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: RAMPS
When my first prints of my raygun prototype warped up from the print bed, I knew I was going to have to bite the bullet and build the heated build platform. Here is the result. RESULT! I’ll write about what … Continue reading
At last I have Marlin running successfully on my RAMPS v1.4 hardware on my Mendel Prusa. Marlin is a firmware 3D printer control program which lives on the microcontroller in the printer itself. Pronterface on my laptop talks to Marlin … Continue reading