Tag Archives: reprap
The 3D printers are working? Wha…what?!
With a lot more space to work recently, Chris Purola and Tony Morris have been working on the 3D printers. Chris’ printer, Breepbroop, now has solid state relay controlled heated bed with a 115v heater pad for heat. It’ll also have the hot-end moved to a cartridge heater as soon as we get a heater block to throw it in. The other 3D printer, Phineas, Ians makergear prusa is also making lots of headway. While there were some connector issues causing the hot end to heat whenever it felt like […]
RepRap is Rapping
Well, after much work, finding out that the power supply we bought was very noisy, replacing it with another one, and then getting a ton of other stuff worked out, I have a mostly-working RepRap. First piece that came out wasn’t amazing, but it was a piece: I decided to work more on getting Skeinforge to work, as that’s the best program for actually making decent Gcode files. After a bunch of tinkering with settings and trying to get things set up properly, it finally started to show some decent […]
MakerBot, Arduinos, and OpenVPN – Saturday Accomplished!
After a short Hangover-ish January 1st, the Makers and Hackers and Mooks wasted no time getting this year started off right! With plastic ‘poop’ jokes and superfluous LED blinkage! Mack got his MakerBot printing! Apparently, as it’s last and final test, it prints out it’s own last part. I got to make my first Arduino. You have no idea how much I’ve wanted those pins. I’ve tried everything else; parallel port hijacking, ripping apart keyboards, misusing joysticks… I have finally arrived. A VPN to our doppleganger counterparts at FouLab in […]