Category Archives: RepRap

Meeting Cancelled

It seems that most people can’t make it to tonight’s meeting, however if you would like to attend, you can borrow the keys. We have replacement pulley’s for the Z-axis printed, that are ready to be swapped in. To get … Continue reading

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Post Reading Week Hackin’

The RepRap is almost complete, missing only the extruder. Extruder parts are now printed, which need assembling. We will be meeting up this week on Tuesday and Thursday. Where: ILC Woodshop When: 7:00 pm, 10/2/11 What: Assemble extruder, mount extruder … Continue reading

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Finally some photos!

Here are some photos from last week and tonight. It’s really coming together. We installed the x-axis into the frame, and played around with the electronics some more. X-axis is still moving backwards unfortunately.

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Splitting Belts & Moving X-Axis

Belts have been split using anĀ impromptuĀ jig that was essentially a box-cutter knife stuck into a piece of wood. Christine dropped by last night and gave us a hand with skeinforge, hopefully allowing us to print parts on the RapMan soon. … Continue reading

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Let’s Print Stuff

We now have access to the RapMan in Nicol hall, which will enable us to print the remaining parts that are missing from the RepRap. A few things need to be done this meeting: Finalize list of needed parts for … Continue reading

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Pulleys

Today we had access to the RapMan, which meant printing! First parts to print were pulleys by thingiverse user nophead, which are easier to install than the original mendel pulleys, requiring only one flat to be filed onto the stepper … Continue reading

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MK4 Tensioner Mod

As Freeman explains on his blog- we couldn’t let the makerbot MK4 extruder go to waste, even though we want to have a stepper driven extruder. The thing 4824 by Taniwha will take care of adapting the stepper to a … Continue reading

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