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.
Tags I use
- ancient religions
- cycladic figures
- Doctor Who
- Heated Build Platform
- loom tube
- Mendel Prusa
- molex connector
- Pirate Ship
- screw terminal
- solid geometry
- Stepper motors
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Tag Archives: electronics
This post has three photos, showing where and how my RAMPS v1.4 printer controller electronics connects to my MakerGear Mendel Prusa kit. In the first photo, you can see how the plywood support board is cable-tied to the threaded frame … Continue reading
This post is intended as an additional commentary on the “Differences from Stock Prusa” file initially by Brock Tice. Please don’t try to connect your electronics without also reading Brock’s file. I’ve tried to ensure that vital actions are in … Continue reading