Lovely first spin of the PCB on its way to production. Saved for the next iteration: overall height and connectors.
Bottom – first ever printed part. Top – print number 3 first day Maker Faire. No proper adjustments.
We previewed the printer to an enthusiastic crowd at Maker Faire Oslo. In the run up we worked 30 hours solid to produce our first print. Something we got to at eight in the morning on the opening day.
Machined parts. From Italy.
Hooking it all together. STM32F4 microcontroller, Texas Instruments DRV8711 drivers for the big motors, small RAMPS style stepper sticks for z-axis and extruders. G-code parsing, simple kinematics, homing, z-axis motion and temperature control is in the bag.
Since it survived the encounter with the waterjet, we thought it would be an excellent idea to put the camera it in the cage with the CNC mill today. Good luck in there little guy!
Curious to see how this works out. 5d mkII nestled right next to the live waterjet. Hope it lives.
Editing. Editing. Editing.
Proper test bench doesn’t arrive till next week. Using analog accelerometers to measure harmonic oscillations in the spring mass system of different stepper motor and driver pairs. From way over there it may look like science.
A bandsaw style machined part for the motor coupling