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Boffin1

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Oct 04, 2012, 11:40 am Last Edit: Oct 05, 2012, 01:03 am by Boffin1 Reason: 1
Oh for a 3D printer, and the time to experiment with it !

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I'd have the parts clipped into a 3D printed plastic frame


That might be the way to go, have each component sunken into the plastic layer, with just its legs standing proud, bare parallel wires connecting them, and an insulating layer before the next lot of wires crossing the first ? ........
With my mobile phone I can call people and talk to them -  how smart can you get ?

GoForSmoke

LOL, could you print sockets into the wiring? Resistor and led leads plug into many sockets I have. Even chips and some pins to make headers. I wouldn't try printing header pins with copper paste.

I find it harder to express logic in English than in Code.
Sometimes an example says more than many times as many words.

kg4wsv

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have each component sunken into the plastic layer, with just its legs standing proud,


Everything has to be flush with (or below) the top layer, so that the extrusion head can pass over it for the next layer.

Our guys made some cool badges with names "engraved" and the rfid tag embedded in the build. They built it up with a pocket, stopped the build before the top layers and dropped the rfid circuit in, then resumed the build.  They had a spiffy design with a pair of turning gears on the front of it.

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NI$HANT

Contact REP-RAP guy , these folks are getting into developing the same , I even saw a vid of them doing a trial and it worked! but looked raw and wicked at that time so I think in future they will have something..
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