You can find plans and downloads for lathe on:
A platform (5cm radius) and a fitting 3-arm-actuator which is connected to a stepper motor with a 5mm coupler and runs on a base made of foamboard.
The platform has 3 holes to fix small bearings for smoother moving.
Controlled with an Arduino, a stepper motor board and a gear stepper motor with 2048 steps per round.
This is a very early demo of an automatic bed leveling Z probe for Mini Kossel with modified Marlin firmware. The Z probe is an allen wrench that is automatically deployed and retracted. When deployed, it activates an Omron SS-5 micro switch on the end effector.
a new Filament - for huge objects / architecture models
(use the entire space of your jumbo printer)
Size of the object in video:
30 x 20 x 2 cm 11.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
- very rough surface, near sandstone
- ink-able, grindable
- stics well on print bed, no heated bed necessary
- contains superfine milled natural mineralic fillers and
- harmless co-polyesters
- for architecture models / landscapes
- ideal for jumboprinters
- near zero warp !!!
- print temp: 165°C to 210°C, smooth to rough surface, 165°C less to 210°C more oozing
- you may print layer-thickness from 0.1 mm to 0.5 mm
- slicing: object fill max. 25%, fan needs to be on
- code M227 f.e. S:30000 P 10000
- wait after printing until object is hardened, then remove it from platform
- temperature stabile to about 70° Celsius
Laybrick: beta-version available at
Germany : orbi-tech.de/shop look for filaments
and ebay: search LAYBRICK
other dealers all over the world are welcome!
beta version: means that the grey colour of the filament may change in nuances, the filament is also a little maiden, it may brake while bending, you should be sure (especially during a long print) that you can feed a broken part of filament again in your printer.
It´s recommended to print in rooms with min. 20° Celsius. Colder more brittle)
This is the first test of the VirtuRange DIY LIDAR 3D Scanner. A Laser Rangefinder is mounted on two stepper motors. The motors are controlled by an Arduino. A Python script reads the distance from the rangefinder and calculates the pointcloud from the position of the stepper motors.
|3d object with casting channels where molten aluminum will be pored in|
|Final aluminum piece mounted on laser cutter|
MAKE A ROBOHAND
When Richard Van As, a woodworker in South Africa, decided to make a set of mechanical fingers, it wasn't just for fun. He'd lost four of the fingers on his right hand in an unfortunate work accident. For a carpenter, a disabled hand is a big professional risk, so Richard decided on the day of the incident that he would use the tools available to him to remedy his situation. Watch the inspiring video above to hear how Richard's project, Robohand, is changing lives with patience, spirit, and a MakerBot Replicator 2.