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Pandora, the Makibox (by Kariloy)

Well, as many of you know I've been waiting for my own very 3D printer kit for quite a while (almost 16 months). But finally, this past Wednesday (Feb, 5th 2014) I finally got it. If you want to read more about it's arrival you can check it here.

And if you fancy really poor quality videos and you see the initial unboxing here.

Morgan 3D printer adventure!

Thanks to Ossipee and his jedi mind tricks I have started working on another RepRap. My first RepRap was a Rostock which was on the cutting edge at the time and now I'm building another rather immature model. I have Ossipee to thank for the ongoing Rostock adventure as well!

Since the Morgan is so new, documentation is still in a state of flux with quite a few people documenting various virtual and real-world builds. While this is good it also has a way of muddying the already murky RepRap waters...

Children of the corn... and... ahem petroleum too

Well, finally the Makibox is supposed to start production this week. Meanwhile I can just stare at this:

while I wait for my order to be produced and shipped :P

Yup, I just couldn't help myself and got a roll of ABS and another of PLA :|

BoB's and filament

I love the invasion of the BoBs! Like a herd of little boxy Android droids. Although I don't have a 3D printer I was wondering how much filament was used to make one of those guys. More that I was interested in the cost involved as to have a better idea on how much to offer someone to make a BoB for me.

Sorry if it's mentioned in a post somewhere, I didn't see it.

Prints 3D objects in plastic, Eats up my extra time and money
(I will be updating this page as I make progress on my printer) Finally Moving! Hello LMR, Read more

A4988 and steppers My experience and mistakes

I've bought a few of the pololu stepper drivers A4988 to populate a ramps1.3 board used in printrbot. Before building the mechanics I soldered together the ramps board and plugged it all together with my arduino mega2560 and the drivers. Having tried to work out the best software combination with marlin version and either pronterface or replicator G I could not for the life of me get any action from the steppers in the control panel for either host software.

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