primer

C++ Primer

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C++ Primer is a highly recommended, well organised and well-written book for those who want to learn C++. It is a very thorough introduction to the language in a very accessible format, with plenty of examples and explains everything in the language in great detail. It will help you learn C++ fast, especially if you come from a programming background already, and will teach you how to use the language in modern, highly effective ways. Chosen and recommended by many of industry leaders, it highlights best practices, the core of the language and its standard library, while providing great examples and insightful analysis along the way. It comes at over one-thousand pages but is not messy or hard to navigate, so expect to find any beginners topic covered extensively. Read more..

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