Archive for July 2013

3D Printing (Part 5)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Makerbot Replicator 2x review! Our printer totalizes about 250 hours of printing, so as to say almost 2 kg of ABS filament thawn and printed with an average printing time of 1.5 hour. The Replicator 2x is as it looks: strong construction, simple and clean design, made for printing quite large […]

Bug of the Day!

This is the funniest bug I ever found “on” Arduino 😉

3D Printing (Part 4)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Arrrrrrrrggggggggggllllllllllll ! What the hell is this awful noise from the X axis stepper motor? The moving head turned to a shaking head, and the printer sounds like a bear which has been woken up before spring. For some reasons, I could not find a possible cause for this disaster on […]

3D Printing (Part 3)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Kapton (or Mylar) film Kapton is great stuff and might be puzzling stuff as well! After printing a couple of parts and because of the lack of experience, big bubbles will appear, scratches will accidentally happen, thick deposits of ABS mixed with cleaning wipes debris will stick to the surface so […]

3D Printing (Part 2)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 This is a “tips and tricks” section, applicable to Makerbot Replicator 2x and ABS prints only Warning:  Information and documents provided on this Web site are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement. Arduinoos uses […]

3D Printing (Part 1)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Many people talk about 3D printers, happy few are running the early models, and I am part of them 😉 We bought a Makerbot Replicator 2x in the context of the startup that I co-funded, after spending a couple of weeks investigating web sites, running demos and getting information from FabLabs […]