There are many uses of a 3d printer, from jewellers to dentists, plenty of industry professionals and various hobbyists are taking advantage of that technology. This includes many modelling enthusiasts whom are using a printer, for extra parts or entire models. My scratch build "Hypercube" The two biggest problems with domestic printers are the print … Continue reading Paint your 3D prints
Some time ago I have made a post about the first rite of passage to DIY 3d printers. It was about a year ago and since then, with a little bit of break I have picked up on that quite a bit. By now, I have almost finished another DIY (scratch) build printer, a Hypercube … Continue reading Newly built 3d printer test procedure
If you are into customizing or building 3D printers, you might be using an "MKS Gen" control board. I am building a HyperCube from Tech2C and I have chosen to use that card. Correctly installing a Z axis proximity sensor was a good learning process fo me, so I thought I share my experiences, it … Continue reading Using an inductive PNP Proximity Sensor with MKS Gen Printer Control Board
The sequencer is an (mostly) electronic device which triggers sounds in steps in a continuously repeating sequence. The origin of such a machine is dating back several hundreds of years, since music machines were constructed. The one which resembles most to the modern computer based sequencing softwares are the barrel organs which were using long … Continue reading Basic 8 step sequencer – upgrade your Atari Punk Console
And so than, I was hooked. My interest in electronics sparked (bad pun) again a couple years ago, when I bought an Arduino microcontroller out of interest, than I was introduced to 3d printers by a friend, than I have started to mess around with ICs and bought a 1000 books on the subject. All … Continue reading Atari Punk console – the entry to Sound Synthesizers
I aim these posts for those whom has very little or no experience in setting up a DIY 3d printer. However, the information might help more experienced builders as well. Marlin is the most popular open source control software, designed to run 3d printers and in some cases other type of CNC machines. One of … Continue reading Z axis, hotend nozzle offset in Marlin, explained
How one would start on building 3D printers without no prior knowledge about it? It is a massive subject for most and speaking from experience, it is difficult to make a choice where to start. The first time I have ever encountered a 3d printer face to face, was through a very good friend of … Continue reading My 1st rite of passage to scratch build 3d printers
Here are the rest of the bits from the Chinese made Arduino set. HC-SR04 - Ultrasonic distance sensor RTC v1.0 - Real time clock module ULN2003A - Stepper motor driver v1.0 on a breakout board Sound sensor Thumb Joystick Relay breakout board MPU6050 - Gyro and Accelerometer Triple axis compass 8 bit expander Apart from … Continue reading Collection of Bits II.
I couple of month ago I`ve dived into the world of Arduino microcontrollers. To get things going, I have purchased an original Arduino Uno starting set. It provides a tidy book which takes you through some of the things you can do with that little device. Everything is nicely explained and if you get through … Continue reading Collection of bits
Have you ever heard the expression, "Jack of all trades, master of nothing"? What do you think? Is it true? Does it need to be true? Can you be really not good in anything, if you are interested in everything (or a lot of things)? What happens to people whom are interested in more than … Continue reading Jack of all trade?