Monday, January 19, 2009
Dodecahedron Test Print
Now that I have my Pinch Wheel Extruder working really well, I'm starting to really print a bunch of stuff in earnest. This is a print of the Dodecahedron designed by Nophead.
I printed off 4 of these, each time modifying the settings in Skeinforge to attempt to get a better print. I think that by the end, I got a pretty nice result. I still need to tweak the settings for better results though.
as soon as i can find a proper motor, i'll send you some lasercut plates + motor. its also really easy to fabricate your own... the outer shell is really only to guide the filament a bit, and to keep all the finger-pinching bits tucked inside.
so far i've built:
5 x minimugs
4 x dodecahedrons
1 x corner bracket
so... i'm working on that building a 2nd darwin thing =)
Can you publish your Skeinforge preferences somewhere as that may give new users a head start.
snapai: i'm not sure. probably when someone gets around to designing it. wanna give it a shot? for now, the laser cutter works great: it costs about $10 in laser time and maybe $5 in acrylic to build. that drops it down a bit lower on the important scale for me. i've got bigger fish to fry (like 3rd gen electronics, support extruders, solder paste extruder, pick/place head, etc)
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