Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Random Repstrap Idea
simply print your design on a sheet of paper, attach it to the board you intend to cut, the cut where it indicates on the paper. if you glue it on somehow, then you're set!
although with vik's recent success with fabricating extruder head parts... hopefully we can start getting them printed and in the wild ;)
You can get full-sheet labels that would be ideal for this. Print the design, peel off the backing and stick it on the workpiece.
A 3D printer wich produces another forms of RP, nice :D
See ya! 's
First, render or screen capture the parts in AOI or other 3D software. Then export this image file into an image editing application like Photoshop or Paint Shop. Use the measuring tools in those applications to size the image via scaling, or via the print settings. Then print and double check with a good ruler.
Once you've got it set up, you should be able to do several prints of assorted parts without much hassle.
I like the full sheet lable idea! :)
When you have the AOI image in the image editing software, you can also activate a grid and then when they both overlap perfectly you should have accurate control of demensions from then on. :)
It wouldn't be hard to do 1:1 plans to be glued on a sheets of MDF board that would then be carefully cut.
The question is:
What is the best and simplest design for a repstrap.
Darwin is quite simple but is it easy to make it with low fi technology? Maybe. The advantage using the darwin design from the start is clear however.
There are other simple designs for cnc like this one by
or these by
If we choose to go the Darwin way, i will be glad to provide the plans for it.
I've the ability to do them so i'll make the cad drawing.
I will try to simplify the parts to make them easily done on a drill press and a bandsaw.
Tell me what you think of it, what could be improved or anything else.
I made a new topic on the forum for this too.
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