Category: Tantillus

Adding Focused Lighting to a Tantillus RepRap Printer

Adding Focused Lighting to a Tantillus RepRap Printer

Like many RepRap printers with an enclosure, the build platform on my Tantillus is a bit dark for photos and capturing good quality video. At the same time, I don’t like the gaudy mass LED football stadium lighting that a lot of builders stick on their printers. If possible, I want more controlled and focused [...]

WebCam Mount for the Tantillus RepRap 3D Printer

WebCam Mount for the Tantillus RepRap 3D Printer

Some of my parts could take a long time to print. More complex parts could actually take several hours to complete. But I don’t want to be tethered to the printer always watching to see if there’s any problems. I want to be able to leave the printer on while I’m in another room, or [...]

Why Cleaning Up After Yourself Is Good Practice….

Why Cleaning Up After Yourself Is Good Practice….

When you’re printing plastic it’s really easy to quickly end up with lots of small bits and pieces of stray plastic all over the place. This is especially true in the bed area where you’re extruding plastic, getting stringers (hopefully not too many or too often), etc. Normally they don’t cause any problems and are [...]

Android Robot Walker on Thingiverse

Android Robot Walker on Thingiverse

The Android Robot Walker STL is available on Thingiverse for download and 3D printing. It uses the Makerbot Windup Walker mechanism.  Via: Android Robot Walker by robots-dreams – Thingiverse

Fraser Valley RepRap Group Meet-up Photoset

Fraser Valley RepRap Group Meet-up Photoset

Early in July I had the great pleasure of attending a meet-up of the Fraser Valley RepRap Group near Vancouver British Columbia. The group has close to 60 active members and is doing some really creative work. Here are some of the photos from my afternoon with this great, and very open/welcoming, group of RepRap [...]

Test Cube – Good Print

Test Cube – Good Print

Test Cube printed after the extruder repair. Printed at 60% (36 mm) with 15 layers No discoloration No banding Print completed with no problems External surfaces need to be thicker. This was printed at “3″ ; layer_height = 0.15 ; perimeters = 3 ; solid_layers = 6 ; fill_density = .15 ; nozzle_diameter = 0.4 [...]

Shrinking the Design Process Using 3D Printing/RepRap

Shrinking the Design Process Using 3D Printing/RepRap

[Flash Snoot - test print at approximately 10% completion.] One of the primary advantages of affordable, accessible 3D printing like RepRap is the way that it facilitates the design process. The ability to imagine a new part or product then quickly prototype the concept and hold the actual part in your hand within an hour [...]

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