I have a soft spot for Geeky things, One of the things I am making with the help of Nathaniel is a 3D printer,
The need for a truly portable opensource 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 amased:
- Laser Cut Case
- Bottom Corner’s
- Extruder large gear
- 608 skate bearings
- LM8uu linear motion bearings (24mm long)
- LM8suu linear motion bearings (17mm long)
- Blue LED backlit LCD.
- Arduino Mega.
- Nema 17 stepper motors (max length of 40mm recommended)[note Nema 17 Motors came from Greg Colbourn]
- Stepstick or pololu stepper drivers[note Stepper Drivers, Ramps Sheild, and J-Head came from Think3DPrint3D]
- RAMPS shield
- J-head Mk-IV-B
Due to living on a boat, and having 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.