Does your child like to draw their own robot suit? Turn your child's drawing into a custom 3D model with a 3D printed figure!
Your child's drawing of a fanciful robot suit or robot will be used to create a 3D model that will then be 3D printed figurine (a "CarterBot").
First version of Indymaker firmware successfully built and uploaded into the control board.
Control boards all interconnected and operational.
They are loaded with older firmware. The goal now is to install more modern firmware, then install the new stepper motor driver.
Control board for Indymaker #5 assembled and ready for testing. In the photo is the new stepper motor for the filament rack. I have to squeeze another stepper driver board in there somewhere.
Z-stage on Indymaker #5 gets new arms.
This design update unifies left and right arms into one drawing, removes obsolete actuator notches, cleans up frame tabs in the back, and adds another latch position behind the original.
Acrylic rails and 3D-printed latches hold the filament rack in place.
The mechanism operates, though the rack likes to pop out!
Scale model of improved cutting mechanism with manual cutting arm wildly out of place!
Important to keep this section as thin as possible.
motor mount v.26 - extends and thickens bearing arm for better printing
Wiring all tucked away, good solid feel.
Wonderful experiment bringing these technologies together.