Thursday, 30 August 2012

Rostock Plastics

And now for something sort of different, to paraphrase Monty python.

A Set of Rostock Plastics

The multi colours is partly deliberate. The tinted colours are stiffer and thus a good idea for the rods. The Blue ran out, so I used some green.

I nearly missed the Hot end of the bowden cable as the documentation didn't really mention it.

The rods where 'fun' to print. The stl on thingiverse had some issues and needed running threw netfab to fix them. They are also really long. The print area on a standard Prusa is about 200x200. Most have a much shorter X carriage due to the extruder. I had to remove my x end stop and run without it to get a full 200x200 and then it still needs to be printed diagonally and without a skirt.

This set isn’t for me, my set is next!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

blog google stats

I was looking at my blog stats, just to see if anyone is actuly reading the stuff I post :)

High on the list of referring sites, amongst all the googles of various countrys, was something unexpected.

They are using one of my images! 

Second digital poaching! I must be doing something right!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

New toys and annother Prusa I2 set

I had some more 'toys' arrive in the mail yesterday

Geared stepper motor 1:50, 7Ω, 12V, 0.4Amp, 1.0Nm
Driver Pulley, ID 5mm
Catridge heater ~30W/12V

I am hoping to turn the steppers and pulleys into a dual extruder for the MendelMax at some point. The Cartridge heaters are for playing with Nylon, which needs 350C or maybe the dual extruder hot ends, time will tell.

I printed out a set of the latest iteration 2 Prusa parts.

Quite a bit has changed since I last looked.
The X-ends have been simplified, the thin hole for the zip ties has been removed in favour of some hollows.  The X carriage has no nut holders and the lm8uu holders have been simplified . The Bearing guides have also been made thicker.

This particular set has a wade deigned for Viks 18mm hotend

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Nabbed myself a few little upgrades

A SDRAMPS and a hyena v1.0

I haven't been able to try the SDRAMPS as my RAMPS doesn't have the required pins, yet!

The SDRAMPS and hyena are for my mendelmax

I also got a SD for Sanguinololu

This is already attached to my Prusa. I recompiled the firmware with sd support with no issues.
I only have one micro sd card, and I can read it, but I cant seem to write to it.
I have been warned its only compatible with some microsd cards, but haven't been able to find and specification of what will or wont work.