Thursday, January 14, 2010

RapMan's first creation :D

The plastic filament I ordered from Vik Olliver for the RapMan arrived today.

Sooooo tomorrow morning (Friday 15th of January) at 09:30 we're going to be doing the first build at work in Petone.

Let me know if anyone wants to drop in and take a look.

Friday, January 8, 2010

RapMan's Hello World!

Today the incredible machine printed it's first ever test part :-D (the white squiggles on the build table)

Apart from a bit of a feed issue that you can see in the centre of the build table the machine seems to work OK.

I'll be taking the machine into work on monday if anyone wants to see it.

Time to order some ABS filament so we can start making stuff :-D

It's Alive MWAHAHA

Yesterday I finished the construction of the extruder assembly.
I have now finished off the wiring and installed the extruder into the machine.
The machine is warming up for it's first test print :-D

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Time to evict the spider and do some work :-D

I've been neglecting to work on the RapMan a bit lately. As the photo above (woohoo macro lens) shows a baby orb web spider who decided that the machine looked like a nice place to build a home.

Once the spider was safely relocated to the outside world I started on the wiring:

Both the X and Y axes are now connected to the controller PCB, It makes cool whirry noises now :-D