Prototypes, things built for the purpose, DIY tools etc.

WILL IT THRUST? Hi everyone! This week episode has been a really fun one! The initial intention of this project is make a standalone propulsion and direction system that can be attached to anything to make it RC controlled. At this point I've started to think that I might have went a bit too far with the [...]

By | 2017-09-08T20:00:57+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Fail of the day, Industrial Design, Projects, Prototyping|0 Comments

PERFECTLY SIZED 3D PRINTED HOLES WITH CURA AND SLIC3R Hi everyone! I've recently found a great feature of Cura and Slic3r to adjust the final size of the polygons on your prints. The reference for the feature on Cura can be found here, and it is under the shell settings. The reference for the feature on Slic3r can be found here. This one [...]

SDR PROJECT – FALSE START Hi everyone! New project! As I've said in the video, I won't still tell you what is this about, but I'll give you clues with every video so you can give it a go at guessing what it is. In this weeks episode I've messed it big with the print settings, I've been mixing [...] Hi everyone, do you know of a name for the first print of a printer? Like in the telescopes, and boats and so...  I can assure you that this is the very first attempt at printing something that this printer has made. There have been some issues while printing, and the print is not [...]


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#23 – HEATED BED RELAYS (AND AC) – BUILDING THE BIG PRINTER Hi everyone! This week I swapped the two DC heated pads for the anticipated AC heated pads. As these cannot be connected directly to the ramps I'm using two solid state relays to switch the two heated pads but in a different than expected way. The two relays are wired in series so if [...]

#22 – GOLD PLATED PRINTING SURFACE?? – BUILDING THE BIG PRINTER This week video was a redo and recap of all the operations made to the bed. This week I made: Holes for the brackets that join it to the bed. Threaded holes for the three adjusting wheels. Threaded holes for the cable chain Threaded holes for the cable clips Threaded holes for the SSRs [...]

#20 – HEATED BED ASSEMBLY – BUILDING THE BIG PRINTER Hi everyone, this week episode is all about thinking. There were many options that could have led to a functional bed but there are always limitations. I'm really hoping to finish this printer in two or three more weeks so I cannot wait a month and a half for a chinese heatbed to arrive. [...]

#19 – HEATED BED MISASSEMBLY – BUILDING THE BIG PRINTER 25th of November - I finally decided on the size of the bed of the big printer, 600x300. For that I bought a 610x300 aluminum plate, and after much thought I ordered what I thought it were three 300x200 heated beds from Amazon. A while later I bought the 300x300 cork plates for isolation and [...]

#17 – DUAL THERMISTOR VOLCANO HEATER BLOCK – BUILDING THE BIG 3D PRINTER This two thermistor setup will allow me to trust that the heater block will not go on fire when printing unattended (which is my primary goal with this printer). Next step in this part is to set up an Arduino board that will read the thermistor continuously when the extruder is unparked and cuts [...]