Projects That I'm Working On
I'm usually working on a lot of projects at any given time. This page will serve as basically a Table of Contents
3D Printer Modifications/Add-Ons/Upgrades
One project that I can't imagine there ever being a finish line for is my 3D printer. There's no scenario where I think I would say "I'm done". There will always be some way to make it bigger, faster, print in better detail, print in more materials/colors, more energy efficient, produce less noise, produce less heat, make it more self-contained (pause, adjust, correct an issue, without my presence. Obviously, it being able to so entirely without any input from me would be the ideal version. But remotely being able to check on it, pause it, change settings, and restarting via a webcam with OctoPrint or Duet is a great first step in that direction. Currently, I'm building an enclosure for it with a kind of industrial look via metal sheets covering the surface and then fastened down with screws/washers, and then thick glass (about 1/2" for the side 2 walls and front door, while the back wall will be mirrored. I'm also currently fitting a kraken hotend along with a liquid-cooling system. The kraken was a cheap Chinese generic version (if you have the ability, please support the guys that are actually coming up with these products. In this case, E3D. Because it may be something easy to produce, but very difficult to design - and R&D isn't free. If you're like I was when I bought it, and genuinely can't afford it, please shoot them a donation when you do have the ability), and the water-cooler is a homemade one that actually supports two devices - my printer along with a Chinese 40-watt CO2 laser CNC. And finally, I have four 8mm diameter carbon fiber tubes with a 500mm length each (plenty longer than I need but still as cheap as any shorter length that was still long enough to fit. This way, I can try to enlarge my print surface or just cut down to size. But they are VERY rigid - I was originally worried that they wouldn't be rigid enough, but they seem just fine, and are feather-light. I expect significant improvements as a result of these modifications. If you have any ideas, questions, suggestions, etc. Please visit the discussion forum for this topic, that way, if I'm busy and it takes a minute to respond, hopefully another member can give you an answer in the meantime..