Season’s Greetings! We came bearing gifts to yesterday’s TVRRUG meeting, in the form of the second instalment of the TVPrusa build. Instructions are up on the TVRRUG site.
This issue has yet more goodies, including milled and etched wooden print plates, a PCB heated bed, glass sheets and motors along with the usual printed parts and nuts and bolts. Sadly we are still waiting on belts and some motors, but there is enough to complete the majority of the X, Y and Z axes.
At the Brighton Mini Maker Faire Moving Brands (of chocolate printing fame) worked on an input demo using Kinect. The resulting shapes were then printed out on M&H's RepRap. Spot Me, M & H on the next booth in this video.
Moving Brands acquired M&H's 3D printer and this was the project it was put to. I liked the way is was renamed "RepNap"
You can visit the windows of each day in the Advent Calendar and see the models in plastic and chocolate. http://www.movingbrands.com/advent/
I have just created my first “Thing” on Thingiverse – Bungee Cord Toggles. I don’t actually know if it will print, but will have to wait until my reprap is complete before trying.
Phase 1 of the build of my RepRap Prusa is now complete and I have photographed it thoroughly, to assist others with their build and for general interest (there are more photos behind this one):
On Tuesday, I took delivery of the first set of parts for my RepRap from the local user group. I manfully held off from doing anything with it until today, when I settled down and built the frame. Sadly, the group wasn't able to print all of the frame parts that they'd intended to do, so it's a bit basic right now, but at least I know how much space it'll take up on my amusingly-titled "workbench".
It is time to reveal one of the big projects we have been working on over the past month – a 3D Printed Chocolate Advent Calendar!
Curtis Fletcher’s frame assembly breaks speed records!
This is Hannah's RepRap printing parts at Reading Maker Space last week. I was amazed how it was able to print the '1 inch bridge' at the top of this part. The noise was coming from the grinder next door, not H's printer :)