Saturday, March 03, 2012

Reprap Huxley starts to print.

This last weekend (Saturday, 24 February 2012) my Reprap Huxley oozed it's first plastic.
First plastic

This was quite an excitable moment as we have purchased the 3D printer before Christmas as a kit with promises of all the things we could create with it. Since then it has been successfully printing lots of stuff in PLA plastic and I have been able to figure out how to further tune it up and make the prints even better.

A big shout-out to the great guys an the Adelaide Hackerspace who
helped me through the final set of bugs and explained how to effectively use the printing software. (Compose.. then print.) Thanks Pix, Jonathan and Ryan.

Clips for mounting the Huxley circuit board.
Yes, it needs to print parts for itself before it was finished.
The following are some of the items that have successfully been printed.
Small Pink box, 40 x 40 m

Yellow Dragon. 

I need to buy some more filament.

1 comment:

JonW said...

Hi Paul,

What type of tape are you printing on?