So I purchased a Wanhao I3 Mini, this was because the frame of my main printer’s (Prusa i3 style clone) cracked and stopped printing reliably. So I got the I3 Mini as a bridge so I can print the necessary parts to put together a P3Steel, Though I do have a delta (Kossel I3 Mini), […]
After successfully wiring up and testing the power supply I started to make in my last post (here) which incorporated an DPS3005 Adjustable DC Constant Voltage module and a T12 solder station, The next stage was to design a case for laser cutting out of black acyclic. However I wanted to add some USB ports and some fans, After […]
I started to build a bench power supply with an inbuilt T12 solder station. Because all of IT12 solder kits I found require between 12v-24v I decided it would be best to use a 24v LED PSU. as well as a DPS3005 Adjustable DC Constant Voltage power supply module with integrated voltmeter / ammeter, which […]
I have been continuing to have some problems levelling the Kossel printer, So I decided to take a little detour and made a small tool for visualizer the levelling mesh to give me a better indication what is going wrong from one test to another. The tool allows to save various mesh in local storage […]
One word, Failure….. It would certainly appear that the process of calibration is far from complete, as you can see from the pictures the printer is printing in a slight convex, i.e. a downward arc from the center to the edge. More adjustments are definitely going to be required…..
I recently moved into a smaller place and as a result of simply having too much stuff and not enough space, I have rented an old showroom as a sort of man cave. I moved in a couple of months ago but things have been a little busy hence the lack of blog posts for […]
A while ago I modified a circular fan duct and mount created by mcleishn on thingiverse for my Hictop Prusa i3, it is actually my most popular design thus far. The modified version had an improved duct that was easier to print and a mount for an 12mm inductive sensor. I used this sensor for […]
I today released the filament guide I have been using for a while on my Prusa i3 3d printer. It is a relativity simple design made with TinkerCad, which can be attached to the top of the printer with a standard M5 screw. The design is available here on Thingiverse. Enjoy!
Lately I have been working towards building a robotics platform, I was very reluctant to spend a lot of time attempting to design something from scratch. After much internet searching I found a brilliant design entitled ‘prototank‘ by thingverse user timmiclark. My plan is to take this design and add cameras, sonar sensors and probably some kind […]
I have been recently looking for a new fan duct for my Prusa i3 3d printer as I’ve found the stock one only pushes air in one direction. I was ideally looking for one that I could attach an inductive sensor to for one of my next attempts to improve the printer. An inductive sensor […]