I thought you may be intereste
d in how my search for a personal version of a 3d printer is going.
The mechanism I built is show here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejSQYs0q7UM
tly, though very reliable and very cheap ( about 50 bucks to built this ), the software
I figured would draw on it just cannot be done. Also unfortuna
tley it was impossibl
e to know this without
. The firmware prints two slices moving slightly between each slice, so I just couldnt stop that
behaviour so it always prints a blurred image, though its rotated right..
Good thing is, all this experimen
ting has taught us how to fool the paper sensor with a magnetic latch
sensor ( 50 cents ), so that it shoudl be very reliable on a linear platform.
.so its going back on its table
to slide back and forth. We figure we can do this using nothing but the printers firmware now, so we'll still
have a cheapo tshirt printer to use as a test platform for various printing technique
s. So the project is ongoing,
and starting to look good for an ink sprayer thats cheap and easy to build. ( I think I know more about inkjets than
I ever wanted to now.
The printer is a 29 dollar bestbuy wireless printer.. 1 50 cent sensor , 2 small magnets.. so if it works as good linearly as it does
rotating, we''ll be at least finished playing with mechanics
.. then its on to phase 2..
Anyway, just a progress report..