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Nice write up from Make Magazine: “After a while all 3D printers start to the look the same, but there are a few that are different. I talked to Simen Svale Skogsrud—from Polarworks here in Norway—about their upcoming Alta printer.” 

http://makezine.com/2014/08/30/a-new-type-of-3d-printer-at-maker-faire-trondheim/

Nice write up from Make Magazine: “After a while all 3D printers start to the look the same, but there are a few that are different. I talked to Simen Svale Skogsrud—from Polarworks here in Norway—about their upcoming Alta printer.”

http://makezine.com/2014/08/30/a-new-type-of-3d-printer-at-maker-faire-trondheim/

Printing low poly, low res Bulbasaur at Maker Faire Trondheim.

Printing low poly, low res Bulbasaur at Maker Faire Trondheim.

✓ Camera 
✓ Crane 
✓ Dolly
✓ Rails

✓ Camera ✓ Crane ✓ Dolly ✓ Rails

New parts have been critically reviewed and left us in awe.

New parts have been critically reviewed and left us in awe.

Board back from the great matter compiler of China.

Board back from the great matter compiler of China.

Lovely first spin of the PCB on its way to production. Saved for the next iteration: overall height and connectors.

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.

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.

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.

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