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Just in case anyone would like to see my 3D printer in action. smiley

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/blds-dk

Controlled by an Arduino MEGA 1280


Will be printing around an hour from now. (12:20)
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I see it smiley
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so what is it?  looking like a gear or something at the moment... very very very cool.

Just explained to my nine year old daughter what "that thing I'm watching" is, I'm pretty sure she will now be insisting that I build a 3D printer to fabricate toys for her on demand.  Hmm.  Not quite that easy, but I like the sentiment....

and by the way, what's the tunage?  Nice trance/ambient.. but then drops into a nice riff, but nothing too nuts.  Instrumental.  Almost Infected Mushroom, but I don't think it is.. Hmm.  Astral Projection?  Space Buddha?  Almost makes me think of Tangerine Dream, too..  is it Antiloop?
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When the testing is complete there will be... cake.

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LOLOLOL sucker won't come off!

There you go!

My daughter suggested Cooking Spray..lol.. However, maybe she's not far off.. would some kind of silicone spray work?
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MAKE IT GO! smiley-sad
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LOLOLOL sucker won't come off!

There you go!

My daughter suggested Cooking Spray..lol.. However, maybe she's not far off.. would some kind of silicone spray work?
The problem is that is MUST stick to the blue tape, but not THAT much... hehehehe... Got it off by reheating the print-bed. smiley

MAKE IT GO! smiley-sad
Will print something again after dinner. smiley

so what is it?  looking like a gear or something at the moment... very very very cool.

Just explained to my nine year old daughter what "that thing I'm watching" is, I'm pretty sure she will now be insisting that I build a 3D printer to fabricate toys for her on demand.  Hmm.  Not quite that easy, but I like the sentiment....

and by the way, what's the tunage?  Nice trance/ambient.. but then drops into a nice riff, but nothing too nuts.  Instrumental.  Almost Infected Mushroom, but I don't think it is.. Hmm.  Astral Projection?  Space Buddha?  Almost makes me think of Tangerine Dream, too..  is it Antiloop?
Might have been deadmau5 or Faithless.

A lot more pictures of it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/blddk/sets/72157626672561362/
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So sitting here thinking about "what could I do with that", and a thought popped into my head... instead of extruding plastic, I'm thinking other material.. specifically, candy!

Hard candy brought to "Hard Crack" stage might be too brittle, but just below that temp might be workable.  I was thinking chocolate at first, but that's really low temp melting and you'd need to actively cool the room to make it harden fast.  Hard candy might just work however.

Sure, they make candy molds, but why not use a multithousand-dollar immensely complex and slow process instead!
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So sitting here thinking about "what could I do with that", and a thought popped into my head... instead of extruding plastic, I'm thinking other material.. specifically, candy!

Hard candy brought to "Hard Crack" stage might be too brittle, but just below that temp might be workable.  I was thinking chocolate at first, but that's really low temp melting and you'd need to actively cool the room to make it harden fast.  Hard candy might just work however.

Sure, they make candy molds, but why not use a multithousand-dollar immensely complex and slow process instead!
There are some who made a chocolate extruder... But it is highly unpractical.

I haven't really made something I need yet, but just the feeling of having a problem, and then just print what is needed... That feeling is so nice.

The belt on the Y axis was a bit loose... less than 2 minutes later...
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I see it!  It was like a UFO coming down smiley
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Printing again! smiley
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I've want one of these more than I can remember wanting pretty much anything smiley

Moving house next week - might actually have room for my evil laboratory at last!
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I've want one of these more than I can remember wanting pretty much anything smiley

Moving house next week - might actually have room for my evil laboratory at last!
Underground lair?
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Still printing!!! Not sure how long I will continue... Searching for bugs in the firmware...
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Printing again on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/blddk-reprap if anyone is interested in how it looks smiley-grin
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Making upgrades...

Changing from the stock PLA bushings to much better LM10UU linear bearings. And upgrading the smooth rods from 8mm to 10mm at the same time too.
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