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  1. 3D Printing weekend at South Hill Park

    April 12, 2012 by Hannah


    It’s hard to believe that it has been over a month since our eagerly awaited “Introduction to 3D Printing” weekend at South Hill Park, and we’re still basking in the after-glow of a successful event (if I may say so myself).

    The excitement began with the preparation when in the week before the event we were down to zero working printers. The Sanguinololu electronics on our trusty old workhorse Prusa had given up the ghost yet again with the heated bed, and the second machine (the TVRRUG demo) was yet to be calibrated. Fixing the Sanguinololu took us down to the wire, which left the Saturday morning while 3D masterpieces were being designed for me to get the second machine up and running.


  2. TVPrusa Issue 3 is Go

    January 27, 2012 by Hannah


    Tuesday night saw TVPrusa Part 3 released into the wild, and as ever instructions are up on the TVRRUG website.

    This instalment contains the previously missing motors and belts, along with the X carriage and some other bits and bobs. With this, you will be ready to take over the world! Or at least be one step closer. (more…)

  3. TVPrusa Part 2: Christmas Special

    December 28, 2011 by Hannah


    Season’s Greetings! We came bearing gifts to yesterday’s TVRRUG meeting, in the form of the second instalment of the TVPrusa build. Instructions are up on the TVRRUG site.

    This issue has yet more goodies, including milled and etched wooden print plates, a PCB heated bed, glass sheets and motors along with the usual printed parts and nuts and bolts. Sadly we are still waiting on belts and some motors, but there is enough to complete the majority of the X, Y and Z axes.

    Looks like Issue 3 will complete the axes, and Issues 4 and 5 will be the extruder and electronics (the order will depend on time needed for sourcing and printing).

    Let’s hope the New Year will see lots of printing!

  4. 3D Printed Chocolate Advent Calendar

    December 1, 2011 by Hannah

    Empire State Building

    It is time to reveal one of the big projects we have been working on over the past month – a 3D Printed Chocolate Advent Calendar!

    After collaborating at Brighton Mini Maker Faire, the guys at Moving Brands (MB) asked RepNap for our help in an ambitious end-of-year project of theirs – to print their very own chocolate advent calendar, each piece a personal motif designed by a member of staff, in 6 weeks.

    As you can imagine, it took a significant amount of persuasion to get me to sign up for the challenge – all of about a millisecond’s worth.

    Well, they did it, and with oodles of style!


  5. TVPrusa Issue 1 Now Available at all Reputable High Street Stores

    November 30, 2011 by Hannah


    Curtis Fletcher’s frame assembly breaks speed records!

    Since the first TVRRUG Meeting a few months ago, it has been all systems go! Our ‘Build Party‘ concept has evolved into a part-works series, where at each TVRRUG meeting we release the next lot of parts to progress in the TVPrusa build. This appears to be a popular approach, and we now have 20 budding RepRap-ers chomping at the bit to get their machines built.

    Ever eager not to disappoint, we handed out Issue 1: the frame at last night’s meeting. By the time we got home from the meeting, the first frame was already assembled (well done Curtis!).


  6. We’re on TV!

    October 29, 2011 by Hannah

    Prusa on Cool Stuff Collective

    Well, our Prusa and Huxley are :)

    Cool Stuff Collective is ITV’s “Gadget Show for Kids”, and we were lucky enough to be asked to demonstrate 3D Printing technology for the “Future Tech” slot of today’s episode.


  7. Josef Prusa tweets his approval

    October 14, 2011 by Hannah

  8. TVRRUG Inaugural Meeting

    October 4, 2011 by Hannah

    Our Prusa

    Last Tuesday, 27th September saw us descending on Copa with our RepRap yet again for the first ever meeting of the Thames Valley RepRap User Group or TVRRUG for short. The focus of the agenda – planning the first Thames Valley Build Party!


  9. Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2011

    September 14, 2011 by Hannah

    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. (more…)

  10. Importance of Wade’s Spring Tension

    August 5, 2011 by Hannah

    Left - too low a spring tension can cause weak parts that break. Right - the correct spring tension results in good strong prints.

    Having the right spring tension on your Wade’s extruder can be the difference between a useful part and a broken part. (more…)