In the last quarter of 2013 David Price helped a group of youngsters at a school in Bracknell build their own 3D printer using a Thames Valley Rep Rap Prusa kit, South Hill Park, a local arts and media centre, made a video documentary of the 13 week project
You can watch it on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM77-Qlk7AU
In a recent post on the rlab google group (here ) regarding the laser cutter, a query about creating a dxf arose. David Price posted a solution using OpenSCAD and I thought the content was valuable. So I post it here for TVRRUG'rs
THE POST CONTENT FOLLOWS:
Over on the GG Bo has started a discussion regarding noting possible changes to be rolled into R4. This is a summary of his main points. There are pics and follow on comments on the thread.
I copy them here for future reference - Mike.
Bo's Post follows:
So since i cant see any place to come with suggestions before the next round i will do it here... i suggest everybody else to use same thread so it is not spread over multiple and gets lost
Ian posted the following in connection with a question about settings for R3 part printing with a R1 or R2 TVRR.
I am reposting here to help populate the R3 guide.
- Number of perimeters - 2
- Number of solid top and bottom layers - 3 and 3
- Layer thickness - 0.3mm
- First layer thickness - 0.3mm
- Infill Density % - 0.3 (30%) should be fine. Use rectilinear fill - it's the fastest printing; the honeycomb fill doesn't support top layers as well.
We don't need to duplicate info that is available elsewhere.... I thought of this as I updated the 'buying solder' page on the Reading Hackspace wiki. Just post a link, of course this does rely on the external site continuing to exist. Maybe there is a way of easily importing a duplicate of such pages?
Editors Note: (MikeTheBee) This is a copy of a post Ian made over on the GoogleGroup. (https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!topic/tvreprapug/EOPBcjttilI%5B1-25%5D)
I don't usually post about prints, but this one is a bit different, so thought it might interest the community to show what you can do with 3D printers.
At least three of our 20 first round TVRRUG printers are producing prints!
It’s hard to believe that it has been over a month since our eagerly awaited “Introduction to 3D Printing” weekend at South Hill Park, and we’re still basking in the after-glow of a successful event (if I may say so myself).