Series: RepRap

RepRap Prusa i3

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series RepRap

My first exposure to 3d printing was working in the architecture departure at Auckland Uni. I was also working for an engineering consultants at the time and had designed a pretty complex bits for a façade tension system. There were two of these things and they had a fair few parts. From […]

Reprap Prusa i3 updates

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series RepRap

Have made some updates to my DIY printer. Whether all these updates been successful? Jury is out. Octoprint Power Supply Auto-bed levelling Cooling fan Octoprint This is cool, and easy, and cheap. Octoprint is a linux repo for Raspberry Pi  (whoopee, finally found a reason for Raspberry Pi v1). Means you […]

Irritating RepRap

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series RepRap

The Irritation that is My 3D Printer If I had to write a list of things that I am finding irritating right now, it would be quite long: Long enough, actually, for me to categorize the things on it, and list them: a meta-list. Three of those categories would be: (Paid/career) […]

Reprap: Idea to Thing

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series RepRap

For all the disdain I throw at my little Reprap (see here, and here), the little machine never ceases to amaze me (when it’s working). The idea of it amazes me: A load of hacked together bits of MDF, wires and electronics can make a physical object. I have had a bike-light sitting around for […]