I’m not in the mood…

Pos­ted by  via T(h)inker it!

At least it’s what she said! Vio­leta… the prin­ter, I mean 🙂
From the begin­ning, tues­day it’s mee­ting day atAltLab and I’ve dis­cus­sed with Mau­ri­cio the pos­si­bi­lity of using the Mini-Men­del with an adap­ter, a Pen Hol­der to write the pcb’s layouts. The X axis car­ri­age from the Mini-Men­del was disas­sem­bled and after I’ve finished assem­ble it, it loo­ked a lit­tle wob­bly, and we don’t want a wob­bly prin­ter!
So, Thin­gi­verse to the res­cue, and we found theMen­del Mini-Car­ri­age, and of we go… to the Maker­bot!!!
This was my first inte­rac­tion with a 3d Prin­ter, and everything went well… until… when the print rea­ched about 1cm of height, the extru­der deci­ded stop the extru­sion… damn!
We star­ted over, but there was a sus­pi­cion over the lap­top, so we’ve tried using the SD Card to print… it didn’t work! Now the sus­pect is the ver­sion 3 firmware… and the lap­top… it’s a cabala or lack of luck :p
Did we give up? No, of course not, we’ve selec­ted a smal­ler piece of the Mini-Car­ri­age and pres­sed “BUILD”, and all went as expec­ted, the first piece of the Mini-car­ri­age was a suc­cess!
Let’s try another… and all went well.. until the 1cm of height… the extru­der fai­led again :p
It was get­ting late, so we’ve clo­sed the shop for the day… err… night.
But not everything was lost, we’ve plot­ted a plan to deve­lop a Gen8 elec­tro­nics, just wait for it 🙂