Monthly Archives: November 2011

DIY 3D Printing is easy

Especially if you concentrate on organic, irregular shapes! Here are photos of the first five objects to come off my printer’s bed, with no more alignment and setup than (mostly) leveling the bed. Oh, and eventually finding out where to … Continue reading

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My Mendel Prusa is ready for printing

Now I have a chance to show some photos of my 3D printer finished and set up. If you haven’t seen one before, this will show you what a MakerGear Mendel Prusa kit looks like once it is assembled. Then … Continue reading

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More ATX power supply hacking

MarkC reminded me I hadn’t written anything about the very first step in getting the ATX supply working. I’ve updated this post yet again, so all the information is in one place.

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Sidestepping my filament feed problem

I still can’t get the bruthead to feed the beginning of a new length of filament directly into the groovemount. It runs fine past the gearhead, and down through the bottom of the printed plastic piece, but it never quite … Continue reading

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Using an Eagle ATX powersupply to cure a MakerGear heat-core

I’ve just updated this post with a much more detailed explanation of how to use the ATX power supply to cure the heat-core. Thanks to MC for politely pointing out that I had been doing more armwaving than explaining. If … Continue reading

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My workspace for art and 3D printing

Especially for the ‘visually oriented’ here’s a post showing how I have my workspace organised. (I need it organised or I get very grumpy when I can’t find the tool I need.) Less words than usual, and a bunch of … Continue reading

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Building a MakerGear Stepper Plastruder for a Mendel Prusa

Since I’ve already received word that my write-up on the mechanical build was useful, here are some similar notes on building the hot-end and extruder. The overview instruction page is on the MakerGear website. I’ll go through the sub-pages step-by-step. … Continue reading

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