Tagged: 3d printer

RS Components RepRapPro Ormerod 3D printing kit

RS Components the well known supplier of electronic components has launched a 3D printer kit for a very nice price 724,79 € euro incl vat, this kit also offers stand-alone printing with files supplied on SD card.

The site also states that the design can take 2 extra print heads for multi colour printing WOW.

 

Seems a nice design but have my doubt on the extruder arm which is only connected on 1 site, my experience with such designs is that on the long run there will be some play on the joint and the arm won’t be level any more, but maybe I’m wrong…

More info can be obtained on the RS site http://be02.rs-online.com/web/c/computing-peripherals/printers-printing-supplies/node_under_construction/

The Openbuilds website

This is something I had to post a long time ago, the openbuilds site is a community site for makers where you can publish your open projects.

http://www.openbuilds.com/

The site is created by the nice people of the openbuildspart store, the same people who launched the V-slot aluminium profile. ( I backed their Kickstarter V-slot campaign and have some of the first few meters of 20 x 20aluminium  profile).

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If you are searching for a Delta 3D rpinter design or a portal cnc router, then you’ll find some nice design over here.

Next step is buying the parts at their store, really fair prizes for decent material. http://openbuildspartstore.com/

They have some dealers over here in Europe like https://www.iprototype.nl/search?search_string=v-slot

My goal is to make a portable cnc router and/or 3D printer with the v-slot profiles I obtained, I have already a 3D printer and 2 CNC routers, but the v-slot profile can make very compact designs and that’s what I need.

So happy building.

 

 

RepairCafe Bornem

Last Saturday I participated at the first Bornem (Klein-Brabant) repair café.

The local TV channel made a small item of it which can be watched on their site http://www.rtv.be/artikels/nieuws/2013100513362210_eerste-repair-caf%C3%A9-in-klein-brabant

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The goal of the RepairCafe is to help people with broken products like a not working cd-player, a staff of ‘fixing people’ is available to  help and explain how to repair the broken product.

Products range from clothes to chairs to microwave ovens..

Sadly my 3D printer broken down a few times due to some unknown reasons (Murphy’s Law) so I spend most of my time fixing my own printer … luckily the camera guy had my printer on film before it broke down again.

So next time I hope to be printing some useful artefacts.