Sunday, June 03, 2007
I have spent quite a bit of time on getting the stripboards done, and now things seem to move in the right direction. 2 out of 3 motors are running (i.e. the boards work) but there are still some small issues to iron out. See the image for the colorfull arrangement of stripboards and lots of wires :-)
although i think this reveals a crucial flaw in our build process. its something i experience too: a huge rats nest / buildup of wires.
i wonder if it would be better to do it in the reverse: first build the cartesian robot, then build, and attach the electronics. this would also have the side benefit of having a working system right away. technically, you could attach handles to the drive shafts and have a 'manual' 3d printer. that would make some great steampunk right there...
it would definitely be interesting.
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