I have a soft spot for Geeky things, One of the things I am making with the help of [[user:nat]] is a 3D printer,
I have chosen to build Sublime‘s Tantillus:
The need for a truly portable open-source 3D printer has finally been filled. Tantillus provides easy computer-less printing in a stunning beautifully small package. With the ability to reproduce its entire case Tantillus comes the closest any RepRap has to being a self reproducing machine.
So Far I have amassed:
- Laser Cut Case
- Bottom Corners
- Extruder large gear
- 608 skate bearings
- LM8uu linear motion bearings (24mm long)
- LM8suu linear motion bearings (17mm long)
Due to living on a boat, and having [[http://skippy.org.uk/solar-power-on-boats/|more 12 V than most people can shake a pointy stick at]] (it rises and falls between 12.4 and 14.2 depending on what is supplying the charger etc) I plan to run it without the transformer, however I should regulate the power, so at some point I will build myself a DC-DC converter.