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Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2011

Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2011

Image courtesy of Rain Ashford

Saturday 3rd September was the first ever Brighton Mini Maker Faire at the Brighton Dome, and what a roaring success it was! With something over 5,000 people in attendance, we were run off our feet – the organisers should be extremely proud of themselves. We certainly had a fantastic time, and hope to be back next year. Continue reading Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2011

Mendel and Huxley Debut at #RDGGEEKNIGHT20

Photo credit: Karen Blakeman

Dad and I ventured along to our first Reading Geek Night a in April and decided there and then that we wanted to demonstrate our RepRaps and share our experiences, booking ourselves in at the first opportunity with great anticipation. That night was tonight and the response was amazing, there was a definite buzz in the room (not just from the printer).

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Etching Generation 7 PCBs

The premise behind the Generation 7 RepRap electronics is replicability, so we decided to fabricate our own for our Huxley in progress. Originally we had hoped to set up our Mendel for milling with our Dremel, but with our sticky y axis problem being only improved but not completely solved by increasing the belt tension, we decided to play it safe and etch the PCB instead. Continue reading Etching Generation 7 PCBs

Spool Holder & Sticky Y Axis

We decided when taking our Mendel for a trip to the office that the first project had to be a spool holder – feeding the filament manually was getting tedious and meant Mendel couldn’t be left to print unsupervised. Enter Simple spool system for a Mendel (or other 3d printer) by brokentoaster on Thingiverse, a perfect solution.

Printing these parts has revealed that the Y axis is missing steps somehow, leading to slanted prints. Luckily the parts are still usable. Continue reading Spool Holder & Sticky Y Axis

RepRap: The Story So Far

When my father and I first embarked on our RepRap journey, there wasn’t a single one in the world that had actually printed anything. Forget cutting edge, this was bleeding edge technology.

Fast forward roughly 5 years: there are working RepRaps all over the world, and we are finally on the brink of joining this club. In the coming weeks I plan to record our experience of “the home-straight”, but first here is a quick summary of how we got here.

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