Harvey has been working on this unreasonably huge 3D Printer for longer than most of the other members have been alive. Well, today marks a momentous occasion, it now moves in all 3 axes!
The printer design is 100% Harvey. It’s all scratch built and went through many on-the-fly revisions during the assembly process. The frame is a 2 foot cube and the print area will be 15 inches cubed. He’ll have to rent a pickup truck to move it!
The Z-axis isn’t leadscrew or belt driven like found on most printers. Here, there’s an elaborate system of kevlar fishing line and pulleys. Today it worked perfectly, raising and lowering the print surface evenly. Now it’s time to set up the firmware and limit switches!
Today begins the transition to a new fangle website for CT Hackerspace. In pure 1995 fashion, these old-school animated gif’s play homage to the web of yesteryear as well as are a hilarious way to kick off the new site!
Many members in our community recognize the full value in what open source can mean with a direct correlation to innovation. We are very excited to see that Lulzbot recognizes our commitment to open source by choosing CT Hackerspace as a winner to their 3D printer giveaway contest . We look forward to working with a community with innovation at the core of their “open” philosophy. The Lulzbot Mini 3D printer will be a great tool to have in pursuing future inventions and creations by both our members and our surrounding community.
UPDATE: Our printer worked right out of the box. The heated build platform and automatic bed probing works excellent. This printer is a real workhorse. Check out our dedicated Lulzbot work station, it’s always ready to rock and roll: