3D printing for Valentine's Day

Feb
13

Let 3D printing put your heart into a holiday!

Valentine's Day Coaster .STL file -> http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:248239

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BotFeeder filament test

Feb
01

New filament supplier "BotFeeder" with a great introductory offer.

Excellent packaging, good sturdy spool, precision tolerance - no extruder problems on a long print off a fresh spool. That's nice.

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"CarterBots" kickstarter

Oct
29
carterbots kickstarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1756440631/carterbots-a-custom-toy-y...

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").

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Indymaker firmware development underway

Aug
30
Indymaker firmware installed

First version of Indymaker firmware successfully built and uploaded into the control board.

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Indymaker #5 control board working

Aug
19

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.

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Indymaker #5 control board

Aug
06
indymaker control board

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.

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Indymaker #5 Z-stage Update

Jun
28
indymaker #5 z-stage update

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.

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Indymaker #5 Z-stage assembly

Jun
04
indymaker z-stage

Acrylic rails and 3D-printed latches hold the filament rack in place.

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Cutting Mechanism / Filament Rack assembly check

May
30

The mechanism operates, though the rack likes to pop out!

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Cutting Mechanism

May
28

Scale model of improved cutting mechanism with manual cutting arm wildly out of place!

Important to keep this section as thin as possible.

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