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So it was, yes­ter­day AltLab mee­tup was full of win.
It star­ted with some­one showing off his pro­ject, Laser Tag… no, no lase­rish paint­bal­lish kind of laser tag, it was more graf­fiti tag­ging, but using a laser poin­ter, a video pro­jec­tor, a camera and a kind off nifty soft­ware :)
Everyone played with it, and hea­ded back inside, it was a kind of chilly in the back alley.Next, João Neves and me went on a date with Vio­leta… It was a kind of thre­e­some, but Vio­leta is AltLab Cup­cake 3D printer!I tried prin­ting a part from a Wal­lace, bat as usual, Vio­leta didn’t finished the print, and I was using my com­pu­ter, so the plot thickens! :(


 

The pro­blem is in the prin­ter, now we’re cer­tain of this! We sca­ven­ged AltLab junk… err… the nice and very orga­ni­zed warehouse for ATX PSU, and tried a few, but that didn’t, so we plug­ged the ori­gi­nal one back, and it wor­ked! Vio­leta is prin­ting again, at least two parts for Franky (a mini-mendel) without a hitch, the future will tell us.

 

And the pièce de résis­tance was the first test of a ste­reo litho­graphy prin­ter… “what?!!?” it’s a 3D prin­ter using photo sen­si­ble resin as a medium, very impres­sive piece of tech­no­logy. They made some expo­sure tests to unders­tand how long they need to expose the resin for a per­fect cure, it’s around 15 seconds and they-re ready for the next layer :) A full of win day!