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 it is still unclear, please say where and I’ll make it better.
What is Desktop 3D Printing?
Imagine a robot that sits on your desk, and builds anything you tell it to from a spool of bioplastic.
Imagine that it makes these things by heating up the plastic then squeezing it out like toothpaste from a tube. Imagine it smells faintly of caramelizing sugar.
Imagine that the designs for the printer, the software that runs it, the software that designs things to be printed, and almost infinite quantities of pre-made designs, are all free.
I don't have to imagine any of that, I've got it sitting on my desk right now.
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