3D Printers

I have a soft spot for Geeky things, One of the things I am making with the help of Nathaniel is a 3D printer,

I have chosen to build Sublime‘s Tantillus:

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:

  • Parts:
    • Laser Cut Case
    • Bottom Corner’s
    • Extruder large gear
  • Vitamins
    • Bearings
      • 608 skate bearings
      • LM8uu linear motion bearings (24mm long)
      • LM8suu linear motion bearings (17mm long)
  • Electronics
    • Blue LED backlit LCD.
    • Arduino Mega.
    • Nema 17 stepper motors (max length of 40mm recommended)1
    • Stepstick or pololu stepper drivers2
    • 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.

2 thoughts on “3D Printers

  1. Sir
    I did a Google search for “animating a screw joint in fusion 360” and the 8th search result was a pdf with the address “https://skippy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/06_Assemblies.pdf”. I found it very useful! Thank you!

    I thought I might get the rest of the pdf files (assuming of course from its filename that this is the 6th of a series) from skippy.org.uk.

    But I could not find them.

    Was my assumption wrong or have I missed something? Can you tell me if I can get the entire series (if indeed there IS such a series!)?

    With many regards and thanks

  2. @C Ananda Rao –
    I had the same thought. Just starting on Fusion 360 and ran into a different PDF.
    Since Skippy hasn’t answered … :-} …
    I found them here:
    https://skippy.org.uk/thoughts-on-autodesk-fusion-360/
    Scroll down and you’ll see them.
    Skippy – Hi! Cool site! You’re a prolific writer, and seem to have quite a dry sense of humor, I love that. Greetings from Sunny Florida.
    When I have a bit more time I’m going to wander on your blog a bit, I found my few glimpses Intriguing …
    All the Best, Bob M

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