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Printing update.

September 15th, 2016

A quick update on my printing efforts the other night. It fell over! Well, not the print itself. This is what I got up to the point it went wrong.   It’s upside down in that first picture. The second one gives a good view of the infill, the pattern inside the printed object so […]

Actually printing.

September 13th, 2016

I spent all weekend and nights after work fiddling with the printer. I added the limit switches. The Z axis switch mounts to the motor which is at the positive end of the travel. The X and Y are both on the negative ends (i.e. at 0,0). This is all configurable in software but you […]

CNC Y axis.

September 5th, 2016

This weekend I finished (mostly) the Y axis and base of the CNC machine. This is again made from L section aluminium extrusion. I really had to scrounge about at work to find enough bits to make it. I cut the angles on the drop saw again one lunchtime. I did the same as on […]

CNC Electronics.

August 28th, 2016

This weekend I worked some more on the CNC machine. It’s really meant to be for laser cutting but seems to have become more of a 3D printer. Mainly since there is more involved in getting that to work. It is easier to stick a laser on a 3D printer than stick a 3D print […]

More CNC progress.

August 24th, 2016

I’ve been coming home and working on the CNC machine as well as at work in breaks. I am still waiting for parts to arrive from China before I can do too much more though. I spent an evening making motor mounting brackets then when I was done realised I had made them all too […]

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