We now have our own (Dot)com. The site is still under heavy construction so if it looks or feels wonky that is why. A new dedicated store front along with our eBay store will be available shortly.
Apature Research Labs <-Link
Look forward to seeing you there.
I will be updating this post with video timelines of the 3d printers operation. The diagram post will be finished shortly for those of you waiting. All videos are presented as links to our DropBox account the site will be going through an upgrade in the next few weeks to accommodate video uploads, etc.
First video Dry run. This is just a video of the x axis working through a dry printing run.
Second video actual printing. This is before the rewire of the entire machine and printing on Kapton tape.
Third video is printing inside the case I have built to keep the ambient temp steady along with ABS juice on the mirrored print surface instead of kapton tape.
There are more videos soon to come I just need to find them again.
here is a photo of an open source hardware logo along with an Iphone 4 case printed using this printer. As well as the partially finished case made for this printer. (sorry for the image quality the iPhone does not take as good as photo’s as it once did.)
I will post photos of my iPhone using this case in a bit.
As per a request I will be doing a post tomorrow about wiring the ramps 1.4 controller that we sell in our eBay store as some of the headers on the board are not clearly marked.
Prusa Mendel I2 enclosure
I finally got the case cut the other day just need to put it together. Need a few more parts and it should be ready to hold temp in the case pretty good. It’s a big case..
We print phone cases!
We are also printing iPhone 4/s and 5 cases be sure to look for them in the eBay store current color we provide is red, more colors to come in the near future.
We also have a new device in the works that we think would be very beneficial to the home 3d printer community again be sure to check back for updates on that as well.
Until next time.
I’m going to squeeze in a quick post here, sorry nothing to do with the printer as I have hit a brick wall on that until I get a new controller. ApatureResearch has opened up an eBay store. We sell anything from within the electronics realm, parts, hole units, etc. Soon we will be gearing up to sell Reprap 3d Printer parts as well including, controllers, stepper drivers, stepper motors, and PLA/ABS printed parts.
Feel free to check it out.
eBay seller : OCybress
Work has started on a OpenSource RepRap Prusa Mendel 3D printer. Looking to modify the printer for use with a PCB mill as well. Soon I will put a Bom of all the parts I’ve used and the fun of building a 3d printer in future posts.