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- Modifying Marlin Firmware to work with a TandemB
- Construction of a TandemB Prototype
- Working in Tandem – Unconventional XY-axis layouts for 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling, engraving or pick and place.
- Bootstrapping a pen plotter to make a 3d printer
- The ideal shape for a multirotor ‘ducted-fan’ that can dramatically improve thrust and flight time.
- Breaking through the 2 hour barrier – Maximising efficiency to achieve the longest flight time of an electric multirotor (quadcopter)
- One step conversion of an image to gcode for Makerbot Unicorn and Reprap style 3D Printers
- DIY Dual H-Bridge to control a Pen Plotter
- Old-school Scientific Pen Plotter Teardown
- Playing around with a heated chamber design.
- MIT: 3-D printing with variable densities
- Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic
- Printable PCB motor?
- Cryogenic Granular Grinding
- Drawing gears in Sketchup.
- 2011 – The year of the 3D printer?
- IceRap – Water deposition for ice printing?
- Constructing the ‘gunstrap’
- Rethinking the Mantis Repstrap.
- How to use cad.py.
- Using cad.py on a Windows PC
- CNC milling with RAMPS.
- Making endstops from printer photo interrupters.
- Printer Parts + Time = Repstrap.
- Workshop LED light – DIY Walk-through
Category Archives: Thinking aloud (Theory)
I recently came across this industrial grade meet grinder. Its located in a laboratory used for, among other things, injection moulding. I’m told that its used to grind plastic granules down into a fine powder. What is particularly interesting though is … Continue reading
Generally speaking, plastics (polymers) are thought of as quite stable when compared to other naturally produced materials as they do not rust, rot or otherwise degrade in the traditional ways. However plastics do have their own set of weaknesses which, … Continue reading
More of the same ‘out loud’ thinking on the issue of warping in this post to follow on from the last post on warping fundamentals. In particular, thinking about how the speed of a print, the size of an object and … Continue reading
The cause of warping may be an obvious phenomena to some, but for myself it is far from it. However, having now had some time to chew it over I now feel like I have a much better handle on … Continue reading
Here is an interesting little experiment you can do at home with the kids. Take some plastic food wrap, and tear off a rectangle section thats around 5cm (2″) wide and as long as the box. Try to get an even tear. … Continue reading
From it’s heated print bed to it’s heated extruder, a reprap is hot property. So having a sound understanding of what heat is and how this heat is transferred to other materials may help you in building better reprap related paraphernalia. So consider … Continue reading
Reading back over my original post on adhesive principles I think I have may made it overly complicated. So consider this the key points from the first post. Having a good understanding of the principles behind how hot extruded plastic … Continue reading